The best photography from around the region this week: April 18, 2013

  • A young Afghan refugee, launches a kite, whilst other children play nearby, in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • A supporter holds a photo of Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak as riot police stand guard outside a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. Khalil Hamra / AP Photo
  • Afghan children play in a park in Gozara district on the outskirts of Herat. Aref Karimi / AFP
  • An Afghan woman in a burqa walks along a road on a windy day on the outskirts of Kabul. Mohammad Ismail / Reuters
  • Policemen perform during a live-fire military exercise carried out by the Special Task Unit of the Internal Security Forces in Damascus, Syria. EPA
  • A Palestinian woman cuts hair outside the cave where she lives with her family near the West Bank village of Yatta,  south of the West Bank city of Hebron. Abed Al Hashlamoun / EPA
  • Syrian men evacuate a woman who was wounded after a government forces shelling in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
  • A Syrian boy holds a satellite antenna as he travels on the back of a truck in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
  • Thousands of Kuwaitis demonstrate in Kuwait City after the lower court sentenced key opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak to five years in prison for insulting the emir. Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
  • A Syrian man walks along a street in the Sheikh Maqsud district of Aleppo. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
  • Pakistani workers print election banners, showing former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan and other members of his party. K.M. Chaudary / AP Photo
  • Security officials collect evidence near a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. Fayaz Aziz / Reuters
  • A police officer displays his ink-stained finger at a polling center during early voting for security forces in the country's provincial elections in Basra, Iraq. Nabil Al-Jurani / AP Photo

April 18, 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