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Photos Of The Week #39

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

Women light candles in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi,on September 28 at the beginning of a 24-hour prayer vigil for victims of the Westgate mall massacre that left dozens dead. (AFP/ Carl de Souza)
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Women light candles in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi,on September 28 at the beginning of a 24-hour prayer vigil for victims of the Westgate mall massacre that left dozens dead. (AFP/ Carl de Souza)

Iranian President Hassan Rohani waves to supporters as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport after his arrival from New York on September 28, 2013. Rohani had a historic phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama while he was in the United States. (IRNA)
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Iranian President Hassan Rohani waves to supporters as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport after his arrival from New York on September 28, 2013. Rohani had a historic phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama while he was in the United States. (IRNA)

This official White House photograph released on September 27 shows President Barack Obama talking with Iranian President Hassan Rohani during a phone call in the Oval Office. It was the the first direct contact between presidents from the two countries in more than 30 years.(AFP/Pete Souza)
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This official White House photograph released on September 27 shows President Barack Obama talking with Iranian President Hassan Rohani during a phone call in the Oval Office. It was the the first direct contact between presidents from the two countries in more than 30 years.(AFP/Pete Souza)

Window cleaners replace banners on the building of Jugoslovensko Dramsko theatre in Belgrade. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Window cleaners replace banners on the building of Jugoslovensko Dramsko theatre in Belgrade. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A Pakistani earthquake survivor feeds his goats near his collapsed mud house in the district of Awaran, which was devastated by a 7.7-magnitude temblor on September 24. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
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A Pakistani earthquake survivor feeds his goats near his collapsed mud house in the district of Awaran, which was devastated by a 7.7-magnitude temblor on September 24. (AFP/Banaras Khan)

An employee takes a nap in a shutdown electrolysis plant in Montenegro's Podgorica Aluminum Plant. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)
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An employee takes a nap in a shutdown electrolysis plant in Montenegro's Podgorica Aluminum Plant. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai poses for photographs during a visit to the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in China's Shaanxi province. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai poses for photographs during a visit to the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in China's Shaanxi province. (Reuters/China Daily)

Greenpeace activists stand on the roof of a Gazprom gasoline station in the city of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, to protest Russia's holding of around 30 Greenpeace activists detained in the Arctic while drawing attention to a Gazprom oil platform above the so-called ice line in the Arctic. (AFP/Nikolai Doychinov)
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Greenpeace activists stand on the roof of a Gazprom gasoline station in the city of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, to protest Russia's holding of around 30 Greenpeace activists detained in the Arctic while drawing attention to a Gazprom oil platform above the so-called ice line in the Arctic. (AFP/Nikolai Doychinov)

A soldier sets off a drone at a military ground near the town of Osipovichi, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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A soldier sets off a drone at a military ground near the town of Osipovichi, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

An ethnic Serbian man stands next to a mural reading, "Stay here, there is no step back," during a protest rally in the northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, in Kosovo. (epa/Djordje Savic)
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An ethnic Serbian man stands next to a mural reading, "Stay here, there is no step back," during a protest rally in the northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, in Kosovo. (epa/Djordje Savic)

A man walks past barrel shaped shelves with wine bottles at the Khareba Winery in the village of Kvareli in the Kakheti region of Georgia. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
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A man walks past barrel shaped shelves with wine bottles at the Khareba Winery in the village of Kvareli in the Kakheti region of Georgia. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Former President George H.W. Bush (seated center) prepares to sign the marriage license of longtime friends Helen Thorgalsen (right) and Bonnie Clement (left) in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding, his spokesman said. (AP/Susan Biddle)
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Former President George H.W. Bush (seated center) prepares to sign the marriage license of longtime friends Helen Thorgalsen (right) and Bonnie Clement (left) in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding, his spokesman said. (AP/Susan Biddle)

Indian college students dressed as Hindu goddesses take part in a rally in Mumbai on September 25 that was held to demand more safety for women in the country. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)
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Indian college students dressed as Hindu goddesses take part in a rally in Mumbai on September 25 that was held to demand more safety for women in the country. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

A man walks along a flooded street in the Russian city of Sochi on September 24 after the Black Sea resort was hit by torrential rain. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)
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A man walks along a flooded street in the Russian city of Sochi on September 24 after the Black Sea resort was hit by torrential rain. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters release flares as they perform during the "Russia Arms Expo 2013" 9th international exhibition of arms, military equipment, and ammunition, in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil on September 25. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters release flares as they perform during the "Russia Arms Expo 2013" 9th international exhibition of arms, military equipment, and ammunition, in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil on September 25. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

People walk on an island that rose from the sea following an earthquake, off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea. (Reuters)
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People walk on an island that rose from the sea following an earthquake, off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea. (Reuters)

A new nose, grown by surgeons on a Chinese man's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fujian province on September 24. (Reuters)
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A new nose, grown by surgeons on a Chinese man's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fujian province on September 24. (Reuters)

An activist of the Creative Youth organization holds a placard, reading: "If your son is gay, will you kill him too?" during a "Ukraine to EU" protest in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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An activist of the Creative Youth organization holds a placard, reading: "If your son is gay, will you kill him too?" during a "Ukraine to EU" protest in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Members of the Christian community in Lahore light oil lamps during a protest rally to condemn a suicide attack on a church in Peshawar that left dozens dead. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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Members of the Christian community in Lahore light oil lamps during a protest rally to condemn a suicide attack on a church in Peshawar that left dozens dead. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

Christian women mourn next to coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a Peshawar suicide attack. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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Christian women mourn next to coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a Peshawar suicide attack. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

German voters wearing traditional Bavarian dress cast their ballots in the country's general election at a polling station in Gaissach.  (AFP/Patrik Stollarz)
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German voters wearing traditional Bavarian dress cast their ballots in the country's general election at a polling station in Gaissach.  (AFP/Patrik Stollarz)

A Kenyan soldier carries a child to safety as armed police hunt Islamist extremists who went on a shooting spree at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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A Kenyan soldier carries a child to safety as armed police hunt Islamist extremists who went on a shooting spree at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

A woman emerges from an air vent where she was hiding during the deadly attack on the Nairobi shopping mall. (AFP/Nichole Sobecki)
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A woman emerges from an air vent where she was hiding during the deadly attack on the Nairobi shopping mall. (AFP/Nichole Sobecki)

International military forces blow up explosive items found during a joint operation in Ghazni, Afghanistan. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizada)
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International military forces blow up explosive items found during a joint operation in Ghazni, Afghanistan. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizada)

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