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Sunday, July 24, 2016


Photos Of The Week #1

Published 10 January 2016


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

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A boy pushes a suitcase as he walks with other migrants and refugees after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia near the village of Miratovac. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

2

A woman dressed in traditional costume dances during celebrations of Orthodox Christmas at a compound of the National Architecture Museum in Kyiv on January 7. (Reuters/Valentyn Ohirenko)

3

A Shi'ite Muslim girl holds a picture of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed in Saudi Arabia, as she takes part in a protest rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

4

An Afghan woman holding her child waits for transportation on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

5

A Syrian child sits in front of a bullet-riddled mural on the wall of a former school in the rebel-held region of Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)

6

Participants march on the street during Alilo, a religious procession to celebrate Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

7

Bulgarian men dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha River as a boy (top left) celebrates after catching a wooden cross, during Epiphany celebrations in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

8

A monk removes snow from a compound at the Uspensky monastery during preparations for an Orthodox Christmas night service near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

9

Migrants travel on foot from Macedonia to a camp for the temporary acceptance of migrants in the village of Miratovac on the border between Serbia and Macedonia, near to the southern Serbian city of Presevo. The number of migrants entering Serbia has not decreased, despite snow and low temperatures. About 1,000 migrants arrived from Macedonia by train on the morning of January 5. (epa/Djordje Savic)

10

Pakistani Taliban fighters are presented to the media in Kabul on January 5. Nine foreign militants were arrested with their weapons by Afghan border police in the Nazyan district of Nangarhar Province and were transferred to Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

11

A boy looks through a frozen bus window in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

12

Lida Maisuradze (left), 83, and Tristan Kvatashidze, 86, celebrate after winning the "Super Grandmother and Super Grandfather" contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Twenty-four participants aged 70 and over from all over Georgia competed in the annual contest, organized by charity house Catharsis. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

13

Competitors take part in the first stage of the Cup of Russia on sailing in the discipline of snow kiting on the River Kazanka in Kazan. (RIA Novosti/Maksim Bogodvid)

14

A crane is seen next to a giant statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong under construction near crop fields in a village of Tongxu county, Henan Province, on January 4. State media reports now say that the statue has been demolished, apparently because it lacked government approval. (Reuters)

15

An Afghan Quick Reaction Force soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation near the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e Sharif on January 4. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

16

A Syrian refugee child looks on, moments after arriving on a raft with other Syrian refugees on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)

17

Pedestrians walk on the street during a snowstorm in the Russian city of Petrozavodsk. (Sputnik/Igor Podgorny)

18

Visitors and children play with big and small bubbles in Cologne, Germany. (epa/Maja Hitij)

19

In the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, a visitor plays with a cat at a cat cafe called Lapy a Khvost (Paws and Tail). The cafe will serve as a shelter for stray cats and help children with autism through cat therapy. (TASS/Valery Matytsin)