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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week

September 10, 2013 09:25 IST

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Here's a collection of some of the best photos from around the world shot in the week gone by

A riot policeman catches fire from a molotov cocktail bomb during a protest marking the 1973 military coup in Santiago. September 11 marks the 40th anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile that ushered in a 17-year dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet.

 

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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A Somali policeman runs from the scene of an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former United States residential housing in capital Mogadishu. 

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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Police are reflected in the window of a shop displaying traditional nesting dolls with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) and French President Francois Hollande at the sea port in St. Petersburg.  

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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University freshmen pretend to be dead in a simulated battle during their military training at a campus in Hefei, Anhui province.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A woman gestures in support of demonstrators during a protest against signs in Serb Cyrillic script placed in the city of Vukovar.

Several hundred Croat protesters tore down the signs that were put up on Monday in the Croatian city devastated during the independence war with Serb-dominated Yugoslavia, state radio said.

 

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Photographs: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen sleeping as a fellow fighter walks through a hole in a wall in Kafr Naboudeh in Hama countryside.

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Photographs: Loubna Mrie/Reuters

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Protesters kick a police officer on the ground during a march in Mexico City. Thousands of protesters took to the streets against the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto who has pinned his hopes of ramping up lackluster growth in Latin America's second largest economy on attracting more investment into the oil industry, and improving Mexico's meager tax revenues. 

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Photographs: Reuters

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Afghan children climb onto a fence while playing as they sell tea in Kabul.

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Photographs: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

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A Palestinian boy holds up a Koran as he shouts slogans during a protest near Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's OldCity, as minor clashes take place at a nearby compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.

 

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Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters

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Children stand on the floating carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", at the coastline of Tanza, Cavite, southwest of Manila.

The whale shark weighing approximately 300kg (661 pounds), and with a length of 6.72 metres (22 feet), was found by fishermen floating in the sea off Manila Bay.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, swims with sharks at the MarineLifePark in Singapore. Vujicic dived with sharks in a customized acrylic enclosure that takes in a 360-degree view of the shark habitat at the aquarium.

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Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a weapon as he takes a defensive position in Deir al-Zor.

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Photographs: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) places a shawl around German Chancellor Angela Merkel next to Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R), South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (top L), before watching a fragment of the ballet "Ruslan and Lyudmila" during the G20 Summit in Peterhof near St. Petersburg.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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A couple runs near riot police near Mane Garrincha Stadium before the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and Australia in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

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Issa, 10 years old, fixes a mortar launcher in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. Issa works with his father in the factory for ten hours every day except on Fridays. 

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Photographs: Hamid Khatib/Reuters

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A bedroom damaged by shelling from forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad, according to activists, is seen in Ariha countryside.

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Photographs: Houssam Abo Dabak/Reuters

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A protester waves signs as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Martin E. Dempsey, John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, and Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, arrive to present the administration's case for U.S. military action against Syria to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington.


Photographs: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

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