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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.

An Afghan woman and her children carry bags on their heads as they walk along a path on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan woman and her children carry bags on their heads as they walk along a path on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Iranians drive past an anti-U.S. banner inspired by American photographer Joe Rosenthal's iconic World War II photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" in Tehran on November 6. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranians drive past an anti-U.S. banner inspired by American photographer Joe Rosenthal's iconic World War II photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" in Tehran on November 6. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

An Orthodox priest in St. Petersburg looks on as employees from the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations prepare to unload the bodies of people who died in an Egyptian plane late last month. (AFP/Dimitry Lovetsky)
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An Orthodox priest in St. Petersburg looks on as employees from the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations prepare to unload the bodies of people who died in an Egyptian plane late last month. (AFP/Dimitry Lovetsky)

People walk past a rifle leaning against a wall as they leave their houses during heavy clashes between Kurdish militants and government forces in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on November 6.  (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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People walk past a rifle leaning against a wall as they leave their houses during heavy clashes between Kurdish militants and government forces in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on November 6.  (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

A young supporter of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is photographed outside the main train station in Yangon on November 5. (AFP/Nicolas Asfour)
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A young supporter of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is photographed outside the main train station in Yangon on November 5. (AFP/Nicolas Asfour)

A Syrian man rides his bicycle near what activists said was an exploded cluster bombshell in Damascus on November 5. (Reuters/​Bassam Khabieh)
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A Syrian man rides his bicycle near what activists said was an exploded cluster bombshell in Damascus on November 5. (Reuters/​Bassam Khabieh)

People search for their belongings amid the debris of their houses after a large fire broke out, destroying over 100 homes in a slum area of Karachi on November 5. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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People search for their belongings amid the debris of their houses after a large fire broke out, destroying over 100 homes in a slum area of Karachi on November 5. (epa/Rehan Khan)

Afghan women collect saffron from flowers at a facility in Herat. Saffron, the world's most costly spice by weight, is seen as an alternative to poppy cultivation. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan women collect saffron from flowers at a facility in Herat. Saffron, the world's most costly spice by weight, is seen as an alternative to poppy cultivation. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Nasreen Bibi waits for news of her son, who is missing under the rubble of a collapsed factory on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani rescuers pulled more than 100 people alive from the rubble and have retrieved the bodies of 22 who were killed. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Nasreen Bibi waits for news of her son, who is missing under the rubble of a collapsed factory on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani rescuers pulled more than 100 people alive from the rubble and have retrieved the bodies of 22 who were killed. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Displaced Iraqi children look out from a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rains. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Displaced Iraqi children look out from a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rains. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A demonstrator shouts anticorruption slogans during a street protest in Bucharest on November 4. (Reuters/Octav Ganea)
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A demonstrator shouts anticorruption slogans during a street protest in Bucharest on November 4. (Reuters/Octav Ganea)

Fall colors abound in a shot of Rock Creek as it flows through a park in the center of Washington, D.C. (epa/Jim Lo Scalzo)
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Fall colors abound in a shot of Rock Creek as it flows through a park in the center of Washington, D.C. (epa/Jim Lo Scalzo)

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (second-left) and Britain's Prince Philip (third-left) review a guard of honor at Buckingham Palace in London on November 4. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (second-left) and Britain's Prince Philip (third-left) review a guard of honor at Buckingham Palace in London on November 4. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

A homeless man and woman sleep in front of the entrance to a subway station in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A homeless man and woman sleep in front of the entrance to a subway station in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Migrants and refugees cross the Greece-Macedonia border near Gevgelija. (AFP/NIkolay Doychinov)
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Migrants and refugees cross the Greece-Macedonia border near Gevgelija. (AFP/NIkolay Doychinov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) poses for a selfie with young activists on Red Square in Moscow on Russia's Day of National Unity on November 4. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) poses for a selfie with young activists on Red Square in Moscow on Russia's Day of National Unity on November 4. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

Syrian emergency personnel carry a body following an air strike, in the rebel-held side of the northern city of Aleppo on November 3. (AFP/Baraa al-Halabi)
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Syrian emergency personnel carry a body following an air strike, in the rebel-held side of the northern city of Aleppo on November 3. (AFP/Baraa al-Halabi)

National guards and Tajik Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov (second from right) wait to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Kerry is on a tour of the five Central Asian nations. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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National guards and Tajik Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov (second from right) wait to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Kerry is on a tour of the five Central Asian nations. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

A Syrian refugee holds her baby after arriving aboard the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
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A Syrian refugee holds her baby after arriving aboard the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Used books, paintings, and vinyl albums are for sale at a popular flea market in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Used books, paintings, and vinyl albums are for sale at a popular flea market in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Orthodox Jewish men try to cross Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn during the 2015 New York City Marathon. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
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Orthodox Jewish men try to cross Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn during the 2015 New York City Marathon. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

A child's shoe is seen in front of debris from a Russian airliner that crashed late on October 31 in Egypt's Sinai region. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
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A child's shoe is seen in front of debris from a Russian airliner that crashed late on October 31 in Egypt's Sinai region. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

A relative reacts at the cemetery where buried Ukrainian servicemen and volonteers died during the war in the east of the country, marking the All Saints Day, in the western city of Lviv, on Novemeber 1. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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A relative reacts at the cemetery where buried Ukrainian servicemen and volonteers died during the war in the east of the country, marking the All Saints Day, in the western city of Lviv, on Novemeber 1. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

A man wrapped in a blanket waits with other migrants and refugees to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border in Sentilj, Slovenia. (AFP/Rene Gomolj)
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A man wrapped in a blanket waits with other migrants and refugees to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border in Sentilj, Slovenia. (AFP/Rene Gomolj)

An Afghan bird vendor waits for customers at his shop in the bird market in Kabul. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan bird vendor waits for customers at his shop in the bird market in Kabul. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

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