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Syrian troops launched a ground attack in Homs on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to overrun the rebel-held Baba Amro neighbourhood. Above, members of the Free Syrian Army are seen deployed in al-Bayada, Homs.
In the US, dozens of people were killed as severe weather and tornados ripped through several southern and midwestern states. The town of Henryville, Indiana was one of the worst-hit by the storms.
Mark Belanger (L) and April Roberts see what they can salvage from the pile of rubble, which is all that remains of a relative's home that was destroyed by a tornado in Holton, Indiana.
An Iranian man shows his documents as he waits to vote at a mosque being used as a polling station in Tehran on Friday. Iran voted for a new parliament in the first nationwide elections since a bitterly contested 2009 poll that returned Ahmadinejad to power.
Supporters of the Lavalas movement and its leader, Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, hold posters and chant slogans outside the Senate building during a protest against the current government of President Michel Martelly in downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.
At least 14 people were killed when two passenger trains collided head-on in southern Poland late on Saturday in one of the country's worst train crashes in more than 20 years. The two trains carrying an estimated 350 passengers were heading in opposite directions on the same track.
A man casts a ballot in his house in the village of Krovatyn near the town of Ostashkov, some 350 kilometres west of Moscow. Vladimir Putin is almost certain to win a third presidential term in an election that began on Sunday in Russia's far east.
China has announced that it will boost spending on its armed forces by 11.2 per cent this year, which will likely cause concern about Beijing's rapid military build-up and stoke regional tensions. Official military spending will be 670.3bn yuan, or $110bn, in 2012.
Protests against the burning of Korans by US troops in Afghanistan have spread across the Muslim world. Above, Yemeni protesters burned a US flag on Thursday.
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