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Pictures of the Week - 8 Jan 2015

Pictures of the Week
Our top photos of the past week.
USA-CONGRESS/
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January 06, 2015
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as he holds...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as he holds the gavel after...
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as he holds the gavel after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-POLICE/
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January 04, 2015
Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio...
New York, UNITED STATES
Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio...
Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on a monitor outside the funeral for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 4, 2015. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country gathered on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two New York City policemen killed last month in an ambush that galvanized critics of Mayor de Blasio. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA-RELIGION/
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January 06, 2015
Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia January...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia
Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia January 6, 2015. Orthodox priests throughout the country bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshippers try to retrieve it. It is strongly believed that catching the cross brings health and prosperity to the person who captures it. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-OBAMA/
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January 07, 2015
Members of the press, including NBC's Evan Dixon, face the blowing snow caused by Marine One as it landed...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Members of the press, including NBC's Dixon, face the blowing snow caused by Marine One as it landed...
Members of the press, including NBC's Evan Dixon, face the blowing snow caused by Marine One as it landed on the South Lawn before picking up U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, January 7, 2015. Obama is departing for a two-day trip to Michigan and Arizona. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-STORM/
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January 07, 2015
A Syrian refugee boy reacts as he stands barefoot on snow outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle,...
ZAHLE, Lebanon
A Syrian refugee boy reacts as he stands barefoot on snow outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle
A Syrian refugee boy reacts as he stands barefoot on snow outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle, in the Bekaa valley January 7, 2015. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST POVERTY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
AFGHANISTAN-MILITARY/
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January 04, 2015
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment pays his respects during a memorial for Specialist Wyatt...
Bagram, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment pays his respects during a memorial for Specialist Wyatt...
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment pays his respects during a memorial for Specialist Wyatt Martin and Sergeant First Class Ramon Morris at Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan December 23, 2014. Specialist Martin and Sergeant First Class Ramon were killed on December 12th by an improvised explosive device while on patrol near Bagram Air Field. Picture taken December 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BAHRAIN-COURTS/
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January 06, 2015
A protester, holding a Bahraini flag, confronts a riot police armoured personnel carrier in an attempt...
Manama, Bahrain
A protester, holding a Bahraini flag, confronts a riot police armoured personnel carrier in an attempt...
A protester, holding a Bahraini flag, confronts a riot police armoured personnel carrier in an attempt to stop it from entering the village of Bilad Al Qadeem south of Manama, January 6, 2015.
Bahraini police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to scatter protesters who gathered outside the home of Sheikh Ali Salman, a Shi'ite Muslim opposition leader on Monday, witnesses said, after he was remanded in custody for a further 15 days. Around 100 protesters angry at the decision had assembled outside his house in the Manama suburb of Bilad al-Qadeem calling for his immediate release, according to a Reuters eyewitness, and clashes with police ensued. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-FLORIDA/GAYMARRIAGE
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January 06, 2015
From right to left; Jeff Delmay, Todd Delmay, Karla Arguello and Catherina Pareto kiss after the same-sex...
Miami, UNITED STATES
Same-sex couples kiss after being married in Miami, Florida
From right to left; Jeff Delmay, Todd Delmay, Karla Arguello and Catherina Pareto kiss after the same-sex couples were married in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. A judge ruled same-sex marriages could begin in Miami-Dade County on Monday, just ahead of gay couples being able to tie the knot statewide after midnight when Florida becomes the 36th U.S. state to allow people of the same sex to wed. Picture taken January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Javier Galeano (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE-SHOOTING/
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January 08, 2015
French special intervention police conduct a house-to-house search in Longpont, northeast of Paris, January...
