Egypt seems ever more divided between backers of its military-dominated government and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Security forces, in the name of fighting "terrorists" from the Morsi-affiliated Muslim Brotherhood, have killed many hundreds of people. An Egyptian court, meanwhile, this week ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak, who was jailed in 2011. In the photo shown here, Egyptian soldiers adjust barbed wire around the Supreme Constitutional Court ahead of planned demonstrations.
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This photo shows the charred remains of a church in Egypt, apparently torched by Islamists. Enraged by the military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, vigilantes have scapegoated the country's Christian minority, attacking and burning dozens of churches.
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Egyptian flags cover the coffins of 25 policemen killed near the border town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack, carried out by suspected Islamic militants, was the one of the worst in the troubled region for several years.
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Shock and Sorrow
Amna Ahmad Ali's 27-year-old son Mahmoud was shot dead, apparently by a sniper. She's comforted here by her sister and sister-in-law.
A school of fish clump into a ball to guard against predators. The 50 megapixel panorama was taken in October 2009 near the Galapagos Islands. It is made up of 19 individual photographs stitched together.
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