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Photos Of The Week #30

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 30th week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych (second left), take part in the consecration of the new bell of Vladimir Cathedral in Chersonesus Taurica, which is located on the site where, according to legend, Prince Vladimir the Great was baptized into Orthodox Christianity in 988. (RIA Novosti/Michael Klimentyev)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych (second left), take part in the consecration of the new bell of Vladimir Cathedral in Chersonesus Taurica, which is located on the site where, according to legend, Prince Vladimir the Great was baptized into Orthodox Christianity in 988. (RIA Novosti/Michael Klimentyev)

A volunteer prepares plates for the breaking of the fast, known as iftar, during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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A volunteer prepares plates for the breaking of the fast, known as iftar, during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

Russian President Vladimir Putin goes shirtless on a fishing trip during his vacation in the Tyva region. (RIA Novosti/Aleksei Nikolsky)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin goes shirtless on a fishing trip during his vacation in the Tyva region. (RIA Novosti/Aleksei Nikolsky)

Thousands of anti-Morsi protesters chanted slogans during a mass protest to support the Egyptian Army in Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
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Thousands of anti-Morsi protesters chanted slogans during a mass protest to support the Egyptian Army in Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

A parade in Kim Il Sung Square in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice. (AFP/Ed Jones)
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A parade in Kim Il Sung Square in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Egyptians flee the scene as others arrive on a bridge while smoke rises following clashes bertween opponents and supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi in Cairo. (epa/Ahmed Khaled)
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Egyptians flee the scene as others arrive on a bridge while smoke rises following clashes bertween opponents and supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi in Cairo. (epa/Ahmed Khaled)

A youngsters holds a colorful umbrella while receiving a soaking after a high wave hit the shoreline during high tide in the Arabian Sea along the promenade in Mumbai, India. (epa/Divyakant Solanki)
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A youngsters holds a colorful umbrella while receiving a soaking after a high wave hit the shoreline during high tide in the Arabian Sea along the promenade in Mumbai, India. (epa/Divyakant Solanki)

An injured man sits next to the body of one of the some 80 victims killed when a train derailed at high speed on July 24 near the Spanishi city of Santiago de Compostela. (AFP)
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An injured man sits next to the body of one of the some 80 victims killed when a train derailed at high speed on July 24 near the Spanishi city of Santiago de Compostela. (AFP)

A parrot hatchling is fed by hand in Dimapur, India, after being caught in a forest by a local hunter and offered for sale in the northeastern state of Nagaland. Wildlife of all types is frequently hunted either for consumption or for sale to residents. Despite a ban since 1990-91 on trade in all Indian bird species, hundreds of parrots are collected and traded annually in India. (AFP)
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A parrot hatchling is fed by hand in Dimapur, India, after being caught in a forest by a local hunter and offered for sale in the northeastern state of Nagaland. Wildlife of all types is frequently hunted either for consumption or for sale to residents. Despite a ban since 1990-91 on trade in all Indian bird species, hundreds of parrots are collected and traded annually in India. (AFP)

An old hearse is pictured at a historic cemetery in Sulina, Romania. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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An old hearse is pictured at a historic cemetery in Sulina, Romania. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

People confess at confessional booths set up at Quinta da Boa Vista Park as part of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Pope Francis urged young people to shun the "ephemeral idols" of money and pleasure and cherish traditional values to help build a better world. (Reuteres/Sergio Moraes)
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People confess at confessional booths set up at Quinta da Boa Vista Park as part of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Pope Francis urged young people to shun the "ephemeral idols" of money and pleasure and cherish traditional values to help build a better world. (Reuteres/Sergio Moraes)

