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International POW post, in this latest edition, we will go through the political unrest that Turkey is witnessing, then pass over a powerful image from Afghanistan, without forgetting the weird disappearance of the Malaysian aircraft and other amazing photos from what has been happening in the past week.
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A young girl is wounded during clashes between riot-police and prostestors in Istanbul after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during last year’s anti-government protests. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at protestors in the capital Ankara, while in Istbanbul, crowds shouting anti-government slogans lit a huge fire as they made their way to a cemetery for the burial of Elvan. (Bulent Kilic / AFP – Getty Image)
A Palestinian man and a member of the Israeli security forces took pictures of each other on Friday. (Abbas Momania/AFP – Getty Images)
Afghan men attend the burial of Afghanistan’s influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim during his funeral procession in Kabul, Afghanistan. Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country’s civil war, died on Sunday at the age of 57. (Massoud Hossaini / AP)
The national guard disperses water cannons on anti-government protesters during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas, Venezuela. (Tomas Bravo/Reuters)
More than 50 vehicles crashed on the Ohio Turnpike, northeast of Clyde, Ohio. ( JONATHON BIRD / FREMONT NEWS-MESSENGER)
A girl stands next to a sign board made and written by the public at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of the missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports. (Daniel Chan/AP)
Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sculpture depicting the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft on the beach in Puri, India. Malaysia has asked for India’s assistance in searching for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner to widen the search to an area near the Andaman Sea, an Indian official said Wednesday. (AP)
Protestors flee tear gas during clashes with riot police after the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul, Turkey. (MIRA / AFP)
Heavy smoke pours from the debris of a collapsed building in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Search crews picked through still-smoldering rubble on Thursday, looking for survivors of a gas explosion that caused the collapse of two New York apartment buildings a day earlier, killing seven people and injuring about 60. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
Federal police parade white elephant dolls symbolizing public waste as they demand higher salaries and better career opportunities in Brasilia, Brazil. The police are threatening to go on strike during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament if their demands are not met. (Eraldo Peres/AP)
Members of the Crimean self defense forces cast shadows on the pavement at the main railway station in Simferopol, Ukraine. Members of the Crimean self defense forces check the luggage and identity documents of passengers arriving by train, especially from western Ukrainian cities or the capital, to Simferopol, looking for what they label as provocateurs, ahead of the March 16 referendum that will ask residents if they want the territory to become part of Russia. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)
A Syrian refugee boy stands behind a fence near his family makeshift home tent, as the rainbow shines in background, at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan. (Mohammad Hannon/AP)