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The week in pictures: August 25 - September 1
From the escalation in Syria to the death of a beloved journalist, Al Jazeera brings you the week in pictures.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower in the old city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. The week has seen a dramatic ramping-up of international rhetoric after suspected chemical weapons use prompted several Western nations to consider military intervention in Syria [REUTERS]


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Egyptian protesters demonstrate on September 1, 2013, at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo, against potential US military strikes in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier in the day that US military action against Syria would be possible without the approval of the US Congress, which President Obama is seeking. [EPA]


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France's President Francois Hollande, right, meets with Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Italy is insisting that any military strike against Syria for its alleged chemical attack on civilians must be authorised by the UN Security Council. [AP]


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Reports emerging this week suggest US spy agency, the NSA, hacked into email accounts of staff at the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel. [Reuters]


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Tokyo Institute of Technology professor Katsuki Takiguchi (centre) visits the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on August 28, 2013. Japanese nuclear regulators raised the severity of the latest leak of radiation-contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi to level 3, or "serious incident". [EPA]


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A volunteer security officer searches a woman at a check point in Maiduguri, Nigeria. At least 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram armed fighters on Friday near the town of Monguno in Borno state [AP]


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Demonstrations continue in Tunisia in opposition to the Ennahdha-led government. The assassination of a left-wing politician in July - the second such killing in five months - has plunged the country into a political crisis with the opposition accusing the government of failing to maintain security or restart the economy [AP]


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A demonstrator holds a placard during a September 1 protest against the verdict handed to a teenager found guilty of taking part in the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India was too soft on young offenders [Reuters]


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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks to supporters in Townsville ahead of elections to be held on Saturday September 7. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party has trailed the conservative Liberal-National Party coalition for the first four weeks of the campaign, and most pollsters give them little hope of retaining government [Getty]


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A file picture dated March 6, 2007, shows Vatican representative Archbishop Pietro Parolin (centre) meeting with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi. Pope Francis this week named Archbishop Parolin as the Vatican's new Secretary of State. Parolinwill succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was heavily criticised over the 'Vatileaks' scandal in 2012 [EPA]


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A file picture dated March 14, 2013, shows Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa (right) greeting grooms at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa. On Saturday evening, Basindwa escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen reportdly opened fire on his motorcade [AFP]


/Luke Macgregor/Reuters
Veteran journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday, aged 74. He had found international fame for his interview series with US President Richard Nixon, which attracted the largest audience for a news interview in history. He had worked with Al Jazeera English since the channel's launch seven years ago, and will be sadly missed. [Reuters]



