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Photograph by Abed Rahim Khatib—NurPhoto

Jan. 21, 2014. A Palestinian family waiting hoping to cross into Egypt, at the the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip.

From protests turning deadly in Ukraine and a controversial dolphin hunt in Japan to the icy Orthodox Christian rituals of Epiphany and glow-in-the-dark couture at Paris Fashion Week, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Mohammed Elshamy—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Dec. 27, 2013. Egyptian pro-democracy protestors and police clash during a demonstration against Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘terrorist label’ in the Alf Maskan district of Cairo, Egypt.

From celebrations ringing in 2014 around the world and the swearing in of New York City’s new mayor to crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in the United States, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

"I saw a man crossing the road. Then — bang — he was shot. I didn’t yet know if he was alive or dead, but it felt so natural to run towards him. He was surrounded by people trying to help. And then I saw this hand," TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev says. He had arrived in Tahrir Square on July 3 — just as the military announced that Islamist President Mohamed Morsi had been deposed — and spent the week photographing violent clashes in the streets of Cairo.

The man, who is not pictured, but whose blood is seen in the image above, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and had been shot as he was on his way to put a poster of Morsi on the barbed wire outside the barracks of the Republican Guard, the last known location of the deposed president. The photograph is featured in this week’s issue of TIME and in the LightBox Pictures of the Week gallery.

Kozyrev had been documenting the turmoil in Egypt since the early days of the Arab Spring in January 2011. (Much of the work has also been featured on LightBox.) The events of the last week, however, were entirely unexpected to him and reflected a different environment than what he had witnessed before. Much of the idealism and inspiration of the initial uprising has been tainted by escalating levels of violence from all sides.

"It’s not just revolutionaries throwing stones. They’re using everything. They have guns on both sides and they can be very aggressive with foreigners," Kozyrev says of the conflicts. Many photographers now come prepared with gas masks and helmets; some even bring body armor. "It’s a rough environment, it’s more challenging for us caught in the middle. But every time I am back I feel like I’m witnessing something important."

Such a violent, complicated situation can be difficult to document visually. Sometimes it calls not for the most graphic or gruesome image, but the most suggestive one.

"I believe the picture of the bloody hand tells more about how fragile and how dangerous this situation is in Cairo right now."

—Eugene Reznik

See more of this week’s best photos on LightBox.

Photography by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

Having covered the Arab Spring since 2011, Yuri Kozyrev returned to Egypt in the first days of July — on assignment for TIME — to capture the abrupt, almost neck-snapping changes that exploded in Cairo after the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

See more photos here on LightBox.

Jan. 26, 2013. An Egyptian soccer fan holds a smoke flare above his head in celebration after learning that 21 fans of the Al Masry football club, involved in a football stadium massacre last year, were sentence to death, in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: Ed Giles—Getty Images)

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Nov. 28, 2012. Cairo, Egypt. A protester finds cover behind a destroyed vehicle at the scene of clashes with Egyptian police near Tahrir Square. (Photo: Moises Saman—Magnum for TIME)

Throughout 2012, TIME’s unparalleled photojournalists were there. At a time when so much hangs in the balance, bearing witness can be the most essential act — and that’s what we do. Here’s the best of our commissioned photojournalism from 2012. See more on LightBox.

Dec. 2, 2012. Palestinian men repair a bombed smuggling tunnel connecting the Gaza Strip and Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo: Ali Ali—EPA)

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.

Protestors throw rocks at Egyptian security forces protecting the area near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. 

Magnum photographer Moises Saman photographed clashes on the streets of Cairo for this week’s issue of TIME.

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April 1, 2011. Between Ajdabiya and Brega, Libya. 

Revolutions, a book featuring the work of war photographer Rémi Ochlik, who was killed this spring in Syria, has just been published by Emphas.is. LightBox presents images from the book taken during conflicts in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria. 

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July 17, 2012. Egyptian troops demonstrate their skills at a graduation ceremony attended by President Mohammed Morsi, unseen, in Cairo.

From America’s worst drought in 50 years and fierce fighting in Syria to the start of Ramadan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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