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Photos Of The Week #1

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the first week of 2013. (38 PHOTOS)

Two sisters light candles during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in the Kyrgyz village of Sokuluk, near the capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Two sisters light candles during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in the Kyrgyz village of Sokuluk, near the capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

People walk past a church in the Serbian city of Sabac, 80 kilometers west of Belgrade, during an Orthodox Christmas Eve ceremony. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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People walk past a church in the Serbian city of Sabac, 80 kilometers west of Belgrade, during an Orthodox Christmas Eve ceremony. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

An ethnic Serb boy roasts lamb and pig for a traditional Orthodox Christmas meal in front of his home in the village of Vojkovici, near the capital, Sarajevo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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An ethnic Serb boy roasts lamb and pig for a traditional Orthodox Christmas meal in front of his home in the village of Vojkovici, near the capital, Sarajevo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A Romanian diver shows a wooden cross he retrieved from the Black Sea during an Epiphany religious service in Constanta. Thousands of Romanian Orthodox believers attended the celebration in the Black Sea coastal city. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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A Romanian diver shows a wooden cross he retrieved from the Black Sea during an Epiphany religious service in Constanta. Thousands of Romanian Orthodox believers attended the celebration in the Black Sea coastal city. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

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