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Photos Of The Week #44

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

Ukrainian activists from the Internet Party of Ukraine smash a pumpkin with headphones as they stage a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on November 1. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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Ukrainian activists from the Internet Party of Ukraine smash a pumpkin with headphones as they stage a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on November 1. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Kyrgyz students dressed as zombies participate in an annual Halloween party in central Bishkek on October 31. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Kyrgyz students dressed as zombies participate in an annual Halloween party in central Bishkek on October 31. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Russian riot police (front) block fans during clashes at the stands of Spartak Moscow supporters during a Russian Cup match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow in Yaroslavl on October 30. (Reuters/Vladimir Kutin)
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Russian riot police (front) block fans during clashes at the stands of Spartak Moscow supporters during a Russian Cup match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow in Yaroslavl on October 30. (Reuters/Vladimir Kutin)

Children buy popcorn in Kabul on October 31. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Children buy popcorn in Kabul on October 31. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Romanian soldiers guard the site of the official groundbreaking ceremony at the former Deveselu military airbase in Deveselu village on October 28. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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Romanian soldiers guard the site of the official groundbreaking ceremony at the former Deveselu military airbase in Deveselu village on October 28. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Fans in the Spartak Moscow stands hold a Nazi flag during the Russian Cup playoff match in Yaroslavl on October 30 between Spartak and Shinnik Yaroslavl. (Reuters/Vladimir Kutin)
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Fans in the Spartak Moscow stands hold a Nazi flag during the Russian Cup playoff match in Yaroslavl on October 30 between Spartak and Shinnik Yaroslavl. (Reuters/Vladimir Kutin)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (right) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai upon his arrival for an audience at Buckingham Palace in central London on October 30. (AFP/Dominic Lipinski)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (right) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai upon his arrival for an audience at Buckingham Palace in central London on October 30. (AFP/Dominic Lipinski)

A Russian casket company employee wipes coffins displayed at the annual "Necropolis" exhibition in Moscow's All-Russian Exhibition Center on October 30. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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A Russian casket company employee wipes coffins displayed at the annual "Necropolis" exhibition in Moscow's All-Russian Exhibition Center on October 30. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

An activist of the Ukrainian movement "For A European Future" smiles as he places EU flags on his forehead during a rally on Independence Square in Kyiv on October 30. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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An activist of the Ukrainian movement "For A European Future" smiles as he places EU flags on his forehead during a rally on Independence Square in Kyiv on October 30. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

French multiple sclerosis sufferer Marc Kopp (bottom) freefalls with a tandem skydive partner over Nepal's Mount Everest region in a promotional photo for a company that claims the jump was the first by a disabled person over the area. (AFP Photo/Everest Skydive/Ryan Jackson)
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French multiple sclerosis sufferer Marc Kopp (bottom) freefalls with a tandem skydive partner over Nepal's Mount Everest region in a promotional photo for a company that claims the jump was the first by a disabled person over the area. (AFP Photo/Everest Skydive/Ryan Jackson)

Laborers pick water chestnuts in a field on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, on October 29. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Laborers pick water chestnuts in a field on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, on October 29. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A woman prays in front of crosses at a mass grave in Kuropaty on the outskirts of Minsk on October 27. More than 100 Belarusians, including 22 writers and poets were executed by the NKVD secret service, predecessor of the present-day Belarusian KGB, overnight on October 29, 1937. October 29 is marked as an unofficial day of commemoration for victims of political repression. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million people fell victim to Stalin's repressions in Belarus, according to various estimates. (Reuters/Vasily Fedesenko)
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A woman prays in front of crosses at a mass grave in Kuropaty on the outskirts of Minsk on October 27. More than 100 Belarusians, including 22 writers and poets were executed by the NKVD secret service, predecessor of the present-day Belarusian KGB, overnight on October 29, 1937. October 29 is marked as an unofficial day of commemoration for victims of political repression. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million people fell victim to Stalin's repressions in Belarus, according to various estimates. (Reuters/Vasily Fedesenko)

An Afghan man chops wood at his shop in Kabul October 27. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan man chops wood at his shop in Kabul October 27. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A NASA image released on October 28 but captured a month earlier by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly observes the sun in a variety of wavelengths. This image shows a magnetic filament of solar material erupting.
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A NASA image released on October 28 but captured a month earlier by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly observes the sun in a variety of wavelengths. This image shows a magnetic filament of solar material erupting.

A surfer crashes off a wave at Charmouth, in Dorset, southern England after a major storm hit the region, forcing hundreds of thousands of evacuations and interrupting transportation. 
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A surfer crashes off a wave at Charmouth, in Dorset, southern England after a major storm hit the region, forcing hundreds of thousands of evacuations and interrupting transportation.

Police cars block off roads around Tiananmen Square in Beijing after a deadly incident at one of China's most-visited sites in which a car crashed into a crowd, killing several people and injuring dozens more.
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Police cars block off roads around Tiananmen Square in Beijing after a deadly incident at one of China's most-visited sites in which a car crashed into a crowd, killing several people and injuring dozens more.

Bulgaria -- Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee center in Sofia, October 29, 2013
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Bulgaria -- Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee center in Sofia, October 29, 2013

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