The World in Photos This Week: Law & Order Edition

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Army Private Bradley Manning (who now says he identifies as a woman, and has requested that he be called Chelsea Manning), was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Aug. 21 for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the organization WikiLeaks. Above, Manning is escorted out of military court in Fort Meade, Md. during the sentencing phase of his trial on Aug. 20. 


Protesters demonstrate in support of Bradley Manning on Aug. 21 in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.


Police block people from entering the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, China on Aug. 22. Bo, once one of China's highest-flying politicians, is now on trial for bribery and abuse of power in what's become the country's highest-profile prosecution in decades. For the biggest takeaways from the proceedings, check out FP's Isaac Stone Fish post on the six things you need to know about the case.


Above, a televised broadcast of Bo Xilai at his trial on Aug. 22. On Friday, Bo rejected the testimony offered by his wife, Gu Kailai, calling her "insane." FP's Isaac Stone Fish has more on why Bo is having a relatively open trial. 


Lawyer Gwendolen Morgan, acting on behalf of David Miranda, addresses reporters on Aug. 22 in London. Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been working closely with NSA leaker Edward Snowden in recent months, was detained for nine hours in London's Heathrow Airport while traveling from Berlin to Brazil. Authorities held Miranda under "the schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000" and confiscated his "mobile phone, laptop, memory sticks, smart-watch, DVDs and games consoles." Don't miss FP's Elias Groll comparing the movie Zoolander to the British government's not-so-effective attempt to recover files leaked by Snowden.


Egyptian security forces and medics wheel a stretcher transporting former President Hosni Mubarak to a Cairo military hospital after his release from prison on Aug. 22. He will be held under house arrest after a court ruled that the ousted leader's prison time had exceeded the maximum pre-trial time permitted. Bel Trew reports for FP on the furious reaction in Egypt.


An Egyptian supporter of former President Hosni Mubarak holds up his portrait on Aug. 22 outside the Tora prison where Mubarak was detained before his release.


Saeid Moradi, 29, was sentenced to life in prison by a Thai court this week for his involvement in a botched attack last year in Bangkok -- during which he blew off his own legs. Above, Moradi, who is Iranian, gestures to the media from his wheelchair during an apprearance at the southern criminal court in Bangkok on Aug. 22. Next to him is fellow Iranian and accomplice Mohammad Khazaei, 43, who was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence for "possession of explosive devices."


Meng Ge, mother of Li Tianyi -- the son of a Chinese general -- outside Haidian court in Beijing on Aug. 20. The rape case against Li Tianyi, who is charged with rape, according to state media, has sparked public anger over the seemingly privileged lives of elite youths.


Former Pakistani Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf was indicted on Aug. 20 in connection with the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. In this photo, an activist in the People's Youth Organization holds a party flag next to a poster of Bhutto at a rally in Karachi on May 26.


Pakistani paramilitary soldiers leave after Musharraf appeared for a hearing at the anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi on July 30.


U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan declined to give a closing argument in court this week. Hasan, who chose to represent himself, was charged with over 13 counts of murder after a shooting rampage that took place at Fort Hood, Tex. in 2009. On Friday, Hasan was convicted of premeditated murder, which makes him eligible for the death penalty. Above, a booking photo of Hasan after he was moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010 in Belton, Tex. 


Anne Skinner, wife of Italian mafia boss Domenico Rancadore, leaves Westminster Magistrates Court following her husband's review hearing in central London on Aug. 22. Rancadore, 64, who was arrested earlier this month after living under an assumed name in London for nearly two decades, was denied bail for a second time.


Former Indian telecom minister A. Raja gestures as he leaves the Patiala court in New Delhi on Aug. 22. Prosecutors allege that he sold telecom licenses in 2008 at giveaway prices to favored companies that paid bribes to secure sought-after second-generation (2G) bandwidth. Sumit Ganguly explored India's exploding corruption for FP in greater depth this week.


South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius (seen on the right) prays with his brother and sister before his indictment hearing in Pretoria Magistrates Court on Aug. 19. Pistorius, 26 is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius claims he mistook her for an intruder.

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