The best photography from around the region this week: September 6, 2012

  • An Afghan child plays on top of Wazir Akbar Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Jose Cabezas / AFP Photo
  • A Syrian girl, Wa'd Ismael, 8, centre, fled her home with her family in Marea 11 days ago due to Syrian government shelling of their neighborhood.  She is seen washing her family's laundry as she and others take refuge at the Bab Al Salameh border crossing near the Syrian town of Azaz, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • A boy is silhouetted against the setting sun as he rides a bicycle at Karachi's Clifton beach.  Athar Hussain / Reuters
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up position to fire a rocket-propelled grenade in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood of Aleppo. Youssef Boudlal / Reuters
  • An Afghan woman walks in a walkway in the city of Herat.   Aref Karimi / AFP Photo
  • Pakistanis collect their belongings from their home damaged by heavy rain that hit Islamabad, Pakistan.  BK Bangash / AP Photo
  • A protestor throws a petrol bomb at Egyptian riot police guarding the Syrian embassy during a demonstration in Cairo. Dozens of anti-Syrian President Bashar al Assad demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police outside the Syrian embassy. Gianluigi Guercia / AFP Photo
  • Tawfiq Okasha, a popular Egyptian TV presenter accused of inciting the killing of the country's new president on air, stands in the defendants' cage at the opening of his trial in Cairo, Egypt.  Mohammed Assad / AP Photo
  • Customers browse from vehicle to vehicle as they shop for dates during the Festival of Dates at Buraidah, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Fahad Shadeed / Reuters
  • Workers hang a poster of Pope Benedict XVI, in Jounieh, north of Beirut, in preparation for his arrival for a three-day visit to Lebanon. Jamal Saidi / Reuters
  • An Afghan child plays on top of Wazir Akbar Khan Hill in Kabul.  Jose Cabezas / AFP Photo

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