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Photos Of The Week #10

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (49 PHOTOS)

Police used rubber bullets, water hoses, and tear gas against demonstrators in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, on March 10. RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports that dozens of protesters were detained during the demonstration, which was held to protest the deaths and alleged abuse of conscripts in the military. (RFE/RL/Abbas Atilay)
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Police used rubber bullets, water hoses, and tear gas against demonstrators in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, on March 10. RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports that dozens of protesters were detained during the demonstration, which was held to protest the deaths and alleged abuse of conscripts in the military. (RFE/RL/Abbas Atilay)

Salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan in the Santalpur region of India. (AFP/Sam Panthaky)
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Salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan in the Santalpur region of India. (AFP/Sam Panthaky)

A Tibetan mastiff is displayed for sale at a show in Baoding, Hebei Province, China. Fetching prices up to around $750,000, mastiffs have become a prized status symbol among China's wealthy. Breeders still travel to the Himalayan plateau to collect young puppies, although many are unable to adjust to the low altitudes and die during the journey. (AFP/Ed Jones)
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A Tibetan mastiff is displayed for sale at a show in Baoding, Hebei Province, China. Fetching prices up to around $750,000, mastiffs have become a prized status symbol among China's wealthy. Breeders still travel to the Himalayan plateau to collect young puppies, although many are unable to adjust to the low altitudes and die during the journey. (AFP/Ed Jones)

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (center) is greeted by soldiers during his visit to a defense detachment near the border with South Korea. (Reuters/KCNA)
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (center) is greeted by soldiers during his visit to a defense detachment near the border with South Korea. (Reuters/KCNA)

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (right) and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his son Nikolay pay their respects at the coffin of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. (AFP/Presidencia/Miguel Angel Angul)
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Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (right) and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his son Nikolay pay their respects at the coffin of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. (AFP/Presidencia/Miguel Angel Angul)

Electricians check a pylon situated amid farmland in China's Anhui Province. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Electricians check a pylon situated amid farmland in China's Anhui Province. (Reuters/China Daily)

People walk in St. Peter's Square. The Vatican announced that Roman Catholic cardinals would start their conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on March 12. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
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People walk in St. Peter's Square. The Vatican announced that Roman Catholic cardinals would start their conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on March 12. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Soldiers open the Matyas Gate at Prague Castle for newly inaugurated Czech President Milos Zeman. (Reuters/Petr Josek)
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Soldiers open the Matyas Gate at Prague Castle for newly inaugurated Czech President Milos Zeman. (Reuters/Petr Josek)

Soldiers of the Serbian Army's special reconnaissance forces take part in winter training at Kopaonik Mountain, 200 kilometers south of Belgrade. (AFP/Sasa Djordjevic)
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Soldiers of the Serbian Army's special reconnaissance forces take part in winter training at Kopaonik Mountain, 200 kilometers south of Belgrade. (AFP/Sasa Djordjevic)

People engage in a pillow-fight game in Changsha, China, to celebrate ahead of International Women's Day. (AFP)
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People engage in a pillow-fight game in Changsha, China, to celebrate ahead of International Women's Day. (AFP)

Models wait backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Models wait backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A man wearing a mask of Czech President Vaclav Klaus holds flowers during a march in Prague celebrating the end of his presidency. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
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A man wearing a mask of Czech President Vaclav Klaus holds flowers during a march in Prague celebrating the end of his presidency. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

A homeless woman sleeps in an underpass to shelter from temperatures of around minus 8 degrees Celsius in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A homeless woman sleeps in an underpass to shelter from temperatures of around minus 8 degrees Celsius in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

Poultry workers feed chickens at a farm on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Poultry workers feed chickens at a farm on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

A street vendor in Managua, Nicaragua, pushes his cart past a mural depicting Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez (center), former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right), and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. (Reuters/Inti Ocon)
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A street vendor in Managua, Nicaragua, pushes his cart past a mural depicting Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez (center), former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right), and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. (Reuters/Inti Ocon)

Members of a folklore group take part in a ceremony in Pristina marking 15 years since Kosovo Liberation Army commander Adem Jashari was among 45 members of his family killed by Serbian security forces in the village of Prekaz, sparking a full-blown rebel insurgency. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Members of a folklore group take part in a ceremony in Pristina marking 15 years since Kosovo Liberation Army commander Adem Jashari was among 45 members of his family killed by Serbian security forces in the village of Prekaz, sparking a full-blown rebel insurgency. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

The sculpture called "Cloud Gate" but more commonly known as "The Bean" is covered in snow in the U.S. city of Chicago. (AFP/Getty Images/Brian Kersey)
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The sculpture called "Cloud Gate" but more commonly known as "The Bean" is covered in snow in the U.S. city of Chicago. (AFP/Getty Images/Brian Kersey)

The $4 million Veneno on display at the Lamborghini booth at the 83rd Geneva Car Show in Switzerland. The company will produce just three of these cars. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)
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The $4 million Veneno on display at the Lamborghini booth at the 83rd Geneva Car Show in Switzerland. The company will produce just three of these cars. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

An employee of Ginza Tanaka poses beside the golden replica of the left foot of football star Lionel Messi of Argentina. Priced at about $5.25 million, the 25-kilogram golden foot was created by the Tokyo-based jewelry retailer to commemorate Messi's record-breaking Ballon d'Or for four consecutive years and the world-record 91 goals he scored in a calendar year. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)
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An employee of Ginza Tanaka poses beside the golden replica of the left foot of football star Lionel Messi of Argentina. Priced at about $5.25 million, the 25-kilogram golden foot was created by the Tokyo-based jewelry retailer to commemorate Messi's record-breaking Ballon d'Or for four consecutive years and the world-record 91 goals he scored in a calendar year. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

A Belgian engineer works on train tracks in Profondeville. The modernization of the line will enable the system to automatically stop a train that neglects a red light or exceeds the maximum speed limit. (AFP/Belga/Bruno Fahy)
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A Belgian engineer works on train tracks in Profondeville. The modernization of the line will enable the system to automatically stop a train that neglects a red light or exceeds the maximum speed limit. (AFP/Belga/Bruno Fahy)

A worker dyes fabric at a factory in Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A worker dyes fabric at a factory in Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A key chain bearing the image of Adolf Hitler is displayed at a kiosk in the 300-year-old Souk al-Haraj in Midan Square in old Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A key chain bearing the image of Adolf Hitler is displayed at a kiosk in the 300-year-old Souk al-Haraj in Midan Square in old Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

An Uzbek woman shows off her bread, called "patir," in a bazaar close to Kokand city. Patir is very hard and can be stored for a long time. The bread is usually baked by men and sold by women. The road from the Ferghana Valley to the capital, Tashkent, passes through Kokand. (RFE/RL)
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An Uzbek woman shows off her bread, called "patir," in a bazaar close to Kokand city. Patir is very hard and can be stored for a long time. The bread is usually baked by men and sold by women. The road from the Ferghana Valley to the capital, Tashkent, passes through Kokand. (RFE/RL)

A traffic jam on Tverskaya Street in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov)
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A traffic jam on Tverskaya Street in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov)

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated in Caracas. Chavez died after a two-year battle with cancer. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated in Caracas. Chavez died after a two-year battle with cancer. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

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