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Photos Of The Week #18

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 18th week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (40 PHOTOS)

A boy plays with an installation made of painted wooden eggs, attributes of Orthodox Easter, in central Kyiv. Orthodox believers will celebrate Easter on May 5. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A boy plays with an installation made of painted wooden eggs, attributes of Orthodox Easter, in central Kyiv. Orthodox believers will celebrate Easter on May 5. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (center) and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Crown Princess Maxima, leave the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Queen's Day on April 30 will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (center) and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Crown Princess Maxima, leave the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Queen's Day on April 30 will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

A man performs while riding on a horse during a horse-trick festival in Kopachiv near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. (Reuters/Sergii Polezhaka)
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A man performs while riding on a horse during a horse-trick festival in Kopachiv near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. (Reuters/Sergii Polezhaka)

Model Misha presents a creation from the Ali Xeeshan collection during Lahore Fashion Week. More than 33 designers, brands, and textile houses presented their collections in the event sponsored by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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Model Misha presents a creation from the Ali Xeeshan collection during Lahore Fashion Week. More than 33 designers, brands, and textile houses presented their collections in the event sponsored by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

A girl carries kitchen equipment on her head in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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A girl carries kitchen equipment on her head in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A Free Syrian Army commander reacts after his unit failed to capture a Syrian Army tank during clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's neighborhood of Salaheddine on April 29. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)
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A Free Syrian Army commander reacts after his unit failed to capture a Syrian Army tank during clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's neighborhood of Salaheddine on April 29. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

Rescue workers collect shattered glass from the site of a bomb blast on University Road in Peshawar, Pakistan, which killed eight people on April 29. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)
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Rescue workers collect shattered glass from the site of a bomb blast on University Road in Peshawar, Pakistan, which killed eight people on April 29. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

Crowds move away from the site of a powerful explosion in Prague, which rocked the Czech capital and injured dozens of people on April 29. Reports seem to indicate that the blast was caused by a gas leak. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Crowds move away from the site of a powerful explosion in Prague, which rocked the Czech capital and injured dozens of people on April 29. Reports seem to indicate that the blast was caused by a gas leak. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

A heat exchanger from an Apollo spacecraft on the deck of the "Seabed Worker" after it and other engine parts were retrieved from the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean. (Bezos Expeditions)
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A heat exchanger from an Apollo spacecraft on the deck of the "Seabed Worker" after it and other engine parts were retrieved from the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean. (Bezos Expeditions)

Lit candles are decorated with question marks and fingerprints as Kosovar Albanians remember Kosovo's missing persons in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Lit candles are decorated with question marks and fingerprints as Kosovar Albanians remember Kosovo's missing persons in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Images of entrants in Germany's beard championships in Pforzheim in southern Germany. (AFP/Uli Deck)
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Images of entrants in Germany's beard championships in Pforzheim in southern Germany. (AFP/Uli Deck)

A mountain climber stands atop the peak of the Zugspitze, Germany's tallest mountain, overlooking the Bavarian Alps. (AFP/Tobias Hase)
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A mountain climber stands atop the peak of the Zugspitze, Germany's tallest mountain, overlooking the Bavarian Alps. (AFP/Tobias Hase)

Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend a Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend a Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Shearer Thomas Kropfelder fleeces a fox sheep in Busbach, Germany. (AFP/David Ebener)
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Shearer Thomas Kropfelder fleeces a fox sheep in Busbach, Germany. (AFP/David Ebener)

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