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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Photos Of The Week #4

Published 31 January 2016

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the fourth week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.


An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehran's old bazaar, the place where the main economy trading takes place. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)


An Emirati falconer moves a lure to attract a falcon in the Liwa Oasis, southwest of Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Karim Sahib)


A French jet fighters dump fuel after a mission, before landing on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on January 28. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)


Members of Pakistan's Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28.  (AFP/A. Majeed)


A topless Femen activist hangs from a bridge as the women's rights group stages a protest against Iranian President Hassan Rohani's visit to Paris on January 28. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)


South Korean and U.S. Marines hurl snow during a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Reuters/Kim Hong-ji)


A Russian Presidential Regiment soldier guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)


An Afghan woman walks along a street in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)


A Moldovan woman pushes a baby stroller while passing a flea market were people sell secondhand goods, displayed on the pavement, on a boulevard in Chisinau, Moldova. (epa/Robert Ghement)


An Indian Army soldier performs "Malkhamb," or traditional Indian gymnastics, during an awareness program to attract youth in joining the armed forces on the eve of India's Republic Day at Gandhinagar, in the western state of Gujarat. (Reuters/Amit Dave)


Photojournalist Dragoljub Zamurovic (center) destroys his pictures during a protest in front of the parliament building in Belgrade. Photojournalists in Serbia appealed to lawmakers to reject a proposal by the ruling party to define their work as the result of a "routine mechanical act" and therefore not worthy of copyright protection. The placard (right) reads, "Mechanical work or a product of an author???" (Reuters/Marko Djurica)


Uninhabitable apartments, in danger of collapsing into the Pacific Ocean, line Esplanade Avenue in Pacifica, California. The city has marked three apartment complexes uninhabitable as El Nino storm erosion eats away at the coastal bluff beneath them. (Reuters/Noah Berger)


An Afghan child walks along a street in the old city of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)


A paper note is placed in the "death wall" at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, during ceremonies to mark the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)


Members of the Taiwanese Army's reconnaissance troops take part in a military drill on the Kinmen Island in the Taiwan Strait. (epa)


An Afghan man works in a ironsmith at a local factory in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)


Chinese paramilitary policemen take part in a winter training in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Reuters)


A brush salesman checks the load on his bicycle as he prepares to ride in the morning fog in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)


People attend a rally in front of the Moldovan Parliament building in Chisinau on January 24. (TASS/Vadim Denisov)