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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Photos Of The Week #5

Published 6 February 2016

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


Eight-year-old Hedayat guides traffic through the Mahipar Gorge along the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway in Afghanistan. Hedayat, the eldest son of his six-member family, guides traffic with his bottle from dawn to dusk on the highway, making roughly $3 a day. Poverty and insecurity have forced thousands of children into child labor in Afghanistan. Instead of attending school, many children aged 5 to 15 work on the streets and are often the sole breadwinners for their families. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)


A woman balances a bag on her head and a man carries a child as migrants and refugees make their way across the Macedonia-Serbia border at Tabanovce. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)


Iraqi soldiers patrol a suburb close to the area of Jweibah, east of the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province. Iraqi forces declared victory in December in the battle for Ramadi after wresting back control of the city's central government complex from the Islamic State militant group. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)


A firebomb explodes beside a riot policeman during a massive protest in Athens on February 4. (AFP/Aris Messinis)


An Iraqi soldier launches a rocket-propelled grenade toward Islamic State militants, west of Fallujah. (Reuters)


An Iranian model poses upon his arrival for a screening during the 34th edition of the Fajr Film Festival at Milad Tower in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)


Russian Emergency Situations Ministry cadets hold a 1,056-square-meter replica of the Soviet Banner of Victory at the Poklonnaya Gora War Memorial Park in Moscow. (epa/Yury Kochetkov)


An honor guard carry coffins with human remains during a reburial ceremony in Lviv, Ukraine. The remains of more than 500 apparent victims of the Soviet regime were reburied on February 3 at a cemetery in the western Ukrainian city. The bones of 511 people -- 67 of them children -- were found in two separate locations by construction workers and residents in 2014-2015. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)


An Afghan band performs at the ruins of the Darul Aman palace in Kabul during a campaign called One Thousand Smiles For Peace by the Non-Violent World Organization (NVWO). A military helicopter flies on the left. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)


A woman walks on Andriyivskiy Descent Street in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Roman Pilipey)


A couple holds hands for a wedding photo as they look at smoke rising over the district of Sur in Diyarbakir, Turkey, after clashes between Kurdish rebels and Turkish forces. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)


An Afghan burqa-clad woman walks along a road in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)


A dog runs in front of Iraqi Army armored vehicles near Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, on February 2. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)


Schoolchildren flee as army soldiers conduct an mock counterterrorism exercise in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)


Former Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, charged with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists near Luhansk, Ukraine, reacts as she is requestioned in Donetsk City Court in Russia. (TASS/Valery Matytsin)


Pakistani employees of Pakistan International Airlines shout slogans as police use a water cannon on them during a protest near Karachi International Airport on February 2. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)


A rebel fighter, reportedly belonging to the Faylaq al-Rahman brigade, looks up from his hiding spot in the rebel-controlled area of Arbeen, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)


A child returns home after collecting firewood in the village of Jala Bela outside Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)


People stand next to a tree overlooking Kabul city on February 1. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)


Abul Bajandar, a patient diagnosed with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a rare skin disease, awaits treatment at the Dhaka Medical College, in Bangladesh. (epa/Abir Abdullah)


A boy looks on at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul that killed at least 10 people on February 1. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)


Men fish on an ice-covered bay of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)