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Photos Of The Week #9

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the ninth week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Policemen smile as a man wearing a mask holds a placard reading "Worker but not criminal" during a march of sex workers in Kyiv. (AFP/Serhiy Supinsky)
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Policemen smile as a man wearing a mask holds a placard reading "Worker but not criminal" during a march of sex workers in Kyiv. (AFP/Serhiy Supinsky)

A robot waiter serves pizza to customers at the Pizza.com restaurant in Multan, Pakistan. Syed Usama Aziz, an electrical engineering student, created the robot waiter for his father's business. According to reports, it took Aziz about eight months and $3,800 to build the robot. (epa/Faisal Kareem)
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A robot waiter serves pizza to customers at the Pizza.com restaurant in Multan, Pakistan. Syed Usama Aziz, an electrical engineering student, created the robot waiter for his father's business. According to reports, it took Aziz about eight months and $3,800 to build the robot. (epa/Faisal Kareem)

Displaced residents of Mosul evacuate the city on March 2 during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Displaced residents of Mosul evacuate the city on March 2 during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Iranian twin girls sit next to their mother during a mourning ceremony commemorating the death of Fatima, the daughter of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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Iranian twin girls sit next to their mother during a mourning ceremony commemorating the death of Fatima, the daughter of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)

A man drives a motorcycle while carrying his weapon near damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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A man drives a motorcycle while carrying his weapon near damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Protesters shout slogans while holding red and yellow umbrellas during demonstrations against an agreement that would ensure the wider official use of the Albanian language, in Skopje, Macedonia. (Reuters/Stringer)
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Protesters shout slogans while holding red and yellow umbrellas during demonstrations against an agreement that would ensure the wider official use of the Albanian language, in Skopje, Macedonia. (Reuters/Stringer)

A displaced Iraqi girl reacts as she flees her home while government forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul on March 1. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A displaced Iraqi girl reacts as she flees her home while government forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul on March 1. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

Pakistani men prepare brown sugar from sugarcane juice. (AFP/Bilawal Arbab)
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Pakistani men prepare brown sugar from sugarcane juice. (AFP/Bilawal Arbab)

An Indian pedestrian carries a child as she walks past horses reflected in a puddle of water following heavy rains in the northern hill station of Shimla on February 28. (AFP)
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An Indian pedestrian carries a child as she walks past horses reflected in a puddle of water following heavy rains in the northern hill station of Shimla on February 28. (AFP)

An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now - Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now - Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Stop The Silence campaigners launched a nationwide poster outside the British Parliament in London. They are calling for the House of Lords to make amendments to the Article 50 bill and for the public to speak out over the government's hard Brexit policy. (epa/Andy Rain)
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Stop The Silence campaigners launched a nationwide poster outside the British Parliament in London. They are calling for the House of Lords to make amendments to the Article 50 bill and for the public to speak out over the government's hard Brexit policy. (epa/Andy Rain)

Viktor Gudelya, who lost a leg in shelling in 2014, watches firemen battle a blaze after his house in Avdiyivka was destroyed as a result of heavy shelling by Russia- backed rebels on February 26. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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Viktor Gudelya, who lost a leg in shelling in 2014, watches firemen battle a blaze after his house in Avdiyivka was destroyed as a result of heavy shelling by Russia- backed rebels on February 26. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A worker cleans a large picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as images of the heads of state scheduled to visit Islamabad to attend the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit are hoisted into place. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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A worker cleans a large picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as images of the heads of state scheduled to visit Islamabad to attend the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit are hoisted into place. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Iraqi families flee Mosul's Jawasaq neighborhood during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the area from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi families flee Mosul's Jawasaq neighborhood during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the area from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their homes rest in the desert as they wait to be transported to safety while Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their homes rest in the desert as they wait to be transported to safety while Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

A member of the Iraqi federal police reacts following an explosion in Mosul during an operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city from Islamic State  militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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A member of the Iraqi federal police reacts following an explosion in Mosul during an operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city from Islamic State  militants. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Villagers roll over as they take part in Shrovetide celebrations in the village of Tonezh, some 280 kilometers from Minsk, Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Villagers roll over as they take part in Shrovetide celebrations in the village of Tonezh, some 280 kilometers from Minsk, Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

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