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Photos Of The Week #13

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

Turkish soldiers serving in the NATO-led Kosovo peacekeeping force, KFOR, hold a line with shields during a crowd-and-riot-control exercise near the town of Ferizaj. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Turkish soldiers serving in the NATO-led Kosovo peacekeeping force, KFOR, hold a line with shields during a crowd-and-riot-control exercise near the town of Ferizaj. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A woman from the southern Yemeni separatist movement, who oppose the Shi'ite Huthi rebels, walks carrying a rocket container, which she seized from the Badr military camp, in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
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A woman from the southern Yemeni separatist movement, who oppose the Shi'ite Huthi rebels, walks carrying a rocket container, which she seized from the Badr military camp, in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)

Two Czech women -- Antonie Chrastecka (second from left) and Hana Humpalova (second from right) -- kidnapped in March 2013 by armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Pakistan are seen in Turkey after being released on March 27. They are now back home in the Czech Republic.
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Two Czech women -- Antonie Chrastecka (second from left) and Hana Humpalova (second from right) -- kidnapped in March 2013 by armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Pakistan are seen in Turkey after being released on March 27. They are now back home in the Czech Republic.

A man looks out from a refrigerator while holding a one-person picket outside the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in central Moscow. The man protested against the import of foreign food products containing GMO, which discriminates against Russian farmers who produce GMO-free foodstuffs, according to the participant. The words on the refrigerator read "Without GMO marking." (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A man looks out from a refrigerator while holding a one-person picket outside the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in central Moscow. The man protested against the import of foreign food products containing GMO, which discriminates against Russian farmers who produce GMO-free foodstuffs, according to the participant. The words on the refrigerator read "Without GMO marking." (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron compete at the World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai on March 27 (Reuters/​Aly Song)
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France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron compete at the World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai on March 27 (Reuters/​Aly Song)

A Kurdish Syrian woman walks with her child past the ruins of the town of Kobani on March 25. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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A Kurdish Syrian woman walks with her child past the ruins of the town of Kobani on March 25. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

A man clings to a security line to cross a street flooded by the overflowing Copiapo River due to heavy rainfall that affected some areas in the city in Chile on March 26. (AFP)
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A man clings to a security line to cross a street flooded by the overflowing Copiapo River due to heavy rainfall that affected some areas in the city in Chile on March 26. (AFP)

Participants shout slogans during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, on March 25. (Reuters/​Vasily Fedosenko)
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Participants shout slogans during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, on March 25. (Reuters/​Vasily Fedosenko)

People gather at the site of an air strike on a residential area near Sanaa Airport in Yemen on March 26. (Reuters/​Khaled Abdullah)
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People gather at the site of an air strike on a residential area near Sanaa Airport in Yemen on March 26. (Reuters/​Khaled Abdullah)

An Afghan girl looks out of a damaged window of a shrine after a suicide attack in Kabul on March 25. (Reuters/​Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan girl looks out of a damaged window of a shrine after a suicide attack in Kabul on March 25. (Reuters/​Mohammad Ismail)

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka gets his hair cut at the Cosmonaut Hotel in the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 25. (Reuters/​Bill Ingalls)
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Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka gets his hair cut at the Cosmonaut Hotel in the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 25. (Reuters/​Bill Ingalls)

An employee arranges bottles of beer depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. President Barack Obama on its labels, at the Pravda Beer Theatre brewery in Lviv, western Ukraine. (Reuters/​Roman Baluk) 
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An employee arranges bottles of beer depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. President Barack Obama on its labels, at the Pravda Beer Theatre brewery in Lviv, western Ukraine. (Reuters/​Roman Baluk) 

Keylor Navas (top) of Costa Rica and Raul Bobadilla of Paraguay in action during a friendly soccer match at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, on March 26. (epa/Jeffrey Arguedas)
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Keylor Navas (top) of Costa Rica and Raul Bobadilla of Paraguay in action during a friendly soccer match at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, on March 26. (epa/Jeffrey Arguedas)

A Ukrainian serviceman launches an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region on March 24. (AFP/Petro Zadorozhnyy)
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A Ukrainian serviceman launches an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region on March 24. (AFP/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

A boy walks on top of a ruined house in the Roma-populated part of Gyongyospata, some 81 kms northeast of Budapest, on March 24. (epa/Zoltan Baloght)
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A boy walks on top of a ruined house in the Roma-populated part of Gyongyospata, some 81 kms northeast of Budapest, on March 24. (epa/Zoltan Baloght)

Syrian refugee children undergo training in the Korean Taekwondo Academy For Syrian Children at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, on March 24. (Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)
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Syrian refugee children undergo training in the Korean Taekwondo Academy For Syrian Children at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, on March 24. (Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)

A Kurdish Syrian boy plays among destroyed buildings in the town of Kobani on March 24. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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A Kurdish Syrian boy plays among destroyed buildings in the town of Kobani on March 24. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

Kurdish Syrian girls are pictured among destroyed buildings in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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Kurdish Syrian girls are pictured among destroyed buildings in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Force's honor guard prepare for a ceremony for U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. (Reuters/Toru Hanai)
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Members of Japan's Self-Defense Force's honor guard prepare for a ceremony for U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. (Reuters/Toru Hanai)

An unmarked grave believed to be that of Viktor Yanukovych, the son of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, is seen at the Brotherhood Cemetery in Sevastopol, Crimea. He is believed to have drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)
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An unmarked grave believed to be that of Viktor Yanukovych, the son of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, is seen at the Brotherhood Cemetery in Sevastopol, Crimea. He is believed to have drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (left) reacts as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) greets him and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah before a dinner at the State Department in Washington. (Reuters/Yuri Gripas)
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (left) reacts as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) greets him and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah before a dinner at the State Department in Washington. (Reuters/Yuri Gripas)

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off on March 28 with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off on March 28 with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

People visit a park with blooming flowers during spring in Shanghai, China. (Reuters/Aly Song)
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People visit a park with blooming flowers during spring in Shanghai, China. (Reuters/Aly Song)

An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter from the Popular Mobilization units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign that reads in Arabic, "Lions of Najaf," during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter from the Popular Mobilization units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign that reads in Arabic, "Lions of Najaf," during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Pakistani children sit on a tank as they enjoy a public holiday ahead of the National Day celebration in Rawalpindi. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)
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Pakistani children sit on a tank as they enjoy a public holiday ahead of the National Day celebration in Rawalpindi. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

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