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Photos Of The Week #5

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the fifth week of 2015. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

Pakistani Shi'ite Muslims burn tires during a protest against the suicide bombing that killed dozens of their community members in the Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur, in Karachi, Pakistan, on January 30. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)
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Pakistani Shi'ite Muslims burn tires during a protest against the suicide bombing that killed dozens of their community members in the Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur, in Karachi, Pakistan, on January 30. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)

A girl kisses her father, a conscript, after a ceremony marking enrolment for new conscripts in the Ukrainian Army in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A girl kisses her father, a conscript, after a ceremony marking enrolment for new conscripts in the Ukrainian Army in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A woman picks up recyclable materials, as seagulls look for food, at a dump site of a garbage disposal plant in Dalian, in China's Liaoning Province. (Reuters)
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A woman picks up recyclable materials, as seagulls look for food, at a dump site of a garbage disposal plant in Dalian, in China's Liaoning Province. (Reuters)

A man walks in a street with abandoned vehicles and and damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on January 30. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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A man walks in a street with abandoned vehicles and and damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on January 30. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Figures of Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen during preparations for the carnival parade in Nice, France. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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Figures of Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen during preparations for the carnival parade in Nice, France. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

A Ukrainian woman prays for President Petro Poroshenko to stop the bombing in Donetsk after a shell hit the residential area where she lives, killing two civilians in the city's Kyibishevsky district on January 29. (AFP/Manu Brabo)
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A Ukrainian woman prays for President Petro Poroshenko to stop the bombing in Donetsk after a shell hit the residential area where she lives, killing two civilians in the city's Kyibishevsky district on January 29. (AFP/Manu Brabo)

A homeless woman looks at a dog at a shelter in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A homeless woman looks at a dog at a shelter in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Franciscan monk Iulian Misariu prays during the inaugural mass for a church made entirely from ice at the Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains in Romania on January 29. (Reuters/​Radu Sigheti)
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Franciscan monk Iulian Misariu prays during the inaugural mass for a church made entirely from ice at the Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains in Romania on January 29. (Reuters/​Radu Sigheti)

A Ukrainian serviceman of the Donbas volunteer battalion rides a swing in a village in the Lysychansk district of the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatoli Boiko)
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A Ukrainian serviceman of the Donbas volunteer battalion rides a swing in a village in the Lysychansk district of the Luhansk region. (AFP/Anatoli Boiko)

Afghan residents are reflected in a pool of water they walk with cattle in the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan residents are reflected in a pool of water they walk with cattle in the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A volunteer cuddles with dogs in an improvised shelter, operated only by volunteers, which houses more than 450 stray dogs in Nis, in Serbia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A volunteer cuddles with dogs in an improvised shelter, operated only by volunteers, which houses more than 450 stray dogs in Nis, in Serbia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Relatives and friends attend the funerals for Nikolay and Lyubov Bobilev, their daughter Marina Kashina, and their 3-year-old grandson Vyacheslav, of whom were killed during the January 24 shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)
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Relatives and friends attend the funerals for Nikolay and Lyubov Bobilev, their daughter Marina Kashina, and their 3-year-old grandson Vyacheslav, of whom were killed during the January 24 shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)

Pakistani schoolteachers hold a gun during a training session in Peshawar, Pakistan. The provincial government launched special gun-training sessions for female teachers in the city after a Taliban attack against an army-run school killed at least 136 students. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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Pakistani schoolteachers hold a gun during a training session in Peshawar, Pakistan. The provincial government launched special gun-training sessions for female teachers in the city after a Taliban attack against an army-run school killed at least 136 students. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and guests walk in a procession to light candles on a memorial after a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and guests walk in a procession to light candles on a memorial after a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.

Kosovo riot police throw tear gas during clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Pristina on January 27. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Kosovo riot police throw tear gas during clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Pristina on January 27. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Afghan policemen perform a drill during exercises at a police training centre in Herat on January 27. (AFP/​Aref Karimi)
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Afghan policemen perform a drill during exercises at a police training centre in Herat on January 27. (AFP/​Aref Karimi)

A Syrian Kurdish family sits near the Turkish-Syrian border at Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A Syrian Kurdish family sits near the Turkish-Syrian border at Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Iraqi government forces celebrate while holding an Islamic Sate flag after they claimed to have gained complete control of Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad. (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)
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Iraqi government forces celebrate while holding an Islamic Sate flag after they claimed to have gained complete control of Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad. (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)

A bird flies past Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic as he serves to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Berdych defeated Nadal to advance. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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A bird flies past Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic as he serves to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Berdych defeated Nadal to advance. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Holocaust survivor Mordechai Ronen is overcome with emotion standing next to the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder (right), as he arrives at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, ahead of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
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Holocaust survivor Mordechai Ronen is overcome with emotion standing next to the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder (right), as he arrives at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, ahead of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

Visitors are seen walking behind barbed-wire fences at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. (AFP/Joel Saget)
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Visitors are seen walking behind barbed-wire fences at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. (AFP/Joel Saget)

An instructor guides a student from the General Yermolov Cadet School as she aims during a field exercise outside the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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An instructor guides a student from the General Yermolov Cadet School as she aims during a field exercise outside the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

Athletes at the shooting range during the men's relay race at the 2014–15 Biathlon World Cup in Rasen-Antholz, Italy. (RIA Novosti/Alexei Filippov)
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Athletes at the shooting range during the men's relay race at the 2014–15 Biathlon World Cup in Rasen-Antholz, Italy. (RIA Novosti/Alexei Filippov)

Afghan men carry plastic pots to sell along a street on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan men carry plastic pots to sell along a street on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A cobbler sits by the roadside as he brushes a customer's shoes in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A cobbler sits by the roadside as he brushes a customer's shoes in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

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