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Photos Of The Week #39

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Ukrainian slackliner Stanislav Panyuta balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Ukrainian slackliner Stanislav Panyuta balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (center) of Pakistan and her friends and fellow activists smile at a news conference after speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25.​ Malala called on world leaders to do more about the Syrian crisis, saying that the drowning of a toddler showed the world had "lost humanity."
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (center) of Pakistan and her friends and fellow activists smile at a news conference after speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25.​ Malala called on world leaders to do more about the Syrian crisis, saying that the drowning of a toddler showed the world had "lost humanity."

Pope Francis reaches out to 5-year-old Sofia Cruz during a papal parade in Washington, D.C. Sofia evaded security along the parade route and delivered a letter to the pope on behalf of the United States' millions of undocumented migrants. (Reuters/Alex Brandon)
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Pope Francis reaches out to 5-year-old Sofia Cruz during a papal parade in Washington, D.C. Sofia evaded security along the parade route and delivered a letter to the pope on behalf of the United States' millions of undocumented migrants. (Reuters/Alex Brandon)

A Ukrainian woman walks next to the Ar-Rahma Mosque during celebrations marking Eid al-Adha in Kyiv. The festival is celebrated by slaughtering goats, sheep, and cattle in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A Ukrainian woman walks next to the Ar-Rahma Mosque during celebrations marking Eid al-Adha in Kyiv. The festival is celebrated by slaughtering goats, sheep, and cattle in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, one of the biggest mosques in Europe. (AFP/RIA Novosti/ Aleksei Druzhinin)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, one of the biggest mosques in Europe. (AFP/RIA Novosti/ Aleksei Druzhinin)

U.S. President Barack Obama (left) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (left) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

A police officer stands guard in front of a banner depicting Moscow's panorama as Muslims pray on a street in Moscow during the Eid al-Adha festival. (AFP)
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A police officer stands guard in front of a banner depicting Moscow's panorama as Muslims pray on a street in Moscow during the Eid al-Adha festival. (AFP)

A woman tries to climb on the rooftop of an overcrowded train in an attempt to travel to her village, ahead of the Eid al-Adha celebrations, at the Airport Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (epa/Abir Abdullah)
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A woman tries to climb on the rooftop of an overcrowded train in an attempt to travel to her village, ahead of the Eid al-Adha celebrations, at the Airport Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (epa/Abir Abdullah)

Migrants carry an elderly woman as they walk in a field after crossing the border with Serbia, near Tovarnik, Croatia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Migrants carry an elderly woman as they walk in a field after crossing the border with Serbia, near Tovarnik, Croatia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Dancers perform during a rally to demand better relations with Russia in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Dancers perform during a rally to demand better relations with Russia in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

A Syrian girl cries after losing site of her family while migrants and refugees board a train heading to Serbia near the Macedonian-Greek border. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
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A Syrian girl cries after losing site of her family while migrants and refugees board a train heading to Serbia near the Macedonian-Greek border. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

An Afghan man beg for alms after offering Eid al-Adha prayers at the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan man beg for alms after offering Eid al-Adha prayers at the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca, on September 24. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)
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Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca, on September 24. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

A migrant couple is caught kissing amid the chaos at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest in late August. The image, by photographer Istvan Zsiros, went viral after he submitted it to a Facebook contest for images of refugees. “I hope every refugee finds their place in the world, finds peace as quickly as possible,” Zsiros told The Guardian. “That everyone is happy. It’s a very difficult situation, a very complex situation.”
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A migrant couple is caught kissing amid the chaos at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest in late August. The image, by photographer Istvan Zsiros, went viral after he submitted it to a Facebook contest for images of refugees. “I hope every refugee finds their place in the world, finds peace as quickly as possible,” Zsiros told The Guardian. “That everyone is happy. It’s a very difficult situation, a very complex situation.”

A migrant holds a baby outside the window of a train while waiting to depart from the railway station in Tovarnik, Croatia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A migrant holds a baby outside the window of a train while waiting to depart from the railway station in Tovarnik, Croatia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Migrants and refugees wearing raincoats queue at a camp to register after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija, Macedonia. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
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Migrants and refugees wearing raincoats queue at a camp to register after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija, Macedonia. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

Iranian soldiers wearing ghillie suits, a type of camouflage designed to resemble heavy foliage, march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranian soldiers wearing ghillie suits, a type of camouflage designed to resemble heavy foliage, march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

An Afghan boy prepares traditional sweets ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rfezayee)
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An Afghan boy prepares traditional sweets ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rfezayee)

A migrant woman carries her child on a dirt road toward the Serbia-Croatia border, near the western Serbia town of Sid. Hungary on September 20 reopened its main border crossing with Serbia, whose closure led thousands of migrants to surge into Croatia and resulted in the shunting of the desperate flood of humanity from one country to another. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A migrant woman carries her child on a dirt road toward the Serbia-Croatia border, near the western Serbia town of Sid. Hungary on September 20 reopened its main border crossing with Serbia, whose closure led thousands of migrants to surge into Croatia and resulted in the shunting of the desperate flood of humanity from one country to another. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A boy pulls a goat at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of the hajj, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows, and camels to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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A boy pulls a goat at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of the hajj, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows, and camels to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

An Afghan boy eats ice cream as he waits for customers at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan) 
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An Afghan boy eats ice cream as he waits for customers at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A family rides a quadracycle past a mural depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimean city of Yalta. Crimea was illegally annexed from Ukraine by Russia last year. (AFP/Max Vetrov) 
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A family rides a quadracycle past a mural depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimean city of Yalta. Crimea was illegally annexed from Ukraine by Russia last year. (AFP/Max Vetrov)

Croatian police push back a migrant who had tried to climb through the window to get aboard a train bound for Hungary and Austria at a railway station at the Croatian-Serbian border, near Tovarnik, Croatia. (epa/Antonio Bat)
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Croatian police push back a migrant who had tried to climb through the window to get aboard a train bound for Hungary and Austria at a railway station at the Croatian-Serbian border, near Tovarnik, Croatia. (epa/Antonio Bat)

An Afghan National Army soldier fires an artillery shell during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants in the Kot district of Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan National Army soldier fires an artillery shell during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants in the Kot district of Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

A migrant child receives a stuffed toy animal from a local toddler as a group of migrants arrives at the Slovenian-Austrian border station in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. (epa/Erwin Scheriau)
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A migrant child receives a stuffed toy animal from a local toddler as a group of migrants arrives at the Slovenian-Austrian border station in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. (epa/Erwin Scheriau)

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