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Photos Of The Week #35

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 35th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A traffic policeman helps schoolchildren cross the road on September 2 as soldiers stand guard after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighborhood in Khyber Agency near Peshawar, Pakistan. (AFP/A. Majeed)
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A traffic policeman helps schoolchildren cross the road on September 2 as soldiers stand guard after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighborhood in Khyber Agency near Peshawar, Pakistan. (AFP/A. Majeed)

Tajik pilgrims gather at Dushanbe airport on a pilgrimage to Mecca. (Sputnik/Aleksandr Aminov)
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Tajik pilgrims gather at Dushanbe airport on a pilgrimage to Mecca. (Sputnik/Aleksandr Aminov)

An Iraqi woman and her child, who fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, rest in the Dibaga camp in the town of Makhmur before returning to their village south of Mosul. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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An Iraqi woman and her child, who fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, rest in the Dibaga camp in the town of Makhmur before returning to their village south of Mosul. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow filled with wood in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow filled with wood in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

South Korean actress Moon So-ri trips during a red-carpet event for the movie The Light Between Oceans at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)
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South Korean actress Moon So-ri trips during a red-carpet event for the movie The Light Between Oceans at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

Students of a cadet school attend a ceremony to mark the start of a new school year in Kyiv on September 1. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Students of a cadet school attend a ceremony to mark the start of a new school year in Kyiv on September 1. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A boy standing in the Turkish border town of Karkamis looks at smoke rising close to the Syrian town of Jarabulus on September 1. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A boy standing in the Turkish border town of Karkamis looks at smoke rising close to the Syrian town of Jarabulus on September 1. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Pope Francis leaves during a heavy storm after his weekly general audience on St Peter's Square at the Vatican on August 31. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
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Pope Francis leaves during a heavy storm after his weekly general audience on St Peter's Square at the Vatican on August 31. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

Kyrgyz women in festive national costume attend the celebration of their country's Independence Day in Bishkek on August 31. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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Kyrgyz women in festive national costume attend the celebration of their country's Independence Day in Bishkek on August 31. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

Migrants walk through a field to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on August 30. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Migrants walk through a field to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on August 30. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyarah on August 30. (Safin Hamed/AFP)
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An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyarah on August 30. (Safin Hamed/AFP)

A man walks past flags and a model ship during the preparations for festivities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Allied Arctic convoy in Russia during World War II. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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A man walks past flags and a model ship during the preparations for festivities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Allied Arctic convoy in Russia during World War II. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

Men dance during a party after a Jewish wedding ceremony in Moscow on August 30. (Sergei Pyatkov/RIA Novosti)
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Men dance during a party after a Jewish wedding ceremony in Moscow on August 30. (Sergei Pyatkov/RIA Novosti)

Fires rise from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, which has been recaptured by Iraqi forces. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)
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Fires rise from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, which has been recaptured by Iraqi forces. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)

Health workers administer polio vaccinations during a three-day vaccination campaign in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the last two countries, along with Afghanistan, where polio is still endemic. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remain a challenge for the UN-funded vaccination campaign. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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Health workers administer polio vaccinations during a three-day vaccination campaign in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the last two countries, along with Afghanistan, where polio is still endemic. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remain a challenge for the UN-funded vaccination campaign. (epa/Rehan Khan)

Kyrgyz women wearing traditional costumes perform during a folk festival at Son-Kul Lake, 3,016 meters above sea level, some 350 kilometers from Bishkek. (AFP/ Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Kyrgyz women wearing traditional costumes perform during a folk festival at Son-Kul Lake, 3,016 meters above sea level, some 350 kilometers from Bishkek. (AFP/ Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Members of the Italian Fire Brigades operate near the still-standing Civic Tower in the earthquake-stricken town of Amatrice. The latest provisional death toll from the August 24 earthquake is 290. (epa/Massimo Percossi)
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Members of the Italian Fire Brigades operate near the still-standing Civic Tower in the earthquake-stricken town of Amatrice. The latest provisional death toll from the August 24 earthquake is 290. (epa/Massimo Percossi)

A "mozo" or bull runner jumps over a bull during the San Sebastian de los Reyes Fest in Madrid, Spain. Seven people out of more than 3,800 runners were injured during the bull run. The fiestas at San Sebastian de los Reyes are known as the Pamplona Chica (Little Pamplona) and are held every year in August. (epa/Fernando Alvarado)
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A "mozo" or bull runner jumps over a bull during the San Sebastian de los Reyes Fest in Madrid, Spain. Seven people out of more than 3,800 runners were injured during the bull run. The fiestas at San Sebastian de los Reyes are known as the Pamplona Chica (Little Pamplona) and are held every year in August. (epa/Fernando Alvarado)

A man jumps into the water from a springboard at a public swimming pool in Mengen, Germany. (epa/Thomas Warnack)
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A man jumps into the water from a springboard at a public swimming pool in Mengen, Germany. (epa/Thomas Warnack)

More than 300 dead wild reindeer, including 70 calves, are seen on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau in Norway after a lightning strike. It's not unusual for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes but a spokesman for the Norwegian Environment Agency says "we have not heard of such numbers before." (Havard Kjotvedt/SNO/Miljodirektoratet/NTB Scanpix via Reuters)
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More than 300 dead wild reindeer, including 70 calves, are seen on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau in Norway after a lightning strike. It's not unusual for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes but a spokesman for the Norwegian Environment Agency says "we have not heard of such numbers before." (Havard Kjotvedt/SNO/Miljodirektoratet/NTB Scanpix via Reuters)

People wave national flags as they wait for the arrival of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a rally in Gaziantep. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
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People wave national flags as they wait for the arrival of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a rally in Gaziantep. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Some of the 300 people accredited to launch a total of 70,000 rockets in Valencia, Spain, during the traditional Corda fiestas. (epa/Manuel Bruque)
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Some of the 300 people accredited to launch a total of 70,000 rockets in Valencia, Spain, during the traditional Corda fiestas. (epa/Manuel Bruque)

A street performer tries to dance with a police officer during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. (Reuters/Neil Hall)
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A street performer tries to dance with a police officer during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

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