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Photos Of The Week #36

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An injured coal miner leaves after he was trapped inside a coal mine in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on September 5. Five miners died in the mine following an earthquake. Twenty-nine miners who were trapped were rescued.
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An injured coal miner leaves after he was trapped inside a coal mine in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on September 5. Five miners died in the mine following an earthquake. Twenty-nine miners who were trapped were rescued.

An injured miner is evacuated from a collapsed mine in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on September 5. Five miners died in the accident, which was triggered by an earthquake. (RFE/RL)
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An injured miner is evacuated from a collapsed mine in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on September 5. Five miners died in the accident, which was triggered by an earthquake. (RFE/RL)

A puddle of melted material is pictured in front of a burned-out truck belonging to Ukrainian forces on a road near the village of Berezove, southwest of Donetsk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A puddle of melted material is pictured in front of a burned-out truck belonging to Ukrainian forces on a road near the village of Berezove, southwest of Donetsk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A Pakistani family travels on a horse cart on a flooded road following heavy rain in Lahore. Torrential rain has claimed dozens of lives. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A Pakistani family travels on a horse cart on a flooded road following heavy rain in Lahore. Torrential rain has claimed dozens of lives. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) shares a laugh with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the NATO summit in Wales on September 4. (Reuters/Yves Herman)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) shares a laugh with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the NATO summit in Wales on September 4. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

Local residents attend a church service commemorating the victims of the 2004 hostage crisis at a school in the southern Russian town of Beslan. Some 334 people, 186 of them children, were killed and more than 800 injured in the three-day siege.
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Local residents attend a church service commemorating the victims of the 2004 hostage crisis at a school in the southern Russian town of Beslan. Some 334 people, 186 of them children, were killed and more than 800 injured in the three-day siege.

Men peer through broken windows following a suicide attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on September 4. A Taliban truck-bomb attack on a government compound killed 13 security personnel and left at least 60 other people wounded. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizadah)
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Men peer through broken windows following a suicide attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on September 4. A Taliban truck-bomb attack on a government compound killed 13 security personnel and left at least 60 other people wounded. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizadah)

Displaced Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim Muhammad Harith Youssif, 25, walks with his 20-year-old bride, Reem Ahmed, a Sunni Muslim who fled violence in Mosul, during their wedding at a school in Baghdad. (Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)
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Displaced Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim Muhammad Harith Youssif, 25, walks with his 20-year-old bride, Reem Ahmed, a Sunni Muslim who fled violence in Mosul, during their wedding at a school in Baghdad. (Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

People gather at the scene of a Libyan warplane crash in the eastern city of Tobruk. (Reuters/Stringer)
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People gather at the scene of a Libyan warplane crash in the eastern city of Tobruk. (Reuters/Stringer)

Aleksei Didenko, a deputy in the Russian State Duma, dumps a bucket of cold water on himself in front of the American Embassy in Moscow. Didenko said he was performing the ice-bucket challenge not only to raise awareness for ALS but also to protest against the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and what Didenko called "anti-Russian American propaganda." (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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Aleksei Didenko, a deputy in the Russian State Duma, dumps a bucket of cold water on himself in front of the American Embassy in Moscow. Didenko said he was performing the ice-bucket challenge not only to raise awareness for ALS but also to protest against the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and what Didenko called "anti-Russian American propaganda." (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

An antigovernment protester takes a morning bath with others at a public pump during the Revolution March in Islamabad, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
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An antigovernment protester takes a morning bath with others at a public pump during the Revolution March in Islamabad, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

A man walks past a board displaying currency exchange rates in central Moscow on September 2. Russian assets fell on September 1, with the ruble hitting a record low against the dollar after Europe and the United States accused Russia of direct military involvement in Ukraine. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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A man walks past a board displaying currency exchange rates in central Moscow on September 2. Russian assets fell on September 1, with the ruble hitting a record low against the dollar after Europe and the United States accused Russia of direct military involvement in Ukraine. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

A pro-Russian separatist stands next to an armored personnel carrier freshly painted with the communist hammer and sickle and the Cyrillic abbreviation for the Soviet Union in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on September 2. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A pro-Russian separatist stands next to an armored personnel carrier freshly painted with the communist hammer and sickle and the Cyrillic abbreviation for the Soviet Union in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on September 2. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Young Ukrainian cadets march in a schoolyard during ceremonies marking the first day of school in Kyiv on September 1. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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Young Ukrainian cadets march in a schoolyard during ceremonies marking the first day of school in Kyiv on September 1. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Cadets of the Suvorov military school carry the national flag during a ceremony to mark the start of the academic year in St. Petersburg on September 1. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Cadets of the Suvorov military school carry the national flag during a ceremony to mark the start of the academic year in St. Petersburg on September 1. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Peshmerga fighters fire cannon towards Islamic State positions during heavy clashes in Duz-Khurmatu on August 31. (epa/JM Lopez)
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Peshmerga fighters fire cannon towards Islamic State positions during heavy clashes in Duz-Khurmatu on August 31. (epa/JM Lopez)

Riot police run away from supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of the political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during a protest march in Islamabad on August 31. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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Riot police run away from supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of the political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during a protest march in Islamabad on August 31. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

A mother says goodbye to her son, a volunteer in the Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting IS militants, as he prepares to leave home for the front line near Tuz Khurmatu, northeast of Tikrit city, Iraq, on August 31. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)
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A mother says goodbye to her son, a volunteer in the Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting IS militants, as he prepares to leave home for the front line near Tuz Khurmatu, northeast of Tikrit city, Iraq, on August 31. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

People push a broken-down car past a woman in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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People push a broken-down car past a woman in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

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