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Photos Of The Week: January 16-22
January 21, 2010 11:26 GMT
A Ukrainian coal miner casts his vote behind the curtain of a voting booth in the eastern Donetsk region on January 17. - Ukrainians
went to the polls
on January 17 in their first presidential election since the 2004 Orange Revolution.
Photo by AFP
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko appears before a press conference at her campaign headquarters in Kyiv on January 18. - Tymoshenko will now run against pro-Moscow politician Viktor Yanukovych in a
second round of voting
in February. Her Orange Revolution ally, President Viktor Yushchenko, was eliminated in the first round.
Photo by ITAR-TASS
Afghan policemen stand guard near a burning market building after deadly clashes in Kabul. - Taliban militants launched a
series of attacks
in the capital on January 18, sparking gunbattles with security forces and leaving at least 12 dead.
Photo by Massoud Hossaini for AFP
A Russian bathes in icy water at the New Jerusalem monastery near Moscow on January 19. - Orthodox Christians celebrated Epiphany, the holiday marking the baptism of Jesus, by washing away their sins with a traditional dip in freezing waters.
Photo by RFE/RL
In Kyrgyzstan, Orthodox believers mark Epiphany with a procession of the cross to the Kara-Balta river. - Photo by AFP
Russian police detain a participant of an antifascist rally in Moscow on January 19. - Demonstrators staged a rally against neofascism in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were murdered a year ago. Police claimed that the march following the rally was unsanctioned and
arrested 24 protesters.
Photo by Andrey Stenin for ITAR-TASS
Azerbaijanis lay flowers at a memorial for victims of the 1990 "Black January" massacre in Baku. - On January 20, Azerbaijan marked the 20th anniversary of the
Soviet Army's crackdown
on protesters in an attempt to crush the independence movement. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds wounded.
Photo by RFE/RL
A Haitian child injured by the earthquake receives medical treatment at a hospital run by a relief organisation. - A week after the devastating earthquake on January 12, aid groups were still struggling to get food, water, and medical help to the survivors, as
over the slow pace of the relief efforts.
Photo by Federico Gambarini for epa
Kabul is cloaked in a cloud of smog and dust. - Photo by RFE/RL
An Iranian performer plays a role in the Taziyeh pageant, a theatrical reenactment of the 7th century Battle of Karbala. - Photo by ISNA
The winter sky is illuminated over Red Square in Moscow. - Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for RFE/RL
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