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Photos Of The Week #16

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

A boy with a toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A boy with a toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

An Iraqi woman walks past destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Baghdad's northern Shi'ite-majority district of Sadr City on April 17. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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An Iraqi woman walks past destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Baghdad's northern Shi'ite-majority district of Sadr City on April 17. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Ukrainians hold up a large national flag and shout slogans as they take part in a nationalist and pro-unity rally in the eastern city of Donetsk.(AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)
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Ukrainians hold up a large national flag and shout slogans as they take part in a nationalist and pro-unity rally in the eastern city of Donetsk.(AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)

An Afghan woman walks in the courtyard of the Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or "Blue Mosque" in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan woman walks in the courtyard of the Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or "Blue Mosque" in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

An armed man wearing the black and orange ribbons of St. George -- a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine -- stands guard in front of barricades outside the mayor's office in Slovyansk on April 18. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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An armed man wearing the black and orange ribbons of St. George -- a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine -- stands guard in front of barricades outside the mayor's office in Slovyansk on April 18. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

An injured man walks along a street after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Myassar neighbourhood on April 16. (Reuters/Firas Badawi)
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An injured man walks along a street after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Myassar neighbourhood on April 16. (Reuters/Firas Badawi)

An Afghan day labourer pushes his wheelbarrow at a factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan day labourer pushes his wheelbarrow at a factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

A man runs with a cross during the "Za Krizem" procession in Jelsa, on Hvar Island, Croatia, on April 18. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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A man runs with a cross during the "Za Krizem" procession in Jelsa, on Hvar Island, Croatia, on April 18. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

People carry lanterns during the "Za Krizem" procession as they pass through the Vrboska village on Hvar Island. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place on the Thursday before Easter on Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders.(Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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People carry lanterns during the "Za Krizem" procession as they pass through the Vrboska village on Hvar Island. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place on the Thursday before Easter on Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders.(Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

Afghan men perform a traditional "attan" dance during a gathering celebrating the peaceful elections in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan men perform a traditional "attan" dance during a gathering celebrating the peaceful elections in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A boy with toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters in the eastern town of Slovyansk, Ukraine, on April 17. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A boy with toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters in the eastern town of Slovyansk, Ukraine, on April 17. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Crimean people watch a TV broadcast with Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking during his annual call-in live broadcast, on the seafront in Sevastopol, Crimea, on April 17. (epa/Anton Pedko)
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Crimean people watch a TV broadcast with Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking during his annual call-in live broadcast, on the seafront in Sevastopol, Crimea, on April 17. (epa/Anton Pedko)

A cloud of smoke rises from an oil pipeline in Tikrit, north of Baghdad. (Reuters)
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A cloud of smoke rises from an oil pipeline in Tikrit, north of Baghdad. (Reuters)

An F16 jet of the U.S. Air Force (top) and a MIG 21 Lancer, belonging to Romanian Air Force perform a close flight maneuver during the joint Romanian-U.S. military drill Dacian Viper 2014 at the Campia Turzii military air base. (epa/Mircea Rosca)
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An F16 jet of the U.S. Air Force (top) and a MIG 21 Lancer, belonging to Romanian Air Force perform a close flight maneuver during the joint Romanian-U.S. military drill Dacian Viper 2014 at the Campia Turzii military air base. (epa/Mircea Rosca)

A man stands in a phone box in front of graffiti art on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in Cheltenham. (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)
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A man stands in a phone box in front of graffiti art on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in Cheltenham. (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)

A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall for drying in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)
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A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall for drying in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)

Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Alabino, outside Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Dzhaparidze)
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Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Alabino, outside Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Dzhaparidze)

An Afghan child is silhouetted as he rides past a pedestrian in a street on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan child is silhouetted as he rides past a pedestrian in a street on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A man controls a drone spraying pesticides on a farm in Bozhou in China's central Anhui Province. (AFP)
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A man controls a drone spraying pesticides on a farm in Bozhou in China's central Anhui Province. (AFP)

Girls wearing World War II-style Soviet military uniforms dance in the Crimean town of  Alushta. (AFP/Yury Lashov)
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Girls wearing World War II-style Soviet military uniforms dance in the Crimean town of  Alushta. (AFP/Yury Lashov)

Two soldiers watch as U.S. troops conduct parachute training exercises to keep soldier's skills fresh at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)
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Two soldiers watch as U.S. troops conduct parachute training exercises to keep soldier's skills fresh at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)

A pro-Russia protester shouts slogans at a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A pro-Russia protester shouts slogans at a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

An Afghan shopkeeper shows a burqa to a customer at a bazaar in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan shopkeeper shows a burqa to a customer at a bazaar in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A view shows a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in front of a cathedral in a street in Slovyansk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A view shows a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in front of a cathedral in a street in Slovyansk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

North Korean female soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition featuring North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang. (Reuters/Kyodo)
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North Korean female soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition featuring North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang. (Reuters/Kyodo)

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