The best photography from around the region this week: January 10, 2012

  • Syrians stomp on a portrait during a demonstration in the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasr, Aleppo, Syria.  Andoni Lubaki / AP Photo
  • Syrian men leave the old city of Aleppo, Syria.  Andoni Lubaki / AP Photo
  • Pakistani schoolgirls, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, chant prayers during a class to pay tribute for five female teachers and two aid workers who were killed by gunmen, at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.  Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • Sadia Mukhteya, 12, who was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, reads in front of the class during an English language lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.  Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • A father and son return home with vegetables, as smoke from a pro-government forces artillery strike ascends in the background, in the city of Aleppo, Syria.  AFP Photo
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat bread in the old city of Aleppo, Syria.  Andoni Lubaki / AP Photo
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter is reflected in a puddle of water as he stands near a damaged building in Aleppo. Picture rotated 180 degrees.  Muzaffar Salman / Reuters
  • Men make bread at a bakery in the old city of Aleppo, Syria.  Andoni Lubaki / AP Photo
  • Syrians look for survivors amidst the rubble of a building targeted by a missile in the al-Mashhad neighbourhood of Aleppo.  AFP Photo
  • A Palestinian releases a pigeon during a rally marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City.  Suhaib Salem / Reuters
  • A woman prays inside the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem during the Eastern Orthodox Christmas.  Ammar Awad / Reuters
  • A man repairs a rabab, a traditional musical instrument, at his workshop in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Fayaz Aziz / Reuters
  • A Syrian girl rides her bicycle in an almost deserted street in the Teshrin neighborhood of the Qabun area in Damascus.  Omar Al-Khani / AFP Photo
  • A Jordanian boy wears a headband with Arabic writing that reads 'there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his Prophet' during a rally by Jordanian and Syrian followers of the banned Islamic Hizb Al-Tahrir liberation party, in front of the Syrian embassy, in Amman, Jordan.  Mohammad Hannon / AP Photo

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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