Pictures of the Week: August 10 – August 17

Ahmad Halabisaz–Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com
Ahmad Halabisaz–Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com
Aug. 12, 2012. Iranian women mourn after a deadly earthquake in northwest Iran.

From the earthquake in Iran and the killing of miners on strike by police in South Africa to the end of Ramadan and a meteor shower over Macedonia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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