The Week in Pictures

Published January 27th, 2011 - 11:06 GMT

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ISREAL: French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie tours the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, January 20, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: ISREAL: French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie tours the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, January 20, 2011.

JORDAN: Thousands of Jordanian demonstrators attend a protest against Jordan's economic policies, demanding 'bread and freedom' and that the government resign, January 21, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: JORDAN: Thousands of Jordanian demonstrators attend a protest against Jordan's economic policies, demanding "bread and freedom" and that the government resign, January 21, 2011.

ALGERIA: Demonstrators wave flags outside the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy party's headquarters in Algiers, January 22, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: ALGERIA: Demonstrators wave flags outside the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy party's headquarters in Algiers, January 22, 2011.

TURKEY: Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Said Jalili gives a press conference after the talks in Istanbul, January 22, 2011 between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of world powers.
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Image 1 of 14: TURKEY: Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Said Jalili gives a press conference after the talks in Istanbul, January 22, 2011 between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of world powers.

IRAQ: Iraqis inspect a damaged bus that was hit by a car bomb explosion as it was carrying Iranian pilgrims in the mostly Shiite north Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, January 23, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: IRAQ: Iraqis inspect a damaged bus that was hit by a car bomb explosion as it was carrying Iranian pilgrims in the mostly Shiite north Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, January 23, 2011.

IRAQ: Shiite Muslim pilgrims gather at the Imam Abbas shrine, January 23, 2011, in the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala.
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Image 1 of 14: IRAQ: Shiite Muslim pilgrims gather at the Imam Abbas shrine, January 23, 2011, in the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala.

ISREAL: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu greets Moishe Lechtik, a Holocaust survivor, at International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, January 23, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: ISREAL: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu greets Moishe Lechtik, a Holocaust survivor, at International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, January 23, 2011.

YEMEN: Yemeni protesters, holding up pictures of detained political activist Tawakel Karman protest, January 24, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: YEMEN: Yemeni protesters, holding up pictures of detained political activist Tawakel Karman protest, January 24, 2011.

QATAR: Australia's players celebrate after midfielder Brett Emerton scored his team's fourth goal against Uzbekistan during their 2011 Asian Cup semi-final football match, January 25, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: QATAR: Australia's players celebrate after midfielder Brett Emerton scored his team's fourth goal against Uzbekistan during their 2011 Asian Cup semi-final football match, January 25, 2011.

LEBANON: Lebanese soldiers look on as supporters of former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri Future Movement flee from tear gas, January 25, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: LEBANON: Lebanese soldiers look on as supporters of former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri Future Movement flee from tear gas, January 25, 2011.

EGYPT: Egyptian demonstrators tear down a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria on January 25, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: EGYPT: Egyptian demonstrators tear down a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria on January 25, 2011.

PALESTINE: A press cameraman films damages at a studio at the Palestinian media centre after unknown men attacked its offices, January 26, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: PALESTINE: A press cameraman films damages at a studio at the Palestinian media centre after unknown men attacked its offices, January 26, 2011.

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi motorists stop their vehicles on the edge of a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, January 26, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi motorists stop their vehicles on the edge of a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, January 26, 2011.

SUDAN: Southern Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) and African Union head and Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika give a joint press conference, January 26, 2011.
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Image 1 of 14: SUDAN: Southern Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) and African Union head and Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika give a joint press conference, January 26, 2011.

A visual preveiw of the week across the region: frrom protests, to car explosions, to sport, torrential rain, and religious pilgrimage. Quite a week from a dramatic month of January 2011.

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