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Photos Of The Week #47

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 47th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Cuban students light candles outside Havana University in honor of the country's longtime leader Fidel Castro after news of his death was announced on November 26. (AFP/Yamil Lage)
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Cuban students light candles outside Havana University in honor of the country's longtime leader Fidel Castro after news of his death was announced on November 26. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

An Afghan man feeds pigeons in the courtyard of the the famous Blue Mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan man feeds pigeons in the courtyard of the the famous Blue Mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A woman lays a piece of bread next to candles during a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holodomor famine in Kyiv on November 26. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A woman lays a piece of bread next to candles during a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holodomor famine in Kyiv on November 26. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Displaced Iraqi boy Jasim Abudllah Jasim, 13, who according to his family lost his leg in an air strike in Baiji, plays soccer in the Debaga camp on the outskirts of Irbil. (Reuters/Muhammad Salem)
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Displaced Iraqi boy Jasim Abudllah Jasim, 13, who according to his family lost his leg in an air strike in Baiji, plays soccer in the Debaga camp on the outskirts of Irbil. (Reuters/Muhammad Salem)

A topless activist of the women's rights group Femen tries to break a segment of the Berlin Wall on display outside the German Embassy in Kyiv, during a protest against the EU visa regime for Ukrainian citizens on November 24. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A topless activist of the women's rights group Femen tries to break a segment of the Berlin Wall on display outside the German Embassy in Kyiv, during a protest against the EU visa regime for Ukrainian citizens on November 24. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Oil fields set ablaze by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq, on November 23. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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Oil fields set ablaze by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq, on November 23. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 23. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 23. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

A displaced Iraqi man who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul rests at Khazer camp. (Reuters/Muhammad Salem)
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A displaced Iraqi man who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul rests at Khazer camp. (Reuters/Muhammad Salem)

A relative weeps next to the coffin of one of the 27 victims killed in a bloody mosque bombing in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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A relative weeps next to the coffin of one of the 27 victims killed in a bloody mosque bombing in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

A man bathes at a roadside municipal tap near a market in Indian-administered Kashmir. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)
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A man bathes at a roadside municipal tap near a market in Indian-administered Kashmir. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

A Ukrainian serviceman prepares ammunition during combat with pro-Russia rebels in an industrial area near the village of Avdiyivka in the Donbas region on November 22 (epa/Anatolii Stepanov).
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A Ukrainian serviceman prepares ammunition during combat with pro-Russia rebels in an industrial area near the village of Avdiyivka in the Donbas region on November 22 (epa/Anatolii Stepanov).

A model poses with body art during the third international tattoo convention in Minsk on November 21 (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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A model poses with body art during the third international tattoo convention in Minsk on November 21 (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Activists and supporters of Ukrainian nationalist groups burn tires during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution on Independence Square in Kyiv on November 21 (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Activists and supporters of Ukrainian nationalist groups burn tires during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution on Independence Square in Kyiv on November 21 (epa/Roman Pilipey)

An impersonator of Soviet leader Josef Stalin walks past a hammer-and-sickle red flag in central Moscow on November 21. (AFP/Vasily Maximov) 
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An impersonator of Soviet leader Josef Stalin walks past a hammer-and-sickle red flag in central Moscow on November 21. (AFP/Vasily Maximov) 

Pakistani Shi'ite Muslims attend a procession mourning the killing of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in the 7th century, at the end of Ashura, in Lahore. (epa/Rahat Dar)
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Pakistani Shi'ite Muslims attend a procession mourning the killing of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in the 7th century, at the end of Ashura, in Lahore. (epa/Rahat Dar)

Members of the Skipper yacht club dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) sail on a yacht along the Yenisei River while marking the end of the sailing season, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Members of the Skipper yacht club dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) sail on a yacht along the Yenisei River while marking the end of the sailing season, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Blackened sheep graze as oil wells, set ablaze by retreating Islamic State (IS) militants, burn in the background, in the town of Qayyarah, some 70 kilometers south of Mosul. Locals say they face a range of health issues, including breathing difficulties, and shepherds said they cannot sell their livestock because the fleece of their sheep is blackened by smoke. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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Blackened sheep graze as oil wells, set ablaze by retreating Islamic State (IS) militants, burn in the background, in the town of Qayyarah, some 70 kilometers south of Mosul. Locals say they face a range of health issues, including breathing difficulties, and shepherds said they cannot sell their livestock because the fleece of their sheep is blackened by smoke. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

A Syrian rescuer carries a woman from the rubble of a building following reported air strikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of Al-Hamra. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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A Syrian rescuer carries a woman from the rubble of a building following reported air strikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of Al-Hamra. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (center) attends a mixed-martial arts exhibition in the capital, Grozny. (Valery Sharifulin/TASS)
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (center) attends a mixed-martial arts exhibition in the capital, Grozny. (Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

People run after a truck carrying donated food on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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People run after a truck carrying donated food on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

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