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Russian Communist party supporters hold portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they take part in a ceremony to mark the 136th anniversary of his birth at Red Square in Moscow on Monday
A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Dozens of Syrian refugee families are being resettled in the Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city is already home to one of the nation’s largest population of Syrians, who began settling here in the late 1800s.
Workmen install the Portrait of Charles II in Coronation Robes by John Michael Wright at the National Maritime Museum , London, which is the largest object in their forthcoming exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution.
A relative sits on the floor as she grieves on Thursday next to a family portrait and the body of one of the victims of the unrest that rocked the neighbourhood of Mutakura in Bujumbura the day before, where at least six people were killed during clashes with police
Usain Bolt poses for a portrait in New York. Sprint supremo Bolt says he is taking his time building up to August’s Beijing world championships and is looking forward to an explosive showdown there against American Justin Gatlin
A woman carries a portrait of Lenin as she walks with the Communist Party members and supporters to place flowers at the Tomb of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, at Moscow’s Red Square on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution
A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai
An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini’s shrine on the 25th anniversary of his death on Wednesday on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran
An Afghan refugee, five-year-old Hamagai Akbar, attends an event on UN World Day of Social Justice, at a makeshift school set up in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The UN says the occasion aims to support efforts for ‘poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all’
A Russian-Israeli second world war veteran poses for a photograph during a street parade marking Victory day in Haifa, Israel on Friday. The veterans, originally from the former Soviet Union, marched together with their families in the city on Friday to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the allies’ victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.