LONGPONT, France
French special intervention police conduct a house-to-house search in Longpont, northeast of Paris
French special intervention police conduct a house-to-house search in Longpont, northeast of Paris, January 8, 2015. French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris on Thursday after two brothers suspected of being behind an attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were spotted at a petrol station in Villers-Cotterets in the region. France's prime minister said on Thursday he feared the Islamist militants who killed 12 people could strike again as a manhunt for two men widened across the country. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-POLICE/CHOKE
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January 05, 2015
A demonstrator embraces Gwen Carr (R), whose son Eric Garner was killed after a policeman put him in...
New York, UNITED STATES
A demonstrator embraces Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, and National Action Network Staten Island...
A demonstrator embraces Gwen Carr (R), whose son Eric Garner was killed after a policeman put him in a chokehold while being arrested for peddling loose cigarettes, and National Action Network Staten Island President Cynthia Davis (L) after a hearing outside the State Supreme Court in the Staten Island borough of New York January 5, 2015. A New York judge heard arguments on Monday whether to make public records of a grand jury hearing into the case of Garner, who was unarmed when he was killed. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-STAMPEDE/
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January 03, 2015
A mother (C) of a victim cries at the location where people were killed in a stampede incident during...
Shanghai, China
A mother of a victim cries at the location where people were killed in a stampede incident during a New...
A mother (C) of a victim cries at the location where people were killed in a stampede incident during a New Year's celebration on the Bund in Shanghai January 2, 2015. The stampede killed at least 36 people, authorities said, but police denied reports it was caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famous waterfront. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MONACO-ROYALS/TWINS
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January 07, 2015
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene hold their twins Prince Jacques and Princess...
Monaco, Monaco
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene hold their twins Prince Jacques and Princess...
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene hold their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella as they stand at the Palace Balcony during the official presentation of the Monaco's newborn royals in Monaco January 7, 2015. Monaco has declared a public holiday on January 7th to celebrate the birth of twin heirs, Crown Prince Jacques Honore Rainier and Princess Gabriella Therese Marie who were born on December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-WEATHER
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January 08, 2015
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south...
KETERMAYA, Lebanon
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south...
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south of Beirut January 8, 2015. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. Snowfall and gales in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley destroyed some refugee tents. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)
CHINA-TOURISM/
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January 04, 2015
Visitors use kaleidoscopes which are displayed with ice sculptures ahead of the 31st Harbin International...
Harbin, China
Visitors use kaleidoscopes which are displayed with ice sculptures ahead of the 31st Harbin International...
Visitors use kaleidoscopes which are displayed with ice sculptures ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 4, 2015. The winter festival will be officially opened on January 5, 2015.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-WEATHER/
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January 08, 2015
A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant...
A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City January 8, 2015. Schools in Chicago, Boston and other large cities closed on Thursday as sub-zero temperatures and bitter winds gripped central and eastern U.S. for a third day and meteorologists warned there was little relief in sight. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SKIJUMPING/4HILLS
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January 06, 2015
Stefan Kraft from Austria soars through the air during the first round for the final jumping of the 63rd...
Bischofshofen, Austria
Kraft from Austria soars through the air during the first round for the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills...
Stefan Kraft from Austria soars through the air during the first round for the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills Ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA-AIRPLANE
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January 03, 2015
Indonesian Navy frogmen and underwater demolition unit personnel on a boat carrying bodies from AirAsia...
At Sea, Indonesia
Indonesian Navy frogmen and underwater demolition unit personnel on a boat carrying bodies from AirAsia...
Indonesian Navy frogmen and underwater demolition unit personnel on a boat carrying bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501, look as a body is lifted (unseen) to the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh, at sea January 3, 2015. Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two "big objects" on the sea floor, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-POLITICS/CUOMO-FUNERAL
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January 06, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo comforts his mother Matilda outside the St. Ignatius Loyola Church after...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Governor Cuomo comforts his mother Matilda outside the St. Ignatius Loyola Church after funeral...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo comforts his mother Matilda outside the St. Ignatius Loyola Church after funeral service for his late father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 6, 2015. Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on January 1 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-ANNIVERSARY/
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January 08, 2015
Indian policemen rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January...
