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Top PHOTOS: The world in the week gone by

Last updated on: November 14, 2010 15:09 IST

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We bring you a collection of the best Reuters photos taken around the world last week.

Demonstrators break windows of the Conservative Party headquarters building during a protest in central London. Students demonstrating against higher tuition fees burned placards, scuffled with riot police and smashed windows at the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative party

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Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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A boy goes to help a donkey standing on its hind legs as its owner unloads garbage from its cart at a junk yard in Lahore



Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
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A girl carries a plastic tube during an evacuation in the Barrio del Carmen slum near San Jose. According to a media release by the National Emergency Commission (CNE), 800 people will be moved from their homes to flee the flooding prompted by rains pelting the country last week.



Photographs: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters
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An aircraft flies above Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk during sunset.



Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
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Shadows are cast on a mud compound wall by Afghan National Army soldiers playing volleyball at their base in Talibjan in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province


Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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US First Lady Michelle Obama plays with underprivileged children enrolled in the academic program of 'Make A Difference' (MAD), at a university in Mumbai. MAD was founded by two young social entrepreneurs who mobilise young adults to serve as mentors and teachers for underprivileged children. MAD volunteers help young people learn English, an important part of students' long term academic success, through song, reading and other programmes




Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A house kitchen is covered by ash in Cangkringan village off the Indonesia's Central Java province. Mount Merapi volcano erupted with renewed ferocity on Friday, killing 65 people, bringing the total death more than 100 after its erupted on October 26


Photographs: Dwi Oblo/Reuters
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Youths speak in an underpass in Ljubljana, Slovenia


Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
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An Afghan man is detained by US. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their base in Talibjan after a battle against Taliban insurgents in Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province


Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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An Afghan boy looks out of a bakery shop as he waits for customers on a roadside in Kabul


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
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Workers lift the head of a giant statue of Jesus Christ onto its body in Swiebodzin, 110 km (68 miles) west of Poznan, western Poland. The statue of Jesus Christ that its builders say will be the largest in the world is rising from a Polish cabbage field and local officials hope it will become a beacon for tourists.



Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command centre for the US Marine Corps's First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Musa Qala is an important battleground in the war against Taliban insurgents and the narcotics industry. The town has changed hands several times, most recently in December 2007 when Afghan and international forces retook the town from the Taliban.



Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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Marathon runners make their way through the Williamsburg section of the Brooklyn borough of New York during the 2010 ING New York City Marathon



Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
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A man rescues a girl from the site of a suicide bomb blast in Karachi on November 11, 2010. At least 15 people were killed and 100 injured in a suspected Taliban suicide car bomb attack at a security compound in a high security neighbourhood in Pakistan's largest city Karachi on Thursday night



Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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Rosenborg's Roar Strand is thrown in the air after playing his last match for the team against Aalesund in Trondheim November 7, 2010. Strand,who made his debut for Rosenborg in 1989, holds the record for playing in the most matches in the Norwegian Premier League with a total of 440 matches.



Photographs: Scanpix/Gorm Kallestad/Reuters
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US singer Katy Perry waves during the launch of her fragrance 'Purr' at Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London


Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
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A demonstrator is tied to a plank of wood during a protest in central London. A group of protesters against higher university tuition fees broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative party on November 10, smashing the glass reception area and streaming up onto the roof.


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Railway workers remove waste and check the railway tracks after an anti-nuclear protest in Harlingen near Dannenberg. German police detained about 800 protesters who refused to leave the tracks after more than 3,000 protestors blocked the tracks on  November 8, disrupting a shipment of eleven Castor rail containers of reprocessed German nuclear waste to the storage dump in Gorleben.



Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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