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Photos Of The Week #19

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

A man walks his dog past a tank with a Howitzer gun outside the Greenwich Heritage Centre, set up as a polling station for Britain's general election in London on May 7. (AFP/Daniel Sorabji)
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A man walks his dog past a tank with a Howitzer gun outside the Greenwich Heritage Centre, set up as a polling station for Britain's general election in London on May 7. (AFP/Daniel Sorabji)

Women sit on a boat during a rescue operation for migrants off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, May 3. (AFP/MOAS/Jason Florio)
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Women sit on a boat during a rescue operation for migrants off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, May 3. (AFP/MOAS/Jason Florio)

Russian servicemen march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square, marking the end of World War II. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Russian servicemen march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square, marking the end of World War II. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Russian military cadets take part in a parade devoted to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in Moscow. (TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)
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Russian military cadets take part in a parade devoted to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in Moscow. (TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)

A man stands on a chair as separatist rebels stand in line during a rehearsal for a military parade in downtown Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)
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A man stands on a chair as separatist rebels stand in line during a rehearsal for a military parade in downtown Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather near a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Bnei Brak, Israel on May 6. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather near a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Bnei Brak, Israel on May 6. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Workers fix a banner showing an image of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin during preparations for Victory Day outside Stavropol, Russia. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9. The banner reads "We remember! We are proud!" Human rights activists in Russia have condemned the use of Stalin's image, saying he was personally responsible for the repression and deaths of millions of Soviet citizens. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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Workers fix a banner showing an image of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin during preparations for Victory Day outside Stavropol, Russia. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9. The banner reads "We remember! We are proud!" Human rights activists in Russia have condemned the use of Stalin's image, saying he was personally responsible for the repression and deaths of millions of Soviet citizens. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

A Russian military orchestra marches next to a broken-down new generation Russian T-14 Armata tank during a rehearsal for the big Victory day parade on Moscow's Red Square. On May 9, Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and its allies over Nazi Germany in World War II. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)
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A Russian military orchestra marches next to a broken-down new generation Russian T-14 Armata tank during a rehearsal for the big Victory day parade on Moscow's Red Square. On May 9, Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and its allies over Nazi Germany in World War II. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)

A visitor looks at a creation by Russian artist Irina Nakhova presented in the Russian pavilion during the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice. (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)
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A visitor looks at a creation by Russian artist Irina Nakhova presented in the Russian pavilion during the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice. (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

A fox runs past the front door of 10 Downing Street in central London on May 6. (AFP/Leon Neal)
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A fox runs past the front door of 10 Downing Street in central London on May 6. (AFP/Leon Neal)

A Kosovo man drinks sheep blood with a butcher's knife as part of a tradition to prevent bad luck after sheep were slaughtered in the village of Babaj Bokes on May 6. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A Kosovo man drinks sheep blood with a butcher's knife as part of a tradition to prevent bad luck after sheep were slaughtered in the village of Babaj Bokes on May 6. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko reacts inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow on May 6. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko reacts inside a defendants' cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow on May 6. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Buddhist children carry a tent after their monastery was damaged following the deadly earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)
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Buddhist children carry a tent after their monastery was damaged following the deadly earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)

Migrants walk on railroad tracks during the night in order to avoid police detection between Gevgelija and Veles in Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski) 
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Migrants walk on railroad tracks during the night in order to avoid police detection between Gevgelija and Veles in Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski) 

The child of an Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in Nangarhar Province near Jalalabad. Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2014, a UN report has revealed. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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The child of an Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in Nangarhar Province near Jalalabad. Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2014, a UN report has revealed. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

An Afghan woman walks along a street in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan woman walks along a street in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

One thousand customers receive facial massages at a sports center in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, to set a Guinness record for the largest group of people having beauty treatment in the same location. (Reuters/Stringer)
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One thousand customers receive facial massages at a sports center in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, to set a Guinness record for the largest group of people having beauty treatment in the same location. (Reuters/Stringer)

Israeli police uses water cannon during heavy clashes to disperse Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv. The protests came three days after a stormy demonstration in Jerusalem sparked by footage showing two police officers beating an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian origin in uniform. More than 135,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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Israeli police uses water cannon during heavy clashes to disperse Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv. The protests came three days after a stormy demonstration in Jerusalem sparked by footage showing two police officers beating an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian origin in uniform. More than 135,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel. (AFP/Jack Guez)

Members of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) escort four suspected Taliban members allegedly involved in criminal activities in the area after their arrest in Jalalabad. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)
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Members of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) escort four suspected Taliban members allegedly involved in criminal activities in the area after their arrest in Jalalabad. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

A giant Tunisian national flag is unfurled at Ong Jmel in the southern desert. The flag is the size of 19 football pitches and is a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism. (AFP/Saif Trabelsi)
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A giant Tunisian national flag is unfurled at Ong Jmel in the southern desert. The flag is the size of 19 football pitches and is a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism. (AFP/Saif Trabelsi)

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