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The week in pictures
From anti-torture protests in Georgia to Venezuela’s frenetic campaign, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
In the wake of an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that left the American ambassador and three others dead, demonstrators in the eastern Libyan city stormed the compounds of militias based there, including the Ansar al-Sharia militia.
24 Sep 2012
Demonstrations erupted in Georgia after footage showing torture and rape of convicts was shown on pro-opposition television channels.
French gendarmes escort a woman wearing a headscarf for an identity check near the Eiffel Tower following tight security due to calls on the internet by Islamic groups to demonstrate in protest over an anti-Islam video. In France, the authorities banned all protests over the issue.
The US Congress honoured Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi with the highest civilian award in recognition of her campaign to restore good governance in the Southeast Asian nation.
The last of 33,000 "surge" troops ordered into Afghanistan by US President Barack Obama in 2009 have now left the country.
Syrian rebels held their position as they tried to root out Syrian government forces in the Amariya neighbourhood of Aleppo on September 22.
As elections approach in Venezuela, tensions between the candidates have been rising. Earlier this month, the Carter Center urged the two candidates to ease tensions in order to avert post-election violence.
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