The World in Photos This Week

Iraqi counter-terrorism units battle the Islamic State in Ramadi; health workers fumigate Venezuelan slums where the Zika virus has taken root; and a Shakespeare troupe performs at a refugee camp in Calais.

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Iranian schoolgirls hold portraits of Iran's supreme leaders, past and present, during a celebration on Feb. 1 of the 37th anniversary of the day that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile in France. Azadeh Moaveni writes about how Iranian intelligence agents tried to entrap her in a sandwich shop in London here.

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A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds his child aloft at a campaign rally on Jan. 31 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. FP's Molly O'Toole writes about the mixed results of using foreign policy in campaign rhetoric here.

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Pregnant women from a neighborhood suspected of carrying the Zika virus wait to get tested at a hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, on Feb. 4.

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A health worker fumigates plants in a Caracas slum on Feb. 3.

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Kurdish protestors flee from Turkish authorities in Diyarbakir on Feb. 1.

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A man sits outside a closed store as demonstrators clash with riot police in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 4.

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A security officer watches the Denver Broncos practice at Stanford University in California on Feb. 3 in preparation for the Super Bowl.

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A boy transports a pot during a short curfew break on Feb. 1 in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

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A Shiite cleric stands amid Syrian pro-government forces and residents at the site of suicide bombings near the Sayyida Zeinab shrine outside Damascus on Jan. 31.

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A woman dressed in a carnival costume poses in front of gondolas on Jan. 30 in Venice, Italy.

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An international Shakespeare troupe performs Hamlet at a theater in the Calais refugee camp on Feb. 3 in France.

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A Turkish man displays his pigeon to potential buyers at a bird market in Istanbul on Jan. 31.

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Dancers rehearse on Feb. 2 for an upcoming show in New York City.

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A woman cries after being rescued from a ship that capsized off the coast of Turkey on Jan. 30 and left at least 37 refugees, including 10 children, dead.

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A couple hold hands for a wedding photo as they look on at clashes in Diyarbakir on Feb. 3.

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Three macaque monkeys huddle together as their trainer takes them out on Feb. 2 in Baowan village, Henan province, ahead of China's "Year of the Monkey" New Year celebrations.

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Revelers gather during pre-Carnival celebrations on Jan. 31 in Recife, Brazil on Jan. 31.

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Twins play in front of a newly-built residential area in Hefei, China, on Feb. 1.

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Russian reconnaissance troops belonging to an Arctic mechanized unit learn how to ride reindeer sleds on Feb. 1.

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Syrian pro-government forces take a rest break while patrolling around the Shiite shrine to Sayyida Zeinab, on the outskirts of Damascus, on Jan. 31.

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A member of an elite Iraqi counter-terrorism unit sits in a vehicle after being wounded in a battle against the Islamic State outside of Ramadi on Feb. 3.

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