The best photography from around the region this week: September 13, 2012

  • Palestinian security officers stand in front of protesters during clashes at a demonstration against high living costs and the government in the West Bank city of Hebron. Darren Whiteside / Reuters
  • Pakistani residents watch the rescue operation where at least 63 people were killed when a blaze engulfed a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan.   Asif Hassan / AFP Photo
  • Pakistani children play cricket in the monsoon rain in Karachi, Pakistan. Asif Hassan / AFP Photo
  • Members of the 3rd Platoon, Delta Coy, 1-64 Armored Batallion of the US Army launch a raven, an aerial reconaissance vessel, just outside the village of Madowza'i Kalay, Afghanistan. Tony Karuma / AFP Photo
  • Afghan boys play football on a hill in Kabul. Mohammad Ismail / Reuters
  • Protesters chant slogans amid orange smoke outside the U.S embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Mohammed Abu Zaid / AP Photo
  • A Pakistani man mourns the death of relatives after a fire erupted in a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Rizawan Tabassum / AFP Photo
  • Israeli soldiers out on patrol at first light in the divided West Bank city of Hebron. Abed Hashlamoun / EPA
  • A Palestinian protestor carries tyres to be set on fire during a protest against the high cost of living in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Mohamad Torokman / Reuters
  • A fighter with the Free Syria Army (FSA) fires his weapon during heavy clashes with government forces in the northern city of Aleppo. Zac Baillie / AFP Photo

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