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Photos Of The Week #10

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 10th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Mohammad Mohiedine Anis, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held Al-Shaar neighborhood. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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Mohammad Mohiedine Anis, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held Al-Shaar neighborhood. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Iraqi fighters from the Abbas Brigade fire toward enemy positions in the village of Badush, some 15 kilometers northwest of Mosul, during the ongoing battle to retake the city from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
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Iraqi fighters from the Abbas Brigade fire toward enemy positions in the village of Badush, some 15 kilometers northwest of Mosul, during the ongoing battle to retake the city from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)

An Afghan boy selling boiled eggs waits for customers at a coal dump site on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan boy selling boiled eggs waits for customers at a coal dump site on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wearing costumes march in line during their school Purim celebration ahead of the official holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. The carnivallike Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wearing costumes march in line during their school Purim celebration ahead of the official holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. The carnivallike Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

An elderly woman carries a Soviet flag on Independence Square as she celebrates International Women's Day in Minsk on March 8. (AFP/Syarhey Gapon)
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An elderly woman carries a Soviet flag on Independence Square as she celebrates International Women's Day in Minsk on March 8. (AFP/Syarhey Gapon)

An Iraqi woman lies on the ground as civilians flee Mosul while Iraqi forces advance inside the city during fighting against Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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An Iraqi woman lies on the ground as civilians flee Mosul while Iraqi forces advance inside the city during fighting against Islamic State militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Galina Tiptsova, a model of the SibPlus Models agency and a participant of the Miss Doughnut beauty competition, jumps into the snow at the Polar Bear winter swimmers club in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )
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Galina Tiptsova, a model of the SibPlus Models agency and a participant of the Miss Doughnut beauty competition, jumps into the snow at the Polar Bear winter swimmers club in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )

Demonstrators hit drums during a rally for gender equality and against violence toward women on International Women's Day in Kyiv on March 8. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Demonstrators hit drums during a rally for gender equality and against violence toward women on International Women's Day in Kyiv on March 8. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A Pakistani female worker pushes a trolley of material along a street in Islamabad. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)
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A Pakistani female worker pushes a trolley of material along a street in Islamabad. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

Kosovar children pose in front of a statue of Adem Jashari during a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the killing of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander in Prekaz on March 7. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Kosovar children pose in front of a statue of Adem Jashari during a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the killing of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander in Prekaz on March 7. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Free Syrian Army fighters play soccer in the northern Syrian town of Al-Rai. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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Free Syrian Army fighters play soccer in the northern Syrian town of Al-Rai. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

A man tests his handmade motorcycle in the village of Ivancea, near Chisinau, Moldova, on March 7. (epa/Dumitru Doru)
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A man tests his handmade motorcycle in the village of Ivancea, near Chisinau, Moldova, on March 7. (epa/Dumitru Doru)

Smoke rises following an air strike in Mosul on March 6, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from the militant Islamic State group. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Smoke rises following an air strike in Mosul on March 6, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from the militant Islamic State group. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Indian devotees throw colored powder during Lathmar Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh on March 6. (epa/Rajat Gupta)
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Indian devotees throw colored powder during Lathmar Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh on March 6. (epa/Rajat Gupta)

An Afghan farmer drinks tea as he rests after work on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan farmer drinks tea as he rests after work on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Portraits of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin outside a museum in his native town of Gori, some 80 kilometers outside Tbilisi, on the 64th anniversary of his death. While historians blame Stalin for the deaths of millions in purges, prison camps, and forced collectivization, many in Russia still praise him for leading the Soviet Union to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
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Portraits of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin outside a museum in his native town of Gori, some 80 kilometers outside Tbilisi, on the 64th anniversary of his death. While historians blame Stalin for the deaths of millions in purges, prison camps, and forced collectivization, many in Russia still praise him for leading the Soviet Union to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as government forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as government forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Fire and smoke billow following a car-bomb explosion as Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters in Mosul during an offensive to retake the western parts of the city. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Fire and smoke billow following a car-bomb explosion as Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters in Mosul during an offensive to retake the western parts of the city. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A Russian soldier stands near Syrian musicians as they play in the amphitheater of the historic city of Palmyra, Syria. Islamic State militants took control of the ancient city in May 2015 and almost immediately began destroying ancient monuments there. Syrian forces recaptured the city earlier this month. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)
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A Russian soldier stands near Syrian musicians as they play in the amphitheater of the historic city of Palmyra, Syria. Islamic State militants took control of the ancient city in May 2015 and almost immediately began destroying ancient monuments there. Syrian forces recaptured the city earlier this month. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

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