News Pictures of The Week - August 12


A protestor throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with... News PhotoArmy,Bestpix,Brass,Canister,Conflict,Confrontation,Coup d'état,Courthouse,Decisions,Defendant,Former,Gendarme,Government,Horizontal,Istanbul,Law,Legal Trial,People,Police Force,Prison,Protest,Protestor,Sentencing,Tear Gas,Throwing,Topix,Water CannonPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA protestor throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with police and gendarmes blocking the access to a courthouse in Silivri, near Istanbul, on August 5, 2013, after a court decision to sentence a former army chief and other top brass to life in prison in a high-profile trial of 275 people accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. Ex-military chief Ilker Basbug, along with several other army officers, were sentenced to life in prison, while 21 people were acquitted, according to the verdicts issued so far. The trial has been seen as as a key test in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's showdown with secularist and military opponents during his decade-long rule. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)