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Sunday, September 21, 2014


Photos Of The Week #9

Published 2 March 2014

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our <strong><a href="http://www.rferl.org/archive/rferl-photo-blog/latest/16235/16235.html" target="_blank">"Picture This"</a></strong> archive.

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Turkish riot police secure an area as fake U.S.dollar notes with the image of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are seen spread across a road leading to a building belonging to the ruling AK Party during a protest against Erdogan and his government in Ankara. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

2

Papier mache pandas created by French Paolo Grangeon are seen displayed outside the Taipei City Hall in Taiwan as part of an exhibition called "Pandas on Tour" on February 28. (Reuters/Patrick Lin)

3

A woman looks at portraits of those who were killed during the recent unrest in Kyiv, which are dispalyed in a parliament corridor. (ITAR-TASS/Maksim Nikitin)

4

A pro-Russian DJ in traditional clothing looks at her computer during a rally outside the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol, Ukraine, on February 27. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

5

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (center) shakes hands with his supporters during an election campaign rally in Kabul on February 27. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

6

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs with fire during a religious procession at the Mahashivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad on February 27. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)

7

A three-week-old elephant is pictured at a zoo in Ostrava,Czech Republic, on February 26. (AFP/Patrick Lin)

8

Members of the Nepalese army demonstrate their skills during Army Day celebrations in Kathmandu on February 27. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

9

Syrian civilians look on as a building erupts in flames after a government air strike in Aleppo on February 26. (epa/Ali Mustafa)

10

Young girls chant the song 'Glory to Ukraine ' on Independence Square in central Kyiv on February 26. (AFP/Louisa Goulimaki)  

11

Women hold pictures of protesters who were killed in clashes with police during recent demonstrations as they take part in a commemerative procession in central Kyiv on February 26. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

12

A child waves as he gathers with others during a protest rally outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters in central Bangkok on February 26. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

13

Carrying Georgian and Ukrainian national flags, people take part in the funeral of Dato Kipiani in Tbilisi, Georgia. Kipiani, a Georgian citizen and supporter of the Ukrainian opposition, was shot dead during protest rallies in the Ukrainian capital on February 20. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

14

A woman cries on Kyiv's Independence Square, which had been the epicenter of Ukrainian antigovernment protests in recent months. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

15

A topless activist from the Femen movement protests against the situation in Ukraine and newly freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko, who they claim is Russian President Vladimir Putin's Puppet. (epa/Etienne Laurent)

16

An elderly woman and her cat on a street in central Kyiv on February 24. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

17

Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a demonstration against the opening of a new road in Ankara. (Reiters/Umit Bektas)

18

An young Afghan refugee walks along a street in Haripur, Pakistan, on February 25. (epa/Sohal Shahzad)

19

Russians Aleksandr Emereev (left) and Dmitry Zaytsev smile after getting married in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 25. Alexander and Dmitry married in Buenos Aires for fear of homophobia in their country. (AFP/Daniel Garcia) 

20

Changing of the honor guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall in Moscow on February 25. (epa/Barbara Walton)

21

A burned tree on Independence Square in Kyiv. (RIA Novosti/Andrei Stenin)

22

An elderly woman fixes to a policeman's vest a leaflet, reading "Judge without honor and conscience" and showing a portrait of a judge engaged in the Bolotnaya case during a support action in front of Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)

23

A fruit vendor waits for customers next to a damaged building in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/Mohammed al-Khatieb)

24

A woman walks on a footbridge in Mitrovica, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

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An antigovernment protestor sits behind a barricade on Kiev's Independence Square. (AFP/Bulent Kiric)