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Friday, August 26, 2016

Photos Of The Week #36

Published 7 September 2013

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.


A man works at a construction site at a hilltop in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)


Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with his new art project at the courtyard of the Museum Center in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)


A man drives an improvised tractor with 12 brooms tied to the back, as he tries to clean a road in Mohe in China's Heilongjiang Province. (Reuters)


Couples perform the tango during a demonstration at the historic Haydarpasa train station in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP/Ozan Kose)


Pakistani Air Force members take part in Defense Day ceremonies at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)


Bosnian fans cheer during a EuroBasket 2013 match between Bosnia and Serbia held in Jesenice, Slovenia. (AFP/Samuel Kubani)


In Belarus, first-grade pupils attend a festive line-up to mark the start of another school year in Slutsk. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)


Hasidic Jews celebrate the traditional Jewish New Year in Uman, Ukraine. (ITAR-TASS)


A first-grader walks to school in the Russian village of Ustyantseva, in the Chelyabinsk region. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kondratuk)


A Syrian girl cheers near the site where a jet fighter belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad crashed in Deir al-Zor. (Reuters/Fayez Suleiman)


A dog sits next to floodwaters outside a house in the township of Khorpinsky in the Russian Far East city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. (AFP/Vladimir Kosarev)


Children play near the spot where the late Romania dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed on Christmas Day in 1989 at a former military barracks in Targoviste. (Reuters/Radu Sigheti)


A man windsurfs at flooded Lenin Stadium, the home arena of the local soccer club SKA-Energia, in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk. (Reuters/Vladimir Barsukov)


Afghan children climb onto a fence while playing as they sell tea in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, appears at a library opening in Birmingham, England. (Reuters/Darren Staples)


Ukrainian boxer and opposition party leader Vitali Klitschko smiles as he and his deputies wear "Ukraine is Europe" T-shirts during the opening of the new parliamentary session in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky) 


Military boarding school cadets attend a ceremony to mark the start of their classes in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko) 


A woman in the eastern Croatian city of Vukovar gestures in support of a protest against new signs featuring Serbian Cyrillic script. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic) 


A Russian boy walks with a bouquet of flowers for his teacher on the first day of school in Ivanovo. (ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov)


An Uzbek schoolgirl takes part in "first bell" celebrations. (RFE/RL/Ulugbek Matyakubov)


Afghan border police keep watch after a Taliban attack at Torkham district in Jalalabad Province. (Reuters)


Fireworks explode above St. Basil's cathedral during the Spasskaya Tower international military and music festival on  Moscow's Red Square. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)


Revelers at the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.  Now in its 27th year, 68,000 people from all over the world gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world in order to experience art, music, and the unique community that develops from this. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)