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Week in pictures August 25-September 1http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1en-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:55:13 GMTA Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower in the old city of Aleppohttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-free-syrian-army-fighter-takes-a-shower-in-the-old-city-of-aleppo/7877c9c5f3da483452e619f847e9b672A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower in the old city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. The week has seen a dramatic ramping-up of international rhetoric after suspected chemical weapons use prompted several Western nations to consider military intervention in Syria [REUTERS]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-free-syrian-army-fighter-takes-a-shower-in-the-old-city-of-aleppo/7877c9c5f3da483452e619f847e9b672ReutersA Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower in the old city of AleppoA Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower in the old city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. The week has seen a dramatic ramping-up of international rhetoric after suspected chemical weapons use prompted several Western nations to consider military intervention in Syria [REUTERS]Arab Foreign Ministers 140th annual meeting in Cairohttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/arab-foreign-ministers-140th-annual-meeting-in-cairo/02ed07bc6f9e68e56b43c943a6e24b92Egyptian protesters demonstrate on September 1, 2013, at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo, against potential US military strikes in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier in the day that US military action against Syria would be possible without the approval of the US Congress, which President Obama is seeking. [EPA] http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/arab-foreign-ministers-140th-annual-meeting-in-cairo/02ed07bc6f9e68e56b43c943a6e24b92EPA/KHALED ELFIQIArab Foreign Ministers 140th annual meeting in CairoEgyptian protesters demonstrate on September 1, 2013, at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo, against potential US military strikes in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier in the day that US military action against Syria would be possible without the approval of the US Congress, which President Obama is seeking. [EPA] Francois Hollande, Emma Boninohttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/francois-hollande-emma-bonino/4efb5f3a3838aa50bf71bd735183fbb5France's President Francois Hollande, right, meets with Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Italy is insisting that any military strike against Syria for its alleged chemical attack on civilians must be authorised by the UN Security Council. [AP] http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/francois-hollande-emma-bonino/4efb5f3a3838aa50bf71bd735183fbb5AP Photo/Michel EulerFrancois Hollande, Emma BoninoFrance's President Francois Hollande, right, meets with Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Italy is insisting that any military strike against Syria for its alleged chemical attack on civilians must be authorised by the UN Security Council. [AP] A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English-language channel in Dohahttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-general-view-shows-the-newsroom-at-the-headquarters-of-the-qatar-based-al-jazeera-english-language-channel-in-doha/dbb4b6191dfac0bc5e95ffd9b637da68Reports emerging this week suggest US spy agency, the NSA, hacked into email accounts of staff at the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel. [Reuters]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-general-view-shows-the-newsroom-at-the-headquarters-of-the-qatar-based-al-jazeera-english-language-channel-in-doha/dbb4b6191dfac0bc5e95ffd9b637da68FADI AL-ASSAAD/REUTERSA general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English-language channel in DohaReports emerging this week suggest US spy agency, the NSA, hacked into email accounts of staff at the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel. [Reuters]radioactive water leakinghttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/radioactive-water-leaking/aee107d700d4dfcac0dac472e07b0ba3Tokyo Institute of Technology professor Katsuki Takiguchi (centre) visits the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on August 28, 2013. Japanese nuclear regulators raised the severity of the latest leak of radiation-contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi to level 3, or "serious incident". [EPA]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/radioactive-water-leaking/aee107d700d4dfcac0dac472e07b0ba3EPA/TEPCO / HANDOUTradioactive water leakingTokyo Institute of Technology professor Katsuki Takiguchi (centre) visits the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on August 28, 2013. Japanese nuclear regulators raised the severity of the latest leak of radiation-contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi to level 3, or "serious incident". [EPA]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/no-caption/606c802454375058cc08f489e71cdc0eA volunteer security officer searches a woman at a check point in Maiduguri, Nigeria. At least 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram armed fighters on Friday near the town of Monguno in Borno state [AP]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/no-caption/606c802454375058cc08f489e71cdc0eAP Photo/Sunday Alamba, FileA volunteer security officer searches a woman at a check point in Maiduguri, Nigeria. At least 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram armed fighters on Friday near the town of Monguno in Borno state [AP]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/no-caption/d75ef04035cd43fd839a0c00f141a537Demonstrations continue in Tunisia in opposition to the Ennahdha-led government. The assassination of a left-wing politician in July - the second such killing in five months - has plunged the country into a political crisis with the opposition accusing the government of failing to maintain security or restart the economy [AP]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/no-caption/d75ef04035cd43fd839a0c00f141a537AP Photo/Amine LandoulsiDemonstrations continue in Tunisia in opposition to the