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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Photos Of The Week #26

Published 29 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

Pedestrians walk by a mural depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin dressed as a Russian Navy seaman, in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. (AFP Yury Lashov)

2

Tourists dressed in period costumes pose for photos inside a replica of the "Graf & Stift" car, in front of the town museum, at the street corner in downtown Sarajevo where Gavrilo Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

3

Belarusian troops hold a general rehearsal on June 28 for the parade to commemorate Independence Day on July 3, in Minsk. (RFE/RL's Belarus Service)

4

An iPhone with a golden coating, bearing the portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the lyrics of the national anthem, is displayed on sale at the Zhukoffka Plaza shopping center in Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Dzhaparidze)

5

Belarusian MiG-29 jet fighters take part in a rehearsal for a military parade in Minsk. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

6

Crimean Tatars celebrate the day of their national flag in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, on June 26. (AFP Max Vetrov)

7

A Syrian woman and youths, one of them carrying a wounded baby, flee the site of a reported barrel-bomb attack by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo on June 26. (AFP/Zein Al-Rifai)

8

The launch of the diesel-electric submarine "Rostov-na-Donu" during a ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on June 26. (RIA Novosti/Igor Russak)

9

An Afghan day laborer works at a pea factory prior to the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul on June 26. (AFP/Shah Marai)

10

Fifty tons of drugs seized in recent months burn next to portraits of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) and the founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in eastern Tehran on June 26. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

11

A familly hides in the basement of their house as they turned it into a shelter from shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on June 25. (epa)

12

New vehicles parked at a Chinese automobile factory in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on June 24. (Reuters)

13

A worker smokes a cigarette in front of a mosaic with an image of Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian-Serb assassin whose actions helped precipitate the outbreak of World War I, in Andricgrad village near Visegrad in Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 23. (Reuters/Djordje Kojadinovic)

14

Contestants bear down on the finish line during a high heels race in Tbilisi on June 24. (Reuters/David Midzinarishvili)

15

Internally displaced Pakistanis force their way into a food distribution centre in Bannu on June 23. (AFP/A Majeed)

16

A pro-Russia militant guards a checkpoint near the village of Metallist in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk region on June 23. (ITAR-TASS/ Stanislav Krasilnikov)

17

A female member of the "Donbas" self-defence battalion swears an oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kyiv on June 23. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

18

Afghan farmers load a donkey as they harvest wheat on the outskirts of Herat on June 23. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

19

A clergyman sprinkles holy water on members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attending a ceremony to swear an oath of allegiance for a reserve unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, near Kyiv, June 23. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

20

A Pakistani woman is reflected in a puddle of water as she waits to cross an inundated road in Islamabad on June 23. (epa/T. Mughal)

21

Female North Korean soldiers walk along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong on June 23. (Reuters/Jacky Cheng)