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Saturday, December 20, 2014


Photos Of The Week #50

Published 15 December 2013


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-EU protester at a camp on Kyiv's Independence Square. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

2

Snow in Ardabil, a city in northwestern Iran. (IRNA)

3

Antigovernment protesters attend a rally on Independence Squire in Kyiv on December 13. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

4

Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

5

A woman walks near a barricade on Khreschatyk Street in central Kyiv, where pro-European integration protesters were barricaded in. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

6

A tailor stichtes traditional Chitrali caps as winter season begins in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

7

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reacts during a visit to the Kremlin to listen to President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the nation address in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

8

Members holding EU and Ukrainian flags vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (AFP/Frederick Florin)

9

Pro-European integration protesters wave flags on Independence Square in Kyiv. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

10

A child eats during an event organized by the British Embassy to Romania, Bucharest town hall, and various nongovernmental groups in Bucharest. (Reuters/Bogdan Cristel)

11

An usher holds programs with the image of Nelson Mandela on the cover before a memorial service for the late South African antiapartheid icon at the Riverside Church in New York. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

12

Mourners queue to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. (Reuters/GCIS/Handout via Reuters)

13

Egyptian riot police are seen during clashes with students who support the Muslim Brotherhood outside the University of Cairo campus. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

14

The Canary Wharf business district of east London seen during a foggy morning in a photograph received via the Metropolitan Police in London. (Reuters/Metropolitan Police@MPSintheSky/Handout via Reuters)

15

A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season near the fountain on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris. (Reuters/Jacky Naegelen)

16

A boy rests in a wheelbarrow near the home of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in his ancestral village of Qunu. (epa/Nic Bothma)

17

Afghan internally displaced children look on outside their temporary house on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

18

A man crosses himself as pro-European integration protesters gather in Independence Square in central Kyiv on December 12. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

19

A Ukrainian antigovernment protester walks between a riot police line in Kyiv on December 11. (Reuters/Maksim Zveyev)

20

A Pakistani man and a woman carry tree branches, used as fuel for cooking, on the outskirts of Islamabad, on December 11. (Reuters/Mian Khursheed)

21

Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at a policemen (foreground) during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus on December 11. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

22

Ukrainian antigovernment protesters spray riot police with a water hose to prevent them from entering the City Hall, which they have occupied in Kyiv, on December 11. (Reuters/Valentin Ogirenko)

23

An Afghan soldier walks past photographs of victims of war on display to mark Human Rights day at the ruined Darlaman Palace in Kabul on December 10. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

24

A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 kilometers east of Sofia, Bulgaria. (Reuters/Pierre Marsaut)

25

A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by government forces in Aleppo's Al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood on December 9. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

26

Pro-European protestors stand on a barricade that was erected to block the way to the Independence Square in Kyiv. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

27

Antigovernment protesters with Thai national flags ride their motorbikes as they rally on a main road in Bangkok on December 9. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

28

An Iranian honor guard checks his boots as awaits the arrival of Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on December 8. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

29

Afghan children look on as they wait for customers while selling food on a street in Kabul on December 8. (AFP/Aref Karimi)