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Photos Of The Week #50

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-EU protester at a camp on Kyiv's Independence Square. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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A pro-EU protester at a camp on Kyiv's Independence Square. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Snow in Ardabil, a city in northwestern Iran. (IRNA)
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Snow in Ardabil, a city in northwestern Iran. (IRNA)

Antigovernment protesters attend a rally on Independence Squire in Kyiv on December 13. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Antigovernment protesters attend a rally on Independence Squire in Kyiv on December 13. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)
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Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

A woman walks near a barricade on Khreschatyk Street in central Kyiv, where pro-European integration protesters were barricaded in. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A woman walks near a barricade on Khreschatyk Street in central Kyiv, where pro-European integration protesters were barricaded in. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A tailor stichtes traditional Chitrali caps as winter season begins in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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A tailor stichtes traditional Chitrali caps as winter season begins in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reacts during a visit to the Kremlin to listen to President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the nation address in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reacts during a visit to the Kremlin to listen to President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the nation address in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Members holding EU and Ukrainian flags vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
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Members holding EU and Ukrainian flags vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (AFP/Frederick Florin)

Pro-European integration protesters wave flags on Independence Square in Kyiv. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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Pro-European integration protesters wave flags on Independence Square in Kyiv. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A child eats during an event organized by the British Embassy to Romania, Bucharest town hall, and various nongovernmental groups in Bucharest. (Reuters/Bogdan Cristel)
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A child eats during an event organized by the British Embassy to Romania, Bucharest town hall, and various nongovernmental groups in Bucharest. (Reuters/Bogdan Cristel)

An usher holds programs with the image of Nelson Mandela on the cover before a memorial service for the late South African antiapartheid icon at the Riverside Church in New York. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
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An usher holds programs with the image of Nelson Mandela on the cover before a memorial service for the late South African antiapartheid icon at the Riverside Church in New York. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Mourners queue to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. (Reuters/GCIS/Handout via Reuters)
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Mourners queue to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. (Reuters/GCIS/Handout via Reuters)

Egyptian riot police are seen during clashes with students who support the Muslim Brotherhood outside the University of Cairo campus. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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Egyptian riot police are seen during clashes with students who support the Muslim Brotherhood outside the University of Cairo campus. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

The Canary Wharf business district of east London seen during a foggy morning in a photograph received via the Metropolitan Police in London. (Reuters/Metropolitan Police@MPSintheSky/Handout via Reuters)
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The Canary Wharf business district of east London seen during a foggy morning in a photograph received via the Metropolitan Police in London. (Reuters/Metropolitan Police@MPSintheSky/Handout via Reuters)

A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season near the fountain on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris. (Reuters/Jacky Naegelen)
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A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season near the fountain on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris. (Reuters/Jacky Naegelen)

A boy rests in a wheelbarrow near the home of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in his ancestral village of Qunu. (epa/Nic Bothma)
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A boy rests in a wheelbarrow near the home of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in his ancestral village of Qunu. (epa/Nic Bothma)

Afghan internally displaced children look on outside their temporary house on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan internally displaced children look on outside their temporary house on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

A man crosses himself as pro-European integration protesters gather in Independence Square in central Kyiv on December 12. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A man crosses himself as pro-European integration protesters gather in Independence Square in central Kyiv on December 12. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A Ukrainian antigovernment protester walks between a riot police line in Kyiv on December 11. (Reuters/Maksim Zveyev)
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A Ukrainian antigovernment protester walks between a riot police line in Kyiv on December 11. (Reuters/Maksim Zveyev)

A Pakistani man and a woman carry tree branches, used as fuel for cooking, on the outskirts of Islamabad, on December 11. (Reuters/Mian Khursheed)
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A Pakistani man and a woman carry tree branches, used as fuel for cooking, on the outskirts of Islamabad, on December 11. (Reuters/Mian Khursheed)

Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at a policemen (foreground) during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus on December 11. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at a policemen (foreground) during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus on December 11. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

Ukrainian antigovernment protesters spray riot police with a water hose to prevent them from entering the City Hall, which they have occupied in Kyiv, on December 11. (Reuters/Valentin Ogirenko)
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Ukrainian antigovernment protesters spray riot police with a water hose to prevent them from entering the City Hall, which they have occupied in Kyiv, on December 11. (Reuters/Valentin Ogirenko)

An Afghan soldier walks past photographs of victims of war on display to mark Human Rights day at the ruined Darlaman Palace in Kabul on December 10. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan soldier walks past photographs of victims of war on display to mark Human Rights day at the ruined Darlaman Palace in Kabul on December 10. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 kilometers east of Sofia, Bulgaria. (Reuters/Pierre Marsaut)
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A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 kilometers east of Sofia, Bulgaria. (Reuters/Pierre Marsaut)

A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by government forces in Aleppo's Al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood on December 9. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)
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A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by government forces in Aleppo's Al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood on December 9. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

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