Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 35th week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.
Locals battle the blaze as a wildfire approaches homes in Santiago de Besteiros, in central Portugal. (AFP/Patricia de Melo Moreira)
Israeli boys watch a battery of Iron Dome, a short-range missile-defense system, positioned on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. (AFP/David Buimovitch)
Contestants in the Miss Supranational 2013 beauty contest pose for a photo atop a huge mining truck during a visit to the BelAZ plant in the Belarusian city of Zhodino. Minsk is hosting Miss Supranational 2013, an annual international beauty contest run by the World Beauty Association based in Panama. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
A laborer works at a peanut factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)