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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Photos Of The Week #23

Published 8 June 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

T-shirts, displaying images of Russian President Vladimir Putin go on sale at a canteen during an event entitled "Innovations Day," which was organized by Russia's Western military command at the Levashovo airbase outside St. Petersburg on June 6. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

2

U.S President Barack Obama (left) and French President Francois Hollande look out over Omaha Beach as they participate in a D-Day ceremony in Normandy, France, on June 6. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

3

Iran's national volleyball team stunned their hosts, Brazil, with their astonishing performance in a 2014 World League match in Brasilia on June 7.

4

Men wearing British World War II-era uniforms stand in front of Union Jack flags during D-Day commemoration ceremonies on June 6 in Normandy, France. (AFP/Joel Saget)

5

Pro-Russian militants sit in a shelter as they take cover from an artillery attack by the Ukrainian Army in the village of Semyonovka in the Donetsk region on June 6. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

6

An Afghan man rides a horse as he heads home at the end of a day in Kabul on June 5. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

7

A child refugee plays under the Ukrainian flag during a rally on the sidewalk at the entrance to the parliament in Kyiv on June 5. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

8

An Afghan girl carries a water container on her head in Kabul on June 5 (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

9

A woman walks past piles of rubbish in the Serbian town of Obrenovac in the wake of some of the country's worst ever floods. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

10

A cow herd guides his herd in Russia's Kostromskaya Oblast. (ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov)

11

A banner with a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hangs on a destroyed building in the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

12

Children of families who have fled fighting in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk play with toys at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the eastern town of Ilovaisk. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

13

A fighter of Social Nationalist Assembly, part of ultranationalist Right Sector party, says farewell to his girlfriend before heading to eastern Ukraine as part of the "Azov" battalion during a ceremony in their headquarters in Kyiv, on June 3. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

14

Local residents wait on the roof of houses surrounded by floodwaters in the settlement of Ust-Charish in Russia's Altai region, on June 3. (Reuters/Andrei Kasprishin)

15

A sandstorm engulfs the the Iranian capital, Tehran, on June 2. (epa)

16

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah are seen through a broken window during an election campaign in Qala-e Naw, capital of Badghis Province, on June 2. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

17

Members of Ukraine's "Donbas" self-defense battalion take part in a training at a National Guard base near Kyiv. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko)

18

A female North Korean soldier uses her mobile phone next to a sentry on the banks of the Yalu River, near the town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. (Reuters/Jacky Chen)

19

Members of the Civil Defense rescue children after what activists said was an air strike by government forces in Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on June 2. (Reuters/Sultan Kitaz)

20

Pro-Russia militants fire at Ukrainian border guards defending the Federal Border Headquarters in Luhansk on June 2. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

21

Afghan laborers polish metal pots at an aluminum factory in the western city of Herat. (Reuters/Mohmmad Shoib)

22

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) attends a ceremony to present awards to parents from families with many children in Sochi. (RIA Novosti/Aleksei Nikolsky)