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Photos Of The Week #13

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 13th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Luka Maksimovic is a Serbian satirist running in the April 2 presidential election as Ljubisa Preletacevic-Beli, whose only platform is to mock the Balkan nation’s political establishment. Here he speaks during a campaign rally in Mladenovac, Serbia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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Luka Maksimovic is a Serbian satirist running in the April 2 presidential election as Ljubisa Preletacevic-Beli, whose only platform is to mock the Balkan nation’s political establishment. Here he speaks during a campaign rally in Mladenovac, Serbia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

Ukrainian servicemen fire machine guns during fighting with pro-Russia separatists in Avdiyivka. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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Ukrainian servicemen fire machine guns during fighting with pro-Russia separatists in Avdiyivka. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport in Florida on March 30. (Reuters/Gregg Newton)
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A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport in Florida on March 30. (Reuters/Gregg Newton)

Displaced Syrians arrive in the village of Suwaidiya Saghira, north of Tabqa, on March 30. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Displaced Syrians arrive in the village of Suwaidiya Saghira, north of Tabqa, on March 30. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

A local resident looks out of a window in his house, which was damaged by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)
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A local resident looks out of a window in his house, which was damaged by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny, who was arrested during a March 26 anticorruption rally, gestures as he wears two pairs of handcuffs during an appeal hearing at a court in Moscow. A Russian court on March 27 sentenced him to 15 days behind bars after ruling that he had resisted police. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny, who was arrested during a March 26 anticorruption rally, gestures as he wears two pairs of handcuffs during an appeal hearing at a court in Moscow. A Russian court on March 27 sentenced him to 15 days behind bars after ruling that he had resisted police. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (left) hosts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (center) as his grandchild poses for a picture in Washington. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (left) hosts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (center) as his grandchild poses for a picture in Washington. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Iraqi troops fire a missile against Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul. (Reuters/Khalid al-Mousily)
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Iraqi troops fire a missile against Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul. (Reuters/Khalid al-Mousily)

A street vendor sells boiled corn on an observation point at Vorobyovy Gory in Moscow. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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A street vendor sells boiled corn on an observation point at Vorobyovy Gory in Moscow. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

A woman walks past a graffiti portrait of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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A woman walks past a graffiti portrait of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Ethnic Albanian children are reflected in a memorial dedicated to people killed during the Kosovo war, during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the massacre in the village of Izbica on March 28. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Ethnic Albanian children are reflected in a memorial dedicated to people killed during the Kosovo war, during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the massacre in the village of Izbica on March 28. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Pakistan's Shadab Khan delivers a ball during a practice session at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 28. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
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Pakistan's Shadab Khan delivers a ball during a practice session at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 28. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

Chinese paramilitary policemen attend a training session in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Reuters)
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Chinese paramilitary policemen attend a training session in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Reuters)

Afghan security officials perform during their graduation ceremony in Nangarhar Province. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)
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Afghan security officials perform during their graduation ceremony in Nangarhar Province. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

A woman takes part in a highline event in a former quarry, near the village of Srbsko in the Czech Republic. (epa/Martin Divisek)
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A woman takes part in a highline event in a former quarry, near the village of Srbsko in the Czech Republic. (epa/Martin Divisek)

An Iraqi police sniper takes aim from a destroyed building near Islamic State fighters' positions in the old city of Mosul on March 27. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)
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An Iraqi police sniper takes aim from a destroyed building near Islamic State fighters' positions in the old city of Mosul on March 27. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Women wearing cheongsam gowns pose for pictures on a walkway along a cliff during an event in China's Chongqing Municipality on March 26. (Reuters)
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Women wearing cheongsam gowns pose for pictures on a walkway along a cliff during an event in China's Chongqing Municipality on March 26. (Reuters)

A Syrian woman carries her child at a temporary refugee camp, some 50 kilometers north of the Islamic State extremist group's stronghold in Raqqa. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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A Syrian woman carries her child at a temporary refugee camp, some 50 kilometers north of the Islamic State extremist group's stronghold in Raqqa. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

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