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Photos Of The Week #15

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

A volunteer takes a picture of himself receiving a haircut as a hairstylist uses fire to "cut" the hair during a "Barber Trash" show on the first day of the annual Ideal of Beauty spring festival in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A volunteer takes a picture of himself receiving a haircut as a hairstylist uses fire to "cut" the hair during a "Barber Trash" show on the first day of the annual Ideal of Beauty spring festival in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) and Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene (right) participate in a signing ceremony of a joint vision statement at the Ministry of Defense in Ulan Bator. (AFP/Alex Wong)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) and Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene (right) participate in a signing ceremony of a joint vision statement at the Ministry of Defense in Ulan Bator. (AFP/Alex Wong)

A man walks in an alley in the village of Al-Gorza Hamdan, northwest of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
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A man walks in an alley in the village of Al-Gorza Hamdan, northwest of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Soldiers of the Presidential Regiment march during the Change of Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Soldiers of the Presidential Regiment march during the Change of Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

People forage at a dump in Comrat city, the main municipality of Moldova's Gagauzia region. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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People forage at a dump in Comrat city, the main municipality of Moldova's Gagauzia region. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Syrian rebel fighters are seen amid smoke during what they said was an offensive against government forces in the al-Amriyeh neighbourhood of the northwestern city of Aleppo on April 9. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)
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Syrian rebel fighters are seen amid smoke during what they said was an offensive against government forces in the al-Amriyeh neighbourhood of the northwestern city of Aleppo on April 9. (Reuters/Ammar Abdullah)

Afghan children play on a swing in an old district of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan children play on a swing in an old district of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Russian military school cadets during a joint rehearsal in Moscow of marching and mechanized columns for a Victory Day parade. (RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov)
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Russian military school cadets during a joint rehearsal in Moscow of marching and mechanized columns for a Victory Day parade. (RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov)

A protester yawns during a demonstration outside the Greek Embassy in Tehran of hard-line Basij students against a resolution issued by the European Parliament on human rights in Iran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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A protester yawns during a demonstration outside the Greek Embassy in Tehran of hard-line Basij students against a resolution issued by the European Parliament on human rights in Iran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Deputies clash during a session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on April 8. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Deputies clash during a session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on April 8. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A Romany child stands in front of a shelter near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A Romany child stands in front of a shelter near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A view through a broken window of the regional administration building shows a cordon of Interior Ministry members blocking a group of pro-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 8. (Reuters)
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A view through a broken window of the regional administration building shows a cordon of Interior Ministry members blocking a group of pro-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 8. (Reuters)

Pro-Russian protesters (left) clash with activists supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine as Interior Ministry members attempt to keep them apart during rallies in the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 7. (Reuters)
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Pro-Russian protesters (left) clash with activists supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine as Interior Ministry members attempt to keep them apart during rallies in the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 7. (Reuters)

Mejra Dzogaz prays near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Mejra Dzogaz prays near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

People take part in mass exercises to mark World Health Day on a square in central Stavropol, Russia, on April 7. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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People take part in mass exercises to mark World Health Day on a square in central Stavropol, Russia, on April 7. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

A member of a pro-Russian self-defense unit walks past street musicians in the Crimean city of Simferopol. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)
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A member of a pro-Russian self-defense unit walks past street musicians in the Crimean city of Simferopol. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

Protesters set posters depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin on fire during a rally against Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea, near the Russian Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova. (Reuters/Viktor Dimitrov)
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Protesters set posters depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin on fire during a rally against Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea, near the Russian Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova. (Reuters/Viktor Dimitrov)

Local residents Tamasne Kelemen (right) and Peter Fancsik Mate, dressed in traditional costumes, exit a voting booth at a polling station during the parliamentary elections, in Holloko, Hungary, on April 6. (epa/Peter Komka)
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Local residents Tamasne Kelemen (right) and Peter Fancsik Mate, dressed in traditional costumes, exit a voting booth at a polling station during the parliamentary elections, in Holloko, Hungary, on April 6. (epa/Peter Komka)

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