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Photos Of The Week -- October 9-15

From making wicker in Ukraine to Moscow's first snowfall

A Kyrgyz woman and her son pick cotton in a field near the village of Aravan some 25 kilometers outside Osh on October 11. Nationalists unexpectedly emerged as the strongest force in Kyrgyzstan's closely-fought elections, hailed as the first truly democratic polls in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP
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A Kyrgyz woman and her son pick cotton in a field near the village of Aravan some 25 kilometers outside Osh on October 11. Nationalists unexpectedly emerged as the strongest force in Kyrgyzstan's closely-fought elections, hailed as the first truly democratic polls in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP

A man carries a bundle of willow from a boiling cauldron as part of the process to make wickerwork in the village of Iza, some 800 kilometers west of Kyiv, on October 11. The whole population of the village is engaged in wickerwork. Villagers grow willow, which is then boiled to make it more suitable for wickerwork, and after drying it is woven into baskets and garden furniture. Artisans sell the handcrafts at the local market. Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
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A man carries a bundle of willow from a boiling cauldron as part of the process to make wickerwork in the village of Iza, some 800 kilometers west of Kyiv, on October 11. The whole population of the village is engaged in wickerwork. Villagers grow willow, which is then boiled to make it more suitable for wickerwork, and after drying it is woven into baskets and garden furniture. Artisans sell the handcrafts at the local market.

Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters

A supporter of Serbia's soccer team burns an Albanian flag before the Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia in Genoa on October 12. The match was suspended after just six minutes and was likely to be abandoned when away fans threw flares onto the pitch and at Italian fans. Photo by Alessandro Garofalo for Reuters
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A supporter of Serbia's soccer team burns an Albanian flag before the Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia in Genoa on October 12. The match was suspended after just six minutes and was likely to be abandoned when away fans threw flares onto the pitch and at Italian fans.

Photo by Alessandro Garofalo for Reuters

A boy who has been displaced by floods stands outside tents while taking refuge with his family in a relief camp for flood victims in Kakar, some 26 kilometers from Dadu in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on October 13.Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters
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A boy who has been displaced by floods stands outside tents while taking refuge with his family in a relief camp for flood victims in Kakar, some 26 kilometers from Dadu in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on October 13.

Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters

Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad salutes the crowd as he crosses Beirut airport highway on his first visit to the east Mediterranean country on October 13. The hard-line leader arrived in Beirut on October 13 for a controversial two-day visit, the highlight of which was a tour of Lebanon's volatile border with his arch-enemy Israel. Photo by AFP
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Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad salutes the crowd as he crosses Beirut airport highway on his first visit to the east Mediterranean country on October 13. The hard-line leader arrived in Beirut on October 13 for a controversial two-day visit, the highlight of which was a tour of Lebanon's volatile border with his arch-enemy Israel.

Photo by AFP

A small girl holds posters of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni with Iranian flag as she waits for the convoy of Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Beirut on October 13. Photo by Mohammad Reza Hassani for RFE/RL's Radio Farda
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A small girl holds posters of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni with Iranian flag as she waits for the convoy of Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Beirut on October 13.

Photo by Mohammad Reza Hassani for RFE/RL's Radio Farda

People light candles inside the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia's ancient capital of Mtskheta, outside Tbilisi, on October 14. Georgia marked the 1,700th anniversary of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the 1,000th anniversary of its first reconstruction. Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
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People light candles inside the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia's ancient capital of Mtskheta, outside Tbilisi, on October 14. Georgia marked the 1,700th anniversary of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the 1,000th anniversary of its first reconstruction.

Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters

Russian Cossacks and cadets bless themselves during a religious service dedicated to the feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God at a cathedral in the town of Novocherkassk, some 40 kuilometers northeast of Rostov-na-Donu, on October 14. Russian Cossacks honor this Orthodox feast from the earliest times. Photo by Vladimir Konstantinov for Reuters
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Russian Cossacks and cadets bless themselves during a religious service dedicated to the feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God at a cathedral in the town of Novocherkassk, some 40 kuilometers northeast of Rostov-na-Donu, on October 14. Russian Cossacks honor this Orthodox feast from the earliest times.

Photo by Vladimir Konstantinov for Reuters

A census worker fills in a form while talking to a local resident in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on October 14. The census, which started on October 14, aims to count everyone living in Russia, including foreigners and people without citizenship, local media reported.Photo by Yury Maltsev for Reuters
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A census worker fills in a form while talking to a local resident in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on October 14. The census, which started on October 14, aims to count everyone living in Russia, including foreigners and people without citizenship, local media reported.

Photo by Yury Maltsev for Reuters

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