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Photos Of The Week #15

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 15th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A young girl prays at the Gracanica medieval monastery in the town of Gracanica, central Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A young girl prays at the Gracanica medieval monastery in the town of Gracanica, central Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A Syrian boy stands with a toy gun in front of a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
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A Syrian boy stands with a toy gun in front of a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)

Romanian villagers from Copaciu light fires at the village cemetery early, three days before the celebration of Orthodox Easter, on April 13. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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Romanian villagers from Copaciu light fires at the village cemetery early, three days before the celebration of Orthodox Easter, on April 13. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

NATO soldiers serving in the Kosovo peacekeeping force KFOR take part in a crowd- and riot-control exercise near the village of Harilaq on April 13. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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NATO soldiers serving in the Kosovo peacekeeping force KFOR take part in a crowd- and riot-control exercise near the village of Harilaq on April 13. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A stork builds its nest on the roof of a Catholic church in ruins in the village of Zembin, some 75 kilometers northeast of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A stork builds its nest on the roof of a Catholic church in ruins in the village of Zembin, some 75 kilometers northeast of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Afghan children play on a manually operated Ferris wheel in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan children play on a manually operated Ferris wheel in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Ukrainian National Guard Academy students participate in an exercise at a shooting range near the town of Chuhuyuev in the Kharkiv region. (epa/Serhiy Kozlov)
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Ukrainian National Guard Academy students participate in an exercise at a shooting range near the town of Chuhuyuev in the Kharkiv region. (epa/Serhiy Kozlov)

A woman walks past giant egg decorations set up in the center of Moscow, days ahead of Russian Orthodox Easter celebrations. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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A woman walks past giant egg decorations set up in the center of Moscow, days ahead of Russian Orthodox Easter celebrations. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

A woman reacts as she looks at the site of a strong blast near the riot-police headquarters in the center of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on April 11. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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A woman reacts as she looks at the site of a strong blast near the riot-police headquarters in the center of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on April 11. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

A man visits an exhibition titled The Leader Of The Century by Turkish artist Faysal Bugday, consisting of pictures of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a subway station in Ankara. (epa/Tumay Berkin)
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A man visits an exhibition titled The Leader Of The Century by Turkish artist Faysal Bugday, consisting of pictures of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a subway station in Ankara. (epa/Tumay Berkin)

An Iraqi boy sits outside a house that was damaged during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militant in Hammam al-Alil city, south of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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An Iraqi boy sits outside a house that was damaged during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militant in Hammam al-Alil city, south of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Samaritans take part in the traditional Passover sacrifice ceremony, where sheep and goats are slaughtered, at Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on April 10. (epa/Alaa Badarneh)
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Samaritans take part in the traditional Passover sacrifice ceremony, where sheep and goats are slaughtered, at Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on April 10. (epa/Alaa Badarneh)

A Russian Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew members descends before landing in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on April 10. (Reuters/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A Russian Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew members descends before landing in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on April 10. (Reuters/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Pakistani fruit vendors sell watermelons on a roadside in Karachi. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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Pakistani fruit vendors sell watermelons on a roadside in Karachi. (epa/Rehan Khan)

A Syrian opposition fighter walks in a field of poppies in a rebel-held area in the southern city of Daraa. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
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A Syrian opposition fighter walks in a field of poppies in a rebel-held area in the southern city of Daraa. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)

Afghan youths play cricket in a field on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghan youths play cricket in a field on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Boys visit the burnt-out main church as Iraqis attend the first Palm Sunday procession in the Christian city of Qaraqosh on April 9 since Iraqi forces retook it from Islamic State militants. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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Boys visit the burnt-out main church as Iraqis attend the first Palm Sunday procession in the Christian city of Qaraqosh on April 9 since Iraqi forces retook it from Islamic State militants. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

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