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Photos Of The Week #29

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

A pro-Palestinian protester in Paris confonts riot police during during a demonstration on July 19 against violence in the Gaza Strip which had been banned by the authorities. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)
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A pro-Palestinian protester in Paris confonts riot police during during a demonstration on July 19 against violence in the Gaza Strip which had been banned by the authorities. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

A pro-Russian separatist holds a stuffed toy found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on July 18. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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A pro-Russian separatist holds a stuffed toy found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on July 18. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

People who fled from violence in Mosul walk inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Irbil, Iraq, on July 17. (Reuters)
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People who fled from violence in Mosul walk inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Irbil, Iraq, on July 17. (Reuters)

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a scene where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, apparently after being struck by an antiaircraft missile. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a scene where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, apparently after being struck by an antiaircraft missile. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

A man walks among the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near Shaktarsk, Ukraine, on July 17. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)
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A man walks among the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near Shaktarsk, Ukraine, on July 17. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)

An Afghan election commission worker waits prior to the opening of the seals to a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential runoff votes at a counting center in Kabul on July 17. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan election commission worker waits prior to the opening of the seals to a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential runoff votes at a counting center in Kabul on July 17. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A NATO helicopter flies overhead during an attack on the airport in Kabul on July 17. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A NATO helicopter flies overhead during an attack on the airport in Kabul on July 17. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Smoke rises as Free Syrian Army fighters react after firing a weapon toward government forces in the southern part of Maarat al-Numan, Idlib. (Reuters/Rasem Ghareeb)
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Smoke rises as Free Syrian Army fighters react after firing a weapon toward government forces in the southern part of Maarat al-Numan, Idlib. (Reuters/Rasem Ghareeb)

A woman walks past a mosque in Kazan, capital of the Russian region of Tatarstan. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)
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A woman walks past a mosque in Kazan, capital of the Russian region of Tatarstan. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)

Rescuers work near a derailed subway train in a tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations in Moscow on July 15. (AFP/ITAR-TASS/Varya Valovil)
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Rescuers work near a derailed subway train in a tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations in Moscow on July 15. (AFP/ITAR-TASS/Varya Valovil)

A rider in the Moto Freestyle Show Adrenaline FMX Rush on Millennium Square in Kazan, Tatarstan, in Russia. (RIA Novosti/Maksim Bogodvid)
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A rider in the Moto Freestyle Show Adrenaline FMX Rush on Millennium Square in Kazan, Tatarstan, in Russia. (RIA Novosti/Maksim Bogodvid)

An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near the village of Basantapur, some 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. (AFP/Asit Kumar)
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An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near the village of Basantapur, some 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. (AFP/Asit Kumar)

A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardus neighborhood of the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)
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A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardus neighborhood of the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)

Afghan children read the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan children read the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

An Iraqi woman who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar carries a basket of clothes at the Bahrka displaced-persons camp, 10 kilometers west of Irbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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An Iraqi woman who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar carries a basket of clothes at the Bahrka displaced-persons camp, 10 kilometers west of Irbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Afghan children read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, in Herat Province during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Reuters/Mohammad Shoib)
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Afghan children read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, in Herat Province during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Reuters/Mohammad Shoib)

Residents of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine prepare to board buses for Rostov-on-Don in Russia from a collection point in the city of Donetsk on July 14. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)
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Residents of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine prepare to board buses for Rostov-on-Don in Russia from a collection point in the city of Donetsk on July 14. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

The "New Russia" (Novorossia) flag flies next to the statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
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The "New Russia" (Novorossia) flag flies next to the statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

An injured pro-Russian separatist from the so-called Vosotk Battalion poses for a picture at a hospital, located at the base of the battalion, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)
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An injured pro-Russian separatist from the so-called Vosotk Battalion poses for a picture at a hospital, located at the base of the battalion, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

A resident pushes two bicycles past a burnt vehicle in the village of Semenivka, near Slovyansk, Ukraine, on July 13. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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A resident pushes two bicycles past a burnt vehicle in the village of Semenivka, near Slovyansk, Ukraine, on July 13. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

Iranian models present outfits bearing the national flag's colors, the logo of the national soccer team, and the design of the WC2014 Brazuca balls during a fashion show organized by the House of Fashion and the "Violet Models" agency inTehran. (AFP/Bahareh Asadi)
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Iranian models present outfits bearing the national flag's colors, the logo of the national soccer team, and the design of the WC2014 Brazuca balls during a fashion show organized by the House of Fashion and the "Violet Models" agency inTehran. (AFP/Bahareh Asadi)

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