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Photos Of The Week #6

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

Blood covers the hands of an injured boy lying in a field hospital after what activists said were air strikes by government forces in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian Air Force strikes reportedly killed 82 people in an opposition district outside Damascus following rocket attacks by rebels that hit the government-controlled center of the capital. (Reuters/Mohammed Badra)
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Blood covers the hands of an injured boy lying in a field hospital after what activists said were air strikes by government forces in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian Air Force strikes reportedly killed 82 people in an opposition district outside Damascus following rocket attacks by rebels that hit the government-controlled center of the capital. (Reuters/Mohammed Badra)

A shell bursts in the sky over the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the site of continued fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces. (TASS/Aleksandr Sidorov)
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A shell bursts in the sky over the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the site of continued fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces. (TASS/Aleksandr Sidorov)

A child supporter of the banned Pakistan-based charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa holds a toy gun during a rally in the Pakistani city of Peshawar expressing solidarity with Kashmiris living in Indian Kashmir. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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A child supporter of the banned Pakistan-based charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa holds a toy gun during a rally in the Pakistani city of Peshawar expressing solidarity with Kashmiris living in Indian Kashmir. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

Men get shaves next to an excavator working at a demolition site in the Chinese city of Nanchang in Jiangxi Province. (Reuters)
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Men get shaves next to an excavator working at a demolition site in the Chinese city of Nanchang in Jiangxi Province. (Reuters)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (right) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gesture prior to talks in Kyiv. (AFP/Andrew Kravchenko)
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (right) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gesture prior to talks in Kyiv. (AFP/Andrew Kravchenko)

Ten-year-old Artium stands at the entrance to a bomb shelter in the Kiyevski district of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the epicenter of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
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Ten-year-old Artium stands at the entrance to a bomb shelter in the Kiyevski district of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the epicenter of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

A man carries candles after cooling them in the snow in the Belarusian village of Lysaya Gora. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A man carries candles after cooling them in the snow in the Belarusian village of Lysaya Gora. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A child draws near her house in the eastern town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, which has been the scene of heavy fighting for several weeks, with separatists pushing forward with an offensive they say is aimed at controlling the entire Donetsk region. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A child draws near her house in the eastern town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, which has been the scene of heavy fighting for several weeks, with separatists pushing forward with an offensive they say is aimed at controlling the entire Donetsk region. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A woman cries as she flees the conflict in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A woman cries as she flees the conflict in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Newly-enlisted Belarusian customs officers participate in an oath-taking ceremony inside a World War II museum in Minsk. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Newly-enlisted Belarusian customs officers participate in an oath-taking ceremony inside a World War II museum in Minsk. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

A local resident rides his bicycle along a street in Vuhlehirsk in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A local resident rides his bicycle along a street in Vuhlehirsk in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

People from Kosovo wait in a police station after they were detained while trying to cross the border with Hungary in the town of Subotica, near the Serbian-Hungarian border on February 6. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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People from Kosovo wait in a police station after they were detained while trying to cross the border with Hungary in the town of Subotica, near the Serbian-Hungarian border on February 6. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

An Afghan sprays water on a rooster after a cock fight in Herat. (AFP/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan sprays water on a rooster after a cock fight in Herat. (AFP/Jalil Rezayee)

A video grab shows a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane clipping an elevated motorway and hitting a taxi before crashing into the Keelung River outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. At least 31 people were killed in the crash, with 12 still missing and 15 survivors. (AFP)
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A video grab shows a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane clipping an elevated motorway and hitting a taxi before crashing into the Keelung River outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. At least 31 people were killed in the crash, with 12 still missing and 15 survivors. (AFP)

Australian journalist Peter Greste (center) receives a kiss from his mother, Lois, and father, Juris, upon his return home at Brisbane International Airport. Greste, the Al-Jazeera journalist freed after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, arrived back in his Australian homeland on February 5 and called for the release of two colleagues still in custody. (Reuters/Nathan Richter)
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Australian journalist Peter Greste (center) receives a kiss from his mother, Lois, and father, Juris, upon his return home at Brisbane International Airport. Greste, the Al-Jazeera journalist freed after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, arrived back in his Australian homeland on February 5 and called for the release of two colleagues still in custody. (Reuters/Nathan Richter)

Herdsmen from the Kyrgyz ethnic group hold their falcons as they ride on horses during a hunting competition in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Reuters)
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Herdsmen from the Kyrgyz ethnic group hold their falcons as they ride on horses during a hunting competition in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Reuters)

An elderly woman cries as she says goodbye to family before boarding a bus to be evacuated from the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, the site of intense fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces. (Petr Shelomovsky for RFE/RL)
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An elderly woman cries as she says goodbye to family before boarding a bus to be evacuated from the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, the site of intense fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces. (Petr Shelomovsky for RFE/RL)

The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was covered in a fresh blanket of snow on February 5. (Ukrainian Foto)
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The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was covered in a fresh blanket of snow on February 5. (Ukrainian Foto)

Local citizens sit in a bus as they wait to be evacuated from the besieged city of Debaltseve in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on February 3. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)
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Local citizens sit in a bus as they wait to be evacuated from the besieged city of Debaltseve in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on February 3. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)

An Albanian man walks through floodwaters towards his home in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. (AFP/Gent Shkullaku)
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An Albanian man walks through floodwaters towards his home in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. (AFP/Gent Shkullaku)

Kosovars, many of them hoping to reach the European Union and seek asylum, board buses headed for Serbia in the Kosovar capital Pristina. The European Union is experiencing a steep rise in the number of Kosovar citizens smuggling themselves into th bloc. (Reuters/Hazir Reka)
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Kosovars, many of them hoping to reach the European Union and seek asylum, board buses headed for Serbia in the Kosovar capital Pristina. The European Union is experiencing a steep rise in the number of Kosovar citizens smuggling themselves into th bloc. (Reuters/Hazir Reka)

A Yazidi woman searches for clues as to the whereabouts of missing relatives among the remains at a mass grave in Iraq of victims of Islamic State (IS) gunmen. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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A Yazidi woman searches for clues as to the whereabouts of missing relatives among the remains at a mass grave in Iraq of victims of Islamic State (IS) gunmen. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Shoppers walk past crocodiles for sale at a market in Bata, in Equatorial Guinea, where vendors sell a variety of animals, also including pangolins and monkeys, as food. (AFP/Carl de Souza)
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Shoppers walk past crocodiles for sale at a market in Bata, in Equatorial Guinea, where vendors sell a variety of animals, also including pangolins and monkeys, as food. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

An elderly woman collects water from a puddle in Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, where civilians are feeling the effects of the fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Debaltseve is a major rail and road junction northeast of the city of Donetsk. (Reuters/Sergei Polezhaka)
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An elderly woman collects water from a puddle in Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, where civilians are feeling the effects of the fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Debaltseve is a major rail and road junction northeast of the city of Donetsk. (Reuters/Sergei Polezhaka)

An Iraqi man inspects the remains of members of the Yazidi minority killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group after Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area. A Peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave contained the remains of about 25 people. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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An Iraqi man inspects the remains of members of the Yazidi minority killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group after Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area. A Peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave contained the remains of about 25 people. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

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