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Photos Of The Week #16

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 16th week of 2013. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive. (20 PHOTOS)

Earthquake victims are seen in the Iranian town of Saravan. (Reuters/Amir Kholousi)
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Earthquake victims are seen in the Iranian town of Saravan. (Reuters/Amir Kholousi)

Kazakh models present creations by U.S. design house Greghor MacGreghor during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Kazakh models present creations by U.S. design house Greghor MacGreghor during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A law enforcement officer at a check point in West, Texas, after a massive explosion at a fertilizer factory in the town injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction on April 18. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown. (Getty Images-AFP/Chip Somodevilla.)
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A law enforcement officer at a check point in West, Texas, after a massive explosion at a fertilizer factory in the town injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction on April 18. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown. (Getty Images-AFP/Chip Somodevilla.)

Russia's Kseniia Afanaseva competes on the uneven bars in the women's individual artistic gymnastics qualification during the fifth European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastic Individual Championships in Moscow on April 18. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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Russia's Kseniia Afanaseva competes on the uneven bars in the women's individual artistic gymnastics qualification during the fifth European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastic Individual Championships in Moscow on April 18. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

U.S. Army soldiers march from the Forward Base Honaker Miracle in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, during a joint patrol led by the Afghan National Army on April 18. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)
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U.S. Army soldiers march from the Forward Base Honaker Miracle in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, during a joint patrol led by the Afghan National Army on April 18. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)

A woman in a burqa walks along a road on a windy day on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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A woman in a burqa walks along a road on a windy day on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

An Afghan soldier checks the barrel of the D30 howitzer prior to a test-fire during a training session at Forward Base Honaker Miracle at Watahpur district in Konar Province. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)
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An Afghan soldier checks the barrel of the D30 howitzer prior to a test-fire during a training session at Forward Base Honaker Miracle at Watahpur district in Konar Province. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)

Ukrainians suffering from infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and hepatitis take part in a rally in front of cabinet of ministers building in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainians suffering from infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and hepatitis take part in a rally in front of cabinet of ministers building in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

An elderly earthquake survivor rests on a "charpai" (wooden bed) outside his damaged mud house in the Mashkail area of southwest Balochistan Province. ( AFP/Banaras Khan)
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An elderly earthquake survivor rests on a "charpai" (wooden bed) outside his damaged mud house in the Mashkail area of southwest Balochistan Province. ( AFP/Banaras Khan)

A Pakistani man runs past a burning vehicle after a suicide bomb attack on an election campaign rally in Peshawar. (AFP)
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A Pakistani man runs past a burning vehicle after a suicide bomb attack on an election campaign rally in Peshawar. (AFP)

A woman feeds a pig in her yard during spring flood in the Belarusian village of Snyadin near Pripyat. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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A woman feeds a pig in her yard during spring flood in the Belarusian village of Snyadin near Pripyat. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

An employee works at a poultry farm on the outskirts of Shanghai. (Reuters/Aly Song)
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An employee works at a poultry farm on the outskirts of Shanghai. (Reuters/Aly Song)

Women prepare to bake bread at their house on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 15. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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Women prepare to bake bread at their house on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 15. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

Supporters of Venezuelan presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro celebrate in Caracas after official results gave him a victory in the April 14 vote to replace the late Hugo Chavez. (Reuters/Edwin Montilva)
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Supporters of Venezuelan presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro celebrate in Caracas after official results gave him a victory in the April 14 vote to replace the late Hugo Chavez. (Reuters/Edwin Montilva)

A dog and a woman are seen in a flooded courtyard as water from the Prypyat River overflows its banks during spring flooding in the village of Khlupin, Belarus, on April 15. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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A dog and a woman are seen in a flooded courtyard as water from the Prypyat River overflows its banks during spring flooding in the village of Khlupin, Belarus, on April 15. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

A man rests outdoor during spring floods in the Belarusian village of Khvoensk. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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A man rests outdoor during spring floods in the Belarusian village of Khvoensk. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

Honor Guard take part in a rehearsal for the ceremonial funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
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Honor Guard take part in a rehearsal for the ceremonial funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

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