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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Photos Of The Week #2

Published 15 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.


A Pakistani man walks beside his donkey and cart carrying steel bars on a foggy morning in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Roza)


An Iraqi Muslim eats fire during a Sufi ritual, attended by Sunni and Shi'a, in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on January 15. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)


People dressed in traditional costumes celebrate the Malanka festival in the village of Krasnoilsk in Ukraine's Chernivtsi district on January 14. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushnyak)


A flock of starlings fly in formation at sunset near the village Tidhar in southern Israel. (epa/Abir Sultan)


Locals wearing costumes rest as they walk from house to house and perform short plays during celebrations of the winter festival of Malanka in  western Ukraine on January 14. (epa/Roman Pilipey)


Turkish rescue teams search through the wreckage of a blast-damaged building in Diyarbakir on January 14. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car-bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)


Local villagers wearing homemade costumes parade during a carnival celebration marking the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, about 170 kilometers from the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on January 13. (epa/Georgi Licovski)


A man fishes on the ice-covered Moskva River near the Moscow International Business Center, also known as "Moskva-City," in Moscow. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)


An Indian boy picks up coins offered by devotees during prayers on the bank of the Bay of Bengal as pilgrims arrive for the Gangasagar Fair at Sagar Island, in eastern India, on January 12. (epa/Piyal Adhikary)


A Kazakh woman whips a male contestant as she defends herself during a Kyz Kuu (catch the girl) riding game at a winter festival in Yining, in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region. (Reuters/China Daily)


People visit the Valley of Peace cemetery in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad. (Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani)


A member of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" forces walks near a building, destroyed during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces, at Donetsk airport. (Reuters/Aleksandr Ermochenko)


A Syrian girl waits with her family, who say they have received permission from the Syrian government to leave the besieged town, after an aid convoy finally entered Madaya, Syria, on January 11. Thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have died of starvation. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)


Syrian kids look on as people search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed building following air strikes on the eastern Ghouta town of Douma, a rebel stronghold east of the capital, Damascus, on January 10 (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)


A fan sprinkles black pepper at a mural of British singer David Bowie in his hometown of Brixton, London, on January 11, after the announcement of the singer's death from cancer at the age of 69. (epa/Andy Rain) 


People take part in a funeral ceremony for Oleksandr Ilnytskiy, a member of a police special battalion Myrotvorets (Peacemaker), who was killed in the fighting in eastern Ukraine, on Independence Square in central Kyiv, on January 11. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)


A man crosses a bridge at the Neva River embankment in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)


Afghan boys play volleyball as the sun sets in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)


A man crosses a snow-covered park in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)


Kosovar police fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters during an antigovernment protest in Pristina on January 9. (AFP/Driton Vitia)