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Photos Of The Week #15

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

Easter in Belarus.
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Easter in Belarus.

People look at lions in the Taigan safari park in the Crimean town of Bilohirsk on April 11, as the facility reopens after the winter season. (AFP/Max Vetrov) 
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People look at lions in the Taigan safari park in the Crimean town of Bilohirsk on April 11, as the facility reopens after the winter season. (AFP/Max Vetrov) 

Boys play football during a dust storm in the Turkish town of Diyarbakir on April 9. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin) 
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Boys play football during a dust storm in the Turkish town of Diyarbakir on April 9. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin) 

Iraqi military cadets hold a large version of their national flag as they flash the victory sign during their graduation ceremony in the Jurf al-Sakher area, some 50 kilometres south of Baghdad, on April 9. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi military cadets hold a large version of their national flag as they flash the victory sign during their graduation ceremony in the Jurf al-Sakher area, some 50 kilometres south of Baghdad, on April 9. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

A boat sails in Guanabara Bay during sunset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 9. (AFP/Christophe Simon)
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A boat sails in Guanabara Bay during sunset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 9. (AFP/Christophe Simon)

Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military drill in the Zhytomyr region, some 150 kilometers from Kyiv, on April 9. (AFP/Antolii Stepanov)
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Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military drill in the Zhytomyr region, some 150 kilometers from Kyiv, on April 9. (AFP/Antolii Stepanov)

Orthodox Christian worshippers hold crosses and walk outside the church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 10. (epa/Abir Sultan)
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Orthodox Christian worshippers hold crosses and walk outside the church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 10. (epa/Abir Sultan)

A recently mobilized Ukrainian paratrooper fires a mortar during a training session on a shooting range near the village of Perlyavka, near Zhytomyr, on April 9. (epa/Roman Pilpey)
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A recently mobilized Ukrainian paratrooper fires a mortar during a training session on a shooting range near the village of Perlyavka, near Zhytomyr, on April 9. (epa/Roman Pilpey)

A young Israeli settler snorkels as sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd drink water from the spring located at Jordan Valley near the Palestinian village of Uja near the West Bank town of Jericho. (epa/Abir Sultan)
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A young Israeli settler snorkels as sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd drink water from the spring located at Jordan Valley near the Palestinian village of Uja near the West Bank town of Jericho. (epa/Abir Sultan)

A Yemeni man reacts after an air strike hits his building in Sanaa on April 8. (Reuters/​Khaled Abdullah)
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A Yemeni man reacts after an air strike hits his building in Sanaa on April 8. (Reuters/​Khaled Abdullah)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and his sons ride camels as they vacation in Israel, on April 8. (Reuters)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and his sons ride camels as they vacation in Israel, on April 8. (Reuters)

An unexploded rocket stands in a field near the eastern Ukrainian village of Dmitrivka. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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An unexploded rocket stands in a field near the eastern Ukrainian village of Dmitrivka. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

A worker passes behind a transparent fence bearing an image of Red Square at a construction site outside the Kremlin in Moscow. (AFP/Aleksandr Nemenov)
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A worker passes behind a transparent fence bearing an image of Red Square at a construction site outside the Kremlin in Moscow. (AFP/Aleksandr Nemenov)

Afghan men take in an exam to join the Afghan National Army in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan men take in an exam to join the Afghan National Army in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Heavy snow covers the gate outside St. Nikola Orthodox Church in Mavrovo, Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)
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Heavy snow covers the gate outside St. Nikola Orthodox Church in Mavrovo, Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

Russian Patriarch Kirill releases a white dove to mark Annunciation Day in the Kremlin in Moscow, on April 7. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)
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Russian Patriarch Kirill releases a white dove to mark Annunciation Day in the Kremlin in Moscow, on April 7. (epa/Maksim Shipenkov)

A woman attaches a black ribbon for those killed in the sinking of Dalniy Vostok to a Russian national flag in Vladivostok on April 7. (Reuters/Yury Maltsev)
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A woman attaches a black ribbon for those killed in the sinking of Dalniy Vostok to a Russian national flag in Vladivostok on April 7. (Reuters/Yury Maltsev)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 6. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 6. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Ash spews from the Turrialba volcano in Cartago Province, Costa Rica. (AFP/Ezequiel Becerra)
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Ash spews from the Turrialba volcano in Cartago Province, Costa Rica. (AFP/Ezequiel Becerra)

A Spanish matador, Juan Del Alamo, performs a pass on a Baltazar Iban bull during the Easter feria in Arles, southern France. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
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A Spanish matador, Juan Del Alamo, performs a pass on a Baltazar Iban bull during the Easter feria in Arles, southern France. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)

An employee works at the Iran Alloy Steel Company plant in the central Iranian city of Yazd. (AFP/Atta Kenare) 
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An employee works at the Iran Alloy Steel Company plant in the central Iranian city of Yazd. (AFP/Atta Kenare) 

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