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Photos Of The Week #35

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

Ukrainian servicemen rest inside a military camp in the Donetsk region. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak) 
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Ukrainian servicemen rest inside a military camp in the Donetsk region. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak) 

An eight-year-old bride and 12-year-old groom are married in Afghanistan's Balkh Province.
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An eight-year-old bride and 12-year-old groom are married in Afghanistan's Balkh Province.

An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank in Kabul. (epa/Jawad Jalali)
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An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank in Kabul. (epa/Jawad Jalali)

A man holds a sign during a protest against the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the center of Moscow on August 28. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)
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A man holds a sign during a protest against the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the center of Moscow on August 28. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

A pro-Russian separatist guards his position at Saur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, on August 28. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)
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A pro-Russian separatist guards his position at Saur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, on August 28. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

Believers attend a religious service marking the Day of the Virgin Mary at Sioni Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, on August 28. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Believers attend a religious service marking the Day of the Virgin Mary at Sioni Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, on August 28. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Russian servicemen sit atop an armored vehicle as they travel near the village of Krasnodarovka in the Rostov region near the Ukrainian border on August 28. (Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova)
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Russian servicemen sit atop an armored vehicle as they travel near the village of Krasnodarovka in the Rostov region near the Ukrainian border on August 28. (Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova)

Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk on August 27. (AFP/Francisco Leong)
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Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk on August 27. (AFP/Francisco Leong)

Druze men look at smoke rising on the Israeli-controlled side of the line dividing the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria following fighting near the Quneitra border crossing on August 27. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)
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Druze men look at smoke rising on the Israeli-controlled side of the line dividing the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria following fighting near the Quneitra border crossing on August 27. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

Female Afghan prisoners weave a carpet in the women's prison in Herat on August 27. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Female Afghan prisoners weave a carpet in the women's prison in Herat on August 27. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A Ukrainian mother reacts as she embraces her son before he takes his oath of alleagiance to his country as a new volunteer for a special battalion of the Interior Ministry. (Reuters/Valantyn Ogirenko)
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A Ukrainian mother reacts as she embraces her son before he takes his oath of alleagiance to his country as a new volunteer for a special battalion of the Interior Ministry. (Reuters/Valantyn Ogirenko)

A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a trench on the front line near Luhansk during shelling on August 26. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
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A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a trench on the front line near Luhansk during shelling on August 26. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a cease-fire was declared with Israel, in the east of Gaza City on August 27. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a cease-fire was declared with Israel, in the east of Gaza City on August 27. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following the declaration of a cease-fire in Gaza City on August 26. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following the declaration of a cease-fire in Gaza City on August 26. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (center) stands nearby in Minsk on August 26. (Reuters/Sergei Bondarenko)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (center) stands nearby in Minsk on August 26. (Reuters/Sergei Bondarenko)

A woman holds the hand of her sick friend in the basement of a hospital after shelling in Donetsk. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A woman holds the hand of her sick friend in the basement of a hospital after shelling in Donetsk. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Female Afghan National Army officers attend their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center on August 24. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Female Afghan National Army officers attend their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center on August 24. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko listens to the national anthem during Independence Day celebrations in the Black Sea port of Odesa on August 24. (Reuters/Mikhail Palinchak)
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko listens to the national anthem during Independence Day celebrations in the Black Sea port of Odesa on August 24. (Reuters/Mikhail Palinchak)

Border guards march during Ukraine's Independence Day military parade in the centre of Kyiv on August 24. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Border guards march during Ukraine's Independence Day military parade in the centre of Kyiv on August 24. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

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