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Photos Of The Week #47

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

Olympic torchbearer Akhmetova Svetlana (center) waves as she holds the torch with the Olympic flame in Irkutsk on November 23. Russia is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Caucasus city of Sochi. (AFP)
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Olympic torchbearer Akhmetova Svetlana (center) waves as she holds the torch with the Olympic flame in Irkutsk on November 23. Russia is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Caucasus city of Sochi. (AFP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Geneva International airport for talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear program on November 23. (AFP/Denis Balibouse)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Geneva International airport for talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear program on November 23. (AFP/Denis Balibouse)

Religious figures take part in commemorations in Kyiv to mark the anniversary of Ukraine's 'Holodomor,' a man-made famine that killed at least 3 million people in 1932-33. (RFE/RL)
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Religious figures take part in commemorations in Kyiv to mark the anniversary of Ukraine's 'Holodomor,' a man-made famine that killed at least 3 million people in 1932-33. (RFE/RL)

Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern island of Leyte on November 18, over a week after the typhoon devastated the area. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)
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Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern island of Leyte on November 18, over a week after the typhoon devastated the area. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A man fumigates against mosquitoes through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, on November 21. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A man fumigates against mosquitoes through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, on November 21. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

European Union envoy Pat Cox (center) waves to supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko outside the hospital where she is being held in Kharkiv on November 22. Tymoshenko has called on people to go out onto the streets to protest against the government's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union, her lawyer said. (Reuters/Dmitry Neymyrok)
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European Union envoy Pat Cox (center) waves to supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko outside the hospital where she is being held in Kharkiv on November 22. Tymoshenko has called on people to go out onto the streets to protest against the government's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union, her lawyer said. (Reuters/Dmitry Neymyrok)

Afghan girls play at an ancient place in Ghazni on November 22. Poverty and an ongoing insurgency by the ousted Taliban still pose a threat to the stability of the country. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizada)
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Afghan girls play at an ancient place in Ghazni on November 22. Poverty and an ongoing insurgency by the ousted Taliban still pose a threat to the stability of the country. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizada)

An elderly man walks down an alley south of Tehran on November 21. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri) 
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An elderly man walks down an alley south of Tehran on November 21. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri) 

A prison officer stands guard as an inmate sweeps the ground inside female prison camp Number 22 in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on November 21. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A prison officer stands guard as an inmate sweeps the ground inside female prison camp Number 22 in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on November 21. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Members of Greenpeace hang a large poster of Dutch activist Faiza Oulahsen on the office building of Shell during a protest calling for the release of the "Arctic 30" in Rotterdam on November 21. Oulahsen was one of 30 people from 18 countries who were arrested after a protest in September at a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic. (AFP/Martijn Beekham)
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Members of Greenpeace hang a large poster of Dutch activist Faiza Oulahsen on the office building of Shell during a protest calling for the release of the "Arctic 30" in Rotterdam on November 21. Oulahsen was one of 30 people from 18 countries who were arrested after a protest in September at a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic. (AFP/Martijn Beekham)

Ukrainians gather around an EU flag on the town hall of the western city of Lviv on November 20. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachshyn)
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Ukrainians gather around an EU flag on the town hall of the western city of Lviv on November 20. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachshyn)

Students wearing gas masks and carrying fake guns made of cardboard participate in a demonstration on November 20 in front of the parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria, in protest at rampant corruption, low incomes and high unemployment. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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Students wearing gas masks and carrying fake guns made of cardboard participate in a demonstration on November 20 in front of the parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria, in protest at rampant corruption, low incomes and high unemployment. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

Pedestrians walk past a colored fountain in the center of Pristina, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Pedestrians walk past a colored fountain in the center of Pristina, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Olympic torchbearer Aleksandr Brylin (left) swims with his torch in the company of other ice-swimmers in the Amur River in the Far Eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk. Russia is hosting the Winter Olympics in the Caucasus city of Sochi in 2014. (AFP)
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Olympic torchbearer Aleksandr Brylin (left) swims with his torch in the company of other ice-swimmers in the Amur River in the Far Eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk. Russia is hosting the Winter Olympics in the Caucasus city of Sochi in 2014. (AFP)

A boy sits on a message asking for help written in an area damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Phillipines. (Reuters/John Javellana)
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A boy sits on a message asking for help written in an area damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Phillipines. (Reuters/John Javellana)

A masked man in Cairo aims his gun as he stands among fellow antimilitary demonstrators on November 19 marking the anniversary of protests in 2011 that ignited deadly clashes with security forces. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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A masked man in Cairo aims his gun as he stands among fellow antimilitary demonstrators on November 19 marking the anniversary of protests in 2011 that ignited deadly clashes with security forces. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)

In Poland, a visitor walks between electric barbed-wired fences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and former concentration camp on November 18. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)
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In Poland, a visitor walks between electric barbed-wired fences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and former concentration camp on November 18. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)

A Pakistani boy wheels a cart in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. His family fled the military operations in the western tribal areas. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A Pakistani boy wheels a cart in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. His family fled the military operations in the western tribal areas. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

A deputy in the Ukrainian parliament steps on leaflets after a supporter of Yulia Tymoshenko threw the flyers (depicting the jailed opposition leader and signed "Free Yulia!") from a balcony during a parliamentary session in Kyiv on November 19. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A deputy in the Ukrainian parliament steps on leaflets after a supporter of Yulia Tymoshenko threw the flyers (depicting the jailed opposition leader and signed "Free Yulia!") from a balcony during a parliamentary session in Kyiv on November 19. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Lebanese security officers adjust surveillance cameras at the entrance of the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19. Two suicide bombings rocked the embassy compound, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attache. (Reuters/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanese security officers adjust surveillance cameras at the entrance of the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19. Two suicide bombings rocked the embassy compound, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attache. (Reuters/Hasan Shaaban)

Children run as they play near a tree standing in front of fog over the central Bosnian town of Zenica in the Lisac mountain range.
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Children run as they play near a tree standing in front of fog over the central Bosnian town of Zenica in the Lisac mountain range.

A woman walks out from a tent at a protest camp set up by supporters of jailed former Ukrainian Prime MinisterYulia Tymoshenko in central Kyiv.
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A woman walks out from a tent at a protest camp set up by supporters of jailed former Ukrainian Prime MinisterYulia Tymoshenko in central Kyiv.

A man carries belongings recovered three days later from a building that burned down during sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi on November 15.
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A man carries belongings recovered three days later from a building that burned down during sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi on November 15.

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