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Week in Photos

The Week in Photos: Obscure

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The Week in Photos: Obscure
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  • Without a shadow of a doubt

    An activist in Ukraine's first gay pride demonstration seen through the rainbow flag during the action in Kiev, Ukraine. About a hundred gay and lesbian Ukrainians and those from other countries took part in the gay pride rally, protected by hundreds of riot police. Antipathy toward homosexuals remains strong in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
  • No more hiding

    Women chant slogans, one wearing an burka, as they march in a "Slut Walk" to protest the mistreatment of women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "Slut Walks" have been held around the world, asserting that women's rights should be respected no matter their occupation, beliefs, age, or physical appearance. The protests originated in Toronto, Canada, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
  • Cry over spilled milk

    Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates with winners milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Cloud over

    Anti-gay marriage demonstrators face riot police (not seen) while teargas canisters smoke during clashes in Paris, France. Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday. The law came into force over a week ago, but organisers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalizing gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year's election. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
  • Camera obscura

    An elderly Indian widow performs morning rituals at the non-governmental organization Sulabh International in Varanasi, India. In India, being a widow remains one of the worst stigmas. When her husband dies, the widow often becomes a pariah, excluded from family gatherings for fear the mere fall of her shadow will bring bad luck and tragedy. In the North, many journey to the holy cities of Vrindavan and Varanasi, where they beg, and are paid a pittance to recite prayers in the temple as they wait for the end. The NGO Sulabh International takes care of the welfare, protection, maintenance and education of widows so that their living conditions improve. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • Green fingers

    A Brazilian Navy sniper participates in a mock hostage rescue drill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian Navy conducted the drill in preparation for the Confederation Cup that runs from June 15-30. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
  • Cover your back

    Israeli soldiers of the Home Front Command rescue unit wear protective gear during a drill in Azur, near Tel Aviv. Israel has launched a national civil defense drill, which the army said this year will focus on the threat of unconventional weapons at a time of growing regional tensions. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
  • Burst your bubble

    Yeva Baruch, 5, has fun with bubbles in Centenary Square as part in a series of events to promote the Bradford Science Festival.
  • Up in smoke

    Riot police use pepper gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the cutting down of trees in the center of Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. (AP Photo)
  • Reflection

    A member of the Secret Service is reflected in the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. President Barack Obama and New .Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
  • Frame of mind

    The sculpture "Aurora" by artist Ruth Asawa frames a waterfront scene along The Embarcadero in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Geode, you look good

    at the Royal College of Art graduate fashion show, at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington, west London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 30, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
  • Concealer

    Models Blanche Scofield (left) using a bejewelled compact circa 1945 and Anna Swan (right) using a bejewelled necessaire by Faraone, circa 1940, on show as part of the €œUltra Vanities - Bejewelled make-up boxes from the Age of Glamour€ exhibition at Goldsmiths'€™ Hall, central London. More than 300 pieces, dating from the 1920s through to the 1970s, will be on display including examples by leading jewellery houses such as Cartier, Boucheron,Van Cleef & Arpels and Chaumet. The summer exhibition celebrates a private collection and provides a window on a glamorous world of luxury - evocative of the Great Gatsby. (Nick Ansell/PA Wire)
  • The mask slips

    A man holds a traditional devil mask during Corpus Christi celebrations in La Villa, Panama. Residents donned colorful masks and bright costumes as they danced through the streets of this small Panamanian town, for its annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a Roman Catholic holiday celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
  • Drape over

    Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride sits inside a temporary camp with her face covered with scarf during her marriage ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)