The best photography from around the region this week: March 28, 2013

  • A protester hurls a burning tyre at police guarding the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo.  Asmaa Waguih / Reuters
  • Birds fly overhead as a Kashmiri fisherman navigates Dal Lake at sunset in Srinagar. Tauseef Mustafa / AFP
  • An Egyptian woman walks in front of graffiti in the upscale neighbourhood of Zamalek in Cairo. Amir Nabil / AP Photo
  • Dancers in traditional Iraqi clothing perform in Baghdad during a celebration of the Iraqi capital becoming this year's Arab Capital of Culture. Hadi Mizban / AP Photo
  • An Afghan man walks past Bagram Prison just outside Kabul, Afghanistan. Massoud Hossaini / AFP
  • A donkey cart moves up the Siq in the ancient city of Petra, southern Jordan, the day US president Barack Obama visited. Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo
  • Abbey Road? US secretary of state John Kerry, second right, walks across the tarmac of Baghdad International Airport with staff to board an aircraft out of the Iraqi capital. Jason Reed / AP Photo
  • A portrait of former Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, hangs on a wall ahead of his return to Pakistan
  • Riot policemen throw tear gas canisters towards protesters opposed to the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, as they throw stones at Muslim Brotherhood members near the Brotherhood's headquarters in Cairo. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
  • US president Barack Obama during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images
  • An Egyptian protester waves a flag during clashes in the street that leads to the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Khaled Desouki / AFP
  • A Syrian man escorts a boy away as a street covered in uncollected garbage is fumigated in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Bulent Kilic / AFP
  • A protester opposing Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi runs after being hit by a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Cairo's Moqattam district. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
  • Egyptian anti-riot soldiers stand guard in front of a destroyed banner of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party after protesters broke into a branch headquarters in the Manial neighbourhood in Cairo. Amir Nabil / AP Photo
  • Afghan policemen relax during the raising of the holy flag at the Sakhi mosque in Kabul. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
  • Afghan boys play near the Sakhi shrine in Kabul, the centre of the Afghan new year celebrations, during Nowruz festivities. Massoud Hossaini / AFP

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