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Photos Of The Week #25

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

Marshes in Iraq's Dhi Qar Province.
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Marshes in Iraq's Dhi Qar Province.

Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after conceding a goal scored by Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
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Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after conceding a goal scored by Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Afghan women queue for medication at a special camp organised by UNHCR with the coordination of the Pakistan Medical Dental Association to mark World Refugee Day in Islamabad on June 20. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)
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Afghan women queue for medication at a special camp organised by UNHCR with the coordination of the Pakistan Medical Dental Association to mark World Refugee Day in Islamabad on June 20. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

Newly recruited Iraqi volunteers, who have joined to fight against the insurgency, take part in a training session in the southern Shi'ite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Newly recruited Iraqi volunteers, who have joined to fight against the insurgency, take part in a training session in the southern Shi'ite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Afghan workers at a brick kiln pile up new bricks in the Shahrood district of Nangarhar on June 19. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)
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Afghan workers at a brick kiln pile up new bricks in the Shahrood district of Nangarhar on June 19. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

People try to help a man during heavy flooding in the Bulgarian city of Varna on June 19, which killed at least 12 people. (Reuters)
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People try to help a man during heavy flooding in the Bulgarian city of Varna on June 19, which killed at least 12 people. (Reuters)

A Syrian refugee man gestures as he begs on the street with a baby lying on his lap in Istanbul on June 19. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A Syrian refugee man gestures as he begs on the street with a baby lying on his lap in Istanbul on June 19. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Men watch a World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Australia on a laptop, at a camel market in Daba near Tabuk  in Saudi Arabia on June 18. (Reuters/Mohamed Alhwaity)
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Men watch a World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Australia on a laptop, at a camel market in Daba near Tabuk  in Saudi Arabia on June 18. (Reuters/Mohamed Alhwaity)

Pro-Russian militants stand guard on a road outside the village of Karlivka, near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on June 18. (epa)
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Pro-Russian militants stand guard on a road outside the village of Karlivka, near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on June 18. (epa)

A giant statue of the late American actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage-collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. (Reuters/China Daily)
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A giant statue of the late American actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage-collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. (Reuters/China Daily)

Iraqi army recruits gather in the southern Shi'ite Muslim shrine city of Najaf amid a major mobilization to battle militants from the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS). (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi army recruits gather in the southern Shi'ite Muslim shrine city of Najaf amid a major mobilization to battle militants from the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS). (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri, the head of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek, burn tires as they shout slogans against the killing of party workers in Lahore during a protest in Multan. (EPA/Faisal Karim)
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Supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri, the head of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek, burn tires as they shout slogans against the killing of party workers in Lahore during a protest in Multan. (EPA/Faisal Karim)

Iranian President Hassan Rohani sits on a sofa at an undisclosed location watching Iran's World Cup football match versus Nigeria on television. (AFP/Iranian president's Twitter account)
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Iranian President Hassan Rohani sits on a sofa at an undisclosed location watching Iran's World Cup football match versus Nigeria on television. (AFP/Iranian president's Twitter account)

A woman holds a map depicting Novorossia, a historical term referring to the area north of the Black Sea now a part of Ukraine, and cries during a rally in support of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" in Donetsk. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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A woman holds a map depicting Novorossia, a historical term referring to the area north of the Black Sea now a part of Ukraine, and cries during a rally in support of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" in Donetsk. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Pakistani civilians fleeing a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal agency arrive in Bannu. (AFP/A Majeed) 
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Pakistani civilians fleeing a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal agency arrive in Bannu. (AFP/A Majeed) 

Ukrainian protesters chanting anti-Putin slurs outside Russia's consulate in Kharkiv. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Ukrainian protesters chanting anti-Putin slurs outside Russia's consulate in Kharkiv. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Iraqi men shop for military uniforms at a shop in Baghdad. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi men shop for military uniforms at a shop in Baghdad. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Bosnian soccer fans celebrate a goal against Argentina during a public screening of the 2014 World Cup soccer match on Sarajevo main square. Argentina won 2:1. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Bosnian soccer fans celebrate a goal against Argentina during a public screening of the 2014 World Cup soccer match on Sarajevo main square. Argentina won 2:1. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

1Iraqi Shi'ite tribesmen in Najaf brandish their weapons as they gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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1Iraqi Shi'ite tribesmen in Najaf brandish their weapons as they gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Seasonal workers from Russia weed an organic carrot field by hand in Calden, Kassel, in Germany. (EPA/Uwe Zucchi)
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Seasonal workers from Russia weed an organic carrot field by hand in Calden, Kassel, in Germany. (EPA/Uwe Zucchi)

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