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The Week in Pictures

March 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

GAZA CITY, GAZA: Cockatoos Riko and Koko drink coffee from a small paper cup at a pet shop in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City. Pet shop owner Mohammed Al-Deyri claims the parrots drink three cups of tea and coffee everyday.

AGRI, TURKEY: A shepherd and his animals are seen on the foothills of Mount Ararat, also known as Agri Mountain, eastern Turkey. The snow on the foothills have melted after lower than usual snowfall and higher temperatures this year.

KHAN YOUNIS, GAZA STRIP: Palestinian students fly kites near the Japan-funded housing project in Khan Younis to mark the fourth anniversary of the 11 March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis.

SINOP, TURKEY: The mountain region around the Black Sea attracts fishing enthusiasts from around the world, however a new tourist attraction is now opening up in the region: hunting.

NEW YORK, US: Visitors look at the images of torture victims at the UN headquarters in New York. The images show the cruelty used by Syrian regime forces against its people.