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Monday, June 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.

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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)

2

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)

3

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)

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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)

5

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

6

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)

7

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

8

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)

9

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)

10

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)

11

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

12

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)

13

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)

14

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)

15

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)

16

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)

17

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

18

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)

19

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

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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)

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