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Photos Of The Week: January 16-22


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
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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
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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
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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. Watch videoPhoto by RFE/RL
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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. Watch video

Photo by RFE/RL

In Kyrgyzstan, Orthodox believers mark Epiphany with a procession of the cross to the Kara-Balta river. - Photo by AFP
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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
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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
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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 frustration grew over the slow pace of the relief efforts. Photo by Federico Gambarini for epa
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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 frustration grew 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
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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
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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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The winter sky is illuminated over Red Square in Moscow. - Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for RFE/RL

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