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Photos Of The Week #7

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

Participants hold portraits of people who were killed during the Euromaidan protests in 2014 during a ceremony in the western city of Lviv to mark the second anniversary of the bloodiest day of the antigovernment protest on February 19. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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Participants hold portraits of people who were killed during the Euromaidan protests in 2014 during a ceremony in the western city of Lviv to mark the second anniversary of the bloodiest day of the antigovernment protest on February 19. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

Workers of the Vafa animal shelter drink a cup of tea during a break in the town of Hashtgerd, Iran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
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Workers of the Vafa animal shelter drink a cup of tea during a break in the town of Hashtgerd, Iran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

Wrecked boats and thousands of life jackets used by refugees and migrants during their journey across the Aegean Sea lie in a dump in Mithimna, Greece. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Wrecked boats and thousands of life jackets used by refugees and migrants during their journey across the Aegean Sea lie in a dump in Mithimna, Greece. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

An employee washes equipment at a sorting pool at the Novoyeniseisk wood-processing plant, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius, in the town of Lesosibirsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. The plant exports timber to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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An employee washes equipment at a sorting pool at the Novoyeniseisk wood-processing plant, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius, in the town of Lesosibirsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. The plant exports timber to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A railroad museum employee shows a wheeled monument to the founder of the Soviet state, Vladimir Lenin, in Moscow. It is one of 16 such monuments created in 1925, one year after Lenin's death, by Moscow's railroad workers to promote his ideas in remote areas. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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A railroad museum employee shows a wheeled monument to the founder of the Soviet state, Vladimir Lenin, in Moscow. It is one of 16 such monuments created in 1925, one year after Lenin's death, by Moscow's railroad workers to promote his ideas in remote areas. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Visitors look at the large-scale multimedia exhibition Michelangelo: The Creation in the gallery ZEH in Minsk, Belarus. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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Visitors look at the large-scale multimedia exhibition Michelangelo: The Creation in the gallery ZEH in Minsk, Belarus. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Kosovar policemen wearing gas masks inspect the parliament after opposition lawmakers released tear gas, disrupting the first parliamentary session of the year in Pristina. Angry over a government deal with Serbia and demanding snap elections, the united opposition has effectively blocked parliamentary proceedings since October with their tear-gas protests. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Kosovar policemen wearing gas masks inspect the parliament after opposition lawmakers released tear gas, disrupting the first parliamentary session of the year in Pristina. Angry over a government deal with Serbia and demanding snap elections, the united opposition has effectively blocked parliamentary proceedings since October with their tear-gas protests. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Afghan families receive winter aid from Islamic charity Ummah Welfare Trust in Kandahar. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)
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Afghan families receive winter aid from Islamic charity Ummah Welfare Trust in Kandahar. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)

An Iranian supporter of pro-reform candidates flashes a victory sign in Tehran. Iranians go to the polls to vote for parliament and the Assembly of Experts on February 26. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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An Iranian supporter of pro-reform candidates flashes a victory sign in Tehran. Iranians go to the polls to vote for parliament and the Assembly of Experts on February 26. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a bilateral meeting ahead of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. (Reuters/Olivier Hoslet)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a bilateral meeting ahead of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. (Reuters/Olivier Hoslet)

Russian Patriarch Kirill, wearing a life vest and surrounded by penguins, poses at Russia's Bellingshausen scientific station on the Island of Waterloo, Antarctica, on February 18. (TASS)
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Russian Patriarch Kirill, wearing a life vest and surrounded by penguins, poses at Russia's Bellingshausen scientific station on the Island of Waterloo, Antarctica, on February 18. (TASS)

Firefighters try to extinguish the flames at the scene of a bomb blast in Ankara, Turkey, on February 17 that killed at least 28 people. (epa)
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Firefighters try to extinguish the flames at the scene of a bomb blast in Ankara, Turkey, on February 17 that killed at least 28 people. (epa)

A student performs with a saber at the Presidential Cadet School in Moscow. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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A student performs with a saber at the Presidential Cadet School in Moscow. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

People walk past a train that was derailed after a blast on a rail track in the rebel-controlled town of Yasynuvata, near Donetsk, in Ukraine. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)
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People walk past a train that was derailed after a blast on a rail track in the rebel-controlled town of Yasynuvata, near Donetsk, in Ukraine. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

Children wave Albanian (right) and Kosovo flags during celebrations marking the eighth anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia, in Pristina, on February 17. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Children wave Albanian (right) and Kosovo flags during celebrations marking the eighth anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia, in Pristina, on February 17. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A girl tends her sheep in a field in Nowshera, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A girl tends her sheep in a field in Nowshera, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

Pigeons rest on an embankment of the Fontanka River in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Pigeons rest on an embankment of the Fontanka River in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Lokomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov wears a T-shirt depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and the slogan, "Most Polite President." Lokomotiv may face disciplinary action from European soccer's ruling body, as political statements are not allowed at competitions. Ties between Turkey and Russia have been tense since November when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near its border with Syria. Fenerbahce won the match 2-0. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
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Lokomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov wears a T-shirt depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and the slogan, "Most Polite President." Lokomotiv may face disciplinary action from European soccer's ruling body, as political statements are not allowed at competitions. Ties between Turkey and Russia have been tense since November when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near its border with Syria. Fenerbahce won the match 2-0. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

The grave of an unidentified 12-year-old boy who drowned as he was trying to cross the channel between the Turkish coastline and the Greek island of Lesbos, at a cemetery for refugees or migrants, near the original cemetery of Kato Tritos, on Lesbos Island, Greece. (epa/Orestis Panagiotou)
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The grave of an unidentified 12-year-old boy who drowned as he was trying to cross the channel between the Turkish coastline and the Greek island of Lesbos, at a cemetery for refugees or migrants, near the original cemetery of Kato Tritos, on Lesbos Island, Greece. (epa/Orestis Panagiotou)

An Iraqi Kurdish street vendor sells cooked goat heads in a market in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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An Iraqi Kurdish street vendor sells cooked goat heads in a market in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Protesters clash with Turkish police during a demonstration against government- imposed curfews imposed on areas of eastern Turkey in Diyarbakir. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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Protesters clash with Turkish police during a demonstration against government- imposed curfews imposed on areas of eastern Turkey in Diyarbakir. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Tear gas is fired as people protest against the so-called "hotspot" being built for refugees and migrants on the Aegean island of Kos. (AFP/Eurokinissi)
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Tear gas is fired as people protest against the so-called "hotspot" being built for refugees and migrants on the Aegean island of Kos. (AFP/Eurokinissi)

Afghan children play on the remains of a Soviet-era armored personnel carrier on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan children play on the remains of a Soviet-era armored personnel carrier on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Traders salvage what's left of their stock on February 15 after dozens of shops caught fire at a market in Chaman, Pakistan. (epa/Akhter Gulfam)
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Traders salvage what's left of their stock on February 15 after dozens of shops caught fire at a market in Chaman, Pakistan. (epa/Akhter Gulfam)

A truck driver does his morning exercises as his vehicle stands in line at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, some 150 kilometers northwest of Minsk. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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A truck driver does his morning exercises as his vehicle stands in line at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, some 150 kilometers northwest of Minsk. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

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