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush poses in Maine with his head shaved to show support for 2-year-old Patrick, the son of one of Bush's security staff. His surname is being withheld at the family's request. Patrick has lost his hair from leukemia treatments. Some 26 other members of his security staff also shaved their heads. Bush and his wife, Barbara, lost a 4-year-old daughter, Robin, to leukemia nearly 60 years ago. (AFP/Office of George Bush)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush poses in Maine with his head shaved to show support for 2-year-old Patrick, the son of one of Bush's security staff. His surname is being withheld at the family's request. Patrick has lost his hair from leukemia treatments. Some 26 other members of his security staff also shaved their heads. Bush and his wife, Barbara, lost a 4-year-old daughter, Robin, to leukemia nearly 60 years ago. (AFP/Office of George Bush)

A shallow-water Gulf of Mexico drilling rig partially collapsed off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire because of a ruptured natural-gas well. The well released natural gas, but no oil, according to authorities. No one was on board when the rig caught fire. (Reuters)
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A shallow-water Gulf of Mexico drilling rig partially collapsed off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire because of a ruptured natural-gas well. The well released natural gas, but no oil, according to authorities. No one was on board when the rig caught fire. (Reuters)

Motorcycles and a truck travel on a road near a cliff at a landslide site after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit China's Gansu Province. The death toll from two earthquakes in the province has climbed to 95. (Reuters/Rooney Chen)
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Motorcycles and a truck travel on a road near a cliff at a landslide site after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit China's Gansu Province. The death toll from two earthquakes in the province has climbed to 95. (Reuters/Rooney Chen)

A man stands amid the rubble of the Othman mosque in the eastern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor. (AFP/Karam Jamal)
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A man stands amid the rubble of the Othman mosque in the eastern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor. (AFP/Karam Jamal)

Montenegrin riot police protect activists during a gay-pride parade in Budva. Antigay protesters tried to disrupt the first gay-pride parade to be held in the staunchly conservative Balkan country, which is in talks to join the European Union. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)
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Montenegrin riot police protect activists during a gay-pride parade in Budva. Antigay protesters tried to disrupt the first gay-pride parade to be held in the staunchly conservative Balkan country, which is in talks to join the European Union. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)

A man carries a broom as he walks past the main mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, during Ramadan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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A man carries a broom as he walks past the main mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, during Ramadan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Russia's Daria Govor competes in the women's 1-meter springboard final diving event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. (AFP/Josep Lago)
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Russia's Daria Govor competes in the women's 1-meter springboard final diving event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. (AFP/Josep Lago)

A girl plays on the edge of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir as it withstands the release of Yellow River floodwaters for the second time since the end of June in central China's Henan Province. At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and Typhoon Soulik hit China. (AFP)
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A girl plays on the edge of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir as it withstands the release of Yellow River floodwaters for the second time since the end of June in central China's Henan Province. At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and Typhoon Soulik hit China. (AFP)

Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, show their newborn baby boy to the world's media outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The baby is third in line to the throne. (AFP/John Stillwell)
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Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, show their newborn baby boy to the world's media outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The baby is third in line to the throne. (AFP/John Stillwell)

Security forces are confronted by activists of the Anonymous protest group and other demonstrators protesting against the $53 million from public coffers spent on Pope Francis' visit to Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Tasso Marcelo)
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Security forces are confronted by activists of the Anonymous protest group and other demonstrators protesting against the $53 million from public coffers spent on Pope Francis' visit to Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Tasso Marcelo)

Women walk on a windy day outside Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Women walk on a windy day outside Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A protester lies in front of Bulgarian riot police who are making way for lawmakers to exit parliament during an antigovernment protest in Sofia. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
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A protester lies in front of Bulgarian riot police who are making way for lawmakers to exit parliament during an antigovernment protest in Sofia. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown before his arrest with a sniper's laser sight trained on his head as he surrenders to authorities on April 19 after a massive manhunt. The photograph was provided courtesy of Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy and Boston Magazine. (Reuters)
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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown before his arrest with a sniper's laser sight trained on his head as he surrenders to authorities on April 19 after a massive manhunt. The photograph was provided courtesy of Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy and Boston Magazine. (Reuters)

Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)
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Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

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