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Friday, October 24, 2014


Photos Of The Week #20

Published 18 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.

1

Crimean Tatars gather in Simferopol on May 18 to remember those who died in their wartime deportation from the peninsula. (RFE/RL /Oleg Kamushkin)

2

Crimean Tatars and local residents light candles during a memorial ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Tatars from Crimea in Kyiv on May 17. (Reuters/Konstantin Grishin)

3

The village of Zarat, in Azerbaijan's Shamakhi district (RFE/RL /Abbas Atilay)

4

Members of the LGBT community carry a rainbow-colored flag as they attend a march for human rights and equality in Chisinau, Moldova, on May 17. (epa/Dumitru Doru)

5

Serbian soldiers evacuate people in a boat in the flooded town of Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade, on May 17. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

6

Residents of the flooded Bosnian village of Topcic Polje are evacuated from their homes by backhoe on May 16. (Reuters/Davo Rucic)

7

Children look at chocolate in the form of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Lviv Chocolate Studio in western Ukraine. (Reuters/Roman Baluk)

8

Sailors take part in the first stage of the Varna-Novorossiysk Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Bulgaria. (ITAR-TASS)

9

A landslide and floodwaters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central town of Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 15. Severe flooding in Serbia and Bosnia has forced schools to close and hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and left thousands more without power. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

10

The Russian national ice-hockey team sits atop a tank during their visit to the Military History Museum of the Great Patriotic War near Minsk on May 15. (RIA Novosti/Grigory Sokolov)

11

U.S. Army soldiers, part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, jump with parachutes during a military drill near the town of Gjakova. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

12

Supporters of the Dynamo Kyiv soccer club shout slogans and light flares to protest against the proposed new location for the forthcoming Ukranian Cup final during a rally in central Kyiv on May 14. (Reuters)

13

Afghan laborers work at a brick factory as the sun sets on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

14

As police officers detain him, a protester is kicked by Yusuf Yerkel (left), advisor to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, during a protest against Erdogan's visit to Soma, a district in western province of Manisa, where hundreds of miners died in an explosion this week. (Reuters/Mehmet Emin)

15

A man kisses his son, who survived an explosion in a coal mine in Manisa, Turkey, which killed hundreds of people on May 13. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

16

A man holds a cross and a telephone as he stands near a barricade erected by pro-Russian activists during a rally to mark and celebrate the announcement of the results of the referendum on the status of Donetsk region in Donetsk on May 12. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

17

Pro-Russia militia men destroy gambling machines in one of the gaming clubs in Slovyansk, Ukraine, on May 12. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuyev)

18

A Turkmen man performs on a horse during the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Teke Horses Association Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival at the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 12. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

19

Internally displaced Afghan children look on from a tent on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

20

An Afghan policeman points to shrapnel at the site of a suicide attack in in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province, which killed at least seven people on May 12. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

21

An armed pro-Russian militant stands at a checkpoint near Slovyansk, Ukraine, on May 12. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

22

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) meets with the commander-in-chief of the Interior Troops of Russia Nikolai Rogozhin (left) and the commander of the United Russian Interior Troops Alignment in the North Caucasus Region Sergei Melikov on May 12. (Sergey Guneev/RIA Novosti)

23

Men work at a makeshift oil refinery site in the Kurdish town of Al-Qahtaniya in Syria. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

24

A woman holds a Russian national flag during a rally to support the self-rule "referendums" for the Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk in central Simferopol, Crimea, on May 11. (AFP/Max Vetrov)