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Photos Of The Week -- December 31-January 6

From urban terror to ballot boxes and holy nights.

Polar swimmers take part at the New Year swim in the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. AFP PHOTO/MATEJ DIVAZNA
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Polar swimmers take part at the New Year swim in the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. AFP PHOTO/MATEJ DIVAZNA

Children run against the wind on the beach in Oostende, Belgium. AFP PHOTO/BELGA/KURT DESPLENTER
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Children run against the wind on the beach in Oostende, Belgium. AFP PHOTO/BELGA/KURT DESPLENTER

Supporters of jailed former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko attach her portrait to the gate of the women's prison where she's being held. AFP PHOTO/ MIKHAIL KUCHNEV
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Supporters of jailed former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko attach her portrait to the gate of the women's prison where she's being held. AFP PHOTO/ MIKHAIL KUCHNEV

Nawaz, 18, sorts oranges at his roadside stall in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Nawaz, 18, sorts oranges at his roadside stall in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

People grieve outside a morgue before claiming the body of a relative killed in a bomb attack in Sadr city in eastern Baghdad. REUTERS/Kareem Raheem
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People grieve outside a morgue before claiming the body of a relative killed in a bomb attack in Sadr city in eastern Baghdad. REUTERS/Kareem Raheem

People attend the burial ceremony of first Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov in Skopje. AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI
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People attend the burial ceremony of first Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov in Skopje. AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI

Army soldiers march to mark the 91st Army Day parade in Baghdad, Iraq. AFP PHOTO/ALI AL-SAADI
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Army soldiers march to mark the 91st Army Day parade in Baghdad, Iraq. AFP PHOTO/ALI AL-SAADI

A vendor pushes a cart displaying plastic containers and accessories on a street in Lahore, Pakistan. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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A vendor pushes a cart displaying plastic containers and accessories on a street in Lahore, Pakistan. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A vehicle drives over a wooden bridge in the province of Daykundi, Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO/Aref Yaqubi
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A vehicle drives over a wooden bridge in the province of Daykundi, Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO/Aref Yaqubi

An Egyptian boy looks up at his mother reading her ballot paper before casting her vote in Toukh, El-Kalubia governorate. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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An Egyptian boy looks up at his mother reading her ballot paper before casting her vote in Toukh, El-Kalubia governorate. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Children in traditional costumes parade during Orthodox Christmas eve celebrations in Lviv, Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/YURIY DYACHYSHYN
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Children in traditional costumes parade during Orthodox Christmas eve celebrations in Lviv, Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/YURIY DYACHYSHYN

An Afghan fishmonger waits for customer along a road in Kabul. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan fishmonger waits for customer along a road in Kabul. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Schoolgirls and a pedestrian move away from the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Schoolgirls and a pedestrian move away from the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan. AFP PHOTO/STR

A long-range shore-to-sea missile is launched during Iran's Velayat-90 war game on the Sea of Oman coast near the Strait of Hormuz. REUTERS/Jamejamonline/Ebrahim Norouzi/Handout
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A long-range shore-to-sea missile is launched during Iran's Velayat-90 war game on the Sea of Oman coast near the Strait of Hormuz. REUTERS/Jamejamonline/Ebrahim Norouzi/Handout

Women buy dried oak branches and wheat, symbols of the traditional Yule log, in Belgrade, Serbia. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic
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Women buy dried oak branches and wheat, symbols of the traditional Yule log, in Belgrade, Serbia. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

A protester runs through a cloud of tear gas fired by Bahraini riot police during a protest in the village of Sitra, south of Manama. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A protester runs through a cloud of tear gas fired by Bahraini riot police during a protest in the village of Sitra, south of Manama. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Afghan women clad in burqas walk past a tree in Bagram. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Afghan women clad in burqas walk past a tree in Bagram. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Onlookers gather at the site of a powerful explosion in the Midan neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA
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Onlookers gather at the site of a powerful explosion in the Midan neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA

A boy holds a candle during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. AFP PHOTO/VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO
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A boy holds a candle during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. AFP PHOTO/VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

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