News Pictures of The Week - August 19

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An army officer tries to control the crowd as he escorts an Islamist... News PhotoAdult,Armed Forces,Army,Bestpix,Cairo,Conflict,Control,Crisis,Crowd,Egypt,Horizontal,Islam,Men,Middle East,Mohamed Morsi,Mosque,Muslim Brotherhood,People,Politics,President,Protest,Protestor,Removing,Supporter,Topix,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn army officer tries to control the crowd as he escorts an Islamist man out of Cairo's Al-Fath mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi held up on August 17, 2013. The standoff at al-Fath mosque in central Ramses Square began on August 16, with security forces surrounding the building where Islamists were sheltering and trying to convince them to leave. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)