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Photos Of The Week #16

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 16th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A man bathes in the polluted water of the Yamuna River on a hot day in New Delhi. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)
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A man bathes in the polluted water of the Yamuna River on a hot day in New Delhi. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Migrant workers from Uzbekistan renovate the area around a bust of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the town of Sestroretsk, some 30 kilometers from St. Petersburg. Russian communists will mark Lenin's 147th birthday on April 22. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Migrant workers from Uzbekistan renovate the area around a bust of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the town of Sestroretsk, some 30 kilometers from St. Petersburg. Russian communists will mark Lenin's 147th birthday on April 22. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Afghan farmers harvest opium sap from their poppy fields in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan farmers harvest opium sap from their poppy fields in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

A man sells flowers in a subway station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 20. (RFE/RL/ Andriy Dubchak)
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A man sells flowers in a subway station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 20. (RFE/RL/ Andriy Dubchak)

An injured demonstrator is helped by another protester after clashing with riot police during the so-called "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia)
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An injured demonstrator is helped by another protester after clashing with riot police during the so-called "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia)

Chechen gay men, who fled persecution in the North Caucasus region, sit around a table in their flat in Moscow. (Naira Davlashyan)
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Chechen gay men, who fled persecution in the North Caucasus region, sit around a table in their flat in Moscow. (Naira Davlashyan)

A Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft due for liftoff on April 20 lies on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (AFP)
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A Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft due for liftoff on April 20 lies on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (AFP)

Ukrainians pour water on each other on a street in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The custom  is an ancient spring rite of cleansing that takes place on the first Monday after Orthodox Easter. (epa/Markiian Lyseiko)
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Ukrainians pour water on each other on a street in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The custom  is an ancient spring rite of cleansing that takes place on the first Monday after Orthodox Easter. (epa/Markiian Lyseiko)

A Pakistani man fills cans with water from a roadside tap during a hot day in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A Pakistani man fills cans with water from a roadside tap during a hot day in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A group of ethnic Hungarian young men dressed in folk costumes splash water on a girl in the Transylvanian village of Csikmindszent, or Misentea in Romanian. According to an old Hungarian tradition, young men pour water on young women on Easter Monday. The women in exchange present their "sprinklers" with hand-decorated hens' eggs. (epa/Nandor Veres)
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A group of ethnic Hungarian young men dressed in folk costumes splash water on a girl in the Transylvanian village of Csikmindszent, or Misentea in Romanian. According to an old Hungarian tradition, young men pour water on young women on Easter Monday. The women in exchange present their "sprinklers" with hand-decorated hens' eggs. (epa/Nandor Veres)

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of a Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft ahead of its upcoming launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of a Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft ahead of its upcoming launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

An Iraqi boy pushes water containers along a street in eastern Mosul. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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An Iraqi boy pushes water containers along a street in eastern Mosul. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside a temple northwest of Baghdad during a ceremony to celebrate the Yazidi New Year on April 18. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside a temple northwest of Baghdad during a ceremony to celebrate the Yazidi New Year on April 18. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Demonstrators march during a protest against the presidential election victory of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on April 18. (AFP/Oliver Bunic)
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Demonstrators march during a protest against the presidential election victory of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on April 18. (AFP/Oliver Bunic)

A street peddler pushes a cart carrying plastic containers down a bombed-out street in the Syrian city of Azaz, near the Turkish border. (AFP/Zein al-Rifa)
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A street peddler pushes a cart carrying plastic containers down a bombed-out street in the Syrian city of Azaz, near the Turkish border. (AFP/Zein al-Rifa)

Some 662 people dressed as Charlie Chaplin pose for a group photo during an attempt to hold the world's largest gathering of people dressed as "The Tramp" in Corsier, Switzerland. (epa/Laurent Gillierion)
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Some 662 people dressed as Charlie Chaplin pose for a group photo during an attempt to hold the world's largest gathering of people dressed as "The Tramp" in Corsier, Switzerland. (epa/Laurent Gillierion)

Smoke billows from Mosul's Old City on April 17 during an offensive by Iraqi security forces to recapture the town from Islamic State  extremists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Smoke billows from Mosul's Old City on April 17 during an offensive by Iraqi security forces to recapture the town from Islamic State  extremists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A Femen activist is evacuated by bodyguards as she protests during a speech by far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at a rally in Paris on April 17. (epa/Christophe Petit Tesson)
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A Femen activist is evacuated by bodyguards as she protests during a speech by far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at a rally in Paris on April 17. (epa/Christophe Petit Tesson)

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