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Wednesday, June 01, 2016


Photos Of The Week #12

Published 24 March 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

Afghan men watch rams fight on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

2

Bida Smajlovic prays near the graves of her husband and brother in Potocari, near Srebrenica, before watching the war-crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague. Bida lost her husband and brother and dozens of other members of her family in the war. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

3

U.S. President Barack Obama dances the tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri as part of Obama's two-day visit to Buenos Aires. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

4

Kosovar dervishes pierce their cheeks with small metal rods as they take part in a ceremony marking Norouz celebrations in the town of Prizren. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

5

A local resident inspects debris inside his damaged home that locals say was caused by recent shelling in Makiivka, a town controlled by separatist forces in Ukraine's Donetsk region on March 24. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

6

Afghan schoolgirls pose for a photograph at a makeshift camp due to the lack of proper school buildings in Herat. Although the Afghan government and foreign NGOs have taken initiatives to enroll schoolchildren across the country, millions of children of school age remain deprived of education and illiteracy is still widespread. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

7

A Kashmiri woman fills a pot with water after collecting it from a river in Pattan, north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. (epa/Farooq Khan)

8

A private security guard helps a wounded woman outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels after a terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State on March 22. (AFP/Michael Villa)

9

Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Brussels' Zaventem airport that were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group on March 22. (Reuters/Ketevan Kardava/Courtesy of 1tv.ge)

10

A Syrian boy plays on a street in the Teshreen neighborhood of Damascus. (epa/Mohammed Badra)

11

People mourn during the funeral of opposition journalist Georgiy Gongadze, who was killed in 2000, during a funeral ceremony near the Church of Mykola Naberezhny in Kyiv, Ukraine. Gongadze, a dogged investigative journalist who exposed high-level political corruption, was kidnapped in September 2000. His headless body was found that November in a forest outside the capital. His body had been kept in a morgue ever since. Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

12

Ukrainian Army pilot Nadia Savchenko reacts from a glass-walled cage during a verdict hearing at a court in the southern border town of Donetsk in Russia's Rostov region. She was sentenced to 18 years for complicity in the deaths of two Russian journalists during fighting in eastern Ukraine in June 2014. She was sentenced to 10 years for complicity in the attempted killings of other civilians in the same incident. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov) 

13

A man runs after trying to set himself on fire during a protest at a makeshift migrant camp in Idomeni near the Greek-Macedonian border on March 22. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

14

An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the Kurdish town of Aqrah, 500 kilometers north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

15

The Syrian Army fires a Russian-made Uragan (Hurricane) rocket near Palmyra on March 21. (Sputnik/Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

16

A child stands in a field at a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian border where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

17

Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran take part in training as they prepare to celebrate Norouz, the Persian New Year, in the town of Koya, 100 kilometers north of Irbil on March 21. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

18

Air Force One carrying U.S. President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land in Cuba for a historic state visit. (Reuters)

19

Children play as the sun sets on a public square in Pristina, Kosovo, on March 21. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

20

A woman prays on a hill with wooden crosses as she celebrates Palm Sunday in the town of Oshmiany, some 130 kilometers northwest of Minsk, Belarus, on March 20. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)