The best photography from around the region this week: October 3, 2013

  • Syrian children attend class at the public school in Madaya village in the Idlib province, Syria. AP Photo
  • An Egyptian girl dances as people gather for a Nile cruise on a boat on the Nile river, in Cairo, Egypt. Hassan Ammar / AP Photo
  • Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Huweshil Abu Huweshil, from his house to the mosque during his funeral procession south of Gaza City. Mahmud Hams / AFP
  • Tamara, 14, sits next to her husband Ahmed Soboh, 15, as her father Emad, 38, rests at right, at their home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. Adel Hana / AP Photo
  • Riot policemen clash with protesters during a rally in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
  • A Syrian girl looks out of a window of the public school in Madaya village, Syria. AP Photo
  • Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa (religious school) on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Faisal Mahmood / Reuters
  • A Kashmiri fisherman fishes during sunset at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. Mukhtar Khan / AP Photo
  • An opposition fighter guards a position in the Jubaila neighbourhood of the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, Syria. Ahmad Aboud / AFP
  • A Palestinian woman feeds a sheep in a tent in Yatta, West Bank. Abed Al Hashlamoun / EPA
  • A Palestinian passenger, hoping to cross into Egypt, searches for her bag as she waits at the Rafah crossing, between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters
  • Afghan youths light candles in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman to mark the killing of 5000 civilians by the communist regime during the Russian occupation, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Massoud Hossaini / AFP
  • A displaced Syrian woman comforts her one-month old grandchild Fatima inside a stone house near Kafer Rouma, Syria. AP Photo
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter smokes while monitoring an area through a mirror inside a room in Deir al-Zor, Syria. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

October 3, 2013

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