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Photos Of The Week #8

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (29 PHOTOS)

A military parade in Dushanbe to mark the 20th anniversary of Tajikistan's national army.
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A military parade in Dushanbe to mark the 20th anniversary of Tajikistan's national army.

A woman stuck in her car is rescued from floodwaters by residents during heavy rain in Chalandri, a northen suburb of Athens, Greece. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)
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A woman stuck in her car is rescued from floodwaters by residents during heavy rain in Chalandri, a northen suburb of Athens, Greece. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)

Armenian opposition supporters rally against President Serzh Sarkisian's election victory in front of his residence in Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
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Armenian opposition supporters rally against President Serzh Sarkisian's election victory in front of his residence in Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Boys play on the roof of the entrance to a football stadium in Gao, Mali. (Reuters/Joe Penney)
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Boys play on the roof of the entrance to a football stadium in Gao, Mali. (Reuters/Joe Penney)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

Farmers load a horse-drawn cart in the Belarusian village of Zapesochie. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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Farmers load a horse-drawn cart in the Belarusian village of Zapesochie. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

Dogs roam on top of a garbage at a dumping ground near the village of Gorny Vozdukh, Russia, about 14 kilometers outside of the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AFP/Mikhail Mordasov)
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Dogs roam on top of a garbage at a dumping ground near the village of Gorny Vozdukh, Russia, about 14 kilometers outside of the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AFP/Mikhail Mordasov)

A man carries a child who was wounded after a missile hit the al-Myassar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)
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A man carries a child who was wounded after a missile hit the al-Myassar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

A groom and four brides sit outside the venue of their weddings at a mass Muslim marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. (Reuters/Amit Dave)
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A groom and four brides sit outside the venue of their weddings at a mass Muslim marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. (Reuters/Amit Dave)

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. Pistorius was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)
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Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. Pistorius was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

A general view shows the Bolshoi ice arena, the hockey venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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A general view shows the Bolshoi ice arena, the hockey venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Russian soldiers march near Mikoyan MiG-31B supersonic interceptor aircraft at the Kansk-Dalniy military airdrome outside the town of Kansk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Russian soldiers march near Mikoyan MiG-31B supersonic interceptor aircraft at the Kansk-Dalniy military airdrome outside the town of Kansk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A worker walks past piles of wood at a wood processing factory in Huaibei, Anhui Province, China. (Reuters)
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A worker walks past piles of wood at a wood processing factory in Huaibei, Anhui Province, China. (Reuters)

Competitors at the Wrestling World Cup in Tehran.
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Competitors at the Wrestling World Cup in Tehran.

A Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim girl attends a protest in Lahore against a bomb attack on Quetta's Shi'ite area. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim girl attends a protest in Lahore against a bomb attack on Quetta's Shi'ite area. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

Director Sam French (center) and 14-year-old Afghan actors Fawad Mohammadi (left) and Jawanmard Paiz of the Oscar-nominated live-action short film "Buzkashi Boys" smile for the cameras after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. (Reuters/Patrick Fallon)
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Director Sam French (center) and 14-year-old Afghan actors Fawad Mohammadi (left) and Jawanmard Paiz of the Oscar-nominated live-action short film "Buzkashi Boys" smile for the cameras after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. (Reuters/Patrick Fallon)

Armenian opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian holds a rally in Liberty Square in Yerevan. (Photolur)
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Armenian opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian holds a rally in Liberty Square in Yerevan. (Photolur)

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover during the firing of a mortar toward the Presidential Palace in the Ghouta area in Damascus. (Reuters/Mohammed Abdullah)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover during the firing of a mortar toward the Presidential Palace in the Ghouta area in Damascus. (Reuters/Mohammed Abdullah)

Pakistani children ride on a makeshift merry-go-round in a slum in Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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Pakistani children ride on a makeshift merry-go-round in a slum in Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

A trader waits for business at a shop in Apraksin Dvor, a market that has existed since the 18th century in central St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A trader waits for business at a shop in Apraksin Dvor, a market that has existed since the 18th century in central St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A child takes part as Shi'ite Muslims gather around the coffin of a bombing victim on the third day of protests following an attack on ethnic Hazaras in Quetta, Pakistan. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
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A child takes part as Shi'ite Muslims gather around the coffin of a bombing victim on the third day of protests following an attack on ethnic Hazaras in Quetta, Pakistan. (AFP/Banaras Khan)

A Shi'ite Muslim girl shouts slogans during a protest against the bomb attack in Quetta. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)
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A Shi'ite Muslim girl shouts slogans during a protest against the bomb attack in Quetta. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

Bosnian Roma actor Nazif Mujic, who won the prize for best actor at the Berlin film festival, arrives in his home village of Svatovci. (RFE/RL/Maja Nikolic)
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Bosnian Roma actor Nazif Mujic, who won the prize for best actor at the Berlin film festival, arrives in his home village of Svatovci. (RFE/RL/Maja Nikolic)

A look through the window of a house that has to be torn down as it is within the perimeters of the Olympic Park shows the stadium for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park in Adler, near Sochi, Russia. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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A look through the window of a house that has to be torn down as it is within the perimeters of the Olympic Park shows the stadium for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park in Adler, near Sochi, Russia. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Women who are part of Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, Syria. (REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)
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Women who are part of Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, Syria. (REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)

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