The best photography from around the region this week: Nov 1, 2013

  • A Palestinian boy plays with a duck near the house of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massud's family, held by Israel since 1993, prior to his release in Gaza City. Mohammed Abed / AFP
  • Men attempt to move vehicles to prevent them from catching fire after a car bomb explosion near a school in Benghazi, Libya. Esam Omran Al-Fetori / Reuters
  • Muhannad Imad performs a somersault from a wall as he practises parkour in the city of Najaf, Iraq. Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters
  • Supporters of the Islamic Front Action party shouts slogans against Israel during a rally in Amman, Jordan. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
  • An Egyptian army officer disarms an unidentified man holding a pistol during a demonstration by student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood outside al-Azhar university in Cairo, Egypt. Mohammed Abdel Moneim / AFP
  • Saudi boys visit the Rolls Royce stand at the 2013 International Luxury Motor Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
  • Pakistani labourers pick water chestnuts in a field on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. Arif Ali / AFP
  • An injured man is helped by Red Crescent workers on his way from the rebel held suburb of Moadamiyeh to the government held territory in Damascus, Syria. Dusan Vranic / AP Photo
  • A young girl runs away from snipers as Lebanese army soldiers patrol Syria street in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Joseph Eid / AFP
  • Afghan refugees push containers of water near their temporary homes on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul / AP Photo
  • Municipality workers clear debris while citizens inspect the site of a car bomb attack in the Sha'ab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. Karim Kadim / AP Photo
  • A Palestinian man molds a clay pot on a pottery wheel at the oldest pottery workshop in Gaza City. Hatem Moussa / AP Photo
  • An Afghan elderly man performs ablution before praying near his temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul / AP Photo
  • A Palestinian prisoner is greeted by people upon his release after arriving at Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip. Mohammed Salem / Reuters
  • Pigeons fly outside the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul / AP Photo
  • A Palestinian protester jumps as he throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli forces near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Jaafar Ashtiyeh / AFP

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