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Photos Of The Week #11

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 11th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A North Korean soldier takes a picture of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to Panmunjom, the truce village near the border between the two Koreas. Tillerson arrived in South Korea on a two-day visit as part of his three-country trip through the Asia-Pacific region. (epa/Yonhap)
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A North Korean soldier takes a picture of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to Panmunjom, the truce village near the border between the two Koreas. Tillerson arrived in South Korea on a two-day visit as part of his three-country trip through the Asia-Pacific region. (epa/Yonhap)

An Iranian woman walks past a large decorated egg, a symbol of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in Tehran. The Persian New Year, starting on March 20, also marks the beginning of spring. The holiday has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is the most revered in the greater Persian world, which includes the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, portions of western China, and northern Iraq. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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An Iranian woman walks past a large decorated egg, a symbol of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in Tehran. The Persian New Year, starting on March 20, also marks the beginning of spring. The holiday has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is the most revered in the greater Persian world, which includes the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, portions of western China, and northern Iraq. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)

The Northern Lights illuminate the night sky in Alta, northern Norway. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
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The Northern Lights illuminate the night sky in Alta, northern Norway. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

Relatives transport the bodies of loved ones from western Mosul, killed in what they say was an air strike targeting Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Relatives transport the bodies of loved ones from western Mosul, killed in what they say was an air strike targeting Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Kyrgyz horsemen participate in the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (goat dragging), a competition held as part of the Nowruz celebrations in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kok-Boru is a game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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Kyrgyz horsemen participate in the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (goat dragging), a competition held as part of the Nowruz celebrations in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kok-Boru is a game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

Displaced residents evacuate a neighborhood in western Mosul during a government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second-largest city from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Displaced residents evacuate a neighborhood in western Mosul during a government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second-largest city from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a press conference about his new exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague. The work is called Law Of The Journey and is a 70-meter-long inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
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Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a press conference about his new exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague. The work is called Law Of The Journey and is a 70-meter-long inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Trucks drive along the M54 federal highway in the steppe area north of Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Trucks drive along the M54 federal highway in the steppe area north of Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Russian Orthodox believers attend a religious service marking 100 years since the abdication of the last Tsar Nicholas II at a cathedral in Moscow's Kolomenskoye park. Nicholas II abdicated on March 2, 1917, or March 15 by the current calendar, after the February Revolution in St. Petersburg, when troops mutinied as protesters demanded bread and condemned tsarism. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Russian Orthodox believers attend a religious service marking 100 years since the abdication of the last Tsar Nicholas II at a cathedral in Moscow's Kolomenskoye park. Nicholas II abdicated on March 2, 1917, or March 15 by the current calendar, after the February Revolution in St. Petersburg, when troops mutinied as protesters demanded bread and condemned tsarism. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Ukrainian nationalist protesters clash with police near a regional office of Russia's Alfa bank during a protest against Russia's presence in Ukraine in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko)
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Ukrainian nationalist protesters clash with police near a regional office of Russia's Alfa bank during a protest against Russia's presence in Ukraine in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko)

An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India. The Holi festival is celebrated on the last full-moon day of the lunar month Phalguna and heralds the onset of the spring season. (epa/Jagadeesh NV)
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An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India. The Holi festival is celebrated on the last full-moon day of the lunar month Phalguna and heralds the onset of the spring season. (epa/Jagadeesh NV)

A survivor reacts at the site of a bombing in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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A survivor reacts at the site of a bombing in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish child dressed as a clown stands among men reading from the Book of Esther during a prayer for the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shaarim neighborhood in Jerusalem. (epa/Abir Sultan)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish child dressed as a clown stands among men reading from the Book of Esther during a prayer for the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shaarim neighborhood in Jerusalem. (epa/Abir Sultan)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during running battles in the streets near the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Dutch authorities expelled Turkish Family Affairs Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya and prevented Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from landing in the country. The two ministers had planned to address rallies on March 12 in support of a Turkish referendum planned next month that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan increased presidential powers. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during running battles in the streets near the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Dutch authorities expelled Turkish Family Affairs Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya and prevented Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from landing in the country. The two ministers had planned to address rallies on March 12 in support of a Turkish referendum planned next month that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan increased presidential powers. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes on a rainy day as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes on a rainy day as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

People flee the area after a suicide bomb attack targeting court employees in Kabul on March 13. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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People flee the area after a suicide bomb attack targeting court employees in Kabul on March 13. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

Afghan laborers work in a chalk factory on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan laborers work in a chalk factory on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

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