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Photos Of The Week #27

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

Amin Shirzad poses for photographs with his pet scorpions at his home in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)
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Amin Shirzad poses for photographs with his pet scorpions at his home in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)

An athlete pulls a 15-ton truck during a truck-pull event marking Belarus's upcoming Independence Day in the capital, Minsk, on July 3. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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An athlete pulls a 15-ton truck during a truck-pull event marking Belarus's upcoming Independence Day in the capital, Minsk, on July 3. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Local residents escape from a fire in a house destroyed in a Ukrainian military air strike on the village of Luganskaya, Ukraine, on July 2. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
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Local residents escape from a fire in a house destroyed in a Ukrainian military air strike on the village of Luganskaya, Ukraine, on July 2. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

An engineer of the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center hangs out to dry the pressure suits of the members of the Expedition 48/49 to the International Space Station after their water-landing simulation during preflight training in Noginsk, Russia. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)
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An engineer of the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center hangs out to dry the pressure suits of the members of the Expedition 48/49 to the International Space Station after their water-landing simulation during preflight training in Noginsk, Russia. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)

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