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Photos Of The Week #21

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

A voter prepares his ballot in a voting booth set up in a gym of the Novospasskoye village in Dnipropetrovsk, some 400 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 25. (epa/Filip Singer)
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A voter prepares his ballot in a voting booth set up in a gym of the Novospasskoye village in Dnipropetrovsk, some 400 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 25. (epa/Filip Singer)

The passport of an Italian photojournalist, 30-year old Andrea Rocchelli, who were killed on May 24 near the flashpoint of Slovyansk, is shown in the eastern Ukrainian city. (epa)
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The passport of an Italian photojournalist, 30-year old Andrea Rocchelli, who were killed on May 24 near the flashpoint of Slovyansk, is shown in the eastern Ukrainian city. (epa)

A woman passes lists of candidates during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in the village of Kosmach in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine on May 25. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)
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A woman passes lists of candidates during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in the village of Kosmach in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine on May 25. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)

A flooded cemetery at the entrance of the town of Bosanski Samac, Bosnia-Herzegovina (epa/Fehim Demir)
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A flooded cemetery at the entrance of the town of Bosanski Samac, Bosnia-Herzegovina (epa/Fehim Demir)

Afghan policemen stand guard on a rooftop as smoke rises following an attack by insurgents on the Indian Consulate in Herat on May 23. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan policemen stand guard on a rooftop as smoke rises following an attack by insurgents on the Indian Consulate in Herat on May 23. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A man hanging by his skin crosses the Dnipro River on a 552-meter-long cable between the two banks of the water in Kyiv on May 23. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A man hanging by his skin crosses the Dnipro River on a 552-meter-long cable between the two banks of the water in Kyiv on May 23. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (center) walks with officers and officials during a visit to the training camp of the National Guard near Kyiv on May 22. (Reuters/ Andrew Kravchenko)
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (center) walks with officers and officials during a visit to the training camp of the National Guard near Kyiv on May 22. (Reuters/ Andrew Kravchenko)

Ukrainian National Guard troops take part in an exercise in the presence of acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a shooting range not far from Kyiv on May 22. (AFP/Andrew Kravchenko)
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Ukrainian National Guard troops take part in an exercise in the presence of acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a shooting range not far from Kyiv on May 22. (AFP/Andrew Kravchenko)

Armed pro-Russian militants guard a checkpoint bearing a bust of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin in the village of Semenovka, near the eastern city of Slovyansk on May 22. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuyev)
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Armed pro-Russian militants guard a checkpoint bearing a bust of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin in the village of Semenovka, near the eastern city of Slovyansk on May 22. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuyev)

A man installs a banner for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah during the first day of the second round of the presidential election campaign in Kabul on May 22. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A man installs a banner for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah during the first day of the second round of the presidential election campaign in Kabul on May 22. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Supporters hold up a giant Kosovo national flag during a friendly soccer match between Kosovo and Turkey in the town of Mitrovica on May 21. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Supporters hold up a giant Kosovo national flag during a friendly soccer match between Kosovo and Turkey in the town of Mitrovica on May 21. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college take part in a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theater of Opera and Ballet in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college take part in a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theater of Opera and Ballet in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A young woman plays violin as a combat-engineer unit trains in Russia's Volgograd region. (RIA Novosti/Kirill Braga)
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A young woman plays violin as a combat-engineer unit trains in Russia's Volgograd region. (RIA Novosti/Kirill Braga)

A pig stands in floodwaters next to a car seen underwater during heavy floods in the village of Prud, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 20. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)
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A pig stands in floodwaters next to a car seen underwater during heavy floods in the village of Prud, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 20. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (right) reacts during a handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a group photo for the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia summit in Shanghai on May 20. (Reuters/Ng Han Guan/Pool)
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (right) reacts during a handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a group photo for the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia summit in Shanghai on May 20. (Reuters/Ng Han Guan/Pool)

Un Muayad (right) a Ramadi resident fighting alongside tribal fighters, poses with her fellow fighters during clashes with the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Ramadi  on May 19. (Reuters)
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Un Muayad (right) a Ramadi resident fighting alongside tribal fighters, poses with her fellow fighters during clashes with the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Ramadi  on May 19. (Reuters)

An Afghan worker stands at the site of a residential complex under construction in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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An Afghan worker stands at the site of a residential complex under construction in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A pro-Russian militant mans a machinegun at front-line rebel position on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on May 19. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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A pro-Russian militant mans a machinegun at front-line rebel position on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on May 19. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

An Afghan man fishes with a net in a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad Province on May 19. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan man fishes with a net in a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad Province on May 19. (Reuters/Parwiz)

A cross is seen in floodwaters at a cemetery in the village of Vojskova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 19. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)
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A cross is seen in floodwaters at a cemetery in the village of Vojskova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 19. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

People stand near damaged houses after flooding in Krupanj, 150 kilometers southeast of Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)
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People stand near damaged houses after flooding in Krupanj, 150 kilometers southeast of Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

Soccer fans light flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Iren Moroz)
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Soccer fans light flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Iren Moroz)

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