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Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Cholera spikes in Haiti

A spike in cholera cases and an early rainy season has public health workers worried in Haiti.

The world's most influential people

Some of the world's most influential politicians, artists, business people and thinkers, as named by Time magazine.

ISIS at the gates of Ramadi

Civilians flee as Iraqi security forces fight Islamic State militants at the gates of Ramadi.

Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa

South Africa has been hit by a wave of violence against African and other immigrants.

Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Brazil.

West Bank protests

Palestinians mark Prisoners' Day in the West Bank.

Myanmar's endangered haircut

Before colonial rule, all of Myanmar's boys and girls wore their hair in an ancient style. Now, only one village still continues the tradition.

Town of twins

A Bosnian town is home to at least 21 sets of twins born during the 1992-95 war.

Worst cities for traffic

The ten most gridlocked cities in the world.

Air strikes on Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies bomb Houthi militia targets across Yemen.

REUTERS/Handout/Vladimir Pirogov

Soviet veterans of World War Two

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers capture portraits of Red Army veterans.  Full Coverage 

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China's online hostesses

In China's online hostessing world, men can find virtual company and women can find riches.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Memories of Lincoln

April 15th marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Bedrooms of the remembered

Nearly a year after the Sewol ferry disaster, many of the grieving parents have left their lost children's bedrooms intact, unable to put away mementos and items of daily use.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Racing back to health

The Veliefendi horse hospital in Istanbul is the biggest and the most state-of-the-art facility in Turkey.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A lonely death

In rapidly ageing Japan, more people are dying alone and unnoticed. Looser family bonds play a role in older people’s isolation.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

It's raining cats

An army of feral cats rules a remote fishing island in southern Japan, outnumbering humans six to one.  Full Coverage