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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Photos Of The Week #53

Published 3 January 2016

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


Marchers hold torches during a march in Lviv on January 1, 2016, as they mark the 107th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian politician and one of the leaders of Ukrainian national movement in western Ukraine. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)


Smoke billows from the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai on January 1, 2016, in the aftermath of a huge fire that engulfed several floors of the building. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)


Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney's Opera House and Harbor Bridge during New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australia, on January 1, 2016. (AFP/Saeed Khan)


Women dressed as "Snegurochka" (Snow Maiden) look at a mobile phone during the New Year's parade in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on December 31. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)


A Naga boy sells an eagle on the eve of the New Year in Kohima, Nagaland state, India, on December 31. (epa/Rajat Gupta)


People hold balloons to release them at the turn of the New Year at a hotel in front of the landmark Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on December 31. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)


Walking in Moscow's Victory Park. (RIA Novosti/Eugene Biyatov)


Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House as part of celebrations in Australia's largest city to usher in the new year on December 31. (Reuters/Jason Reed)


South Korean policemen detain a protester who was one of several demonstrators who tried to enter the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on December 31. (epa/Yang Ji-Woong)


A woman mourns during a commemoration for the victims of fire in a Bucharest nightclub where 63 people were killed and over a hundred injured on December 30 last year. (AFP/Andrei Pingovschi)


A Coca-Cola beverages factory after Saudi-led air strikes destroyed it in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on December 30. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)


Students hold portraits of deceased former South Korean "comfort women," who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army in World War II, during a weekly anti-Japan rally in front of Tokyo's embassy in Seoul on December 30. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) reacts to cheers from the crowd as she takes the stage at a campaign town hall meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on December 29. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)


People run away from tear gas and water cannons as they protest against curfews on December 29 in the restive Turkish town of Diyarbakir on December 29. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)


An employee of a private contractor is silhouetted against the sky as he works on power lines in Mumbai, India, on December 29. (epa/Divyakant Solanki)


Migrants travel travel on foot from Macedonia to a camp for the temporary acceptance of migrants in the village Miratovac on the border between Serbia and Macedonia. (epa/Jordje Savic)


Artists pass in front of an ice sculpture of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on December 29.


An internally-displaced Afghan woman holds a child as she sits in front of her tent at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)


Flames burn trees near houses during a fire earlier this week that damaged woodland near Bilbao in Spain. (epa/Miguel Tona)


Cars are seen submerged under flood water on a residential street in the northern English town of York on December 28 after the Ouse River burst its banks. (Reuters/Andrew Yates)


A man walks in a park in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, which is covered in snow this week. (RFE/RL)