The week in pictures - 13th September

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An artist, with his lips sealed with tape, protests demanding the safety of artist Manish Harijan and his freedom of expression in Nepal. The protest comes after Harijan received death threats for creating and exhibiting paintings depicting Hindu gods blended into images of western superheroes like Ghost Rider and Superman.

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An abandoned pet tortoise walks on the debris of a damaged house in the neighbourhood of old Homs, Syria

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The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on the 11-year anniversary

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Protesters, angry over a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, climb a fence at the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

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Protesters set fire to police vehicles during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protest was sparked by the controversial anti-Islam film which appeared on the internet this week

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The US embassy in Benghazi, Libya burns after it was stormed by a mob which left the US ambassador and three other staff members dead. The tensions were fueled by an American-made anti-Islamic video which appeared online this week.

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Soldiers of Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Dnestr region take part in a military parade during Independence Day celebration in Tiraspol

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Barack Obama is bear-hugged by pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer during his Presidential campaign trail

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Serena Williams poses with her trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York

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Andy Murray plays Serbia's Djokovic during the men's singles final match at the U.S. Open, Murray won the match to take his first grand slam title

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Models present creations from the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week

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Alastair Campbell, communications director for former prime minister Tony Blair, speaks on a telephone as actor Peter Capaldi gestures behind him, on the trading floor of BGC Partners, in London. Celebrities filled the trading floor and answered phone during an annual charity event.

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Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

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South Africa's AB de Villiers attempts unsuccessfully to stump England's Craig Kieswetter during the third International T20 cricket match at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham

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Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the 'Tallest Mohawk,' poses for a photographer at a media event held by the Guinness World Records to launch their 2013 book edition in New York. According to the Guinness World Records, Watanabe's do stands at 3 feet 8.6 inches.

Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe holds the world record for the 'Tallest Mohawk'. According to the Guinness World Records, Watanabe's do stands at 3 feet 8.6 inches.

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Police officers detain a protester in support of women's rights group Femen, during a civic-military parade commemorating the Independence Day of Brazil