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Photos Of The Week: June 12-18


A member of a U.S. army bomb disposal unit takes part in an exercise in Kandahar, a major battleground in coalition efforts against the Taliban. Photo by Ed Jones for AFP
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A member of a U.S. army bomb disposal unit takes part in an exercise in Kandahar, a major battleground in coalition efforts against the Taliban.

Photo by Ed Jones for AFP

Ethnic Uzbek refugees cry as they gather on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border and await permission to enter Uzbekistan. Photo by Shamil Zhumatov for Reuters
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Ethnic Uzbek refugees cry as they gather on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border and await permission to enter Uzbekistan.

Photo by Shamil Zhumatov for Reuters

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz spacecraft before it blasts off to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 16. Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko for AFP
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A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz spacecraft before it blasts off to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 16.

Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko for AFP

England goalkeeper Robert Green reacts after his error allowed the United States to secure a 1-1 tie in their World Cup match. Photo by Darren Staples for Reuters
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England goalkeeper Robert Green reacts after his error allowed the United States to secure a 1-1 tie in their World Cup match.

Photo by Darren Staples for Reuters

Younis, a boy who was seriously wounded in Iraq, watches a World Cup soccer match at a medical center in Amman, Jordan... Photo by Ali Jarekji
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Younis, a boy who was seriously wounded in Iraq, watches a World Cup soccer match at a medical center in Amman, Jordan...

Photo by Ali Jarekji

...while in Sarajevo, dancers perform an avant-garde piece titled "Football, Football." Photo by Midhat Poturovic for RFE/RL
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...while in Sarajevo, dancers perform an avant-garde piece titled "Football, Football."

Photo by Midhat Poturovic for RFE/RL

Members of Ukrainian civil organizations form a giant "No" in Kyiv to protest draft legislation, to be discussed this week, which is seen as infringing on their right to freedom of assembly. Photo by Reuters
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Members of Ukrainian civil organizations form a giant "No" in Kyiv to protest draft legislation, to be discussed this week, which is seen as infringing on their right to freedom of assembly.

Photo by Reuters

Smoke billows from a controlled oil burn off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, where millions of gallons of oil have poured from a ruptured BP well. Photo by Sean Gardner for Reuters
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Smoke billows from a controlled oil burn off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, where millions of gallons of oil have poured from a ruptured BP well.

Photo by Sean Gardner for Reuters

People walk along a bridge during sunset on the outskirts of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Photo by Alexei Gromov for AFP
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People walk along a bridge during sunset on the outskirts of the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

Photo by Alexei Gromov for AFP

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