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Photos Of The Week #6

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the sixth week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A man begs for money outside a McDonald's restaurant in central Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A man begs for money outside a McDonald's restaurant in central Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Volunteers in New Zealand try to keep alive some of the hundreds of pilot whales after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings, in Golden Bay at the top of South Island. More than 650 pilot whales beached themselves. About 335 are dead, 220 remain stranded, and 100 are back at sea as of February 11. (Reuters/Ross Wearing)
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Volunteers in New Zealand try to keep alive some of the hundreds of pilot whales after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings, in Golden Bay at the top of South Island. More than 650 pilot whales beached themselves. About 335 are dead, 220 remain stranded, and 100 are back at sea as of February 11. (Reuters/Ross Wearing)

Ukrainian servicemen rest at their position on the front line near the government-held town of Avdiyivka. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)
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Ukrainian servicemen rest at their position on the front line near the government-held town of Avdiyivka. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)

A biker rides on the frozen Fontanka River in central St. Petersburg, Russia. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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A biker rides on the frozen Fontanka River in central St. Petersburg, Russia. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Palestinian barber Ramadan Odwan styles and straightens the hair of a customer using fire at his salon in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
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Palestinian barber Ramadan Odwan styles and straightens the hair of a customer using fire at his salon in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Boys take part in military training at a boot camp at the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) military patriotic club in the village of Sengileyevskoye, outside Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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Boys take part in military training at a boot camp at the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) military patriotic club in the village of Sengileyevskoye, outside Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

A displaced Syrian child looks out of a tent at a makeshift camp near the village of Tarshan, some 20 kilometers north of Raqqa after they fled their homes due to the battles between Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State extremist group. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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A displaced Syrian child looks out of a tent at a makeshift camp near the village of Tarshan, some 20 kilometers north of Raqqa after they fled their homes due to the battles between Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State extremist group. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

A displaced Syrian girl walks at a refugee camp in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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A displaced Syrian girl walks at a refugee camp in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

Japanese magician Hiroki Hara performs on stage during the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy, on February 8. (epa/Ettore Ferrari)
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Japanese magician Hiroki Hara performs on stage during the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy, on February 8. (epa/Ettore Ferrari)

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei arrives to deliver a speech in a meeting with military commanders in Tehran on February 7. (Reuters)
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei arrives to deliver a speech in a meeting with military commanders in Tehran on February 7. (Reuters)

Two Romanian children play toy trumpets during an antigovernment demonstration in front of government headquarters in Bucharest on February 6. (epa/Robert Ghement)
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Two Romanian children play toy trumpets during an antigovernment demonstration in front of government headquarters in Bucharest on February 6. (epa/Robert Ghement)

Residents of Bir Said village sit inside a home after their return to the village when Syrian Democratic Forces took control of the area from Islamic State militants in northern Raqqa Province, Syria, on February 7. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Residents of Bir Said village sit inside a home after their return to the village when Syrian Democratic Forces took control of the area from Islamic State militants in northern Raqqa Province, Syria, on February 7. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

Steam rises over the Moskva River on a frosty morning on the outskirts of Moscow on February 7. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Steam rises over the Moskva River on a frosty morning on the outskirts of Moscow on February 7. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

 An Afghan woman walks along a street covered with snow on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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 An Afghan woman walks along a street covered with snow on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

An elderly Ukrainian woman carries firewood for heating her home in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka in the war-torn Donbas region. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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An elderly Ukrainian woman carries firewood for heating her home in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka in the war-torn Donbas region. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A Syrian rebel fighter holds a position inside a building on the front line near Damascus on February 5. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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A Syrian rebel fighter holds a position inside a building on the front line near Damascus on February 5. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

An Afghan girl carries empty water containers during a snowfall in Kabul on February 6. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan girl carries empty water containers during a snowfall in Kabul on February 6. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Palestinians run for cover as smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip on February 6. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Palestinians run for cover as smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip on February 6. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

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