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)
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)
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)