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Saturday, November 01, 2014


Photos Of The Week #19

Published 11 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.

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A child holds flags saying "Luhansk Republic" as he celebrates Victory Day with former Soviet servicemen during celebrations in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on May 9. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

2

A masked man jumps over a burning barricade in front of the police headquarters in the southeastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on May 9. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

3

A scene from the inauguration of an Afghan National Army spring sports competition in Kabul. (RFE/RL)

4

A great tit chick begs for food in a nest in Petersdorf, Germany. (AFP/DPA/Patrick Pleul/Germany Out)

5

Separatist leader and self-styled "people's mayor" of Slovyansk Vyacheslav Ponomaryov holds "ballot" on the eve of one of the two self-rule referendums, in Donetsk and Luhansk, deemed "illegal" by Kyiv and the West. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

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Russian servicemen take part in a Victory Day parade in Sevastopol on May 9. (RIA Novosti/Konstantin Chalabov)

7

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pose for a friend to take their photograph near the flooded Besor stream in Israel's southern Negev desert near Kibbutz Zeelim on May 8. This week, Israel was hit by unseasonal heavy rain. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

8

A Palestinian worker uses a plastic sheet to cover sacks of flour from the rain outside a United Nations food distribution centre at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on May 8. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

9

A lone house is seen at the construction site for urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighborhood, in the Asian part of the city. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

10

A pro-Russia rebel carries a Russian flag into the city hall in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

11

A man sleeps under an antiwar poster depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin with a bomb as a mustache in the center of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

12

Female troops march during a parade of Kazakhstan's armed forces to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Astana on May 7. (Reuters/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov)

13

Wearing their traditional costumes, young Kyrgyz women carry a huge St. George's ribbon, a military valor symbol of both Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, during a ceremony marking the upcoming Victory Day in Bishkek on May 7. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

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Russian servicemen walk in formation as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade during a snowfall in central Moscow on May 7. (Reuters/Artur Bainozarov)

15

An Afghan farmer harvests wheat at his farm on the outskirts of Jalalabad Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)

16

A worker sweeps near a new mosque in the Chechen town of Argun. (RIA Novosti/Said Tsarnayev)

17

An ethnic Albanian woman looks out a window after sheep were slaughtered in the village of Babaj Bokes, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

18

A woman cries inside the Trade Union building in Odesa, Ukraine, on May 4. More than 40 people died when the building was set ablaze during street fighting on May 2. (epa/Alexey Furman)

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Soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day parade in Moscow late on May 5. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

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A man leads his donkey-cart past a burning trailer truck transporting NATO vehicles following an attack by gunmen in the Wazir Dhand area of Khyber province, Pakistan, on May 5. (AFP)

21

Russian cadets whose relatives fought in World War Two carry their portraits during a parade in St. Petersburg on May 5. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

22

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry kicks a soccer ball while talking on his cellphone during an airplane refuelling stop en route to Washington on May 5. (Reuters/Saul Loeb)

23

A woman reads the Bible as pro-Russia armed men take up positions near the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on May 5. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

24

An Afghan woman cries after she lost her family in a landslide in the Argo district in Badakhshan Province. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

25

People attend a prayer service to commemorate Soviet World War II victims in the village of Bolshoye Tishovo, southeast of Smolensk in western Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)