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Photos Of The Week #32

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

Athlete and powerlifter Ivan Savkin pulls a train with several carriages, weighing a combined 120 tons, in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok. (Reuters/Yuri Maltsev)
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Athlete and powerlifter Ivan Savkin pulls a train with several carriages, weighing a combined 120 tons, in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok. (Reuters/Yuri Maltsev)

Hot-air balloons rise into the sky at the International Balloon Fiesta near Bristol in western England. (Reuters/Neil Hall)
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Hot-air balloons rise into the sky at the International Balloon Fiesta near Bristol in western England. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to fire a stone at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to fire a stone at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

A man cools off at the Tungareshwar waterfall on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)
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A man cools off at the Tungareshwar waterfall on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk during a press conference in Kabul, where Abdullah and rival Ashraf Ghani agreed to form a national unity government following disputed elections. (EPA/Jawad Jalali)
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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk during a press conference in Kabul, where Abdullah and rival Ashraf Ghani agreed to form a national unity government following disputed elections. (EPA/Jawad Jalali)

Jose Miguel Perez, who fights under the nom-de-gore :-) of "Joselillo," is turned over by the bull as he enters to kill during his bullfight at the Virgen Blanca Vitoria Fair in Vitoria, Spain. (EPA/Adrian Ruiz de Hierro)
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Jose Miguel Perez, who fights under the nom-de-gore :-) of "Joselillo," is turned over by the bull as he enters to kill during his bullfight at the Virgen Blanca Vitoria Fair in Vitoria, Spain. (EPA/Adrian Ruiz de Hierro)

Boys play a game of war pitting Ukrainian national troops against pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Boys play a game of war pitting Ukrainian national troops against pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

An Orthodox priest throws a tire as "Maidan self-defense" activists clash with fighters of the volunteer Kyiv Battalion on Independence Square in Kyiv on August 7. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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An Orthodox priest throws a tire as "Maidan self-defense" activists clash with fighters of the volunteer Kyiv Battalion on Independence Square in Kyiv on August 7. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A young refugee from southeastern Ukraine waits at a refugee camp set in the Russian border city of Donetsk near Rostov-on-Don. (AFP/Andrei Kronberg)
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A young refugee from southeastern Ukraine waits at a refugee camp set in the Russian border city of Donetsk near Rostov-on-Don. (AFP/Andrei Kronberg)

Iraqi soldiers patrol a street in the village of Jurf al-Sakhr, 45 kilometers west of Baghdad, after they regained control back from Islamic State militants. (AFP)
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Iraqi soldiers patrol a street in the village of Jurf al-Sakhr, 45 kilometers west of Baghdad, after they regained control back from Islamic State militants. (AFP)

Afghan boys play with a soccer ball, beside the war-ravaged Dar-ul-Aman palace, on the outskirts of Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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Afghan boys play with a soccer ball, beside the war-ravaged Dar-ul-Aman palace, on the outskirts of Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

A Pakistani boy looks to collect recyclable items among the polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Karachi Fish Harbor. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A Pakistani boy looks to collect recyclable items among the polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Karachi Fish Harbor. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

A Nepalese resident looks on at the site of a landslide at Lamo Sanghu villge on the Sukoshi river, some 80 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)
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A Nepalese resident looks on at the site of a landslide at Lamo Sanghu villge on the Sukoshi river, some 80 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal catches the ball during a practice session in Galle ahead of their first test cricket match against Sri Lanka. (Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte)
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Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal catches the ball during a practice session in Galle ahead of their first test cricket match against Sri Lanka. (Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte)

An Afghan man makes special confectionery at a traditional sweets factory in Jalalabad on August 4. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan man makes special confectionery at a traditional sweets factory in Jalalabad on August 4. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews watch as police work at the scene after a Palestinian man rammed an excavator into a bus in Jerusalem on August 4, killing one person and slightly injuring five others. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
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Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews watch as police work at the scene after a Palestinian man rammed an excavator into a bus in Jerusalem on August 4, killing one person and slightly injuring five others. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

Corporal Temur Dadiani, 22, a double amputee military serviceman from Georgia sets the planche push-ups world record in one minute in Tbilisi on August 3. (AFP)
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Corporal Temur Dadiani, 22, a double amputee military serviceman from Georgia sets the planche push-ups world record in one minute in Tbilisi on August 3. (AFP)

A sunflower blossoms next to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Rozsypne in eastern Ukraine. (epa/Jerry Lampen)
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A sunflower blossoms next to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Rozsypne in eastern Ukraine. (epa/Jerry Lampen)

Displaced Iraqi children from the northern city of Mosul play in a building under construction on the outskirts of Baghdad, where they are taking shelter after fleeing clashes between Islamist State militants and Kurdish troops. (AFP/Amer Al-Saadi)
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Displaced Iraqi children from the northern city of Mosul play in a building under construction on the outskirts of Baghdad, where they are taking shelter after fleeing clashes between Islamist State militants and Kurdish troops. (AFP/Amer Al-Saadi)

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