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The World This Week in Photos

U.S. Marines pack up in Afghanistan; Hungarians protest a proposed Internet tax; and a nude swimming competition in France.

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Kurdish boys play in a field on October 25, 2014, near the Syria border at the southeastern village of Yumurtalik, Sanliurfa province. Turkey said on October 24 that hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane as Washington voiced confidence that its fall to jihadists could be averted. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region also plans to send reinforcements to Kobane, which has held off a relentless assault from the Islamic State (IS) group for more than five weeks. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Kurdish boys play in a field near Turkey’s border with Syria in Yumurtalik, Turkey, Oct. 25. Across the border in Syria, the Islamic State is training and indoctrinating child and teenaged soldiers. Read the report from Foreign Policy’s Kate Brannen: “Children of the Caliphate.”

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Israeli security forces stand guard in front of Palestinian Muslim worshipers in East Jerusalem, Oct. 24. “Following months of simmering unrest,” FP contributor Gregg Carlstrom reports, “Jerusalem seems to be heading into uncharted territory.” Read his dispatch from the city here.

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A demonstrator holds a flare during an anti-coup protest in the Al-Badrashin district of Giza, Egypt, Oct. 23.

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A protester in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, Oct. 25.

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Monks prepare to release paper lanterns at the Lanna Dhutanka Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Oct. 25.

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Workers and relatives carry a casket towards a stacked grave during a funeral at a cemetery in Manila, Oct. 26. Millions of Filipinos will soon flock to cemeteries around the country as they mark All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on Nov. 1 and 2.

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Voters wait at a polling station during Botswana’s general elections, Oct. 24.

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U.S. Marines relax as their unit prepares to withdraw from Camp Bastion-Leatherneck, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. By Jan. 1, fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in the country. For a closer look at the military drawdown, check out Meghan Dhaliwal’s photo essay and Meg Jones’s dispatch for Foreign Policy.

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A police officer walks through a tunnel in London, England, Oct. 25.

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Representatives of the Internet Party of Ukraine dressed as characters from Star Wars, including parliamentary candidate Stepan Mikhailovich (second right) walk through central Kiev, Oct. 24. Ukraine’s Oct. 26 elections, Democracy Lab contributor James Kirchick wrote, saw “widespread support for parties promising sweeping reforms, a pro-European foreign policy, and an end to the corruption that has long plagued this country of 45 million people.”

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A Tunis campaign meeting of the Islamist Ennahda Party, ahead of Tunisia’s parliamentary elections, Oct. 24.

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A young Hungarian throws the base of a desktop computer at the Budapest headquarters of the governor of the Fidesz party in protest of a plan for the introduction of an Internet tax, Oct. 26. The proposed tax was cancelled on Oct. 31.

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Worshipers gather during Diwali at a temple in Watford, England, Oct. 26.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators sit by tents on a highway in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district, Oct. 24.

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An Ebola-preparedness exercise in Strasbourg, France, Oct. 24. In the United States, FP‘s David Francis reports, the Department of Defense and the White House have diverged on their approach to quarantining Americans returning from West Africa.

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Competitors at naturist swimming championship in Mulhouse, France, Oct. 25.

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A man collects bottles near a thermal power plant in Bitola, Macedonia, Oct. 28. The plant is the largest producer of electricity and the largest polluter in the country.

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