The World in Photos This Week

Kurdish militants make dinner; Indonesian men protest homosexuality; and Palestinian boys play soccer.

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Iraqi families flee from a military operation by Iraqi security forces against the Islamic State in the desert west of the city of Samarra on March 3. Aziz Ahmad makes the case for establishing an independent Kurdistan here.

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A Syrian rebel belonging to a Free Syrian Army unit guards a tower in Ghouta, a suburb east of Damascus, against forces of the Assad regime on Feb. 26. FP's Colum Lynch writes about the severe uptick in attacks by warring nations and militias against doctors here.

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A refugee sits wrapped in a blanket after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey on March 2.

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Los Angelenos walk by a mural depicting Leonardo DiCaprio holding his first Oscar statue on March 3 in Los Angeles, California.

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A member of the youth division of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, holds a rocket propelled grenade in the southeastern Turkish city of Nusaybin on Feb. 26.

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Supporters of the far-right and Islamophobic political party Pegida attend a protest in Dresden, Germany, on Feb. 29.

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Thousands of Indonesian Muslims pray for world peace in front of a police station in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Feb. 28.

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Iranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran on March 1.

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Guides at a nature preserve in Kuala Gandah, Malaysia, give elephants a bath on March 1.

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An Iraqi militiaman loyal to the moderate Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr takes part in a military training session near Basra on Feb. 29.

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A Kurdish peshmerga fighter trains with German special forces on March 1 in Munster, Germany.

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A young girl holds a thermal blanket in the wind on the Greek border with Macedonia, which shut its border earlier the week before, on March 2 in Idomeni, Greece.

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A girl looks at a dead body among the rubble left by heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in Cizre, southeastern Turkey, on March 2.

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Men protest against homosexual and transgendered people on Feb. 23 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, amid rising vitriol against the LGBT community from government officials and religious leaders.

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Students torch a vehicle owned by the state company oil company Petroleos de Venezuela during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on March 3, in San Cristobal, Venezuela.

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Palestinian students play soccer in east Jerusalem on Feb. 29.

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A German shorthaired pointer leaps into a pool during a canine jumping competition on Feb. 26.

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Cattle graze in front of a former U.S. nuclear missile silo on Feb. 26 in Newbury, England.

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Palestinian national security forces take part in a military exercise in Hebron, West Bank, on March 2.

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Members of the youth division of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, prepare dinner at a hideout in Nusaybin, southeast Turkey, on Feb. 25.

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