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Friday, November 28, 2014


Photos Of The Week #24

Published 9 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

An Afghan election official sits near ballot boxes in a warehouse in Kabul on the eve of the June 14 voting. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

2

An armed pro-Russian separatist guards the crash site one day after an IL-76 Ukrainian army transport plane was shot down by anti-Kyiv militants in Luhansk, killing all 49 troops aboard. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

3

Ahead of Afghanistan's presidential election, a donkey transports ballot boxes and other materials  to polling stations which are not accessible by road in Shutul, Panjshir Province, on June 13. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

4

Volunteers waiting to join the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, gather before boarding army trucks in Baghdad on June 13. (Reuters)

5

A boy looks at shrapnel holes on the door of a residential building, damaged by what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces in the eastern town of Slovyansk on June 12. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

6

An Iraqi girl, who fled from the recent violence in Mosul, carries a case of water at a camp on the outskirts of Irbil, in the Kurdistan region on June 12. (Reuters)

7

T-shirts with images of President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at GUM, one of the oldest department stores in central Moscow, on June 11. (RIA Novosti/Vladimir Astapkovich)

8

Internally displaced Pakistanis, fleeing from military operations against Taliban militants in North Waziristan, arrive in Bannu, a town on the edge of the country's restive tribal belt. (AFP/Karim Ullah)

9

Ahead of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, people form a giant "red card" protesting against child labor at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 11. (Reuters/Pilar Olivares)

10

A burnt vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces is pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the northern city, on June 11. (Reuters)

11

The Egyptian desert meets the Red Sea on a cloudless afternoon in this photo tweeted by first-time astronaut Reid Wiseman. (Distributed by Reuters)

12

Men bury the bodies of Syrian rebel fighters whom activists said were killed by barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Hama region on June 10. (Reuters/Nour Fourat)

13

A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah holds aloft the country's flag after an election campaign rally in the Paghman district of Kabul. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

14

Iraqis fleeing violence in Nineveh Province wait in their vehicles at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski Kalak, 40 kilometers west of Irbil, the capital of the northern autonomous Kurdish region, on June 10. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

15

An old woman looks from inside a car with bullet holes and shattered windows as she flees fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on June 9. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

16

Planes are seen near a section of a damaged building at Jinnah International Airport after an attack by Taliban militants in Karachi on June 8. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

17

An Afghan woman (center) walks past as Afghan security forces secure the site of burning NATO supply trucks after a Taliban attack in the Behsud district of Nangarhar Province on June 9. (Reuters/Parwiz)

18

Orthodox clergymen and worshipers take part in a prayer for peace in the eastern city of Luhansk, Ukraine, on June 9. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

19

Flags with portraits of Maidan heroes known as the "Heavenly Hundred" are seen on Indpendence Square in Kyiv, on June 9. (ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)

20

A boy collects bullets and empty cartridges next to abandoned buildings of the Ukrainian border-guard regional headquarters damaged in a recent fight with pro-Russian separatists, on the outskirts of Luhansk, on June 8. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

21

Soccer fans shout slogans during a friendly match between FC Terek-2 Grozny and Zhemchuzhina in Yalta, Crimea on June 8. (RIA Novosti/Anton Kruglov)

22

Dogs walk past a goalpost on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan, Kosovo. (Reuters/Hazir Reka)

23

Georgia -- An elder (C) blesses sacrificial sheep during the religious holiday 'Lomisoba' in the village of Mleta north of Tbilisi, June 11, 2014. The holiday, which is a mix of pagan and Christian traditions, is celebrated annually by residents of the Ea