Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:34:35 GMT | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 12 August 2011

Kabul



An Afghan boy holds his face as he throws himself backwards to a stream of water in Kabul. (© Ahmad Masood/REUTERS)
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  • An Afghan boy holds his face as he throws himself backwards to a stream of water in Kabul. (© Ahmad Masood/REUTERS)
  • Police officers wearing riot gear stand in front of a burning building in Tottenham, north London. (© Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS)
  • A male orangutan rips off heart-shape stickers, used as decorations to celebrate the Qixi festival, and places them into its mouth at a zoo in Kunming. (© Wong Campion/REUTERS)
  • A boy stands amongst ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they take part in prayers marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City. Tisha B'Av, a day of fasting and lament, is traditionally the date in the Jewish calendar on which the First and Second Temples were destroyed, respectively in the sixth century BC by the Babylonians and the first century AD by the Romans. (© Baz Ratner/REUTERS)
  • A migrant worker pulls a handcart to transport bricks at a brick making factory in Haining, Zhejiang province, China. (© REUTERS)
  • A technician extracts venom from a scorpion at Labiofam Laboratories in Santa Clara, Villa Clara province in central Cuba. (© Enrique De La Osa/REUTERS)
  • A boy ferries coconuts thrown in as offerings by worshippers in the waters of the river Sabarmati in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. (© Amit Dave/REUTERS)
  • US swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the Straits of Florida in Havana. Nyad, 61, started her swim at dusk on Sunday to begin what she hoped would be a world record 103 mile (168 km) swim from Cuba to Florida. (© Enrique De La Osa/REUTERS)
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An Afghan boy holds his face as he throws himself backwards to a stream of water in Kabul.

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