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Photos Of The Week #10

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

Reporters are whipped by snow as U.S. President Barack Obama departs via the Marine One helicopter from the White House. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
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Reporters are whipped by snow as U.S. President Barack Obama departs via the Marine One helicopter from the White House. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Athletes compete in the women's 60-meter hurdles semifinals during the IAAF European Indoor Championships in Prague. (Reuters/David W Cerny)
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Athletes compete in the women's 60-meter hurdles semifinals during the IAAF European Indoor Championships in Prague. (Reuters/David W Cerny)

Zoo staff member Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a 5-year-old chimpanzee, react as they watch a BBC environmental program in a primate winter enclosure in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Zoo staff member Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a 5-year-old chimpanzee, react as they watch a BBC environmental program in a primate winter enclosure in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A gravedigger works as his wife watches at a cemetery in Donetsk, Ukraine, where workers killed by a blast at the Zasyadko coal mine will be buried. Thirty-three miners were confirmed dead. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not fighting in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A gravedigger works as his wife watches at a cemetery in Donetsk, Ukraine, where workers killed by a blast at the Zasyadko coal mine will be buried. Thirty-three miners were confirmed dead. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not fighting in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Women take pictures at the Lincoln Memorial during a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)
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Women take pictures at the Lincoln Memorial during a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

 A man takes off his clothes to enjoy a sun bath in front of the Peter and Paul fortress wall in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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A man takes off his clothes to enjoy a sun bath in front of the Peter and Paul fortress wall in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

A man and his horses cross a seasonal stream in Choha Gujar village on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)
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A man and his horses cross a seasonal stream in Choha Gujar village on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)

Rescuer Yulia Borisova takes part in a rock-climbing evacuation training session on the Tsarskie Vorota (Tsar Gate) rock on the bank of the frozen Biryusa Bay of the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Rescuer Yulia Borisova takes part in a rock-climbing evacuation training session on the Tsarskie Vorota (Tsar Gate) rock on the bank of the frozen Biryusa Bay of the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko stands inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow on March 4. She has been on a hunger strike since December 13. Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian forces and handed over eight months ago to Russia, where she was imprisoned on charges of aiding in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. At home, she has become a symbol of resistance to Russian aggression. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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Imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko stands inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow on March 4. She has been on a hunger strike since December 13. Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian forces and handed over eight months ago to Russia, where she was imprisoned on charges of aiding in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. At home, she has become a symbol of resistance to Russian aggression. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

Debris of missiles, shells, and rockets fired by Ukrainian forces on the front-line city of Pervomaysk are displayed at the foot of a statue of former Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin. (AFP/John MacDougall)
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Debris of missiles, shells, and rockets fired by Ukrainian forces on the front-line city of Pervomaysk are displayed at the foot of a statue of former Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin. (AFP/John MacDougall)

Passengers leave a Turkish Airlines plane that skidded off the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. No one on board was injured, although one witness described how terrified passengers leaped from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane skidded to a halt. (AFP/Dikesh Malhotra)
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Passengers leave a Turkish Airlines plane that skidded off the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. No one on board was injured, although one witness described how terrified passengers leaped from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane skidded to a halt. (AFP/Dikesh Malhotra)

Attendants carry tea for delegates ahead of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Reuters/Jason Lee)
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Attendants carry tea for delegates ahead of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok ,as the sun rises on Makha Bucha Day. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
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Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok ,as the sun rises on Makha Bucha Day. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

Dina, the daughter of slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, touches her father's cheek as she says goodbye during a ceremony in Moscow on March 3. Nemtsov was shot and killed late on February 27 on a Moscow bridge.
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Dina, the daughter of slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, touches her father's cheek as she says goodbye during a ceremony in Moscow on March 3. Nemtsov was shot and killed late on February 27 on a Moscow bridge.

Kyrgyz men wearing traditional hats hold national flags during a rally marking National Flag Day in Bishkek on March 3. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Kyrgyz men wearing traditional hats hold national flags during a rally marking National Flag Day in Bishkek on March 3. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Afghan girls practice taekwondo during a martial arts class in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan girls practice taekwondo during a martial arts class in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Widows daubed in colours take part in celebrations for Holi festival in Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 3. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)
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Widows daubed in colours take part in celebrations for Holi festival in Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 3. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters clash with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province on March 2. (Reuters/​Thaier Al-Sudani)
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Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters clash with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province on March 2. (Reuters/​Thaier Al-Sudani)

A boy covers under an umbrella as he waits for customers to sell hay in Charsadda, near Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 2. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)
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A boy covers under an umbrella as he waits for customers to sell hay in Charsadda, near Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 2. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is seen in silhouette delivering his speech before delegates on the opening day of a UN Human Rights council session at the United Nations offices in Geneva on March 2. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is seen in silhouette delivering his speech before delegates on the opening day of a UN Human Rights council session at the United Nations offices in Geneva on March 2. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

A man reacts at the site of killing of Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitksy)
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A man reacts at the site of killing of Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitksy)

Survivors of an avalanche walk in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan. (Reuters/​Omar Sobhani)
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Survivors of an avalanche walk in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan. (Reuters/​Omar Sobhani)

A rebel volunteer with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic fires a guided antitank missile during shooting training in eastern Ukraine on March 1. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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A rebel volunteer with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic fires a guided antitank missile during shooting training in eastern Ukraine on March 1. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

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