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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Photos Of The Week #21

Published 26 May 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 21st week of 2013. 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. (48 PHOTOS)

1

Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London. (AFP/Christof Stache)

2

A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks through a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

3

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and marketing executive Myriam L'Aouffir arrive in Cannes to attend the screening of the film "Only Lovers Left Alive." (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

4

Relatives of one of the 17 children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus mourn over his coffin on the outskirts of Gujrat, southeast of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

5

Visitors try on metal masks that were used as torture devices by the regime of Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein at an exhibition at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

6

Russian Orthodox priests take part in a religious procession marking Saints Cyrilius and Methodius' Day in central Moscow. The holiday commemorates brothers Cyrilius and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet and symbols of the Slav culture. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

7

The four coffins of the Karadjordjevic family, former Yugoslavia's royal family, lie inside Belgrade's Congregational Church on May 24 during a religious ceremony. They were to be reburied in the crypt of St. George's Church, the resting place of their ancestors in Oplenac.

8

An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar. High temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius affected much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains. (AFP/Shammi Mehra)

9

Volunteers remove garbage during a cleaning operation in Pristina, Kosovo. In 2012, more than 80,000 people removed 10,000 tons of garbage in a day. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

10

Ukrainian riot police detain an elderly Orthodox Christian activist as she protests against a gay-pride parade in Kyiv on May 25. (Reuters)

11

A participant in a "rainbow rally" in Moscow is beaten by an antigay activist on May 25.  (RIA/Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

12

An Afghan volunteer blows a chewing-gum bubble as she prepares balloons for the "We Believe in Ballons"  event, an art project promoting peace in Kabul on May 25.  (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)

13

Ukrainian school-leavers indulge in some typical "last bell" festivities marking the last day of school in Russia and several other post-Soviet countries. (RFE/RL)

14

Indian boys play cricket on Marina beach in the southern city of Chennai on May 24. (Reuters/Babu)

15

Thai Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom Province on May 24. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)

16

A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an explosion in Kabul on May 24. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

17

Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko pulls seven buses, connected in a line and weighing about 15 tonnes, during the opening of a trade centre in Minsk on May 24. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

18

Graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy celebrate during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Maryland on May 24. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

19

A Kashmiri man looks through the window of his house in downtown Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

20

Afghan National Army soldiers, dressed in traditional clothing, dance during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

21

Syrian rebels take position in a house during clashes with regime forces in the old city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)

22

A man on a boat passes a house built on a rock on the Drina River near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock was an ideal place for a tiny shelter. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

23

Work continues on the construction of a new mosque in the divided Kosovar town of Mitrovica. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

24

A man makes cookies at a traditional factory in the old city of Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

25

Ducks play in a hotel garden in Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

26

The cast members of the film "Ne Quelque Part" pose during a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

27

Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Belz Hasidic Dynasty watch the wedding ceremony of Rabbi Shalom Rokach, the grandson of the Belz Rabbi, to Hana Batya Pener in Jerusalem. Some 25,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews participated in one of the biggest weddings in the past few years. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

28

Afghan children sit on a hill in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

29

Two girls stand in rubble after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma. At least 24 people were killed. (Reuters/Gene Blevins)

30

Orthodox believers follow clergy carrying religious icons and crosses during a procession in the hills above the mining town of Karabash in Russia's Ural Mountains. Locals walked some 22 kilometers as part of an annual tradition, stopping to pray at various sites near the town. (Reuters/Igor Lagunov)

31

A boy throws a sheep into the waters of Kashmir's Jhelum River to wash it. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

32

Just-married couples kiss during their wedding ceremony in a men's prison colony in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. The wedding of the six prisoners with their unrestricted girlfriends was organized by the prison administration. (AFP/Alexander Khudoteply)

33

Vladimir Kouklatchev performs with a cat during a show in the Moscow Cat Theater, founded by his father, famous Russian clown Yury Kouklatchev, shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. The theater was recently reopened after renovations. (AFP/Yury Kadobnov)

34

Fishermen paddle a traditional boat during sunset at Waiara Beach on Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The Indonesian government has set the ambitious target of welcoming a total of 9 million foreign tourists in 2013, increasing to 10 million by 2014. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

35

Men sort coal at a wholesale shop to sell in the market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

36

French matador Juan Leal is gored by a bull during the Nimes Pentecost Feria. (AFP/Pascal Guyot)

37

People run down a street in Deir al-Zor amid continued fighting in Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

38

Sweden's national team poses with the 2013 Ice Hockey World Championship trophy at the Globe Arena in Stockholm after the home favorites defeated dark-horse finalist Switzerland 5-1. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

39

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wife Ri Sol Ju sit during a visit to the Pyongyang Myohyangsan Children's Camp, situated at the foot of Mt. Myohyang in North Phyongan Province. (Reuters/North Korea's Korean Central News Agency)

40

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards (left to right) of the British rock band The Rolling Stones perform during a California stop on their "50 & Counting" worldwide tour. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

41

A large sea bream made from debris found adrift at sea by the Japanese art group Yodogawa Tecnique is displayed at the Setouchi Triennale art event in Uno, Okayama. (AFP/Jiji Press)

42

Children blow through straws in a race to empty cups full of flour during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila. (AFP/Noel Celis)

43

A participant holds a giant joint at a rally for legalization of cannabis in Santiago, Chile as part of 2013 Global Marijuana March. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)

44

American actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at Cannes Film Festival in France to promote the film "Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian." (AFP/Loic Venance)

45

Dandelion seeds blow in the wind in Godewaersvelde, in northern France, as warmer weather throughout Europe marked a return of allergenic pollen. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

46

A woman in the village of Meera Kot, near Amritsar, stamps her ballot paper at a polling station for local and district elections. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

47

A woman inspects the damage after strong winds in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan ripped off the roof of her home. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)

48

A gardener hangs azaleas at the Chelsea Flower Show in London as the Royal Horticultural Society celebrates its centennial. (AFP/Ben Stansall)