The World in Photos This Week

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A Molotov cocktail explodes in front of riot police on Sept. 25 in Athens, Greece. Police clashed with protesters in Athens at the end of a huge march incited by the murder of an anti-fascist musician, allegedly at the hands of a self-confessed neo-Nazi.


A Kenyan woman is carried to safety on Sept. 21, after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing more than 60 civilians. Be sure to read FP's Shane Harris's coverage of the attack and Stephen M. Walt's post on whether al-Shabab, the Somali terror group responsible for the shooting, is really a threat to the United States.


Anti-riot police walk outside the intermediate juvenile prison in the town of Tonacatepeque, 21 kilometers north of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sept. 24. Six members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, an El Salvadorian gang, were reportedly strangled during a brawl inside the prison.


Actors reenact the last cavalry charge of a WWII battle that took place in Sept. 1939 between Polish and German armies this week in Lomianki, Poland.


A girl helps her friend write a message on the ''Before I Die'' wall in Prague, where people can write in chalk about what they hope to accomplish before they die, on Sept. 25.


U.S. President Barack Obama comforts families of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial for the victims on Sept. 22 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., a week after a gunman killed 12 at the naval complex. Yochi Dreazen reported on the military security flaws revealed after the shooting in this post for FP.


A dog sits while his owner casts his vote for the German Federal Elections on Sept. 2 in Neustadt, Germany. Germany held federal elections that gave Chancellor Angela Merkel of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) a third term. In his FP article, Benjamin Weinthal takes a closer look at Merkel's foreign policy -- that is, he speculates, if she even has one.



Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on Sept. 25. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a "harsh response" if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighboring Gaza Strip threatens Egypt's national security.


A Christian Syrian Orthodox woman lights at candle at the shrine of St. George in the Bab Touma district of old Damascus on Sept. 21.


Employees of the French chemical firm KEM ONE demonstrate in the streets of Lyon on Sept. 26 as Lyon's commercial court considered their case. The 1,300 employees of KEM ONE, placed into receivership since Mar. 27, were due to be informed about potential buyers and their restructuring projects this month, but the court delayed its final decision to Dec. 12.


Mourners observe the burning body of Sridhar Natarajan, who was killed at the at the Westgate Mall attack during his cremation ceremony on Sept. 26 in Nairobi, Kenya. The country is observing three days of national mourning as security forces begin the task of clearing and securing the Westgate shopping mall following a four-day siege by al-Shabab militants.


Nudists take part in the annual North East Skinny Dip as the sun rises at Druridge Bay in Northumberland, northeast England on Sept. 22. Around 200 bathers once again braved the cold in an attempt to break the world record for the largest skinny-dip.


People stand together to form a human chain around the Romanian Parliament building as an act of protest against the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC), a Canadian gold mine project using cyanide, in Bucharest on Sept. 21. The plan would open Europe's largest goldmine in a Transylvanian village. The government recently adopted a bill clearing the way for the open cast mine.


Mexican rescue team Topos (moles) retrieve the body of a landslide victim in La Pintada, Mexico on Sept. 22. Mexico recently endured a rare double onslaught of storms, with at least 170 people feared dead in the path of destruction.


A picture taken on Sept. 25 shows journalists braving strong wind and snowfall as the visit the Rosa Khutor ski resort, one of the 2014 Winter Olympics venues, in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympics.


A Philippine marine walks among grass stalks during a military exercise at the Crow Valley, Tarlac, north of Manila on Sept. 21. The United States and Philippines staged maneuvers as part of annual military joint exercises the Philippines has deemed vital in building its defense capabilities.


A herd belonging to Abu Mohammed Daraghm seen in the Jordan Valley settlement of Makhoul on Sept. 25. The army demolished property built by the Palestinian Bedouin in the Jordan Valley village on Sept. 16 after Israel's Supreme Court ruled they had been erected without building permits and declared the area a "closed military zone."


An injured Pakistani earthquake survivor sits next to her father on a hospital bed at Labach area, in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on Sept. 26. Tens of thousands of survivors of Pakistan's earthquake waited for help in soaring temperatures this week as the death toll rose to nearly 350 and anger grew at the government's slow response to deliver aid.


A pedestrian leaps across a water-logged road during heavy rain in New Delhi, on Sept. 26. Due to low pressure in the atmosphere over Surat in Gujarat state, rains lashed Delhi bringing some relief from warm and humid conditions.


People ride a swing during the first day of the Oktoberfest 2013 festival at Theresienwiese on Sept. 21 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which will run from Sept. 21 through Oct. 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors.


Walruses play with a plastic buoy in a pool at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Sept. 26.


This photograph taken on Sept. 2013 shows Pakistani residents as they gather on an island that appeared some two kilometers off the coastline of Gwadar after a huge earthquake on Sept. 24. The small island of mud and rock has fascinated locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from island -- say it is unlikely to last for long.


Revelers wait to tap into the first beer barrel during the first day of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on Sept. 21 in Munich, Germany.


A couple watches the unusually large swell at Big Wave Bay on Sept. 22 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The coming storm, Typhoon Usagi, killed 20 people in China and Hong Kong.

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