Ennahdha-led government. The assassination of a left-wing politician in July - the second such killing in five months - has plunged the country into a political crisis with the opposition accusing the government of failing to maintain security or restart the economy [AP]A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the verdict of a teenager, who was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention, in New Delhihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-demonstrator-holds-a-placard-during-a-protest-against-the-verdict-of-a-teenager-who-was-sentenced-to-three-years-in-juvenile-detention-in-new-delhi/a2ef3454b6370b6030cc96ba268e44f7A demonstrator holds a placard during a September 1 protest against the verdict handed to a teenager found guilty of taking part in the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India was too soft on young offenders [Reuters]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/a-demonstrator-holds-a-placard-during-a-protest-against-the-verdict-of-a-teenager-who-was-sentenced-to-three-years-in-juvenile-detention-in-new-delhi/a2ef3454b6370b6030cc96ba268e44f7Mansi Thapliyal/ReutersA demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the verdict of a teenager, who was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention, in New DelhiA demonstrator holds a placard during a September 1 protest against the verdict handed to a teenager found guilty of taking part in the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India was too soft on young offenders [Reuters]Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Visits Townsville After Launching The Australian Labor Party 2013 Campaignhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/prime-minister-kevin-rudd-visits-townsville-after-launching-the-australian-labor-party-2013-campaign/28165e4fb8c04124d5883209574c1619Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks to supporters in Townsville ahead of elections to be held on Saturday September 7. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party has trailed the conservative Liberal-National Party coalition for the first four weeks of the campaign, and most pollsters give them little hope of retaining government [Getty]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/prime-minister-kevin-rudd-visits-townsville-after-launching-the-australian-labor-party-2013-campaign/28165e4fb8c04124d5883209574c1619Stefan Postles/Getty ImagesPrime Minister Kevin Rudd Visits Townsville After Launching The Australian Labor Party 2013 CampaignAustralian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks to supporters in Townsville ahead of elections to be held on Saturday September 7. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party has trailed the conservative Liberal-National Party coalition for the first four weeks of the campaign, and most pollsters give them little hope of retaining government [Getty]Pope Francis names new secretary of statehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/pope-francis-names-new-secretary-of-state/bdeb40ed139721252258c6951b6ad41dA file picture dated March 6, 2007, shows Vatican representative Archbishop Pietro Parolin (centre) meeting with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi. Pope Francis this week named Archbishop Parolin as the Vatican's new Secretary of State. Parolinwill succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was heavily criticised over the 'Vatileaks' scandal in 2012 [EPA]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/pope-francis-names-new-secretary-of-state/bdeb40ed139721252258c6951b6ad41dEPA/JULIAN ABRAM WAINWRIGHTPope Francis names new secretary of stateA file picture dated March 6, 2007, shows Vatican representative Archbishop Pietro Parolin (centre) meeting with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi. Pope Francis this week named Archbishop Parolin as the Vatican's new Secretary of State. Parolinwill succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was heavily criticised over the 'Vatileaks' scandal in 2012 [EPA]YEMEN-LIFESTYLE-MASS-WEDDINGhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/yemen-lifestyle-mass-wedding/1c7c1c619bc8359e4f9ab1262020eba4A file picture dated March 14, 2013, shows Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa (right) greeting grooms at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa. On Saturday evening, Basindwa escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen reportdly opened fire on his motorcade [AFP]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/yemen-lifestyle-mass-wedding/1c7c1c619bc8359e4f9ab1262020eba4MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty ImagesYEMEN-LIFESTYLE-MASS-WEDDINGA file picture dated March 14, 2013, shows Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa (right) greeting grooms at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa. On Saturday evening, Basindwa escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen reportdly opened fire on his motorcade [AFP]File photo od David Frost at the GQ Men of the Year 2010 Awards at the Royal Opera House in Londonhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/file-photo-od-david-frost-at-the-gq-men-of-the-year-2010-awards-at-the-royal-opera-house-in-london/4368ff0d5f410ba19b793d479393ac80Veteran journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday, aged 74. He had found international fame for his interview series with US President Richard Nixon, which attracted the largest audience for a news interview in history. He had worked with Al Jazeera English since the channel's launch seven years ago, and will be sadly missed. [Reuters]http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_August_25-September_1/slideshow/file-photo-od-david-frost-at-the-gq-men-of-the-year-2010-awards-at-the-royal-opera-house-in-london/4368ff0d5f410ba19b793d479393ac80Luke Macgregor/ReutersFile photo od David Frost at the GQ Men of the Year 2010 Awards at the Royal Opera House in LondonVeteran journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday, aged 74. He had found international fame for his interview series with US President Richard Nixon, which attracted the largest audience for a news interview in history. He had worked with Al Jazeera English since the channel's launch seven years ago, and will be sadly missed. [Reuters]

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