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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Photos Of The Week #27

Published 7 July 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 27th 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.

1

A young girl cries near a Nelson Mandela portrait outside the Medi Clinic Heart hospital where the antiapartheid icon and former South African president lay in critical condition in Pretoria. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

2

A child reacts to floodwaters in Ahmedabad after heavy rains lashed Gujarat state. (AFP/Sam Panthaky)

3

Rice paddies in Changu Naryan on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

4

The pack in the 100th Tour de France rides past horses during the 176.5-kilometer sixth stage, between Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier, in southern France. (AFP/Pascal Guyot)

5

A boy plays with a soap bubble in one of Kyiv's parks on a hot day in the Ukrainian capital. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

6

Clergy shelter under umbrellas during a pilgrimage in Budslau, Belarus, which houses the National Sanctuary of the Mother of God of Budslau.

7

A man covers himself in algae as he plays with his friends at the seaside in Qingdao, China. (Reuters)

8

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their men's singles quarterfinal match at the 2013 Wimbledon championships in London. (AFP/Carl Court)

9

In a long exposure photograph, a Belarussian guard of honor takes part in a military parade in Minsk during celebrations marking Independence Day. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

10

Children stand next to a laborer working on the banks of Ganges River in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)

11

A girl with the colors of the Egyptian flag and the word "leave" painted on her face is seen during a demonstration against Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

12

People stand at the site of a massive crater following a suicide car-bomb attack at a compound in Kabul that is used by foreign firms supplying equipment to NATO. Four police officers and two civilians were killed, as well as the four attackers. The Taliban claimed responsibility. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

13

Belarusian teenagers take part in a rehearsal for the upcoming Independence Day parade in Minsk. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

14

The scene near the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan after a Russian Proton-M rocket malfunctioned shortly after launch and crashed back to Earth and exploded. (RIA Novosti/Ruslan Mamedov)

15

A would-be suicide attacker lies on the ground after his vest was defused in Jalalabad Province. Afghan security forces captured the attacker before he blew himself up. (Reuters/Parwiz)

16

England's Rob Vickerman (left) tackles New Zealand's Tomasi Cama during the final match of the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament between New Zealand and England at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

17

Children play in front of a Soviet-era space monument in Moscow. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

18

People set up a scale replica of a rubber duck, originally created by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, on a river in Wenzhou, China. (Reuters)

19

Laundry dries on the railings in a Kowloon government housing estate in Hong Kong. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

20

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg, France. (Reuters/Vincent Kessler)

21

Gold ingots are used to make medals for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, at the Adamas jewelry factory in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Aleksei Filippov)

22

U.S. President Barack Obama heads a soccer ball at the Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The ball has internal electronics that allow it to generate and store electricity to power small devices. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

23

Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the United States during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)

24

Indian farmers plant paddy saplings in a field at Milanmore village on the outskirts of Siliguri. (AFP/Diptendu Dutta)

25

An employee clips the hooves of sheep before shearing them at a Belarusian state sheep farm in the village of Konukhi, some 150 kilometers southeast of Minsk. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

26

A border collie dog named Tabasco catches a Frisbee during a dog Frisbee competition in Magdeburg, Germany. Fifty-one dogs from six different nations took part. (AFP/Lukas Schulze)

27

Protesters direct laser lights onto a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered to call for the ouster of President Muhammad Morsi. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

28

A huge ice cube is placed on a desk to lower the temperature inside a classroom in Jinan in eastern China. Temperatures reached 35.7 Celsius. (AFP)

29

An Egyptian soldier takes a nap on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

30

Visitors climb through an art installation called "In Orbit" by Tomas Saraceno of Argentina at the Kunstsammlung K21 museum in Duesseldorf. (Reuters/Ina Fassbender)

31

An Afghan health worker administers polio-vaccine drops to a child during the first day of a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

32

Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim mourners gather around the graves of victims of a suicide bombing at a graveyard in Quetta. (AFP/Banaras Khan)

33

Tens of thousands of antigovernment protesters massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 30. (RFE/RL)