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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Photos Of The Week #6

Published 9 February 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our <strong><a href="http://www.rferl.org/archive/rferl-photo-blog/latest/16235/16235.html" target="_blank">"Picture This"</a></strong> archive. (35 PHOTOS)

1

An Afghan model applies makeup before presenting creations designed by Afghan women at a fashion show launched by Young Women for Change in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

2

Border guards patrol the Ukrainian-Romanian border in the Zakarpattia region of Ukraine. (AFP/Olexander Zobin)

3

A Syrian woman holds her injured son in a taxi as they arrive at a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo following shelling by government forces. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

4

Protesters scuffle outside the National Library in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Hundreds of protesters gathered in an attempt to block President Mikheil Saakashvili from entering the building to deliver his last annual address to the nation. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

5

A young girl is pictured with her dog and a pony as it snows near Warsaw, Poland. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

6

A woman does her laundry in front of her house in Ak-Ordo, a district on the outskirts of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

7

A convoy of French Army vehicles heads toward Gao, Mali. (AFP/Pascal Guyot)

8

People buy lunar new year decorations with the Chinese word for luck in a market in Zouping in eastern Shandong Province. The lunar new year falls on February 10. (AFP)

9

As if in an Impressionist painting, a woman walks while holding an umbrella to protect her from the rain in central Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

10

John Brennan testifies before a full committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

11

Iranian Air Force commanders salute Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting in Tehran. (AFP/Khamenei website)

12

A worker spreads out corn to dry after harvesting them from the cobs before selling them at a market in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

13

A man stands in an empty street near a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers in the Zamalka neighborhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

14

An Afghan boy walks with balloons for sale on a cold winter's day in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

15

Trucks navigate a mountain road as snow and rain wreak havoc in Pakistan's northern Kyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA regions.

16

A Tunisian protester jumps amid smoke after police fired tear gas during a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Tunis to protest after opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid was shot dead. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)

17

Researcher Bertolt Meyer, a lifelong user of prosthetic technology and the model for the robot "Rex" at the Science Museum in London. The $1 million so-called "bionic man" has a distinctly human shape and boasts prosthetic limbs, a functional circulatory system complete with artificial blood, as well as an artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen, and trachea. (AFP/Andrew Cowie)

18

A boy feeds pigeons in a park in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

19

A Kashmiri man rows his boat in the waters of Dal Lake on a cold winter evening in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

20

Hindu devotees walk through a dust storm after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Up to 100 million worshippers gather over 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

21

Venezuelan soldiers hold a poster of President Hugo Chavez during a commemoration in Caracas of the failed 1992 coup led by Chavez, who was an army lieutenant colonel, against then-President Carlos Andres Perez. (AFP/Leo Ramirez)

22

A choir sings during the ceremonial opening of a new session of parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine. The large poster urges deputies to "vote in person," a reference to so-called piano voting, in which deputies present in the chamber press electronic voting buttons for absent colleagues. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

23

People stand near a huge temporary dome covering the mausoleum of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on Red Square in Moscow. The dome keeps temperatures inside warmer and allows repair works on the mausoleum to continue to meet an end-of-April deadline. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

24

A U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter flies above Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Andrew Burton)

25

Alain Robert of France, who is known as "Spiderman," climbs up the Habana Libre hotel in Havana. Robert, who scales buildings all over the world without safety equipment, successfully climbed the hotel, which is 126 meters high. (Reuters/Ramon Espinosa)

26

British Prime Minister David Cameron (center) walks with the Afghan and Pakistani presidents, Hamid Karzai (left) and Asif Ali Zardari at Chequers, the prime minister's official country residence, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. (AFP/David Parker)

27

Children run back inside after pouring cold water on themselves at local kindergarten No. 317 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk as the air temperature stood at about minus 23 degrees Celsius. The program, which also involves sports training, sauna usage, has been practiced by the kindergarten for 15 years. It's said to improve health and keeps children fit. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

28

A boy stands next to shepherds arriving in a pirogue with their cattle on the banks of the Niger River near Timbuktu, Mali. (AFP/Pascal Guyot)

29

Iranian schoolgirls attend a parliamentary session to listen to a speech by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

30

A child looks across Russia's frozen Yenisei River in the taiga area some 52 kilometers south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

31

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a rifle through a hole in a wall of a Syrian Army base moments before he was shot in the head by a sniper during heavy fighting in the Arabeen neighborhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

32

Zoo owner Emmanuel Tangco reads a book to his snakes in his bedroom in Manila, Philippines. The Lunar New Year begins on February 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

33

A boy looks out from a photo studio in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

34

An undated handout picture released on February 4 from the University of Leicester shows the skull of the skeleton of King Richard III found at the Grey Friars Church excavation site in Leicester. Researchers from the University of Leicester said DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton, which has battle wounds and a curved spine, matched a 17th-generation descendant of the king's sister, Canadian-born carpenter Michael Ibsen. (AFP)

35

A huge dog receives a treat from its master in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. Actually, it's just an optical illusion, with the photographer playing with perspective. (RFE/RL)

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