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Photos Of The Week #2

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

Horses walk in front of cars along a highway on a frosty winter day outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Horses walk in front of cars along a highway on a frosty winter day outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A man sells carpets on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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A man sells carpets on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

A Syrian boy runs while carrying bread following a reported air strike by government forces in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
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A Syrian boy runs while carrying bread following a reported air strike by government forces in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

A boy stands by a shelter set up in a hockey arena where mainly Afghan families live at the Hellinikon Olympic Complex in a southern suburb of Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
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A boy stands by a shelter set up in a hockey arena where mainly Afghan families live at the Hellinikon Olympic Complex in a southern suburb of Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

An elderly Iraqi man comforts a wounded boy as he receives treatment from military doctors in Mosul during a military operation by Iraqi security forces against Islamic State militants. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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An elderly Iraqi man comforts a wounded boy as he receives treatment from military doctors in Mosul during a military operation by Iraqi security forces against Islamic State militants. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Afghans attend a funeral ceremony for a victim of twin bombings that targeted the parliament building in Kabul. A double suicide attack killed at least 38 people. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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Afghans attend a funeral ceremony for a victim of twin bombings that targeted the parliament building in Kabul. A double suicide attack killed at least 38 people. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

Afghan youth collect metal and plastic from a landfill to sell for recycling on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan youth collect metal and plastic from a landfill to sell for recycling on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A fishing boat is stuck in the frozen Dojran Lake near the Greek border with Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)
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A fishing boat is stuck in the frozen Dojran Lake near the Greek border with Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

An Afghan bank official sorts old and soiled banknotes to be destroyed in Kandahar. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)
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An Afghan bank official sorts old and soiled banknotes to be destroyed in Kandahar. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)

A Filipino child carries scrap metal from burned homes after a pre-dawn fire in Navotas City, north of Manila. (epa)
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A Filipino child carries scrap metal from burned homes after a pre-dawn fire in Navotas City, north of Manila. (epa)

Commemorating the victims of a Soviet crackdown on independence protesters in Lithuania on January 13, 1991, people place lit candles outside the Ministry of Education and Science in Vilnius. (epa)
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Commemorating the victims of a Soviet crackdown on independence protesters in Lithuania on January 13, 1991, people place lit candles outside the Ministry of Education and Science in Vilnius. (epa)

People walk past icicles hanging from the roof of a building in a street in central Kyiv on January 13 (Reuters/Gleb Garanich). 
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People walk past icicles hanging from the roof of a building in a street in central Kyiv on January 13 (Reuters/Gleb Garanich). 

Smoke can be seen coming from a chimney as heating plants in Belgrade operate at increased capacity due to icy weather. (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)
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Smoke can be seen coming from a chimney as heating plants in Belgrade operate at increased capacity due to icy weather. (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)

Wild ducks rest on the banks of the Tisza River in Hungary (epa/Attila Balazs)
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Wild ducks rest on the banks of the Tisza River in Hungary (epa/Attila Balazs)

Members of the Iraqi rapid-response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in the Sumer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, on January 11. (Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani)
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Members of the Iraqi rapid-response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in the Sumer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, on January 11. (Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani)

Children walk past the icicles hanging from the roof of a residential house during a sunny day on outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. (epa/Farooq Khan)
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Children walk past the icicles hanging from the roof of a residential house during a sunny day on outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. (epa/Farooq Khan)

A woman walks across the Charles Bridge at sunrise during a freezing winter morning in Prague on January 11. (epa/Martin Divisek)
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A woman walks across the Charles Bridge at sunrise during a freezing winter morning in Prague on January 11. (epa/Martin Divisek)

U.S. President Barack Obama embraces his wife Michelle Obama after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, on January 10. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
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U.S. President Barack Obama embraces his wife Michelle Obama after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, on January 10. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

A monkey used for being photographed with tourists is wrapped up in a thick coat to protect it from the cold in central Kyiv on January 10. 
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A monkey used for being photographed with tourists is wrapped up in a thick coat to protect it from the cold in central Kyiv on January 10. 

A man dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, plays accordion at an underground crossing in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A man dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, plays accordion at an underground crossing in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A woman sits by the walls of the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress during freezing weather in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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A woman sits by the walls of the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress during freezing weather in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

A Syrian woman braves a snowstorm at a refugee camp north of Athens, Greece, on January 10. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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A Syrian woman braves a snowstorm at a refugee camp north of Athens, Greece, on January 10. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

A displaced Iraqi girl who fled violence in the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul holds a balloon at the Khazer refugee camp near Irbil. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A displaced Iraqi girl who fled violence in the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul holds a balloon at the Khazer refugee camp near Irbil. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Adrien Van Beveren of France rides his Yamaha in Bolivia during the seventh stage of the Dakar rally. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)
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Adrien Van Beveren of France rides his Yamaha in Bolivia during the seventh stage of the Dakar rally. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

A young vegetable vendor rests at the Khazer refugee camp for people who fled the violence in the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, Iraq. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A young vegetable vendor rests at the Khazer refugee camp for people who fled the violence in the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, Iraq. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

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