The best photography from around the region: September 4, 2013

  • Palestinians look control a horse while attending a horse race in Gaza City.  Every other Sunday, Palestinians gather to race and show their horses and the winner of receives a small monetary prize yet most are not after the prize alone - a winning horse increases fame and a horse's value. Mahmud Hams / AFP
  • A boy cycles past graffiti depicting ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, left, and the Deputy Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat Al-Shater in downtown Cairo. Egypt's army-backed authorities referred deposed Morsi to trial on Sunday on charges of inciting murder and violence. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
  • Egyptian supporters of ousted president Morsi hold a banner depicting a hand signaling the number 'four' during a protest in Nasr city in Cairo. The four is a reference to the mosque near the bigger sit-in location named Rabaa Adawaiya, Rabaa being the name of a saint but it also meaning 'four' in Arabic. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
  • Syrian refugees make their way into Turkey throught the Cilvegozu crossing gate of Reyhanli, in Hatay. Roughly 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Bulent Kilic / AFP
  • Palestinian weightlifter Mohammed Kojok trains before his participation in the Gaza Open Weightlifting competition in Gaza City. Mohammed Abed / AFP
  • Bahraini woman take part in the funeral of Sadeq Sabt, in the village of North Sehla, west of Manama. The Sunni-ruled kingdom has been rocked by sporadic violence since its security forces crushed a month of Arab Spring-inspired democracy protests by Shiites in 2011. Mohammed Al-Shaikh / AFP Photo
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter is pictured through a hole in the wall in the old city of Aleppo. Muzaffar Salman / Reuters
  • During a funeral in Tehran, Iranian mourners carry flag-draped coffins of two soldiers who were killed during the Iran-Iraq war, whose remains were recently recovered. Ebrahim Noroozi / AP Photo
  • Afghan youths sit near a shop selling used metals in Kandahar province, southwest of Kabul. Allauddin Khan / AP Photo
  • Afghan security officials listen the speech of Mohammad Umer Daudzai, newly appointed interior minister, during a ceremony in Kabul. According to a statement released by the presidential palace new staff was appointed with the 'aim of ensuring better security'. S. Sabawoon / EPA
  • Storks fly over the border between Turkey and Syria, as they prepare to migrate  in Hatay Province in southern Turkey. Bulent Kilic / AFP

September 5, 2013

The best images from around the region and Middle East.Editing by photo editors James O'Hara and RJ Mickelson

                   
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