The best photography from around the region this week: May 16, 2013

  • Palestinian children play with a kitten next to a mural of the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat in the Ein El Helweh Palestinian refugee camp, in Sidon, Lebanon. EPA
  • An Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus / AP Photo
  • A man talks on his phone as he stands in front of a wall plastered wth PML-N party campaign posters the day after the election in Lahore, Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images
  • An anti Mubarak protester holds an effigy of Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his co-accused outside the Egyptian police academy in Cairo, Egypt. Gianluigi Guercia / AFP Photo
  • Palestinian children play in front of their family home in the Jabaliya Refugee camp in the north Gaza Strip. Ali Ali / EPA
  • Hurriyeh Abu Latifeh, a 72-year-old Palestinian refugee who says she was forced to flee her village in 1948 and now lives in the Qalandiya Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, poses with a self portrait ahead of Nakba Day. Ammar Awad / Reuters
  • Palestinian boys rally brandishing burning torches  to mark the beginning of the Nakba in the old city of Nablus, Palestine. Jaafar Ashtiyeh / AFP
  • Syrian troops take control of the western village of Dumayna, some seven kilometers north of the rebel-held city of Qusayr, Syria. Joseph Eid / AFP
  • Two men stand in a damaged building in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, just a few kilometres from the main border crossing into Syria. Bulent Kilic / AFP
  • A woman raises her arms and shouts as she stands on the site where car bombs exploded near the town hall in Reyhanli, just a few kilometres from the main border crossing into Syria. AFP
  • Five boys ride a motorcycle home from school in Lahore, Pakistan. Roberto Schmidt / AFP
  • Afghan men burn a Pakistan flag during a protest in the Asad Abad district of Kunar, Afghanistan. Abdul Mueed / EPA
  • A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli border policemen outside the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Nasser Shiyoukhi / AP Photo
  • Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan hold a protest rally near parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. B.K. Bangash / AP Photo

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


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