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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Photos Of The Week #3

Published 24 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.


A girl looks out of a damaged window in an area between separatist forces and Ukrainian government troops in the village of Kominternove, northeast of the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)


A man wrapped in a national flag takes part in celebrations for Unity Day in Kyiv on January 22. Ukraine celebrates the anniversary marking when the western and eastern parts of the country were unified to create a single state in 1919. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)


A worker burns waste rubber and cow-dung cakes for heat as he repairs wheels for carts pulled by livestock in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)


Palestinians work in an onion field near the Israeli settlement of Almog, located near the West Bank city of Jericho. (epa/ABIR SULTAN)


A man and a woman play their accordions and sing as they ride a horse-drawn sleigh celebrating the Kolyada holiday, an ancient, pre-Christian winter festival, in Martsiyanauka, some 110 kilometers east of Minsk, Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)


An Iranian boy walks next to a picture of Real Madrid soccer player Gareth Bale outside a shopping center in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)


An Afghan boy watches as his flock of domesticated pigeons flies above the roof of his house in Kabul. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)


Christian Orthodox believers run into the freezing waters of the Dnipro River in Kyiv during the traditional holiday of Epiphany on January 19. (AFP/Genya Savilov)


A participant shouts slogans and holds a portrait of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, who was killed together with journalist Anastasia Baburova by a nationalist extremist on January 19, 2009, during an antifascist rally to commemorate them in central Moscow on January 19. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)


A Taliban militant who was arrested by Afghan police stands with other suspected militants during a presentation to the media in Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)


A man holds his smartphone as he takes a dip in icy waters during Epiphany celebration at the Bolshaya Almatinka riverbank in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)


Children look out from a window of a bullet-scarred house in the Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)


Belarusian soldiers line up to dip into the icy waters of a lake during the celebration of the Orthodox Epiphany holiday in the village of Zadomlya, some 40 kilometers east of Minsk on January 19. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)


Russian Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky plunges into icy water during celebrations of Orthodox Epiphany in Revolution Square, Moscow. (TASS/Valery Sharifulin)


A Pakistani security official looks at a damaged wall after a suicide bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar on January 19. At least 11 people were killed and 17 injured. (AFP/A Majeed)


A dog sits in a field where migrants recently crossed the border between Serbia and Macedonia, in the village of Miratovac, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)


A man plunges into the icy waters of a lake as part of celebrations for Orthodox Epiphany on the outskirts of Minsk. Orthodox believers will mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters, regardless of the weather. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)


Pedestrians walk past a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a wall of a building in Yalta, Crimea. (Sputnik/Sergei Malgavko)


Children look for recyclable plastic in a canal in Peshawar, Pakistan (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)