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Fans of Algeria shine a laser before their African  Nations Cup qualifying soccer match against Malawi

Images of the week – Oct 13-17

World Soccer's images of the week come from Euro 2016 qualifiers, African Nations Cup qualifiers and Sudamericana Cup games.