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Photos Of The Week #22

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

Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical center of Prague. (Reuters/David Cerny)
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Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical center of Prague. (Reuters/David Cerny)

Mock rioters (left) throw fake bricks at police officers in riot gear during an antiterrorist drill in Beijing (Reuters/China Daily)
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Mock rioters (left) throw fake bricks at police officers in riot gear during an antiterrorist drill in Beijing (Reuters/China Daily)

A Russian Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A Russian Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people during a visit to a construction site of a resort for scientists in an undated photo provided by North Korean officials. (Reuters/KCNA)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people during a visit to a construction site of a resort for scientists in an undated photo provided by North Korean officials. (Reuters/KCNA)

Azerbaijani military academy cadets parade to mark the nation's Republic Day in central Baku on May 28. (AFP/Tofik Babayev)
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Azerbaijani military academy cadets parade to mark the nation's Republic Day in central Baku on May 28. (AFP/Tofik Babayev)

An Afghan immigrant wipes his eyes as French police evacuate him and others from an improvised camp in Calais on May 28. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)
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An Afghan immigrant wipes his eyes as French police evacuate him and others from an improvised camp in Calais on May 28. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)

A man sleeps at a bus stop near Independence Square in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)
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A man sleeps at a bus stop near Independence Square in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)

A girl plays in front of a destroyed truck, which was previously used by pro-Russian militants before being bombed by Ukrainian army soldiers, in Donetsk on May 27. (epa/Jakub Kaminski)
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A girl plays in front of a destroyed truck, which was previously used by pro-Russian militants before being bombed by Ukrainian army soldiers, in Donetsk on May 27. (epa/Jakub Kaminski)

An Afghan boy runs with donkeys on the road to Bagram Airfield in Parwan on May 26. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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An Afghan boy runs with donkeys on the road to Bagram Airfield in Parwan on May 26. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

An Iraqi girl rides a cart carrying bricks near the central shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Mamdani)
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An Iraqi girl rides a cart carrying bricks near the central shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Mamdani)

An Orthodox priest baptizes a baby at a church inside the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station of Divnogorsk, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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An Orthodox priest baptizes a baby at a church inside the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station of Divnogorsk, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among shattered glass atop a wrecked KamAZ truck near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine following a gunbattle on May 26-27. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among shattered glass atop a wrecked KamAZ truck near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine following a gunbattle on May 26-27. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A pro-Russian militant takes up a position inside the international airport of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 26. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)
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A pro-Russian militant takes up a position inside the international airport of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 26. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)

A journalist of TV Belsat (2nd right) and locals stand in a basement during a mortar barrage in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semyonovka, outside Slovyansk, on May 26. (epa/Jakub Kaminski)
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A journalist of TV Belsat (2nd right) and locals stand in a basement during a mortar barrage in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semyonovka, outside Slovyansk, on May 26. (epa/Jakub Kaminski)

An Orthodox priest holds a service as pro-Russian militants pray in the village of Senyonovka, near the eastern city of Slovyansk, Ukraine. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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An Orthodox priest holds a service as pro-Russian militants pray in the village of Senyonovka, near the eastern city of Slovyansk, Ukraine. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on May 26. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on May 26. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Georgian troops take part in a military parade marking the country's Independence Day in Tbilisi on May 26. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Georgian troops take part in a military parade marking the country's Independence Day in Tbilisi on May 26. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Boys look through the barrel of the multiple rocket launcher during the military parade marking the country's Independence Day in Tbilisi. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Boys look through the barrel of the multiple rocket launcher during the military parade marking the country's Independence Day in Tbilisi. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Mussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district on May 25. (Reuters/Wissm al-Okili)
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Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Mussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district on May 25. (Reuters/Wissm al-Okili)

An Afghan migrant looks out the window of his makeshift shelter at the harbour in Calais, France. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)
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An Afghan migrant looks out the window of his makeshift shelter at the harbour in Calais, France. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)

A child looks out as voters fill out ballot papers in booths during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in the northern Ukrainian village of Kodra on May 25. (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin)
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A child looks out as voters fill out ballot papers in booths during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in the northern Ukrainian village of Kodra on May 25. (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (3rd left) queues to collect his ballot papers during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in Kyiv on May 25. (Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko)
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (3rd left) queues to collect his ballot papers during voting in the presidential election at a polling station in Kyiv on May 25. (Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko)

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