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Photos Of The Week #14

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 14th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Afghan horsemen compete during a buzkashi game in Panjshir Province, north of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan horsemen compete during a buzkashi game in Panjshir Province, north of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A Kyrgyz woman polishes a commemorative plate for a relative at the Ata-Beyit memorial complex for the victims of a 2010 violent revolt against the government, some 20 kilometers outside of Bishkek, on April 7. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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A Kyrgyz woman polishes a commemorative plate for a relative at the Ata-Beyit memorial complex for the victims of a 2010 violent revolt against the government, some 20 kilometers outside of Bishkek, on April 7. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

A rescued migrant waits to disembark from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship Phoenix in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)
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A rescued migrant waits to disembark from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship Phoenix in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Reservists of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" army attend a gathering at a military training ground near the town of Shakhtarsk on April 6. (Reuters/Aleksandr Ermochenko)
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Reservists of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" army attend a gathering at a military training ground near the town of Shakhtarsk on April 6. (Reuters/Aleksandr Ermochenko)

Sabrije Deliu, a Kosovar woman, poses with a painting depicting her 6-year-old son, Bleart Deliu, who was killed during the Kosovo War in 1999, during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the massacre in the village of Rezalle on April 5. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Sabrije Deliu, a Kosovar woman, poses with a painting depicting her 6-year-old son, Bleart Deliu, who was killed during the Kosovo War in 1999, during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the massacre in the village of Rezalle on April 5. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

People gather for a memorial in Moscow to pay tribute to the victims of the St. Petersburg subway bombing on April 3 that killed 14 people. Opposition groups have accused the authorities of organizing the rallies and paying people to attend in order to distract from the national wave of anticorruption rallies held last month. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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People gather for a memorial in Moscow to pay tribute to the victims of the St. Petersburg subway bombing on April 3 that killed 14 people. Opposition groups have accused the authorities of organizing the rallies and paying people to attend in order to distract from the national wave of anticorruption rallies held last month. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Afghan refugees wait to be registered during a UN High Commissioner for Refugees voluntary return program in Chamkani on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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Afghan refugees wait to be registered during a UN High Commissioner for Refugees voluntary return program in Chamkani on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

A man carries the body of a dead child after a suspected chemical-gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib Province, Syria, on April 4. At least 86 people were killed, many of them children. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)
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A man carries the body of a dead child after a suspected chemical-gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib Province, Syria, on April 4. At least 86 people were killed, many of them children. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

An Orthodox priest takes part in practical exercises on fire-extinguishing in Simferopol, Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)
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An Orthodox priest takes part in practical exercises on fire-extinguishing in Simferopol, Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

Relatives of victims of the April 3 subway bombing in St. Petersburg attend a memorial service at Trinity Cathedral in the city. (Reuters/Anton Vaganov)
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Relatives of victims of the April 3 subway bombing in St. Petersburg attend a memorial service at Trinity Cathedral in the city. (Reuters/Anton Vaganov)

Afghan youths try to catch fish in the Kabul River on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan youths try to catch fish in the Kabul River on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Dolls, which were placed by a visitor, lie in rusty beds at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Dolls, which were placed by a visitor, lie in rusty beds at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A volunteer with the White Helmets group writes the names of victims on their shrouds after they were killed in air strikes on civilian areas of Douma, Syria, on April 3. According to witnesses, at least 21 people were killed in air strikes allegedly carried out by forces loyal to the Syrian regime. (epa/Mohammed Badra)
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A volunteer with the White Helmets group writes the names of victims on their shrouds after they were killed in air strikes on civilian areas of Douma, Syria, on April 3. According to witnesses, at least 21 people were killed in air strikes allegedly carried out by forces loyal to the Syrian regime. (epa/Mohammed Badra)

An injured man is helped by medics outside the Technological Institute metro station in St. Petersburg on April 3. Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured after a terror attack rocked the subway system. (AFP/Alexander Bulekov)
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An injured man is helped by medics outside the Technological Institute metro station in St. Petersburg on April 3. Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured after a terror attack rocked the subway system. (AFP/Alexander Bulekov)

An Iraqi boy takes the cure at a newly reopened spa in Hammam al-Alil city, south of Mosul, after the area was retaken from Islamic State extremists last year. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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An Iraqi boy takes the cure at a newly reopened spa in Hammam al-Alil city, south of Mosul, after the area was retaken from Islamic State extremists last year. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

A trumpet player with a traditional Serbian hat plays a song in front of a picture of Serbian President-elect Aleksandar Vucic after Vucic declared victory in Belgrade on April 2. (epa/Andrej Cukoc)
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A trumpet player with a traditional Serbian hat plays a song in front of a picture of Serbian President-elect Aleksandar Vucic after Vucic declared victory in Belgrade on April 2. (epa/Andrej Cukoc)

A woman uses her mobile phone to read a voters list during parliamentary elections at a poling station in Yerevan on April 2. (Reuters/Vahan Stepanyan/PAN Photo)
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A woman uses her mobile phone to read a voters list during parliamentary elections at a poling station in Yerevan on April 2. (Reuters/Vahan Stepanyan/PAN Photo)

A girl laughs in a street next to frontline positions of Iraqi Federal Police fighting the Islamic State in Mosul on April 2. (Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares)
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A girl laughs in a street next to frontline positions of Iraqi Federal Police fighting the Islamic State in Mosul on April 2. (Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares)

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