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Photos Of The Week #42

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 42nd week of 2014. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive by clicking on the banner above.

Syrian refugees rest beside a film poster being used as part of a tent in an informal settlement in Zahle in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Reuters/ Mohamed Azakir)
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Syrian refugees rest beside a film poster being used as part of a tent in an informal settlement in Zahle in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Reuters/ Mohamed Azakir)

A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani shows the victory sign as a rainbow forms over the camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani shows the victory sign as a rainbow forms over the camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian boy who was killed by Israeli troops at his funeral in the village of Beit Laqiya near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian boy who was killed by Israeli troops at his funeral in the village of Beit Laqiya near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Girls travel to school in a rickshaw in the old quarters of Delhi, India. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)
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Girls travel to school in a rickshaw in the old quarters of Delhi, India. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Students practice walking with the Chinese flag with their teacher in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters/Alex Lee)
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Students practice walking with the Chinese flag with their teacher in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters/Alex Lee)

A handout picture provided by Japan's Self-Defense Forces shows Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force rescuers during a search-and-rescue operation near the peak of snow-covered Mount Ontake, which erupted on September 27. At least seven hikers are still missing on the volcano after it erupted unexpectedly. Fifty-six hikers died. (epa)
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A handout picture provided by Japan's Self-Defense Forces shows Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force rescuers during a search-and-rescue operation near the peak of snow-covered Mount Ontake, which erupted on September 27. At least seven hikers are still missing on the volcano after it erupted unexpectedly. Fifty-six hikers died. (epa)

Afghan children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter in Mazar-e Sharif. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)
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Afghan children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter in Mazar-e Sharif. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)

Models wait backstage before the presentation of creations by Ukrainian designer Victoria Gres during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Models wait backstage before the presentation of creations by Ukrainian designer Victoria Gres during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

An elderly woman walks among the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that still lies near the village of Rassipnoye. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
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An elderly woman walks among the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that still lies near the village of Rassipnoye. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

An Afghan street vendor sells eggs by the roadside in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan street vendor sells eggs by the roadside in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A member of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry loads items recovered at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove. Four Dutch police experts visited the crash site to help recover belongings and human remains despite fighting nearby. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A member of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry loads items recovered at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove. Four Dutch police experts visited the crash site to help recover belongings and human remains despite fighting nearby. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Potters color earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on October 15. (Reuters/Munish Sharma)
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Potters color earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on October 15. (Reuters/Munish Sharma)

Albanian fans kiss and hug the captain of their national soccer team, Lorik Cana (center), upon his return from a Euro 2016 qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, which was abandoned after a mass brawl between both sets of players.  (Reuters)
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Albanian fans kiss and hug the captain of their national soccer team, Lorik Cana (center), upon his return from a Euro 2016 qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, which was abandoned after a mass brawl between both sets of players.  (Reuters)

Brides and grooms take part in a mass wedding ceremony in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on October 15. (epa/Naweed Haqjoo)
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Brides and grooms take part in a mass wedding ceremony in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on October 15. (epa/Naweed Haqjoo)

A woman pulls her shopping trolley as she walks past a building that was damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on October 15. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A woman pulls her shopping trolley as she walks past a building that was damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on October 15. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Ukrainian nationalists and servicemen from the far-right Azov Battalion demonstrate in Kyiv on October 14. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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Ukrainian nationalists and servicemen from the far-right Azov Battalion demonstrate in Kyiv on October 14. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

An ethnic Albanian man touches a coffin during a handover ceremony of mortal remains of 12 Kosovar Albanians during a ceremony in the village of Merdare. The remains were found at a mass grave in Serbia, identified 15 years after the war, and will be handed over to the families. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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An ethnic Albanian man touches a coffin during a handover ceremony of mortal remains of 12 Kosovar Albanians during a ceremony in the village of Merdare. The remains were found at a mass grave in Serbia, identified 15 years after the war, and will be handed over to the families. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Right-wing protesters clash with police during a rally outside the parliament building in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Right-wing protesters clash with police during a rally outside the parliament building in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Pakistani residents carry water pots along the banks of the Ravi River on the outskirts of Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Pakistani residents carry water pots along the banks of the Ravi River on the outskirts of Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

An internally displaced Afghan child sleeps in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul. Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Program to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An internally displaced Afghan child sleeps in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul. Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Program to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Pakistani residents play among buffalo on the outskirts of Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Pakistani residents play among buffalo on the outskirts of Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Workers prepare the plinth where a monument to the last Russian emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, will be placed in Belgrade. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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Workers prepare the plinth where a monument to the last Russian emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, will be placed in Belgrade. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

A vendor sells simit, a Turkish traditional food, as people watch on a hill during armed clashes between YPG Kurdish fighters and Islamic State fighters in Kobani, Syria, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey. (EPA/Tolga Bozoglu)
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A vendor sells simit, a Turkish traditional food, as people watch on a hill during armed clashes between YPG Kurdish fighters and Islamic State fighters in Kobani, Syria, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey. (EPA/Tolga Bozoglu)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (top row center) poses for a photo with members of his security team in Cairo, Egypt, before boarding a plane for Paris. (Reuters/Carolyn Kaster)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (top row center) poses for a photo with members of his security team in Cairo, Egypt, before boarding a plane for Paris. (Reuters/Carolyn Kaster)

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