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Friday, November 28, 2014


Photos Of The Week #52

Published 30 December 2012


Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. (22 PHOTOS)

1

A bus is seen in flames at the site of a bomb explosion that killed six people in the Pakistani city of Karachi (Reuters)

2

A Russian recovery worker walks among aircraft debris next to a highway near Moscow's Vnukovo Airport after a plane crash that killed four people. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresensky)

3

A candle is seen on a placard during a protest in New Delhi over the death of a woman who was gang-raped on a bus. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

4

A symbolic stoning of YouTube takes place at the Digital Media Exhibition in Tehran in November 2011. (Fars)

5

After almost 15 days with no electricity in Afghanistan's Jawzjan Province, local protesters made a snowman on which they wrote "We want power!" (RFE/RL)

6

A Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter launches antimissile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of pilots at the Hatzerim Air Force base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva. (AFP/ Jack Guez)

7

A building is demolished in Haikou in China's southern Hainan Province. (AFP)

8

A man sand skis in the desert near Tabuk, 1,500 kilometers from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters/Mohamed Alhwaity)

9

Pakistani police stand guard outside the mausoleum of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on the eve of the fifth anniversary of her assassination, in Gari Khuda Buksh. Bhutto was killed in an attack during an election campaign in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007. (epa/Waqar Hussein)

10

Tangled electrical wires are seen over a rain-flooded street in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. (AFP/Sabah Arar)

11

Orphans at Children's Home No. 3 in the Russian city of Novgorod. A bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children has gone to President Vladimir Putin for his signature after winning final approval from parliament. The bill is in retaliation for a U.S. law that targets Russian human rights abusers. (RIA Novosti/Konstantin Chalabov)

12

A temporary white dome covers the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin on Red Square in Moscow. The mausoleum was closed for planned repairs and renovation work. Lenin's body will remain inside. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresensky)

13

A man removes ice in a stairway caused by a broken sewage line in an apartment block in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Temperatures dropped to minus 59 Celsius in the eastern region of the country. (Reuters/Valery Kaliyev)

14

Chinese paramilitary policemen practice during extreme-weather training in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. (REUTERS/China Daily)

15

Free Syrian Army fighters smile in a bunker used for shelter from fighter jet air strikes in Aleppo. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

16

Harmony bullet trains parked at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (REUTERS/Stringer)

17

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his traditional Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on December 25. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

18

U.S. soldiers eat their food during a special meal at Kabul International Airport on December 25. (AFP/Shah Marai)

19

Pakistani Christians take communion during a Christmas Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Lahore on December 25. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Muslim and, with around 2 percent of the population, Christians are among the country's most marginalized citizens. (AFP/Arif Ali)

20

A man walks near the fuselage of an Air Bagan passenger plane after it crashed near Heho airport in Burma's eastern Shan state on December 25, killing two people and injuring 11.

21

A Pakistani rider drives a horse-drawn cart loaded with turnips on a foggy street in Lahore on December 24. (AFP/Arif Ali)

22

An elephant dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs for students ahead of the Christmas festival at a school in Thailand's Ayutthaya province on December 24. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)