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Photos Of The Week #45

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

Lanterns that are part of the light installation "Lichtgrenze" (Light border) stand in a row along the course of the former Berlin Wall. The installation is part of commemorations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)
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Lanterns that are part of the light installation "Lichtgrenze" (Light border) stand in a row along the course of the former Berlin Wall. The installation is part of commemorations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

A rotated photo shows Kyrgyz communist party supporters holding their red flags, and portraits of the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin, reflected in a puddle during a rally to mark the 97th anniversary of Russia's Bolshevik Revolution on November 7. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A rotated photo shows Kyrgyz communist party supporters holding their red flags, and portraits of the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin, reflected in a puddle during a rally to mark the 97th anniversary of Russia's Bolshevik Revolution on November 7. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

 Fighters from the Al-Qaeda group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front, help a wounded man following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces in the Al-Muasalat area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.  (AFP/AMC/Fadi al-Halabi)
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 Fighters from the Al-Qaeda group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front, help a wounded man following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces in the Al-Muasalat area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.  (AFP/AMC/Fadi al-Halabi)

A demonstrator is restrained by riot police during clashes in central Brussels. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees, and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir)
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A demonstrator is restrained by riot police during clashes in central Brussels. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees, and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir)

An effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin is paraded through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, England, during traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
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An effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin is paraded through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, England, during traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Communist Party supporters attend a rally to mark the 97th anniversary of Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in Novosibirsk. (TASS/Yvgeny Kurskov)
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Communist Party supporters attend a rally to mark the 97th anniversary of Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in Novosibirsk. (TASS/Yvgeny Kurskov)

Russian servicemen dressed in historic uniforms take part in a rehearsal for a military parade on Red Square in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Russian servicemen dressed in historic uniforms take part in a rehearsal for a military parade on Red Square in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Boys jump from a foot bridge damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines. Almost 25,000 people still live in tents, shelters, and bunkhouses in the hardest hit regions. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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Boys jump from a foot bridge damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines. Almost 25,000 people still live in tents, shelters, and bunkhouses in the hardest hit regions. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

Afghan workers look on as they wait to load a pile of coal onto a truck on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan workers look on as they wait to load a pile of coal onto a truck on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A young Afghan child poses behind a wall on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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A young Afghan child poses behind a wall on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A participant takes part in an international hairstyling festival in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A participant takes part in an international hairstyling festival in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Afghan children study in an outdoor classroom in Jalalabad Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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Afghan children study in an outdoor classroom in Jalalabad Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Pakistani police inspect the brick kiln where a Christian couple was beaten to death and then cremated after they were accused of desecrating the Koran. (epa/Rahat Dar)
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Pakistani police inspect the brick kiln where a Christian couple was beaten to death and then cremated after they were accused of desecrating the Koran. (epa/Rahat Dar)

People walk past portraits in Kyiv of Ukrainian soldiers who died in fighting in the country's separatist east between August 23 to October 10, 2014. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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People walk past portraits in Kyiv of Ukrainian soldiers who died in fighting in the country's separatist east between August 23 to October 10, 2014. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

A Russian nationalist attends the Russian March demonstration in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A Russian nationalist attends the Russian March demonstration in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A worker cleans a stage to prepare for a victory celebration for Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
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A worker cleans a stage to prepare for a victory celebration for Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Lebanese Hizballah supporters march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs. (Reuters/Aziz Taher)
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Lebanese Hizballah supporters march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs. (Reuters/Aziz Taher)

Dancers perform on National Unity Day in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Dancers perform on National Unity Day in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Kurdish civilians are seen atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani in Turkey's Sanliurfa Province. People gather on the hill to watch fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in Kobani. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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Kurdish civilians are seen atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani in Turkey's Sanliurfa Province. People gather on the hill to watch fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in Kobani. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 takes off from the "U.S.S. Carl Vinson" to launch air strikes against Islamic State positions around Kobani, Syria. (Reuters/US Navy)
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A U.S. Navy F/A-18 takes off from the "U.S.S. Carl Vinson" to launch air strikes against Islamic State positions around Kobani, Syria. (Reuters/US Navy)

Grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding at a tourism area in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding at a tourism area in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Reuters/China Daily)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters train at a camp in Irbil in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safiin Hamed)
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters train at a camp in Irbil in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safiin Hamed)

Kashmiri Muslim women watch a Muharram procession a day before Ashura in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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Kashmiri Muslim women watch a Muharram procession a day before Ashura in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Relatives gather in Lahore, Pakistan, beside the bodies of victims of a suicide bomb attack on the Wagah border. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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Relatives gather in Lahore, Pakistan, beside the bodies of victims of a suicide bomb attack on the Wagah border. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

An elderly woman pulls a cart with firewood near Donetsk airport, where fierce fighting continues between Ukrainian national forces and pro-Russian fighters. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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An elderly woman pulls a cart with firewood near Donetsk airport, where fierce fighting continues between Ukrainian national forces and pro-Russian fighters. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

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