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Photos Of The Week #21

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 21st week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (48 PHOTOS)

Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London. (AFP/Christof Stache)
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Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London. (AFP/Christof Stache)

A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks through a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
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A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks through a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and marketing executive Myriam L'Aouffir arrive in Cannes to attend the screening of the film "Only Lovers Left Alive." (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and marketing executive Myriam L'Aouffir arrive in Cannes to attend the screening of the film "Only Lovers Left Alive." (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

Relatives of one of the 17 children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus mourn over his coffin on the outskirts of Gujrat, southeast of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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Relatives of one of the 17 children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus mourn over his coffin on the outskirts of Gujrat, southeast of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Visitors try on metal masks that were used as torture devices by the regime of Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein at an exhibition at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)
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Visitors try on metal masks that were used as torture devices by the regime of Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein at an exhibition at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

Russian Orthodox priests take part in a religious procession marking Saints Cyrilius and Methodius' Day in central Moscow. The holiday commemorates brothers Cyrilius and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet and symbols of the Slav culture. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Russian Orthodox priests take part in a religious procession marking Saints Cyrilius and Methodius' Day in central Moscow. The holiday commemorates brothers Cyrilius and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet and symbols of the Slav culture. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

The four coffins of the Karadjordjevic family, former Yugoslavia's royal family, lie inside Belgrade's Congregational Church on May 24 during a religious ceremony. They were to be reburied in the crypt of St. George's Church, the resting place of their ancestors in Oplenac.
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The four coffins of the Karadjordjevic family, former Yugoslavia's royal family, lie inside Belgrade's Congregational Church on May 24 during a religious ceremony. They were to be reburied in the crypt of St. George's Church, the resting place of their ancestors in Oplenac.

An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar. High temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius affected much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains. (AFP/Shammi Mehra)
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An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar. High temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius affected much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains. (AFP/Shammi Mehra)

Volunteers remove garbage during a cleaning operation in Pristina, Kosovo. In 2012, more than 80,000 people removed 10,000 tons of garbage in a day. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Volunteers remove garbage during a cleaning operation in Pristina, Kosovo. In 2012, more than 80,000 people removed 10,000 tons of garbage in a day. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Ukrainian riot police detain an elderly Orthodox Christian activist as she protests against a gay-pride parade in Kyiv on May 25. (Reuters)
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Ukrainian riot police detain an elderly Orthodox Christian activist as she protests against a gay-pride parade in Kyiv on May 25. (Reuters)

A participant in a "rainbow rally" in Moscow is beaten by an antigay activist on May 25.  (RIA/Novosti/Andrey Stenin)
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A participant in a "rainbow rally" in Moscow is beaten by an antigay activist on May 25.  (RIA/Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

An Afghan volunteer blows a chewing-gum bubble as she prepares balloons for the "We Believe in Ballons"  event, an art project promoting peace in Kabul on May 25.  (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)
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An Afghan volunteer blows a chewing-gum bubble as she prepares balloons for the "We Believe in Ballons"  event, an art project promoting peace in Kabul on May 25.  (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)

Ukrainian school-leavers indulge in some typical "last bell" festivities marking the last day of school in Russia and several other post-Soviet countries. (RFE/RL)
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Ukrainian school-leavers indulge in some typical "last bell" festivities marking the last day of school in Russia and several other post-Soviet countries. (RFE/RL)

Indian boys play cricket on Marina beach in the southern city of Chennai on May 24. (Reuters/Babu)
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Indian boys play cricket on Marina beach in the southern city of Chennai on May 24. (Reuters/Babu)

Thai Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom Province on May 24. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)
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Thai Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom Province on May 24. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)

A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an explosion in Kabul on May 24. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an explosion in Kabul on May 24. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko pulls seven buses, connected in a line and weighing about 15 tonnes, during the opening of a trade centre in Minsk on May 24. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko pulls seven buses, connected in a line and weighing about 15 tonnes, during the opening of a trade centre in Minsk on May 24. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy celebrate during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Maryland on May 24. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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Graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy celebrate during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Maryland on May 24. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

A Kashmiri man looks through the window of his house in downtown Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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A Kashmiri man looks through the window of his house in downtown Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Afghan National Army soldiers, dressed in traditional clothing, dance during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan National Army soldiers, dressed in traditional clothing, dance during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Syrian rebels take position in a house during clashes with regime forces in the old city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)
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Syrian rebels take position in a house during clashes with regime forces in the old city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)

A man on a boat passes a house built on a rock on the Drina River near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock was an ideal place for a tiny shelter. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A man on a boat passes a house built on a rock on the Drina River near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock was an ideal place for a tiny shelter. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Work continues on the construction of a new mosque in the divided Kosovar town of Mitrovica. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Work continues on the construction of a new mosque in the divided Kosovar town of Mitrovica. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A man makes cookies at a traditional factory in the old city of Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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A man makes cookies at a traditional factory in the old city of Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Ducks play in a hotel garden in Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)
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Ducks play in a hotel garden in Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

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