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Photos Of The Week #42

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

A butterfly lands on the face of a girl during an exhibition dedicated to the insect in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on October 19. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A butterfly lands on the face of a girl during an exhibition dedicated to the insect in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on October 19. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic flanked by Archbishop Teodosie visits the Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Gracanica, central Kosovo, on October 19. (AFP)
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Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic flanked by Archbishop Teodosie visits the Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Gracanica, central Kosovo, on October 19. (AFP)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is formally sworn in for a third term in Baku on October 19.
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is formally sworn in for a third term in Baku on October 19.

A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 covered by artificial grass is seen on a parking lot in St. Petersburg. It's being used as advertising for a dairy store. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 covered by artificial grass is seen on a parking lot in St. Petersburg. It's being used as advertising for a dairy store. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

One of many attractions at a theme park during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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One of many attractions at a theme park during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

U.S. President Barack Obama (center) makes bologna sandwiches at a restaurant in Washington, amid a partial U.S. government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (center) makes bologna sandwiches at a restaurant in Washington, amid a partial U.S. government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff. (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Local authorities and scientists say this object, on display near Lake Chebarkul, is a piece of the meteorite that fell over the Chelyabinsk region in February. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kondratuk)
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Local authorities and scientists say this object, on display near Lake Chebarkul, is a piece of the meteorite that fell over the Chelyabinsk region in February. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kondratuk)

British Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett sends a message prior to his bail hearing at the Murmansk Octyabr district court. (AFP/Greenpeace International.Dmitry Sharomov)
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British Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett sends a message prior to his bail hearing at the Murmansk Octyabr district court. (AFP/Greenpeace International.Dmitry Sharomov)

Fans of Bosnia-Herzegovina's national soccer team celebrate their 2014 World Cup qualifying match victory over Lithuania, in Sarajevo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Fans of Bosnia-Herzegovina's national soccer team celebrate their 2014 World Cup qualifying match victory over Lithuania, in Sarajevo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A police officer stands near a placard depicting Russian opposition leader and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny's shadow (right) bending over President Vladimir Putin in Kirov. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)
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A police officer stands near a placard depicting Russian opposition leader and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny's shadow (right) bending over President Vladimir Putin in Kirov. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)

An artist performs as conscripts line up during a ceremony marking the last set of conscripts in the Ukrainian Army at the parade square in a recruitment office in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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An artist performs as conscripts line up during a ceremony marking the last set of conscripts in the Ukrainian Army at the parade square in a recruitment office in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

Afghan traffic police pray to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan traffic police pray to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Vendors wait for customers at a livestock market in the Afghan capital, Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Vendors wait for customers at a livestock market in the Afghan capital, Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Young Ukrainian ultranationalists hold flares and shout slogans during a march in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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Young Ukrainian ultranationalists hold flares and shout slogans during a march in Kyiv. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Young musicians dressed in traditional costumes dance during a religious holiday in Mtskheta, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Young musicians dressed in traditional costumes dance during a religious holiday in Mtskheta, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Russian police officers detain alleged illegal migrants during a raid at a vegetable warehouse in the Biryulyovo-Zapadnoye district of Moscow. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)
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Russian police officers detain alleged illegal migrants during a raid at a vegetable warehouse in the Biryulyovo-Zapadnoye district of Moscow. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)

A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of the "Krasa Rossii 2014" (Beauty of Russia 2014) beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of the "Krasa Rossii 2014" (Beauty of Russia 2014) beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Sheep for sale are herded onto a road ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha in Baghdad. (Reuters/Saad Shalash)
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Sheep for sale are herded onto a road ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha in Baghdad. (Reuters/Saad Shalash)

Gay rights activists kiss after being detained by police during a gay rights protest in St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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Gay rights activists kiss after being detained by police during a gay rights protest in St. Petersburg. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A bridge collapses at Lushan Mountain in Jiangxi province, sending tourists hurtling into the water. Chinese media reported that no one was seriously injured. (Reuters)
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A bridge collapses at Lushan Mountain in Jiangxi province, sending tourists hurtling into the water. Chinese media reported that no one was seriously injured. (Reuters)

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