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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.

Residents walk on a street amid destroyed buildings following an earthquake on April 16 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At least 28 people were killed by a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country's northwest. (AFP/Ariel Ochoa)
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Residents walk on a street amid destroyed buildings following an earthquake on April 16 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At least 28 people were killed by a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country's northwest. (AFP/Ariel Ochoa)

A child plays with soap bubbles at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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A child plays with soap bubbles at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

A girl gives flowers to riot-police officers in Skopje on April 15. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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A girl gives flowers to riot-police officers in Skopje on April 15. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Refugee children watch a cartoon at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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Refugee children watch a cartoon at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Ivan Shamyanok, 90, shaves in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Belarus. April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst civilian nuclear disaster in history. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Ivan Shamyanok, 90, shaves in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Belarus. April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst civilian nuclear disaster in history. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

A U.S. Navy photo shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft making a very low pass close to the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea on April 12. Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew near the destroyer in what one U.S. official described as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. (Reuters)
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A U.S. Navy photo shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft making a very low pass close to the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea on April 12. Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew near the destroyer in what one U.S. official described as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. (Reuters)

Newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman holds a bouquet of roses in parliament in Kyiv on April 14. "I will show you what leading a country really means," Hroysman said ahead of the vote, which also finalized the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman holds a bouquet of roses in parliament in Kyiv on April 14. "I will show you what leading a country really means," Hroysman said ahead of the vote, which also finalized the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A man throws back a tear-gas shell as migrants and refugees try to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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A man throws back a tear-gas shell as migrants and refugees try to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Protesters ransack the public office of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje on April 13 as several thousand people took to the streets to demand his resignation over his decision to block judicial proceedings against top politicians embroiled in a wiretapping scandal. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Protesters ransack the public office of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje on April 13 as several thousand people took to the streets to demand his resignation over his decision to block judicial proceedings against top politicians embroiled in a wiretapping scandal. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

An elderly woman paddles a small boat on a flooded street in the Russian village of Kholui in the Ivanovo region. (TASS)
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An elderly woman paddles a small boat on a flooded street in the Russian village of Kholui in the Ivanovo region. (TASS)

Suad Keserovic cleans a stone ball in the village of Podubravlje near Zavidovici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Keserovic claims that the stone sphere is 3.30 meters in diameter and weighs an estimated 35 tons. Controversial archaeologist Semir Osmanagic asserts that it is the world's largest man-made sphere and may be 1,500 years old, but others cast doubt on this claim. Hundreds of tourists from around the world have visited the stone. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Suad Keserovic cleans a stone ball in the village of Podubravlje near Zavidovici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Keserovic claims that the stone sphere is 3.30 meters in diameter and weighs an estimated 35 tons. Controversial archaeologist Semir Osmanagic asserts that it is the world's largest man-made sphere and may be 1,500 years old, but others cast doubt on this claim. Hundreds of tourists from around the world have visited the stone. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Kashmiri relatives of Raja Bejum, 70, and who was killed in clashes with security forces, mourn during a funeral procession in Langate. Angry residents clashed with police in Indian Kashmir on April 13, one day after three civilians were killed when soldiers fired on protesters incensed by the alleged molestation of a girl. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
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Kashmiri relatives of Raja Bejum, 70, and who was killed in clashes with security forces, mourn during a funeral procession in Langate. Angry residents clashed with police in Indian Kashmir on April 13, one day after three civilians were killed when soldiers fired on protesters incensed by the alleged molestation of a girl. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

A boy with eyes of different colors looks on as he waits at the door of his family's house during a house-to-house antipolio vaccination campaign in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)
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A boy with eyes of different colors looks on as he waits at the door of his family's house during a house-to-house antipolio vaccination campaign in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

A woman poses with a cut-out of Vladimir Putin in the President Cafe in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Dozens of photos of Vladimir Putin, from childhood to Russian president, hang on the walls of the cafe. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A woman poses with a cut-out of Vladimir Putin in the President Cafe in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Dozens of photos of Vladimir Putin, from childhood to Russian president, hang on the walls of the cafe. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

An Afghan laborer pauses as he moves coal onto waiting trucks on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan laborer pauses as he moves coal onto waiting trucks on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Schoolchildren pass by a bus that was transporting Education Ministry officials to work when it was hit by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 11. (epa/Jawad Jalali)
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Schoolchildren pass by a bus that was transporting Education Ministry officials to work when it was hit by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 11. (epa/Jawad Jalali)

A man calls to other refugees and migrants to use a gap in wire fencing to cross the Greek border into Macedonia following clashes with Macedonian security forces. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A man calls to other refugees and migrants to use a gap in wire fencing to cross the Greek border into Macedonia following clashes with Macedonian security forces. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Junior participants pose during a regional bodybuilding championship in Stavropol, southern Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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Junior participants pose during a regional bodybuilding championship in Stavropol, southern Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

An Afghan man rides a bicycle along a road in the Guzara district of Herat province. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan man rides a bicycle along a road in the Guzara district of Herat province. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Syrian rescue workers and residents help an injured woman following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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Syrian rescue workers and residents help an injured woman following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

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