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Photos Of The Week #35

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A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia at the new transit center for migrants at the border line between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija, Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia at the new transit center for migrants at the border line between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija, Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Harvesters work on a wheat field near the village of Talniki, southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Russia, one of the world's top wheat exporters, will harvest its third-largest grain crop in post-Soviet history this year, reports said. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Harvesters work on a wheat field near the village of Talniki, southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Russia, one of the world's top wheat exporters, will harvest its third-largest grain crop in post-Soviet history this year, reports said. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A Kurdish woman holds the Koran in a damaged house following clashes between Kurdish activists and Turkish government forces in Hakkari, Turkey. (AFP)
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A Kurdish woman holds the Koran in a damaged house following clashes between Kurdish activists and Turkish government forces in Hakkari, Turkey. (AFP)

A wedding picture of Syrian migrants lays on the ground at the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary. (Reuters/Bernadett Szabo)
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A wedding picture of Syrian migrants lays on the ground at the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary. (Reuters/Bernadett Szabo)

A boy cries as he is dipped by his relatives in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, in Nashik, India. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
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A boy cries as he is dipped by his relatives in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, in Nashik, India. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

A masked Kurdish militant holds a Molotov cocktail in front of a burning barricade during clashes with Turkish police in the Gazi district of Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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A masked Kurdish militant holds a Molotov cocktail in front of a burning barricade during clashes with Turkish police in the Gazi district of Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Lionel Messi was voted UEFA's best player in Europe for 2014-15 with Germany's Celia Sasic winning the women's award. Messi claimed the award for the second time ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. FFC Frankfurt's Sasic was voted the best women's player ahead of France's Amandine Henry and fellow German Dzsenifer Marozsan.
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Lionel Messi was voted UEFA's best player in Europe for 2014-15 with Germany's Celia Sasic winning the women's award. Messi claimed the award for the second time ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. FFC Frankfurt's Sasic was voted the best women's player ahead of France's Amandine Henry and fellow German Dzsenifer Marozsan.

A girl plucks cotton blooms in a field on the outskirts of Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)
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A girl plucks cotton blooms in a field on the outskirts of Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)

A serviceman smokes at a position of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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A serviceman smokes at a position of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A migrant girl stands beside a boundary marker at the border with Hungary near the northern Serbian town of Horgos. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A migrant girl stands beside a boundary marker at the border with Hungary near the northern Serbian town of Horgos. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Darya Klishina of Russia competes in the women's long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
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Darya Klishina of Russia competes in the women's long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (left) and Kosovar Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci fight for the ball during a politicians' soccer match ahead of the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna on August 26. (Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader)
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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (left) and Kosovar Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci fight for the ball during a politicians' soccer match ahead of the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna on August 26. (Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader)

A soldier gestures while waiting by the position of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)
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A soldier gestures while waiting by the position of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)

A migrant man creeps under a metal fence near the village of Roszke at the Hungarian-Serbian border. (AFP/Csaba Segesvari)
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A migrant man creeps under a metal fence near the village of Roszke at the Hungarian-Serbian border. (AFP/Csaba Segesvari)

A participant in the Mrs. Universe 2015 contest takes a selfie as she stands close to a huge mining dump truck at the BelAZ plant in Zhodino, outside Minsk in Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A participant in the Mrs. Universe 2015 contest takes a selfie as she stands close to a huge mining dump truck at the BelAZ plant in Zhodino, outside Minsk in Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Visitors look at a piece titled The Face Of War by Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko at the M17 Contemporary Art Center in Kyiv. The artwork is made from about 5,000 cartridge cases retrieved from the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.  (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Visitors look at a piece titled The Face Of War by Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko at the M17 Contemporary Art Center in Kyiv. The artwork is made from about 5,000 cartridge cases retrieved from the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.  (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A child rests on the knees of a woman in a refugee center in Presevo, Serbia. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A child rests on the knees of a woman in a refugee center in Presevo, Serbia. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A shepherd walks with his sheep on a field where migrants have crossed the border between Serbia and Macedonia, in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A shepherd walks with his sheep on a field where migrants have crossed the border between Serbia and Macedonia, in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

An Afghan man works at a dry fruit factory in Jalalabad on August 25. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan man works at a dry fruit factory in Jalalabad on August 25. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Iraqi Shi'ite fighters from the Iranian backed Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) militia take part in a training session in the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi Shi'ite fighters from the Iranian backed Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) militia take part in a training session in the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

A Ukrainian serviceman gives his girlfriend a kiss on Independence Square before a military parade marking Ukraine's Independence Day in Kyiv on August 24. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A Ukrainian serviceman gives his girlfriend a kiss on Independence Square before a military parade marking Ukraine's Independence Day in Kyiv on August 24. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

An Afghan migrant family poses on a railway line near the town of Presevo, Serbia. Faced with what the bloc has called its worst refugee crisis since World War II, the German chancellor and French president held talks in Berlin on August 24 in a bid to give a fresh impetus to the EU's response in dealing with the situation. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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An Afghan migrant family poses on a railway line near the town of Presevo, Serbia. Faced with what the bloc has called its worst refugee crisis since World War II, the German chancellor and French president held talks in Berlin on August 24 in a bid to give a fresh impetus to the EU's response in dealing with the situation. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

An Afghan girl watches an Afghan National Army (ANA) special-forces soldier as he patrols in the Gozara district of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan girl watches an Afghan National Army (ANA) special-forces soldier as he patrols in the Gozara district of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A migrant from Syria carries her child as she walks through a field in the village of Miratovac near the Serbian town of Presevo. Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, snaked through southern Serbia by foot before jumping on trains and buses north to Hungary on the last leg of an increasingly desperate journey to Western Europe. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A migrant from Syria carries her child as she walks through a field in the village of Miratovac near the Serbian town of Presevo. Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, snaked through southern Serbia by foot before jumping on trains and buses north to Hungary on the last leg of an increasingly desperate journey to Western Europe. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Alkar Vito prepares before the Children's Alka competition in the Croatian village of Vuckovici. Children's Alka is a tournament that has been held every August in the village since 1955. It commemorates the victory over the Ottoman Turkish administration. The tournament is named after the ring, Alka, which children have to hit with their spears. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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Alkar Vito prepares before the Children's Alka competition in the Croatian village of Vuckovici. Children's Alka is a tournament that has been held every August in the village since 1955. It commemorates the victory over the Ottoman Turkish administration. The tournament is named after the ring, Alka, which children have to hit with their spears. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

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