As in previous weeks, we are posting the selections for The Week in Pictures for discussion in PhotoBlog. Let us know what you think of our selections and view and vote on all of The Week in Pictures images: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/. While eye/camera contact often distracts with a sense of self-consciousness, in this case it's direct and arresting. Editors in the Week in Pictures discussion also enjoyed the sculptural effect of soft light on the fabric-wrapped heads, all pointed in the same direction.
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A boy is lifted above a crowd of Palestinian Muslims at the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank between Ramallah and Jerusalem on Monday, Oct. 8. The pilgrims were on their way to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City to participate in Al-Qadr, which takes place on the last week of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.