Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.
An Afghan election official sits near ballot boxes in a warehouse in Kabul on the eve of the June 14 voting. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
An armed pro-Russian separatist guards the crash site one day after an IL-76 Ukrainian army transport plane was shot down by anti-Kyiv militants in Luhansk, killing all 49 troops aboard. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
Ahead of Afghanistan's presidential election, a donkey transports ballot boxes and other materials to polling stations which are not accessible by road in Shutul, Panjshir Province, on June 13. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
Volunteers waiting to join the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, gather before boarding army trucks in Baghdad on June 13. (Reuters)