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RFE/RL's Photos Of The Week #44

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. (21 PHOTOS)

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten performs during the men's short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)
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Kazakhstan's Denis Ten performs during the men's short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

An Israeli soldier throws a smoke grenade at Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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An Israeli soldier throws a smoke grenade at Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai reads a get-well card as she recuperates at the the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, was flown from Pakistan to Britain for specialist treatment after the October 9 attack. (Reuters)
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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai reads a get-well card as she recuperates at the the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, was flown from Pakistan to Britain for specialist treatment after the October 9 attack. (Reuters)

Palestinian children play football in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Palestinian children play football in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

A man stands in a street in New York among piles of debris outside homes due to flooding from superstorm Sandy. The debris is now covered in snow left by a subsequent storm. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
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A man stands in a street in New York among piles of debris outside homes due to flooding from superstorm Sandy. The debris is now covered in snow left by a subsequent storm. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

High school students in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, watch a screen showing Chinese President Hu Jintao delivering the keynote address at the 18th National Congress of the ruling Communist Party in Beijing. (Reuters/China Daily)
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High school students in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, watch a screen showing Chinese President Hu Jintao delivering the keynote address at the 18th National Congress of the ruling Communist Party in Beijing. (Reuters/China Daily)

A general view shows delegates attending the opening ceremony of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the massive Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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A general view shows delegates attending the opening ceremony of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the massive Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Indian sand artist Sudaran Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sculpture of U.S. President Barack Obama at Golden Sea beach in Puri following Obama's reelection on November 6. (AFP)
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Indian sand artist Sudaran Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sculpture of U.S. President Barack Obama at Golden Sea beach in Puri following Obama's reelection on November 6. (AFP)

Members of the Afghan Local Police showcase their skills during a graduation ceremony in Laghman Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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Members of the Afghan Local Police showcase their skills during a graduation ceremony in Laghman Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Sarah Obama, stepgrandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, reacts to news of his reelection victory in the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
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Sarah Obama, stepgrandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, reacts to news of his reelection victory in the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya. (AFP/Tony Karumba)

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his reelection victory amid a shower of confetti in Chicago. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
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U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his reelection victory amid a shower of confetti in Chicago. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Paramilitary policemen hold their fists in front of a flag of the Communist Party as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the safety of the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party at a military base in Hangzhou, China. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Paramilitary policemen hold their fists in front of a flag of the Communist Party as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the safety of the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party at a military base in Hangzhou, China. (Reuters/China Daily)

Voters wait in line in the predawn hours to cast their ballots in the U.S. presidential election on November 6 at a historic property called the Hunter House in Vienna, Virginia. (epa/Jim Scalzo)
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Voters wait in line in the predawn hours to cast their ballots in the U.S. presidential election on November 6 at a historic property called the Hunter House in Vienna, Virginia. (epa/Jim Scalzo)

The temple of the Parthenon is illuminated at the Acropolis hill in Athens. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)
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The temple of the Parthenon is illuminated at the Acropolis hill in Athens. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)

Children walk from a field with containers of cotton balanced on their heads in Jalalabad Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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Children walk from a field with containers of cotton balanced on their heads in Jalalabad Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Russian soldiers wearing WWII-era Soviet military uniforms on November 5 rehearse for an upcoming military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 71th anniversary of a 1941 parade of soldiers leaving for the front line with Nazi troops just a few kilometers from the Russian capital. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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Russian soldiers wearing WWII-era Soviet military uniforms on November 5 rehearse for an upcoming military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 71th anniversary of a 1941 parade of soldiers leaving for the front line with Nazi troops just a few kilometers from the Russian capital. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

U.S. soldiers blow up a roadside bomb set up by Taliban fighters near the town of Walli Was in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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U.S. soldiers blow up a roadside bomb set up by Taliban fighters near the town of Walli Was in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Nationalists cover their faces as they walk through a haze during a "Russian March" demonstration on National Unity Day in Moscow. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresenskiy)
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Nationalists cover their faces as they walk through a haze during a "Russian March" demonstration on National Unity Day in Moscow. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

Ukrainian strongman Oleh Skavysh pulls a 19.5-ton tram a distance of 6.8 meters with his teeth to set a new world record in Lviv on November 4. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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Ukrainian strongman Oleh Skavysh pulls a 19.5-ton tram a distance of 6.8 meters with his teeth to set a new world record in Lviv on November 4. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

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