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Photos Of The Week: January 23-29


The new patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Irinej of Niš, leads a service in Belgrade. - Irinej was enthroned on January 23, replacing Patriarch Pavle, who died in November. Photo by Vesna Andic for RFE/RL
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The new patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Irinej of Niš, leads a service in Belgrade. - Irinej was enthroned on January 23, replacing Patriarch Pavle, who died in November.

Photo by Vesna Andic for RFE/RL

Workers inspect a plane that crash-landed at Mashhad Airport in northeastern Iran on January 24. - At least 46 people were injured when the Taban Air plane caught fire shortly before landing. Photo by MEHR
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Workers inspect a plane that crash-landed at Mashhad Airport in northeastern Iran on January 24. - At least 46 people were injured when the Taban Air plane caught fire shortly before landing.

Photo by MEHR

A worker cleans a huge poster of presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych in Kyiv. - Yanukovych, the head of Ukraine's Party of Regions, is set to compete in a run-off presidential election against Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on February 7. Photo by Volodymyr Strumkovsky for AFP
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A worker cleans a huge poster of presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych in Kyiv. - Yanukovych, the head of Ukraine's Party of Regions, is set to compete in a run-off presidential election against Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on February 7.

Photo by Volodymyr Strumkovsky for AFP

Smoke rises from an explosion near the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on January 25. - Three bomb blasts struck central Baghdad in close succession, ending a six-week lull in coordinated attacks in the capital. Photo by AFP
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Smoke rises from an explosion near the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on January 25. - Three bomb blasts struck central Baghdad in close succession, ending a six-week lull in coordinated attacks in the capital.

Photo by AFP

State police march in a ceremonial parade during India's 60th Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad on January 26th. - Photo by AFP
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State police march in a ceremonial parade during India's 60th Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad on January 26th. - Photo by AFP

People light candles near the barbed-wire fences of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. - Survivors, dignitaries, and others on January 27 marked the 65th anniversary of the Red Army's liberation of the death camp in Poland where more than 1 million people died during World War II. Photo by Radek Pietruszka for epa
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People light candles near the barbed-wire fences of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. - Survivors, dignitaries, and others on January 27 marked the 65th anniversary of the Red Army's liberation of the death camp in Poland where more than 1 million people died during World War II.

Photo by Radek Pietruszka for epa

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers carry weapons during an operation in the Guzara district of Herat Province. - Photo by Aref Karimi for AFP
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Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers carry weapons during an operation in the Guzara district of Herat Province. - Photo by Aref Karimi for AFP

A protester holds a satirical cartoon of Afghan President Hamid Karzai outside the London Conference on Afghanistan. - Britain hosted a conference on January 28 to discuss handing security responsibilities to local Afghan forces and how to win over former Taliban members. Photo by Ben Stansall for AFP
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A protester holds a satirical cartoon of Afghan President Hamid Karzai outside the London Conference on Afghanistan. - Britain hosted a conference on January 28 to discuss handing security responsibilities to local Afghan forces and how to win over former Taliban members.

Photo by Ben Stansall for AFP

Migrant workers walk past a group of snowmen in Moscow. - Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for AFP
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Migrant workers walk past a group of snowmen in Moscow. - Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for AFP

Snow falls in Pristina, Kosovo. - Photo by RFE/RL
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Snow falls in Pristina, Kosovo. - Photo by RFE/RL

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