New Delhi, India
Indian policemen rehearse for Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi
Indian policemen rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ENVIRONMENT ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SKIJUMPING/4HILLS
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January 06, 2015
Simon Ammann from Switzerland crashes during the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills Ski jumping tournament...
Bischofshofen, Austria
Ammann from Switzerland crashes during the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills Ski jumping tournament...
Simon Ammann from Switzerland crashes during the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills Ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL-RELIGION
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January 05, 2015
A Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, sits near the fire to keep himself warm on the first day of the Swasthani...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, sits near the fire to keep himself warm on the first day of the Swasthani...
A Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, sits near the fire to keep himself warm on the first day of the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu January 5, 2015.During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL
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January 02, 2015
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a protest against the nearby...
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a protest against the nearby...
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus January 2, 2015. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GUATEMALA-RIOSMONTT/
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January 05, 2015
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt lies on a stretcher and is covered with a blanket during...
Guatemala, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt lies on a stretcher and is covered with a blanket during his hearing...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt lies on a stretcher and is covered with a blanket during his hearing at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City January 5, 2015. The lawyers of Rios Montt present a medical certificate to excuse him from the court hearing, but the judge gave one hour for the accused to be presented. The former dictator is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of a 36-year civil war.

REUTERS/Josue Decavele (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-PROTEST/
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January 08, 2015
An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan man kicks poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during demonstration against...
An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration against his visit in Kabul, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-SHIP/
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January 04, 2015
A tug illumnates the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday...
London, United Kingdom
A tug illumnates the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday...
A tug illumnates the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday evening in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England, January 4, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (REUTERS - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RALLYING-DAKAR/
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January 06, 2015
Toyota driver Alejandro Yacopini of Argentina drives during the 2nd stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from...
San Juan, Argentina
Toyota driver Yacopini of Argentina drives during the 2nd stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from Villa Carlos...
Toyota driver Alejandro Yacopini of Argentina drives during the 2nd stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan January 5, 2015.
REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-PALESTINIANS/
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January 04, 2015
A Palestinian man looks at a burnt bedroom where two of his teen relatives died when fire broke out due...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian man looks at a burnt bedroom where two of his teen relatives died when fire broke out due...
A Palestinian man looks at a burnt bedroom where two of his teen relatives died when fire broke out due to an electrical malfunction in the backup power system in their home in Beach refugee camp in Gaza City January 4, 2015. Palestinian Energy officials said residents of Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, have been experiencing up to 12 hours of electricity outage a day for the past two weeks due to fuel and power shortages. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-ANIMALS/
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January 05, 2015
Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo in London, January 5,...
London, United Kingdom
Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo in London
Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo in London, January 5, 2015. The annual stock take and animal count, a requirement of London Zoo's license, included additions to the international conservation breeding programme such as the three tiger cubs and Philippine crocodiles. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-WEATHER
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January 05, 2015
Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, January 5, 2015....
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline,
Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-ODDLY/
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January 02, 2015
Amateur contestants (L-R) Phil Bailey, John Hindle and Eren Emir pose in telephone booths during the...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amateur contestants pose in telephone booths during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest...
Amateur contestants (L-R) Phil Bailey, John Hindle and Eren Emir pose in telephone booths during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention in Birmingham, central England January 2, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-MILITARY/
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January 02, 2015
A door rests on the floor of a tent that has been dismantled as part of areas being demolished on the...
Bagram, Afghanistan
A door rests on the floor of a tent that has been dismantled as part of areas being demolished on the...
A door rests on the floor of a tent that has been dismantled as part of areas being demolished on the massive Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan January 2, 2015. The base is being shrunk by demolishing large swaths of housing in order to hold roughly 13,000 foreign troops, mostly Americans, who will remain in the country under a new two-year mission named "Resolute Support" to train Afghan troops. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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