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Friday, August 26, 2016

Photos Of The Week #13

Published 3 April 2016

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 13th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.


Kashmiri Muslims pray upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad during a festival to mark the anniversary of the death of Abu Bakr, one of the companions of the Prophet Mohammad, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)


Children gather around a campfire in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, where over 11,000 refugees and migrants are currently stranded by the Balkan border blockade. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)


An Afghan man sells popcorn in Kabul. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)


A Syrian boy walks past the collapsed minaret of a mosque in the rebel-held city of Douma, outside Damascus. The mosque was targeted one day earlier by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (epa/Mohammed Badra)


Members of the antiterror squad of the local paramilitary force undergo training in Suining in China's southwest Sichuan Province. (epa/Zhong Min)


Turkish police officers walk past a wedding photograph in a dump in Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey. Rubble from destroyed homes has been dumped at this site following months of clashes between Kurdish militants and Turkish government forces in Sur district. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)


The treehouse of Panta Petrovic, 65, in the suburbs of the southeastern Serbian town of Pirot. Around 10 years ago, Perovic decided to leave his family home in Pirot and move to the suburbs, where he built his treehouse. He lives on a small pension from his work years in France as a mechanical technician on cargo ships. He keeps goats, cats, chicken, and even a wild boar on his farm. (epa/Djordje Savic)


Afghan cricket fans welcome Afghanistan's national cricket team back to Kabul after a stellar performance in the Twenty20 World Cup tournament. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)


A Syrian man mourns at the graves of relatives in a rebel-held area of the city of Daraa in southern Syria. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeeed)


Members of the Giant Omelet Brotherhood of Bessieres cook a giant omelet as part of Easter celebrations on the main square of Bessieres, southern France. Over 15,000 eggs were used to make the omelet. (AFP/Remy Gabalda)


Men throw water on a woman as part of traditional Easter celebrations in Szenna, Hungary. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh)


Syrian girls walk in the rain as they return from school in the southwestern city of Daraa. The bombardment of the city has ended amid a shaky cease-fire and Syrian children in the city have been able to return to school. (AFP/Fadi Dirani)


Jewish prisoners and prison officials attend the opening ceremony of a female Jewish prayer room at correctional colony N2 in Ulyanovka, about 40 kilometers from St. Petersburg, Russia. It will be the first prayer room opened for convicted Jewish women in Russia. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)


Migrants and refugees sing and dance during a party at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (left) and President Barack Obama perform a reading of the book Where the Wild Things Are for children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on March 28. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)


Family members mourn as they gather near the body of a relative, who was killed in a blast outside a public park in Lahore on March 27. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)


Right-wing demonstrators confront police in front of the old stock exchange in Brussels following deadly bombings in the Belgian capital that killed dozens of people. (Reuters/Yves Herman)