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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Photos Of The Week #29

Published 21 July 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 29th 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

King Albert II (right) of Belgium, watched by son Crown Prince Philippe, wipes his eyes after signing an act of abdication to hand Philippe the throne during a ceremony at the Royal Palace on Belgian National Day in Brussels. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

2

Fans gather around a statue on Avenue of the Stars in Hong Kong of martial arts and film star Bruce Lee to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

3

Participants in a bathtub rally in Plau am See, Germany. (AFP/dpa/Windfried Wagner/Germany Out)

4

A painter works on the decoration outside a cafe bar in Prague's Holesovice district. (Reuters/Petr Jose)

5

Syrians walk past sandbags as they shop before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at the Karaj Al-Hajez crossing in Aleppo. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman )

6

Afghan men break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e Ali shrine in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

7

Ukrainian protesters flee riot policemen in central Kyiv during a demonstration against the rape of 29-year-old shop assistant Iryna Krashkova in the town of Vradiyivka. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

8

A Russian policeman beats a man who was detained inside a police bus during a protest in central Moscow following the jailing of Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

9

A banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin says, "Putin is afraid of Navalny," on a street in Kirov, where opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was jailed for five years for embezzlement. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

10

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a shower outdoors to beat the heat in Deir al-Zor. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

11

A protester sprays tear gas at police officers as angry residents attempt to storm the local police station in Kyiv. (Reuters)

12

Mexico's Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez perform a dive during a practice for the men's synchronised 10-meter platform event with a backdrop of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral at the Montjuic municipal pool in Barcelona. (Reuters/Albert Gea)

13

People carry an icon with a portrait of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, during a procession in Yeketerinburg. (AFP/Vladislav Lonshakov)

14

Russian anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny holds his Moscow mayoral candidate registration certificate before leaving boarding train from Moscow to Kirov where he is facing trial on embezzlement charges. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

15

A Pakistani youth recites the Koran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Mahabat Khan mosque in Peshawar on July 17. (Reuters//Fayaz Aziz)

16

Horses graze on summer pasture in Kyrgyzstan's Alai moumtains on July 16. (RFE/RL/Ernist Nurmatov)

17

Egyptian soldiers pray as they are deployed in the northern Sinai town of Al-Arish on July 16. With an insurgency threatening its sensitive border with Israel, Egypt's military is preparing to go on the offensive against Sinai militants who have escalated attacks since President Muhammad Morsi's ouster. (AFP)

18

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes at Ramses Square in Cairo. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

19

Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges on board the Sea Explorer 5 near the isle of Gogland in the Gulf of Finland to see a frigate that sank in 1869. (RIA Novosti/Aleksei Nikolsky)

20

A Georgian baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

21

An Indian "sadhu," or holy man, blows a buffalo horn on the eve of the traditional Kharchi Puja festival at Agartala, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Tripura. (AFP/Arindam Dey)

22

Afghan boys read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

23

A Free Syrian Army fighter rests on a sofa as he watches television and surveillance monitors inside a room in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

24

Macedonians in folk costumes hold torches as they participate in a procession the night before a wedding in the village of Galicnik. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

25

A young boy stands among Shi'ite Muslim worshippers attending the weekly Friday Prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at Tehran University. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

26

An elderly Serbian man looks down at the street as revellers pass during the annual EXIT music festival in the northern city of Novi Sad. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)