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Photos Of The Week #17

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 17th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Pakistani Hindu girl plays near a wall adorned with a religious image outside the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A Pakistani Hindu girl plays near a wall adorned with a religious image outside the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Water is sprayed early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France, on April (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)
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Water is sprayed early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France, on April (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)

History enthusiasts wearing WWII U.S. Army uniforms salute as the national anthem of the United States is played during the Convoy Of Liberty commemoration event in Prague. The Convoy Of Liberty commemorates the moments in 1945 when the western part of the country was liberated from Nazi oppression by the U.S. Army. (epa/Martin Divisek)
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History enthusiasts wearing WWII U.S. Army uniforms salute as the national anthem of the United States is played during the Convoy Of Liberty commemoration event in Prague. The Convoy Of Liberty commemorates the moments in 1945 when the western part of the country was liberated from Nazi oppression by the U.S. Army. (epa/Martin Divisek)

Zoran Zaev, the head of a newly formed coalition in Macedonia that said it was trying to assert its right to govern by electing the new parliament speaker, is escorted from parliament on April 27 with blood streaming from his head after protesters stormed the building and assaulted him. (Reuters) 
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Zoran Zaev, the head of a newly formed coalition in Macedonia that said it was trying to assert its right to govern by electing the new parliament speaker, is escorted from parliament on April 27 with blood streaming from his head after protesters stormed the building and assaulted him. (Reuters) 

An honor guard stands by the Eternal Glory WWII monument during an inauguration ceremony for newly adopted members of the Young Army military patriotic movement in the southern Russian city of Stavropol. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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An honor guard stands by the Eternal Glory WWII monument during an inauguration ceremony for newly adopted members of the Young Army military patriotic movement in the southern Russian city of Stavropol. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

A bundle of carrots harvested from a field is placed on a cart in Divjaka, Albania. (epa/Malton Dibra)
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A bundle of carrots harvested from a field is placed on a cart in Divjaka, Albania. (epa/Malton Dibra)

Kyrgyz servicemen take part in a military exercise in Balykchy, some 180 kilometers from Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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Kyrgyz servicemen take part in a military exercise in Balykchy, some 180 kilometers from Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

A widow carries a portrait of her husband as she walks in front of a gravestone with the names of those who died as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. A ceremony at a Chernobyl memorial in Kyiv on April 26 marked the 31st anniversary of the world's worst civilian nuclear accident. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A widow carries a portrait of her husband as she walks in front of a gravestone with the names of those who died as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. A ceremony at a Chernobyl memorial in Kyiv on April 26 marked the 31st anniversary of the world's worst civilian nuclear accident. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival marking the ascension of the Prophet to heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival marking the ascension of the Prophet to heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle in Al-Hatra, in southwest Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters)
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Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle in Al-Hatra, in southwest Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters)

A protester lights a flare during a protest against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government in Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A protester lights a flare during a protest against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government in Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim worshippers carry the symbolic coffin of the 8th-century Imam Musa al-Kadhim during a funeral procession on the anniversary of his death at his shrine in Baghdad’s northern district of Kadhimiya. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim worshippers carry the symbolic coffin of the 8th-century Imam Musa al-Kadhim during a funeral procession on the anniversary of his death at his shrine in Baghdad’s northern district of Kadhimiya. (AFP/Sabah Arar)

People drink and eat at a cemetery in the abandoned village of Lomysh, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Belarus, on the eve of Radunitsa, or the Day of Rejoicing, a holiday in the Eastern Orthodox Church to remember the dead. Every year, residents who left their villages after the Chernobyl blast gather at cemeteries for a day to visit their relatives' graves and to meet with former friends and neighbors. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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People drink and eat at a cemetery in the abandoned village of Lomysh, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Belarus, on the eve of Radunitsa, or the Day of Rejoicing, a holiday in the Eastern Orthodox Church to remember the dead. Every year, residents who left their villages after the Chernobyl blast gather at cemeteries for a day to visit their relatives' graves and to meet with former friends and neighbors. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Afghan Special Forces inspect a cave that was used by suspected Islamic State militants at the site where the United States dropped its largest nonnuclear bomb earlier this month in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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Afghan Special Forces inspect a cave that was used by suspected Islamic State militants at the site where the United States dropped its largest nonnuclear bomb earlier this month in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar. (Reuters/Parwiz)

A man reviews portraits of victims of the Holocaust in the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje on April 24. (epa/Georgi Licovski)
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A man reviews portraits of victims of the Holocaust in the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje on April 24. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

A Kashmiri student throws a projectile toward an Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar on April 24. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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A Kashmiri student throws a projectile toward an Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar on April 24. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

People practice tai chi on a suspension bridge during an event at a tourist spot in Beijing, China. (Reuters)
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People practice tai chi on a suspension bridge during an event at a tourist spot in Beijing, China. (Reuters)

People in Yerevan take part in a torchlight procession to mark the anniversary of mass killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman-era Turkey on April 24. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
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People in Yerevan take part in a torchlight procession to mark the anniversary of mass killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman-era Turkey on April 24. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Participants storm a replica of the Reichstag during a historical military reenactment of The Battle of Berlin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the crucial World War II engagement in the German capital. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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Participants storm a replica of the Reichstag during a historical military reenactment of The Battle of Berlin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the crucial World War II engagement in the German capital. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

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