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Saturday, August 23, 2014


Photos Of The Week #29

Published 18 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

A pro-Palestinian protester in Paris confonts riot police during during a demonstration on July 19 against violence in the Gaza Strip which had been banned by the authorities. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

2

A pro-Russian separatist holds a stuffed toy found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on July 18. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

3

People who fled from violence in Mosul walk inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Irbil, Iraq, on July 17. (Reuters)

4

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands at a scene where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, apparently after being struck by an antiaircraft missile. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

5

A man walks among the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near Shaktarsk, Ukraine, on July 17. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)

6

An Afghan election commission worker waits prior to the opening of the seals to a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential runoff votes at a counting center in Kabul on July 17. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

7

A NATO helicopter flies overhead during an attack on the airport in Kabul on July 17. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

8

Smoke rises as Free Syrian Army fighters react after firing a weapon toward government forces in the southern part of Maarat al-Numan, Idlib. (Reuters/Rasem Ghareeb)

9

A woman walks past a mosque in Kazan, capital of the Russian region of Tatarstan. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)

10

Rescuers work near a derailed subway train in a tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations in Moscow on July 15. (AFP/ITAR-TASS/Varya Valovil)

11

A rider in the Moto Freestyle Show Adrenaline FMX Rush on Millennium Square in Kazan, Tatarstan, in Russia. (RIA Novosti/Maksim Bogodvid)

12

An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near the village of Basantapur, some 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. (AFP/Asit Kumar)

13

A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardus neighborhood of the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)

14

Afghan children read the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

15

An Iraqi woman who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar carries a basket of clothes at the Bahrka displaced-persons camp, 10 kilometers west of Irbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

16

Afghan children read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, in Herat Province during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Reuters/Mohammad Shoib)

17

Residents of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine prepare to board buses for Rostov-on-Don in Russia from a collection point in the city of Donetsk on July 14. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

18

The "New Russia" (Novorossia) flag flies next to the statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

19

An injured pro-Russian separatist from the so-called Vosotk Battalion poses for a picture at a hospital, located at the base of the battalion, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

20

A resident pushes two bicycles past a burnt vehicle in the village of Semenivka, near Slovyansk, Ukraine, on July 13. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

21

Iranian models present outfits bearing the national flag's colors, the logo of the national soccer team, and the design of the WC2014 Brazuca balls during a fashion show organized by the House of Fashion and the "Violet Models" agency inTehran. (AFP/Bahareh Asadi)