The best photography from around the region this week: April 11, 2013

  • A Palestinian man rides a bicycle on the beach of Gaza City during sunset. Hatem Moussa / AP Photo
  • Shoes are hung over a picture of Bassel Al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, in the old airport neighbourhood in Deir al-Zor, Syria. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters
  • Palestinian refugees hold a sit-in outside the offices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza city. Mohammed Abed / AFP
  • A Syrian boy looks at fish swimming in a tank at a market the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
  • Members of Egypt's Youth Movement shout anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans and light flares during a rally in front of the prosecutor general's office in Cairo, Egypt. Amr Nabil / AP Photo
  • Egyptian protestors from different political opposition parties and different religions shout slogans as they march towards St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbassia to denounce sectarian violence and the Egyptian government. Gianluigi Guercia / AFP
  • An Afghan farmer works in his poppy field in the Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Noorullah Shirzada / AFP
  • Egyptian Christians carry the coffin of Morqos Kamal, at the Saint Mark Coptic cathedral. Several Egyptians including four Christians and a Muslim were killed in sectarian clashes before dawn in Qalubiya, just outside of Cairo, Egypt. Amr Nabil / AP Photo
  • Pakistani Christian children play in an alley of a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • A Syrian rebel fires towards a position held by regime forces in the old northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
  • Rahimullah Khan collects fabrics he dyes in Peshawar, Pakistan. Mohammad Sajjad / AP Photo
  • Syrians try to remove large pieces of concrete with the help of a tractor to free those trapped under the rubble following an air strike by government forces on  that destroyed two five-storey apartment blocks and severely damaged several buildings in a residential neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Victor Breiner / AFP
  • Survivors of an air strike by government forces, that according to eyewitnesses destroyed two five-storey apartment blocks and severely damaged several buildings, look in shock at the scene of the attack as local residents try to rescue those trapped under the rubble in a residential neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. Victor Breiner / AFP
  • A Palestinian girl looks on inside her family's damaged house in Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israel and northern Gaza Strip. Mohammed Salem
  • An Afghan policeman stands guard in central Kabul, Afghanistan. Jawad Jalali / AP Photo

April 11, 2013

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

Photo edit and sequencing by photo editor, James O'Hara

                             
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