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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.

A relative of one of the hundreds of victims of the "Sewol" ferry disaster weeps in front of yellow ribbons at South Korea's Jindo harbor. Three hundred and two people were still dead or still missing on April 26, the majority of them schoolchildren, while 174 people survived, including 22 of 29 crew members. (AFP/Ed Jones)
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A relative of one of the hundreds of victims of the "Sewol" ferry disaster weeps in front of yellow ribbons at South Korea's Jindo harbor. Three hundred and two people were still dead or still missing on April 26, the majority of them schoolchildren, while 174 people survived, including 22 of 29 crew members. (AFP/Ed Jones)

A convention goer inspects a rife in the exhibition hall at the 143rd National Rife Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. (AFP/Karen Bleier)
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A convention goer inspects a rife in the exhibition hall at the 143rd National Rife Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. (AFP/Karen Bleier)

A huge crowd gathered on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for the historic dual canonization of Roman Catholic Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)
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A huge crowd gathered on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for the historic dual canonization of Roman Catholic Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

An activist poses in fake blood and plastic wrap in Toulouse, France, to protest overconsumption and the ill-treatment of animals for slaughter. (AFP/Remy Gabalda)
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An activist poses in fake blood and plastic wrap in Toulouse, France, to protest overconsumption and the ill-treatment of animals for slaughter. (AFP/Remy Gabalda)

A Tamil Hindu devotee hangs from hooks in his skin in a ceremony at a temple in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)
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A Tamil Hindu devotee hangs from hooks in his skin in a ceremony at a temple in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

A groom yawns as he sits with others during a mass wedding ceremony in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A groom yawns as he sits with others during a mass wedding ceremony in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

A young woman stands knee deep in the Nemiga River flowing through a large brick sewer under the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on April 25. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A young woman stands knee deep in the Nemiga River flowing through a large brick sewer under the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on April 25. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial ceremony in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman in Kabul on April 25. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial ceremony in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman in Kabul on April 25. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A woman reads at her open air book store in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on April 24. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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A woman reads at her open air book store in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on April 24. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

A child in Prague hugs one of 107 crosses that were set up at a symbolic graveyard commemorating the people who died during the recent protest on Kyiv's Independent Square on April 23. (epa/Filip Singer)
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A child in Prague hugs one of 107 crosses that were set up at a symbolic graveyard commemorating the people who died during the recent protest on Kyiv's Independent Square on April 23. (epa/Filip Singer)

Demonstrators set fire to a Turkish flag during a torch-bearing march marking the anniversary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in Yerevan on April 23. (Reuters//Hayk Baghdasaryan)
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Demonstrators set fire to a Turkish flag during a torch-bearing march marking the anniversary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in Yerevan on April 23. (Reuters//Hayk Baghdasaryan)

An Afghan man holds onto a child as he walks with a cage of quails on a hill in Kabul on April 23. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan man holds onto a child as he walks with a cage of quails on a hill in Kabul on April 23. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry divers use underwater welding to remove scrap metal ahead of the swimming season near the Crimean resort town of Alushta. (AFP/Yuriy Lashov)
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Russian Emergency Situations Ministry divers use underwater welding to remove scrap metal ahead of the swimming season near the Crimean resort town of Alushta. (AFP/Yuriy Lashov)

Masked pro-Russia protesters pelt supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko with eggs outside a regional government building in Donetsk. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Masked pro-Russia protesters pelt supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko with eggs outside a regional government building in Donetsk. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

An Afghan man buys a wall clock in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan man buys a wall clock in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

People hold signs reading " Don't buy Russian vodka. Don't pay occupiers" as they empty bottles of vodka into the sewer during a flash mob in the center of the western city of Lviv, Ukraine. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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People hold signs reading " Don't buy Russian vodka. Don't pay occupiers" as they empty bottles of vodka into the sewer during a flash mob in the center of the western city of Lviv, Ukraine. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

Communist Party supporters gather to lay flowers at the Mausoleum in Moscow of Vladimir Lenin on April 22, the 144th anniversary of the Soviet founder's birth. (ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin)
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Communist Party supporters gather to lay flowers at the Mausoleum in Moscow of Vladimir Lenin on April 22, the 144th anniversary of the Soviet founder's birth. (ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin)

A woman is silhouetted in a first-aid tent outside the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine, occupied by pro-Russian forces. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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A woman is silhouetted in a first-aid tent outside the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine, occupied by pro-Russian forces. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Topless activists of the Ukrainian Femen movement raise their fists during an antifascism protest in Paris. (AFP/Thomas Samson)
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Topless activists of the Ukrainian Femen movement raise their fists during an antifascism protest in Paris. (AFP/Thomas Samson)

People spray water on one another in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv in a bit of traditional Easter horseplay on "Wet Monday." (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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People spray water on one another in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv in a bit of traditional Easter horseplay on "Wet Monday." (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

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