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Sunday, November 23, 2014


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.

1

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

2

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)

3

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)

4

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)

5

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)

6

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)

7

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

8

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)

9

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)

10

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

11

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)

12

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)

13

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)

14

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)

15

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)

16

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)

17

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

18

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)

19

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)

20

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)

21

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

22

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)