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Photos Of The Week #11

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

A man holds a Crimean flag during a pro-Russian rally on Lenin Square in Simferopol on March 15. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
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A man holds a Crimean flag during a pro-Russian rally on Lenin Square in Simferopol on March 15. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

Protesters carry Ukrainian and Russian flags in Moscow during a rally against recent Russia's actions in Crimea on March 15.(Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Protesters carry Ukrainian and Russian flags in Moscow during a rally against recent Russia's actions in Crimea on March 15.(Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

A boy who was injured in a suicide bomb blast receives medical treatment at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 14. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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A boy who was injured in a suicide bomb blast receives medical treatment at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 14. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

A woman views an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow on March 14. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)
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A woman views an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow on March 14. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

A Turkish antigovernment protester gestures behind a burning barricade during a demonstration in Ankara on March 12. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
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A Turkish antigovernment protester gestures behind a burning barricade during a demonstration in Ankara on March 12. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

A museographer holds a glass plate negative from the "Costica Acsinte picture archive" at Ialomita county museum in Slobozia. (Reuters/Bogdan Cristel)
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A museographer holds a glass plate negative from the "Costica Acsinte picture archive" at Ialomita county museum in Slobozia. (Reuters/Bogdan Cristel)

Businessmen enjoy the good weather at lunch time on the steps of the Arche de la Defense, in the financial and business district west of Paris, as warm and sunny weather continues in France. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)
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Businessmen enjoy the good weather at lunch time on the steps of the Arche de la Defense, in the financial and business district west of Paris, as warm and sunny weather continues in France. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

A boy runs with a homemade toy car in an area where some Muslims are still stranded due to the ongoing sectarian violence near Kilometre 12 in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui. (Reuters/Siegfried Modola)
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A boy runs with a homemade toy car in an area where some Muslims are still stranded due to the ongoing sectarian violence near Kilometre 12 in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui. (Reuters/Siegfried Modola)

A victim is evacuated by emergency personnel near a deadly gas blast in the Harlem section of New York City. (Reuters/Mike Segar)
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A victim is evacuated by emergency personnel near a deadly gas blast in the Harlem section of New York City. (Reuters/Mike Segar)

A girl whose family moved to Islamabad from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province collects grass in Islamabad. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A girl whose family moved to Islamabad from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province collects grass in Islamabad. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

Antigovernment protesters run as police fire tear gas to push back thousands of demonstrators close to the central Taksim Square in Istanbul on March 12. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
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Antigovernment protesters run as police fire tear gas to push back thousands of demonstrators close to the central Taksim Square in Istanbul on March 12. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Polish pilots stand in front of F-16 fighter jets during a visit by the country's President Bronislaw Komorowski to the Lask airbase on March 11. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)
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Polish pilots stand in front of F-16 fighter jets during a visit by the country's President Bronislaw Komorowski to the Lask airbase on March 11. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)

Staff members of the local tourist office transport deckchairs to the North Sea beach of St.Peter-Ording, Germany, on March 12. (epa/Karsten Rehder)
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Staff members of the local tourist office transport deckchairs to the North Sea beach of St.Peter-Ording, Germany, on March 12. (epa/Karsten Rehder)

A helicopter flies over Afghan residents as they attend the burial of Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, formerly one of the country's most feared warlords, at a ceremony on a hilltop in Kabul on March 11. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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A helicopter flies over Afghan residents as they attend the burial of Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, formerly one of the country's most feared warlords, at a ceremony on a hilltop in Kabul on March 11. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A pro-Moscow billboard in Sevastopol, equating life in Ukrainian Crimea with life under fascism, urges a yes vote in the referendum on joining Russia that was set by Crimean legislators for March 16. (ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)
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A pro-Moscow billboard in Sevastopol, equating life in Ukrainian Crimea with life under fascism, urges a yes vote in the referendum on joining Russia that was set by Crimean legislators for March 16. (ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)

Pro-Russian forces dubbed the "military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea" attend their swearing-in ceremony in Simferopol on March 10. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
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Pro-Russian forces dubbed the "military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea" attend their swearing-in ceremony in Simferopol on March 10. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

A woman displaced from a drought-stricken area of Pakistan sits with her children, who are suffering stomach infection, at the Civil Hospital in Mithi, in Sindh Province. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro )
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A woman displaced from a drought-stricken area of Pakistan sits with her children, who are suffering stomach infection, at the Civil Hospital in Mithi, in Sindh Province. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro )

Men hold their hands on their heads as they are searched by pro-Russian servicemen at the Chongar checkpoint at the entrance to Ukraine's Crimea, which is currently occupied by Russian forces. (AFP/Alisa Borovikova)
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Men hold their hands on their heads as they are searched by pro-Russian servicemen at the Chongar checkpoint at the entrance to Ukraine's Crimea, which is currently occupied by Russian forces. (AFP/Alisa Borovikova)

Svetlana Konovalova of Russia (right) proudly displays her bronze medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi as Ukrainian gold medalist Lyudmyla Pavlenko looks on stoically. (epa/Julian Stratenschulte)
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Svetlana Konovalova of Russia (right) proudly displays her bronze medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi as Ukrainian gold medalist Lyudmyla Pavlenko looks on stoically. (epa/Julian Stratenschulte)

Children play during a dust storm on the banks of the Ravi River on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Children play during a dust storm on the banks of the Ravi River on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)

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