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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Photos Of The Week #6

Published 14 February 2016


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

1

A Russian woman stands in front of the wall of the Kolomna Kremlin with huge painting of Dmitry Donskoy Assembles An Army Against The Tatars, in Kolomna, Russia. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

2

A woman and her children run for cover following reported air strikes by regime forces on the town of Kafr Batna in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

3

A local resident gestures while standing in his garage, which was damaged during the recent exchange of fire between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists, on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

4

A migrant child looks out of a window at a train station in the town of Sid, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

5

People burn incense to worship the god of fortune on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Hubei Province on February 12. (Reuters)

6

A Turkish family, who earn their living by collecting garbage, ride their cart near the town of Kilis, central Turkey. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

7

Iranian schoolgirls wave their national flag during celebrations on Tehran's Freedom Square to mark the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on February 11. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

8

Internally displaced Afghan children watch a girl play with a jump rope at a refugee camp in Ghazni. (AFP/Sayed Zakeria)

9

A migrant woman looks through a window as migrants and refugees wait for their train to depart to Slovenia on their journey to Western Europe at a refugee transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit)

10

An Afghan woman begs on a roadside in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

11

Orthodox Christians pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the feast day of Saint Haralampi, the Orthodox patron saint of beekeepers, at a church in eastern Bulgaria on February 10. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

12

An elderly homeless Ukrainian man begs for money next to a sign showing exchange rates for the Ukrainian hryvnia against major international currencies inside an underground passage in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Sergey Dolzhenko)

13

A migrant, identified as 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, with a capsized boat in the background, is reportedly rescued by a member of the Turkish Coast Guard in the Aegean Sea. (Reuters)

14

A farmer harvests mustard from his field on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

15

Police officers detain a demonstrator who was taking part in a protest by foreign-currency mortgage-holders near Central Bank headquarters in Moscow on February 8. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

16

A newly-wed Syrian couple pose for a wedding picture amid heavily damaged buildings in the war-ravaged city of Homs. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

17

A  migrant woman carries her child as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on February 8. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

18

People take part in a cleansing ritual ahead of celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Monkey in the Far Eastern Russian city of Novosibirsk. (TASS/Kirill Kuchmar)

19

A wounded Afghan boy walks with a soldier at the site of a suicide attack near Mazar-e Sharif, on February 8. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

20

Syrian refugees are pictured in a camp near the Turkish border. Thousands of Syrians have been fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo, which has been the scene of heavy fighting in recent days. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

21

A man wearing a climbing harness and fixed to a rope, jumps from a 75-meter-high building near Chisinau. "Flying rope"  jumping has become a popular unofficial sport among young Moldovans. (epa/Dumitru Doru)