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RFE/RL's Photos Of The Week #43

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the week that was. (16 PHOTOS)

Ukrainian strongman Oleh Skavysh pulls a 19.5-ton tram a distance of 6.8 meters with his teeth to set a new world record in Lviv on November 4. (AFP Photo/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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Ukrainian strongman Oleh Skavysh pulls a 19.5-ton tram a distance of 6.8 meters with his teeth to set a new world record in Lviv on November 4. (AFP Photo/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

A woman grasps the head of U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets supporters at a campaign event at Springfield High School in Ohio. (Reuters/Larry Downing)
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A woman grasps the head of U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets supporters at a campaign event at Springfield High School in Ohio. (Reuters/Larry Downing)

A Russian soldier stretches before a march rehearsal in Moscow's Red Square. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
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A Russian soldier stretches before a march rehearsal in Moscow's Red Square. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

Members of the Samaritan community take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, atop Mount Gerizim near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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Members of the Samaritan community take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, atop Mount Gerizim near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Hamid Rahimi lands a punch against Said Mbelwa of Tanzania during their World Boxing Organization intercontinental middleweight fight in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Hamid Rahimi lands a punch against Said Mbelwa of Tanzania during their World Boxing Organization intercontinental middleweight fight in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A statue is seen among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York City. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
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A statue is seen among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York City. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

Neighbors Lucille Dwyer (right) and Linda Strong embrace after looking through the wreckage of their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
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Neighbors Lucille Dwyer (right) and Linda Strong embrace after looking through the wreckage of their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

People wait to have mobile phones and laptops charged from a generator set up in the West Village as New Yorkers coped with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left large parts of New York without power. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
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People wait to have mobile phones and laptops charged from a generator set up in the West Village as New Yorkers coped with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left large parts of New York without power. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

Kamal, the father of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally wounded by fire from a Syrian military jet, cries while being treated at a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo. (AFP/Javier Manzano)
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Kamal, the father of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally wounded by fire from a Syrian military jet, cries while being treated at a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo. (AFP/Javier Manzano)

Internally displaced women in Afghanistan carry gas cylinders on their heads on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Internally displaced women in Afghanistan carry gas cylinders on their heads on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A woman wearing a Romney-Ryan "cheese head" hat listens as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is introduced in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
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A woman wearing a Romney-Ryan "cheese head" hat listens as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is introduced in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Russian Interior Ministry officers detain an opposition activist during a protest rally in St. Petersburg to defend Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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Russian Interior Ministry officers detain an opposition activist during a protest rally in St. Petersburg to defend Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

U.S. Army soldiers fire a 120-millimeter mortar shell during an exercise in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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U.S. Army soldiers fire a 120-millimeter mortar shell during an exercise in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

An image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube allegedly shows Syrian government troops lying on the ground and begging for their lives before being executed by rebel fighters near Saraqeb. A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the video appears to show a war crime. (AFP)
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An image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube allegedly shows Syrian government troops lying on the ground and begging for their lives before being executed by rebel fighters near Saraqeb. A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the video appears to show a war crime. (AFP)

Candles placed at graves are seen at a cemetery in the Belarusian village of Ivenets, some 50 kilometers southwest of Minsk. Catholics in Belarus mark All Saints Day by visiting the graves of their relatives and friends.(Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Candles placed at graves are seen at a cemetery in the Belarusian village of Ivenets, some 50 kilometers southwest of Minsk. Catholics in Belarus mark All Saints Day by visiting the graves of their relatives and friends.(Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Women wait backstage before stepping out to model creations by the Firdaws fashion house of Medni Kadyrova, the wife of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. (RIA Novosti)
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Women wait backstage before stepping out to model creations by the Firdaws fashion house of Medni Kadyrova, the wife of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. (RIA Novosti)

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