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Photos Of The Week: November 14-20, 2009


Czechs watch a fireworks display in downtown Prague symbolizing the fall of the Iron Curtain. - On November 17, the Czech Republic celebrated the 20th anniversary of the peaceful Velvet Revolution, set in motion by student protests on that day in 1989. Photo by Joe Klamar for AFP
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Czechs watch a fireworks display in downtown Prague symbolizing the fall of the Iron Curtain. - On November 17, the Czech Republic celebrated the 20th anniversary of the peaceful Velvet Revolution, set in motion by student protests on that day in 1989.

Photo by Joe Klamar for AFP

A man kisses the hand of late Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle lying in repose in Belgrade. - Patriarch Pavle led Serbia's Christian Orthodox Church through its post-Communist revival and called for peace and conciliation during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. He died on November 15 at the age of 95. Photo by Koca Sulejmanovic for epa
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A man kisses the hand of late Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle lying in repose in Belgrade. - Patriarch Pavle led Serbia's Christian Orthodox Church through its post-Communist revival and called for peace and conciliation during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. He died on November 15 at the age of 95.

Photo by Koca Sulejmanovic for epa

People displaced from South Waziristan, Pakistan, wait to receive emergency aid at a camp in Dera Ismail Khan. - Some 80,000 people have been displaced since May in the South Waziristan tribal region, where Pakistani forces are engaged in a ground offensive against Taliban and Al-Qaeda insurgents. Photo by Saood Rehman for epa
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People displaced from South Waziristan, Pakistan, wait to receive emergency aid at a camp in Dera Ismail Khan. - Some 80,000 people have been displaced since May in the South Waziristan tribal region, where Pakistani forces are engaged in a ground offensive against Taliban and Al-Qaeda insurgents.

Photo by Saood Rehman for epa

Disabled athletes in Armenia play goalball, a sport created for blind players. - Photo by Photolur
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Disabled athletes in Armenia play goalball, a sport created for blind players. - Photo by Photolur

Moldovan girls laugh while taking part in a "flash mob" to call attention to children's rights. - The demonstration took place on the 20th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Photo by RFE/RL
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Moldovan girls laugh while taking part in a "flash mob" to call attention to children's rights. - The demonstration took place on the 20th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Photo by RFE/RL

A parkour enthusiast jumps from an eight-story building to a five-story building in St. Petersburg. - Some Russian city-dwellers have taken up parkour, a sport involving acrobatic flips, tricks, and jumps while scaling or crossing obstacles in an urban environment. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for Topshots/AFP
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A parkour enthusiast jumps from an eight-story building to a five-story building in St. Petersburg. - Some Russian city-dwellers have taken up parkour, a sport involving acrobatic flips, tricks, and jumps while scaling or crossing obstacles in an urban environment.

Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for Topshots/AFP

Supporters of the Democratic League of Kosovo celebrate their candidate's victory as mayor of Pristina on November 15. - Kosovo on November 15 held its first elections since it declared independence from Serbia nearly two years ago. Photo by Ridvan Slivova for RFE/RL
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Supporters of the Democratic League of Kosovo celebrate their candidate's victory as mayor of Pristina on November 15. - Kosovo on November 15 held its first elections since it declared independence from Serbia nearly two years ago.

Photo by Ridvan Slivova for RFE/RL

Iraqi children look through the dry reeds used to construct a home in the marshes southwest of Al-Basrah. - Photo by Essam Al-Sudani for AFP.
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Iraqi children look through the dry reeds used to construct a home in the marshes southwest of Al-Basrah. - Photo by Essam Al-Sudani for AFP.

A Georgian boy holds a cross in an annual service in Tbilisi for Georgian Christians who have died for their faith. - Photo by Zurab Kurtsikidze for epa
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A Georgian boy holds a cross in an annual service in Tbilisi for Georgian Christians who have died for their faith. - Photo by Zurab Kurtsikidze for epa

Members of Iran's Basij militia participate in exercises in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran. - Photo by Fars
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Members of Iran's Basij militia participate in exercises in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran. - Photo by Fars

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