The best photography from around the region this week: September 20, 2012

  • A Syrian man shows a torn picture of President Bashar Assad and his family that he found in the rubble of a government building in Marea, on the outskirts of Aleppo. The building was destroyed in a Syrian government airstrike earlier in the day. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • Syrian children, who fled their homes due to government shelling, take refuge with their families at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, Syria. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • An injured Egyptian protester takes cover behind a metal barrier and cement blocks during clashes with riot police on the street leading to the US embassy in Cairo. Nasser Nasser / AP Photo
  • Palestinian protesters are reflected on the helmet of an Israeli border policeman during a demonstration against a film mocking Islam after the Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. Menahem Kahana / AFP
  • A Syrian man shows a torn picture of President Bashar Assad and his family that he found in the rubble of a government building in Marea, on the outskirts of Aleppo. The building was destroyed in a Syrian government airstrike earlier in the day. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • A Palestinian demonstrator hurls a stone as an Israeli truck fires a water cannon during clashes at a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Mohamad Torokman / Reuters
  • Lebanese Muslims women hold Lebanese flags as they wait to welcome Pope Benedict XVI outside Rafik Hariri international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon. Hussein Malla / AP Photo
  • Palestinian fishermen work their nets on the beach during sunset at Al-Nusirat's beach in the Gaza Strip. The fishermen go out every morning in hopes that they will be allowed to go out to sea, but Israeli navy forces rarely allow them to leave the shallow waters.  Ali Ali / EPA
  • Pakistani security officials and local residents gather beside the wreckage of a destroyed passenger bus following an explosion in Mastung district, in the north west of Balochistan province. Banaras Khan / AFP
  • Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to attend a meeting with youths in Bkerke in Harissa, near Beirut, Lebanon. Osservatore Romano / Reuters
  • Afghan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Kabul. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital on Monday, setting fire to cars and shouting 'death to America', the latest in demonstrations that have swept the Muslim world against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed. Omar Sobhani / Reuters
  • A young Syrian refugee receives treatment after crossing the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria into Thnebeh town, in Ramtha, Jordan. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
  • A protester throws a stone at policemen during protests against a film deemed blasphemous at a crossroads leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

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

     
       
         
           
             
               
                 
                   
                     
                       
                         
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