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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Photos Of The Week #8

Published 23 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.

1

A placard depicting Russian President Putin as a tsar is held aloft during a memorial march in Moscow for opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated a year ago. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov) 

2

Supporters of prominent Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 26. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)

3

An Iraqi boy walks past a shrapnel-riddled wall of the Rasul al-Azam mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

4

Five-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi, a young fan of FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi, poses with an Argentinian national soccer team jersey signed by the player himself. (epa/Mahdy Mehraeen)

5

Afghan orphan children who lost their fathers to war, read books as they sit in their bunk beds at the Al-Nadwa orphanage in Jalalabad. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

6

A Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

7

A man is silhouetted as he fixes the stand of a swing in a park in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

8

Men, wearing traditional costumes, play music during a wedding ceremony in the besieged rebel-held town of Kafr Batna on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

9

An opposition protester sets up tents in front of the Kosovo government building in Pristina on February 23. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

10

Migrants stand behind a border fence at the Greek-Macedonian border after additional passage restrictions imposed by Macedonian authorities left hundreds of them stranded near the village of Idomeni on February 23. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

11

Afghan migrants stay behind a fence near the Greek-Macedonian border. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

12

A young migrant woman from Syria stands with her bags after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

13

An unidentified person throws pieces of paper, resembling banknotes, as Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin (left) presents his report, titled National Security Threat and dedicated to the current situation in Chechnya and its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, on February 23. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

14

Syrian rebel fighters inspect a piece of a rocket that landed in an area that connects the northern regions of Deraa and Quneitra on February 22. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)

15

Afghan boys play with a tire outside their house in the Zhari district of Kandahar Province. (AFP/Javed Tanveer)

16

Buddhist monks meditate during a ceremony at the Dhammakaya Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

17

Crimean Tatar singer Susana Jamaladinova, known as Jamala, performs during the Ukrainian national qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest outside Kyiv on February 21. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

18

A Macedonian police officer looks on as young boy from Afghanistan cries and places his face against the fence at the Greece-Macedonia border during a demonstration near the village of Idomeni on February 22 after Macedonia closed the border to Afghan migrants. (AFP/Sakis Mitrolidis)

19

An Afghan worker holds a molten iron rod at a factory in Jalalabad. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

20

An Afghan man holds balloons for sale in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)