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Photos Of The Week #8

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

People pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing, on February 19. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
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People pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing, on February 19. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

A woman is reflected in mirrors, decorated with sea shells and put up for sale, as she walks along Karachi's Clifton Beach. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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A woman is reflected in mirrors, decorated with sea shells and put up for sale, as she walks along Karachi's Clifton Beach. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

Pro-Russian rebels stationed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Horlivka launch missiles from Grad launch vehicles. (AFP/Andrei Borodulin)
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Pro-Russian rebels stationed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Horlivka launch missiles from Grad launch vehicles. (AFP/Andrei Borodulin)

Afghan Border Police fire a missile against suspected Taliban hideouts during an operation in the Marjah district of Helmand Province on February 18. (epa/Watan Yar)
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Afghan Border Police fire a missile against suspected Taliban hideouts during an operation in the Marjah district of Helmand Province on February 18. (epa/Watan Yar)

Seagulls fly over the Bosphorus during heavy snowfall on the Asian side of Istanbul on February 18. (AFP/Bulent Kulic)
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Seagulls fly over the Bosphorus during heavy snowfall on the Asian side of Istanbul on February 18. (AFP/Bulent Kulic)

A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital in Artemivsk on February 18. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital in Artemivsk on February 18. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

People visit the historical Derawar Fort in the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. (epa/Omer Saleem)
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People visit the historical Derawar Fort in the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. (epa/Omer Saleem)

A child plays cards in the local Palace of Culture which is being used as a bomb shelter in Mironovka village, near Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 17. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)
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A child plays cards in the local Palace of Culture which is being used as a bomb shelter in Mironovka village, near Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 17. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)

A Ukrainian serviceman looks out from a tank at a base near the village of Piskiy in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 16. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
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A Ukrainian serviceman looks out from a tank at a base near the village of Piskiy in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 16. (AFP/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

A relative of one of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered by Islamic State militants in Libya reacts after hearing the news in the village of Al-Awar in the southern province of Minya on February 16. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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A relative of one of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered by Islamic State militants in Libya reacts after hearing the news in the village of Al-Awar in the southern province of Minya on February 16. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)

Crosses marked only with numbers stand on the graves of unknown pro-Russian separatists at a cemetery in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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Crosses marked only with numbers stand on the graves of unknown pro-Russian separatists at a cemetery in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

A man blows fire on a scarecrow with a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during celebrations to say farewell to winter in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod on February 15. (AFP/Alexander Zobin)
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A man blows fire on a scarecrow with a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during celebrations to say farewell to winter in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod on February 15. (AFP/Alexander Zobin)

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