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Photos Of The Week #10

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

A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)
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A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)

A Crimean Tatar prays in the Khan Chair Mosque in Bakhchisaray, near Simferopol. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
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A Crimean Tatar prays in the Khan Chair Mosque in Bakhchisaray, near Simferopol. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

Laborer Mukhtara Bibi makes bricks at a factory on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Laborer Mukhtara Bibi makes bricks at a factory on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A monk carries an icon and demonstrators hold placards reading, "Putin go home!" and "Help Ukraine! Stop war!" during an antiwar rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on March 7. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A monk carries an icon and demonstrators hold placards reading, "Putin go home!" and "Help Ukraine! Stop war!" during an antiwar rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on March 7. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

A Bosnian fan reacts with a fumigen after the second goal for Egypt during an international friendly football match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Egypt in Innsbruck. (AFP/Pierre Teyssot)
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A Bosnian fan reacts with a fumigen after the second goal for Egypt during an international friendly football match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Egypt in Innsbruck. (AFP/Pierre Teyssot)

Sevastopol Air Base's second in command, Oleh Podapalov, and some of his Ukrainian troops face pro-Russian protesters demonstrating outside the base in Belbek, not far from Sevastopol, the Crimean capital. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
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Sevastopol Air Base's second in command, Oleh Podapalov, and some of his Ukrainian troops face pro-Russian protesters demonstrating outside the base in Belbek, not far from Sevastopol, the Crimean capital. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Members of Crimean self-defense units block a topless activist from the Ukrainian protest group Femen taking part in an antiwar protest near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili )
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Members of Crimean self-defense units block a topless activist from the Ukrainian protest group Femen taking part in an antiwar protest near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili )

Fireworks explode before a soccer friendly between Kosovo and Haiti in Mitrovica, marking the former Yugoslav province's first-ever international match. The game ended in a scoreless draw. (EPA/Armando Babani)
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Fireworks explode before a soccer friendly between Kosovo and Haiti in Mitrovica, marking the former Yugoslav province's first-ever international match. The game ended in a scoreless draw. (EPA/Armando Babani)

Unidentified men tear apart a placard reading "Peace for our home, our Crimea!'" that a woman holds during a protest against war in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 5. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)
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Unidentified men tear apart a placard reading "Peace for our home, our Crimea!'" that a woman holds during a protest against war in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 5. (epa/Anastasia Vlasova)

Ukrainian soldiers on board the navy ship "Slavutich" stand guard as they look out at Russian forces patrolling in the harbor of Sevastopol. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
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Ukrainian soldiers on board the navy ship "Slavutich" stand guard as they look out at Russian forces patrolling in the harbor of Sevastopol. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

A man takes pictures of figures of a Bulgarian communist-era monument painted in the colors of the Ukranian and Polish flags by unknown people in Sofia. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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A man takes pictures of figures of a Bulgarian communist-era monument painted in the colors of the Ukranian and Polish flags by unknown people in Sofia. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

A frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province, China. (Reuters/China Daily)
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A frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province, China. (Reuters/China Daily)

A People's Liberation Army officer practices conducting a military band before the opening session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/Wang Zhao)
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A People's Liberation Army officer practices conducting a military band before the opening session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/Wang Zhao)

An Afghan girl, whose family fled the Soviet-led war in Afghanistan, plays with a toy bus beside her makeshift shelter in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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An Afghan girl, whose family fled the Soviet-led war in Afghanistan, plays with a toy bus beside her makeshift shelter in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

Omar Nasir Mojaddidi, ZOHAL radio station chief and candidate of provincial elections, attends an election campaign in Herat, Afghanistan. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Omar Nasir Mojaddidi, ZOHAL radio station chief and candidate of provincial elections, attends an election campaign in Herat, Afghanistan. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Ukrainian servicemen carry flags as they leave Belbek airport in the Crimea region on March 4, after confronting occupying Russian soldiers unarmed. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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Ukrainian servicemen carry flags as they leave Belbek airport in the Crimea region on March 4, after confronting occupying Russian soldiers unarmed. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, shows a letter to the UN Security Council on March 3 purportedly from ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych to Vladimir Putin asking the Russian leader for military intervention in Ukraine. (Reuters)
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Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, shows a letter to the UN Security Council on March 3 purportedly from ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych to Vladimir Putin asking the Russian leader for military intervention in Ukraine. (Reuters)

A protester draped in a Ukrainian flag demonstrates against the Russian intervention in Ukraine during a demonstration in London's Parliament Squareon March 3. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
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A protester draped in a Ukrainian flag demonstrates against the Russian intervention in Ukraine during a demonstration in London's Parliament Squareon March 3. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Leader of pro-Russian activists Pavel Gubarev shouts at deputies of the regional council after protesters broke into the hall during session in Donetsk on March 3. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)
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Leader of pro-Russian activists Pavel Gubarev shouts at deputies of the regional council after protesters broke into the hall during session in Donetsk on March 3. (AFP/Aleksandr Khudoteply)

An Afghan day laborer skins a cow's head in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan day laborer skins a cow's head in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A Ukrainian soldier looks at military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol on March 3. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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A Ukrainian soldier looks at military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol on March 3. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

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