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Photos Of The Week #24

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 24th week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (30 PHOTOS)

Voter Zeynab shows the ink stain on her finger, to prove that she has voted, outside the Iranian Consulate in central London. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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Voter Zeynab shows the ink stain on her finger, to prove that she has voted, outside the Iranian Consulate in central London. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Members of the Turkish community in Macedonia hold Turkish national flags and posters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in support of Erdogan in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Members of the Turkish community in Macedonia hold Turkish national flags and posters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in support of Erdogan in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

A Ukrainian boy looks at a GAZ-21 Volga car decorated with grass and parked in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A Ukrainian boy looks at a GAZ-21 Volga car decorated with grass and parked in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A vendor, who is also a beekeeper, sells honey at a roadside market north of Astana, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A vendor, who is also a beekeeper, sells honey at a roadside market north of Astana, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A house sits undamaged in the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire in Black Forest, Colorado, the most destructive fire in the state's history. The fire has destroyed at least 360 houses and an estimated 40,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes. At least two people have died. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
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A house sits undamaged in the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire in Black Forest, Colorado, the most destructive fire in the state's history. The fire has destroyed at least 360 houses and an estimated 40,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes. At least two people have died. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

A sparrow stands on top of a decorative sculpture in a Kyiv park. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A sparrow stands on top of a decorative sculpture in a Kyiv park. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A visitor walks through a museum dedicated to former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev in Baku. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)
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A visitor walks through a museum dedicated to former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev in Baku. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)

Pages with Alfred Rosenberg's handwriting are seen during a press conference after the announcement of the discovery of the long-lost "Rosenberg Diary" in Wilmington, Delaware. A close confidant of Adolf Hitler, Rosenberg was one of the most influential and important members of the Third Reich. The 400-page diary disappeared after the Nuremberg trials in 1946, sparking a nearly 70-year hunt that ended on April 5 in the upstate New York town of Lewiston, at the home of an academic named Herbert Richardson. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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Pages with Alfred Rosenberg's handwriting are seen during a press conference after the announcement of the discovery of the long-lost "Rosenberg Diary" in Wilmington, Delaware. A close confidant of Adolf Hitler, Rosenberg was one of the most influential and important members of the Third Reich. The 400-page diary disappeared after the Nuremberg trials in 1946, sparking a nearly 70-year hunt that ended on April 5 in the upstate New York town of Lewiston, at the home of an academic named Herbert Richardson. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A young Syrian boy holds an old rifle as he helps fighters belonging to the rebel battalion in the southern town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib Province on June 13. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
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A young Syrian boy holds an old rifle as he helps fighters belonging to the rebel battalion in the southern town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib Province on June 13. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

Jews sing and dance as they celebrate the handover of the Schneerson library at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow on June 13. The library's Jewish archive has been the subject of a long-running dispute between Russia and the United States. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)
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Jews sing and dance as they celebrate the handover of the Schneerson library at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow on June 13. The library's Jewish archive has been the subject of a long-running dispute between Russia and the United States. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

A participant inflates a balloon with an image of President Vladimir Putin during an opposition protest in St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A participant inflates a balloon with an image of President Vladimir Putin during an opposition protest in St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

French Army soldiers help a fellow soldier who fainted during a tribute ceremony to late former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. Mauroy, who was premier between 1981 and 1984 under France's first Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, died on June 7 at the age of 84. (AFP/Charles Platiau)
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French Army soldiers help a fellow soldier who fainted during a tribute ceremony to late former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. Mauroy, who was premier between 1981 and 1984 under France's first Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, died on June 7 at the age of 84. (AFP/Charles Platiau)

Five brothers who are members of a rebel group called Martyr Al-Abbas pose for a picture in Aleppo, Syria. The brothers said the group, which consists of other members, is operating under the Free Syrian Army and was first established in the memory of their brother Abbas Sheikh Yasine, who died in fighting against government forces. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)
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Five brothers who are members of a rebel group called Martyr Al-Abbas pose for a picture in Aleppo, Syria. The brothers said the group, which consists of other members, is operating under the Free Syrian Army and was first established in the memory of their brother Abbas Sheikh Yasine, who died in fighting against government forces. (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas in an effort to break up antigovernment demonstrations on Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 11. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas in an effort to break up antigovernment demonstrations on Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 11. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

The wreck of a German World War II Dornier Do-17 is raised to the surface of a ship at Goodwin Sands, Kent, at the mouth of the English Channel. The aircraft was shot down during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The operation to retrieve it was the biggest of its kind in British waters, the museum said. (AFP)
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The wreck of a German World War II Dornier Do-17 is raised to the surface of a ship at Goodwin Sands, Kent, at the mouth of the English Channel. The aircraft was shot down during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The operation to retrieve it was the biggest of its kind in British waters, the museum said. (AFP)

A demonstrator's clothes are set on fire during clashes with riot police on Istanbul's Taksim Square. (AFP/Oren Ziv)
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A demonstrator's clothes are set on fire during clashes with riot police on Istanbul's Taksim Square. (AFP/Oren Ziv)

Youths kick a gay-rights activist during a protest against a bill that would outlaw "homosexual propaganda" directed toward minors. Activists say the bill, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin's allies in parliament, would prohibit all gay-rights rallies and is fueling violence against gays. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Youths kick a gay-rights activist during a protest against a bill that would outlaw "homosexual propaganda" directed toward minors. Activists say the bill, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin's allies in parliament, would prohibit all gay-rights rallies and is fueling violence against gays. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A tribal policeman stands guard near a burning NATO supply convoy in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan. Militants armed with rocket launchers and sophisticated weapons attacked three NATO supply trucks close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, killing six. (Reuters/Shahid Shinwari)
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A tribal policeman stands guard near a burning NATO supply convoy in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan. Militants armed with rocket launchers and sophisticated weapons attacked three NATO supply trucks close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, killing six. (Reuters/Shahid Shinwari)

A protester holding a flag bearing an image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, falls as he is hit by a jet of water from a police water cannon during clashes on Istanbul's Taksim Square. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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A protester holding a flag bearing an image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, falls as he is hit by a jet of water from a police water cannon during clashes on Istanbul's Taksim Square. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

A supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Mohammadreza Aref is surrounded by electoral posters after a campaign rally in Tehran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
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A supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Mohammadreza Aref is surrounded by electoral posters after a campaign rally in Tehran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

A boy jumps into a water canal to cool himself with others on a hot day in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A boy jumps into a water canal to cool himself with others on a hot day in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

A soldier runs away from the launch pad holding China's Long March 2-F rocket. Three astronauts, including China's second female, blasted off into space on June 11 for a 15-day mission. (Reuters)
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A soldier runs away from the launch pad holding China's Long March 2-F rocket. Three astronauts, including China's second female, blasted off into space on June 11 for a 15-day mission. (Reuters)

China's Long March 2-F rocket blasts off with three astronauts onboard for a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step toward the development of a Chinese space station. (Reuters)
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China's Long March 2-F rocket blasts off with three astronauts onboard for a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step toward the development of a Chinese space station. (Reuters)

A protester throws a petrol bomb as riot police fire water cannons and tear gas during a protest on Taksim Square in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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A protester throws a petrol bomb as riot police fire water cannons and tear gas during a protest on Taksim Square in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

People try to catch pigs and chickens during an event ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival at a tourism fair in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Reuters)
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People try to catch pigs and chickens during an event ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival at a tourism fair in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Reuters)

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