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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Photos Of The Week #27

Published 6 July 2014

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.


Amin Shirzad poses for photographs with his pet scorpions at his home in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)


An athlete pulls a 15-ton truck during a truck-pull event marking Belarus's upcoming Independence Day in the capital, Minsk, on July 3. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)


Local residents escape from a fire in a house destroyed in a Ukrainian military air strike on the village of Luganskaya, Ukraine, on July 2. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)


An engineer of the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center hangs out to dry the pressure suits of the members of the Expedition 48/49 to the International Space Station after their water-landing simulation during preflight training in Noginsk, Russia. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)


Kosovar Bosnian woman Arleta Sahiti poses after her face was painted by a woman during a presentation of the traditional wedding ceremony of Bosnian women from the Zhupa region at the Ethnological Museum in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)


Riders from a joint team of the Presidential Regiment Cavalry Escort and the Kremlin Horse Riding School perform during a horse stunt show at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov)


Members of Hamas's armed wing are seen inside a lift after attending a news conference in Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)


A member of Pakistan's Fishermen Awareness Forum collects live shell fish, after they have washed ashore, to put them back in the sea off Karachi's Clifton beach. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)


Egyptian riot policemen douse burning tires thrown by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ouster of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)


Local resident Tatyana Markova walks inside a house damaged by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk on July 1. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)


Commuters pass plates of food, placed for passersby to break their fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, along a road in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 1. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)


An Afghan burqa-clad woman waits to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e Sharif on June 30. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)


Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity during the holy month of Ramadan in Jalalabad on June 30. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)


A U.S. Army soldier, part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo , KFOR, parachutes as others throw smoke grenades during a U.S. military exercise near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)


Kurdish female fighters of the Women's Protection Unit (YPJ) perform a folkloric dance at a military camp in the Syrian city of Ras al-Ain in Hasakah Province. (Reuters/Rodi Said)


Militant Islamist fighters ride horses as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa Province on June 30. (Reuters)


Firefighters exstinguish a smoldering house, which was destroyed by shelling in Slovyansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region on June 30. (epa)


Afghan children read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul on June 30. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects a tactical rocket firing drill by the Korean People's Army Strategic Force at an undisclosed location. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)


Iraqi soldiers fire artillery during clashes with the Sunni militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad on June 30. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)


Russian sailors look through the porthole as they arrive aboard the "Smolny" in Saint-Nazaire on June 30. (AFP/Jean Sebastien-Everard)


Children run by a mammoth sculpture at the newly opened Mammoth Park near the town of Kostolac, some 100 kilometers south east of Belgrade, Serbia, on June 30. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)