Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.
An Afghan policeman points his weapon during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
A Turkish protester wearing a gas mask chants slogans in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul.(AFP/Ozan Kose)
A frog is captured in an image of a liftoff of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer from a flight facility in Virginia. (Reuters/Chris Perry)
A Tajik rider in the Kazakh capital Astana prepares for a game during the first Asian championships in kokpar, or buzkashi, a traditional Central Asian sport in which teams on horseback attempt to score goals by propelling a headless goat carcass down a field.
Russian Orthodox believers take part in a September 12 procession along St. Petersburg's Nevsky Prospect to mark the 300th anniversary of the city's Aleksandr Nevsky Monastery.
An Afghan woman begs for money in Kabul as soccer fans watch a giant TV screen showing the Afghanistan-India final at the South Asian Football Federation championship.
An Iranian woman pets her dog, Jessica, in downtown Tehran.
A Turkish demonstrator takes cover from tear gas thrown by riot police during a protest in Istanbul's Kadikoy district. (Reuters/Cevahir Bugu)
A worker at the National Portrait Gallery in London poses beside a portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. (AFP/Leon Neal)
A girl plants some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks at a park in Winnetka, Illinois. (Reuters/Jim Young)
A woman in a burqa walks past a beauty salon in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
A model shows off a creation by a group of Kyrgyz designers during a fashion festival called 'Creators of Beauty' in Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
In Romania, a protester holds a flag reading "Save Rosia Montana" during a demonstration in Bucharest against a proposed open-cast gold mine. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
A teenager in Kazakhstan rides a bicycle in the capital, Astana. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
People walk through the 9-11 Empty Sky memorial across from New York's One World Trade Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Reuters/Gary Hershorn)
Afghan children carry coal from a brick factory to their home on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
Female troops take part in a parade marking the 1948 establishment of North Korea in Pyongyang, on September 9. (Reuters/Kyodo)
Members of Ukraine's Roma community pose for a picture in the village of Pidvynogradiv near the city of Vynogradiv in Transcarpathia on September 8. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachshyn)
Supporters of acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin hold a rally after voting in a mayoral election in Moscow, on September 8. Sobyanin won the vote in the first round, although opponents have disputed the result. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
Afghan footballers participate in a training session at Kabul Stadium. (AFP/Shah Marai)