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Sunday, August 31, 2014


Photos Of The Week #18

Published 4 May 2014

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

1

Ukrainian civilians find cover from the rain under a Ukrainian Army armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the town of Slovyansk on May 2. (Reuters/Baz Ratner )

2

Ukrainian National Guard troops wait as pro-Russia supporters block the Kramatorsk-Slovyansk road on May 2. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

3

A woman stands with an Orthodox icon at a Ukrainian checkpoint near the eastern town of Slovyansk on May 2. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

4

Pro-Russia activists burn uniforms outside the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk on May 1. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

5

Elderly Ukrainians dance during a rally to mark International Labor Day in front of the Vladimir Lenin monument in Slovyansk, Ukraine, on May 1. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

6

A Turkish woman shows her identity card next to another protestor as riot police use water cannon during clashes after hundreds of people tried to reach Ankara's main Kizilay Square to celebrate May Day in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)

7

Russian nationalists attend a "Russian Spring" demonstration on Labor Day in Moscow on May 1. (ITAR-TASS/Sergei Bobylev)

8

Soldiers march during rehearsals for the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on April 29. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Vilf)

9

An Afghan child looks on as he works at a coal mine which collapsed on April 30, killing some 40 miners and trapping an unknown number of others in the Dar-i-Suf district of Samangan Province. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

10

A woman dressed as a witch takes part in a parade during annual Walpurgis Night celebrations in central Prague on April 30. (epa/Filip Singer)

11

Fully-veiled Iraqi women flash the sign for victory with their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote in Iraq's first parliamentary election since U.S. troops withdrew from the country, at a polling station in Baghdad on April 30. (AFP/Sabah Arar)

12

The launching of the completed stern section of the "Sevastopol" Russian Mistral-class amphibious assault ship at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. (EPA/Anatoly Maltsev)

13

A woman hails a taxi while standing under Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) logos before parliamentary elections in Sulaimaniya, Iraq. (Reuters/Jacob Russell)

14

A worker unwraps a statue of late Pope John Paul II in front of The Cathedral of The Heart Of Jesus Christ in Sarajevo. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

15

Visitors stand in front of QR-code information panels during a ceremony to open a showroom dedicated to the Zaryadye park project in central Moscow on April 29. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

16

An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against opium and other illicit narcotics in Kunar Province on April 29. (Reuters/Parwiz)

17

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard on a road at a checkpoint near the village of Malinivka, southeast of Slovyansk, on April 29. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

18

Pro-Russia activists attack a regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on April 29. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

19

Pro-Russia (right) and pro-Ukraine supporters clash during a pro-Ukrainian rally in Donetsk on April 28. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

20

Fans of the Ukrainian soccer clubs Metalist and Dnipro,who are normally implacable enemies, gather during a march to support a united Ukraine in Kharkiv on April 27. (epa/Olga Ivashchenko) 

21

An Israeli woman is comforted as she cries in the Hall of Remembrance during a ceremony entitled "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on April 28. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

22

Police commandos display their skills during a passing out parade upon the completion of their three-month training in Lahore on April 28. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

23

A pigeon flies near a monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin outside the regional administration building seized by pro-Russia rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

24

Afghans play on a trampoline along Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on April 28. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)