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Photos Of The Week #33

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 33rd week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

An athlete competes during the women's high jump final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow on August 17. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)
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An athlete competes during the women's high jump final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow on August 17. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

A Philippine Coast Guard vessel (far left) and navy patrol boat are anchored next to a damaged cargo ship on August 17 after it collided with the "St. Thomas Aquinas" ferry the night before. The ferry sank, killing dozens of passengers. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)
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A Philippine Coast Guard vessel (far left) and navy patrol boat are anchored next to a damaged cargo ship on August 17 after it collided with the "St. Thomas Aquinas" ferry the night before. The ferry sank, killing dozens of passengers. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

People hold up a large rainbow flag as they march across Prague's Old Town Square during the third gay-pride festival in the Czech capital on August 17. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
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People hold up a large rainbow flag as they march across Prague's Old Town Square during the third gay-pride festival in the Czech capital on August 17. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

An Egyptian woman talks to policemen from the inside of Cairo's Al-Fateh Mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi were holed hole up on August 17. Egyptian secuity forces cleared the building that evening. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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An Egyptian woman talks to policemen from the inside of Cairo's Al-Fateh Mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi were holed hole up on August 17. Egyptian secuity forces cleared the building that evening. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)

A woman holds the Koran aloft as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi take to the streets in Cairo on August 16. (RFE/RL/Ahmed Ragab)
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A woman holds the Koran aloft as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi take to the streets in Cairo on August 16. (RFE/RL/Ahmed Ragab)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi flee from shooting in front of a police station during clashes on Ramses Square in Cairo on August 16. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi flee from shooting in front of a police station during clashes on Ramses Square in Cairo on August 16. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi wears a makeshift gas mask as others run away from shooting during clashes on Ramses Square in Cairo on August 16. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi wears a makeshift gas mask as others run away from shooting during clashes on Ramses Square in Cairo on August 16. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Zakaria Alakory (right), 19, and Assem Al Khshmy (left), 16, practice parkour on a beach in Benghazi, Libya. (Reuters/Esam Omran)
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Zakaria Alakory (right), 19, and Assem Al Khshmy (left), 16, practice parkour on a beach in Benghazi, Libya. (Reuters/Esam Omran)

An olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered on the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America. (Mark Gurney/Smithsonian Institution/Handout via Reuters)
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An olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered on the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America. (Mark Gurney/Smithsonian Institution/Handout via Reuters)

Yelena Babkini (left) and her husband, Boris, kiss as they ride through Gorky Park on bicycles after having been married earlier in the day in Moscow. (Reuters/Gary Hershorn)
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Yelena Babkini (left) and her husband, Boris, kiss as they ride through Gorky Park on bicycles after having been married earlier in the day in Moscow. (Reuters/Gary Hershorn)

Pakistani youths climb the facade of the mausoleum in Karachi of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who was the founding father of Pakistan, as they celebrate the country's 66th Independence Day. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
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Pakistani youths climb the facade of the mausoleum in Karachi of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who was the founding father of Pakistan, as they celebrate the country's 66th Independence Day. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)

A young juggler performs during the eighth Afghanistan Juggling Championships in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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A young juggler performs during the eighth Afghanistan Juggling Championships in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Israeli border police and private-security personnel carry an ultra-Orthodox protester during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem. Ultra-Orthodox protesters broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at a site they believe contains ancient graves. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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Israeli border police and private-security personnel carry an ultra-Orthodox protester during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem. Ultra-Orthodox protesters broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at a site they believe contains ancient graves. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

A Pakistani boy stands on an Indian flag during a protest in Quetta. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
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A Pakistani boy stands on an Indian flag during a protest in Quetta. (AFP/Banaras Khan)

An Egyptian woman looks at dead bodies after an Egyptian police crackdown on a protest camp by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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An Egyptian woman looks at dead bodies after an Egyptian police crackdown on a protest camp by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

Participants carry the portraits of Korean women who were made sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II during a requiem ceremony for former comfort woman Lee Yong-nyeo (center portrait) in central Seoul. Lee, who was one of the last surviving comfort women, died on August 11. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
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Participants carry the portraits of Korean women who were made sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II during a requiem ceremony for former comfort woman Lee Yong-nyeo (center portrait) in central Seoul. Lee, who was one of the last surviving comfort women, died on August 11. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)

Acrobats simultaneously jump into a pool at an amusement park in Geiselwind, Germany, on August 13. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)
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Acrobats simultaneously jump into a pool at an amusement park in Geiselwind, Germany, on August 13. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva warms up ahead of the women's pole vault final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 13. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva warms up ahead of the women's pole vault final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 13. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Police walk in the middle of a street during clashes in central Cairo on August 13. (Reuters/Mohamed El Ghany)
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Police walk in the middle of a street during clashes in central Cairo on August 13. (Reuters/Mohamed El Ghany)

Motorists wait at a border crossing between Spain and Gibraltar on August 13 as Spain enforced tight border checks amid a growing row with Britain over the tiny territory and its surrounding waters. (AFP/Marcos Moreno)
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Motorists wait at a border crossing between Spain and Gibraltar on August 13 as Spain enforced tight border checks amid a growing row with Britain over the tiny territory and its surrounding waters. (AFP/Marcos Moreno)

A policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during a full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern city of Chennai. (Reuters/Babu)
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A policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during a full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern city of Chennai. (Reuters/Babu)

Competitors in the women's 20-kilometer race-walk final pass through cooling mist during the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Competitors in the women's 20-kilometer race-walk final pass through cooling mist during the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Palestinians enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have visited Tel Aviv and other places in Israel after Israel granted travel permits to West Bank Palestinians. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Palestinians enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have visited Tel Aviv and other places in Israel after Israel granted travel permits to West Bank Palestinians. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

North Koren leader Kim Jong-Un (center) inspects the production process for the new locally manufactured "Arirang" touch-screen mobile phone. (AFP/KCNA)
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North Koren leader Kim Jong-Un (center) inspects the production process for the new locally manufactured "Arirang" touch-screen mobile phone. (AFP/KCNA)

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon through a hole in a wall as he takes position in the Al-Jdeideh neighbourhood in the old city of Aleppo. (Reuters/Hamid Khatib)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon through a hole in a wall as he takes position in the Al-Jdeideh neighbourhood in the old city of Aleppo. (Reuters/Hamid Khatib)

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