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Photos Of The Week #17

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

Christian Orthodox pilgrims pray with their handicapped son inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City during Good Friday celebrations on April 29. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
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Christian Orthodox pilgrims pray with their handicapped son inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City during Good Friday celebrations on April 29. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

Pakistani youths cool off in a stream during hot weather on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
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Pakistani youths cool off in a stream during hot weather on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

RussiaN World War II veterans pose for a picture with oil portraits of themselves created by students of Krasnoyarsk Art College as presents for the upcoming Victory Day Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on April 28. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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RussiaN World War II veterans pose for a picture with oil portraits of themselves created by students of Krasnoyarsk Art College as presents for the upcoming Victory Day Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on April 28. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Activists of far-right and nationalist groups attempt to damage a monument to Soviet "chekists," officers of a Soviet state security organization, in Kyiv on April 28. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Activists of far-right and nationalist groups attempt to damage a monument to Soviet "chekists," officers of a Soviet state security organization, in Kyiv on April 28. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

An injured woman reacts at a site hit by air strikes in the rebel-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)
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An injured woman reacts at a site hit by air strikes in the rebel-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)

An Afghan car-wash worker waits for customers beside Shuhada Lake in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan car-wash worker waits for customers beside Shuhada Lake in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A Georgian nun attends a religious service marking Maundy Thursday at the Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. Maundy Thursday is a Christian feast which always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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A Georgian nun attends a religious service marking Maundy Thursday at the Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. Maundy Thursday is a Christian feast which always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

A woman runs away as Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution in Istanbul on April 26. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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A woman runs away as Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution in Istanbul on April 26. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

A boy plays with a ball at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
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A boy plays with a ball at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (AFP/Joe Klamar)

Protesters chant slogans during a protest against Afghan politicians and ahead of Mujahedin Victory Day in Kabul on April 6. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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Protesters chant slogans during a protest against Afghan politicians and ahead of Mujahedin Victory Day in Kabul on April 6. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Boys cool off under a water fountain on a hot summer evening in New Delhi, India. (Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee)
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Boys cool off under a water fountain on a hot summer evening in New Delhi, India. (Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee)

A Syrian boy who was evacuated with others from two rebel-besieged towns in northwestern Idlib Province is seen standing inside a hospital that was struck by an explosion on the outskirts of the Sayeda Zeinab district, south of Damascus. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)
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A Syrian boy who was evacuated with others from two rebel-besieged towns in northwestern Idlib Province is seen standing inside a hospital that was struck by an explosion on the outskirts of the Sayeda Zeinab district, south of Damascus. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

Afghan laborer Sakhidad, 24, works in a chalk factory on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan laborer Sakhidad, 24, works in a chalk factory on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A wax figure depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) is displayed at a wax sculptures exhibition in St. Petersburg. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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A wax figure depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) is displayed at a wax sculptures exhibition in St. Petersburg. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

Kyrgyz military personnel display their skills during an exercise at a military base near Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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Kyrgyz military personnel display their skills during an exercise at a military base near Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

People take part in a pillow fight during a flash mob in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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People take part in a pillow fight during a flash mob in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Syrian civil defense volunteers evacuate a family from a damaged building following a reported air strike on April 24 in the rebel-held neighborhood of Tareeq al-Bab in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
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Syrian civil defense volunteers evacuate a family from a damaged building following a reported air strike on April 24 in the rebel-held neighborhood of Tareeq al-Bab in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)

A doll and shoes lay on a bench in a nursery school in the "ghost town" of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 24. April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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A doll and shoes lay on a bench in a nursery school in the "ghost town" of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 24. April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

People cheer and wave flags as Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan arrives at a rally in Islamabad. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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People cheer and wave flags as Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan arrives at a rally in Islamabad. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

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