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Saturday, November 01, 2014


Photos Of The Week #28

Published 14 July 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 28th 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

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects mobile medical support mobile systems and the capabilities of cryogenic saunas operating at the Universiade 2013 in Tatarstan. (AFP-RIA-NOVOSTI/Aleksei Nikolsky)

2

Rescuers help people at the site of a train accident in the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. At least six people were killed and dozens injured on the evening of July 12 after a speeding train derailed.  (AFP)

3

Jack Rigby watches as the coffin of his father, Fusilier Lee Rigby, is carried by members of his regiment after his funeral service at the parish church in Bury, northern England, on July 12. The soldier was murdered in London in broad daylight by Islamist extremists on May 22. 

4

Pakistani Muslims offer congregational prayers during the first Friday of Ramadan at the Data Darbar mosque in Lahore on July 12. (AFP/Arif Ali)

5

Malala Yousafzai (left), the 16-year-old schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ahead of an address she gave to a UN youth assembly in New York on July 12. (EPA/Justin Lane)

6

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is doused with water in sweltering heat during weekly Friday prayers at a protest camp in Cairo's Rabaa Adawiya Square on July 12. (Louafi Larbi)

7

Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont rides a cart horse to haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide in the coastal town of Oostduinkerke on July 12. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

8

The cross of St. Andrew the Apostle arrives in St. Petersburg from Greece on July 11. The cross will be displayed at the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, in Moscow, in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and the Belarusian capital, Minsk, as part of celebrations marking 1,025 years of Christianity in the region. (ITAR-TASS)

9

Bosnian Muslims carry caskets containing the bodies of people killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as they prepare for a mass burial during a memorial ceremony in the village of Potocari on July 11, the 18th anniversary of the killings. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

10

Pakistani Muslims pray before breaking their fast at a mosque during the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Peshawar on July 11. (AFP/A. Majeed)

11

A Bosnian cries near the coffin of her relative, one of 409 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Memorial Center Potocari near Srebrenica. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

12

Heavy floodwaters sweep through Beichuan in southwest China's Sichuan Province, as rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions, causing landslides and disabling transportation. (AFP)

13

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover behind sandbags inside a house in Deir al-Zor. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

14

A child walks near people attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan. (Reuters/Vincent Kessler)

15

A man rides a bicycle as he carries his dog on his shoulders in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

16

A Bosnian child holds a placard with portraits of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre while a truck, one of three carrying 409 coffins of newly identified victims of the massacre, passes. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

17

A roadside fruit vendor takes a nap at his makeshift stall as bees crawl on a slice of watermelon on display in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

18

An Afghan girl sweeps at the main mosque in Herat ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

19

An Egyptian supporter of deposed President Muhammad Morsi holds a copy of the Koran stained with blood and empty casing as he attends a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

20

A Turkish protester runs as police used water cannon during clashes on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

21

A crowd of runners sprint toward the entrance to the bull ring during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. (Reuters/Eloy Alonso)

22

Acrobats perform a vertical dance show along Moscow's central Tsvetnoy Boulevard as part of the Bright People festival. (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

23

Egyptian supporters of deposed President Muhammad Morsi sit in front of barbed-wire fencing set up to block access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

24

A fighting cow leaps over revelers upon entering the bullring following the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. (Reuters/Eloy Alonso)

25

A handout photo of the "Solar Impulse HB-SIA" aircraft with pilot Andre Borschberg aboard as it approaches its final destination of JFK airport in New York in what Borschberg called a "huge success for renewable energy." (AFP/SolarImpulse/Jean Revillard)

26

Spectators during the first bull run of Pamplona's annual San Fermin Festival, kicking off a week of traditional and folkloric festivities in the northern Spanish town. (AFP/Pedro Armestre)

27

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. (AFP/François Laplante-Delagrave)

28

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada boards a small aircraft bound for Jordan during his deportation from Royal Air Force base Northolt in London. (Reuters/Sgt Ralph Merry/Royal Air Force/MoD/Crown Copyright/Handout via Reuters)

29

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 burns on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash-landing after a flight from Seoul. (Reuters/James O'Malley/Handout via Reuters)