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Photos Of The Week #18

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 18th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A child skateboards in front of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku. (AFP/Benjamin Cremel)
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A child skateboards in front of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku. (AFP/Benjamin Cremel)

A wounded man is evacuated by Iraqi forces south of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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A wounded man is evacuated by Iraqi forces south of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Anastasia Shevtsova (right) and Yulia Lyakhovykh do leg-splits as they study for an exam and a performance by the graduates of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet at the college's campus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/ Ilya Naymushin)
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Anastasia Shevtsova (right) and Yulia Lyakhovykh do leg-splits as they study for an exam and a performance by the graduates of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet at the college's campus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/ Ilya Naymushin)

Indian pedestrians walk through a dust storm in Allahabad. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)
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Indian pedestrians walk through a dust storm in Allahabad. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk along a road dotted with dozens of black veils shed by women after they crossed into SDF territory near Tishreen Farms on the northern outskirts of Raqqa, Syria, on May 2. (AFP/Ayham al-Mohammad)
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk along a road dotted with dozens of black veils shed by women after they crossed into SDF territory near Tishreen Farms on the northern outskirts of Raqqa, Syria, on May 2. (AFP/Ayham al-Mohammad)

Russian military aircraft fly over St. Petersburg's Dvortsovaya Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade, on May 3. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Russian military aircraft fly over St. Petersburg's Dvortsovaya Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade, on May 3. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

People walk past the tanks of pro-Russia separatist forces during a rehearsal of a Victory Day parade in the center of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 3. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)
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People walk past the tanks of pro-Russia separatist forces during a rehearsal of a Victory Day parade in the center of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 3. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)

A man herds livestock amid heavy snow in Altay in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on May 3. (Reuters/Stringer)
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A man herds livestock amid heavy snow in Altay in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on May 3. (Reuters/Stringer)

A 16-year-old Czech girl scout stands up to a neo-Nazi demonstrator during a May Day rally in Brno, Czech Republic, on May 1. (Vladimir Cicmanec)
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A 16-year-old Czech girl scout stands up to a neo-Nazi demonstrator during a May Day rally in Brno, Czech Republic, on May 1. (Vladimir Cicmanec)

French riot police are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a May Day workers' rally march in Paris. At least six officers were injured, one with bad burns to his hands and face from Molotov cocktails thrown by protesters. (AFP/Zakaria Abdelkafi)
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French riot police are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a May Day workers' rally march in Paris. At least six officers were injured, one with bad burns to his hands and face from Molotov cocktails thrown by protesters. (AFP/Zakaria Abdelkafi)

Ukrainian pole dancer Dmitry Fedotov performs during the Kyrgyzstan Pole Dancing Championships in Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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Ukrainian pole dancer Dmitry Fedotov performs during the Kyrgyzstan Pole Dancing Championships in Bishkek. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

A man surfs on Russky Island near Vladivostok, Russia. (TASS)
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A man surfs on Russky Island near Vladivostok, Russia. (TASS)

Young people take part in hand-to-hand combat practice during a military survival game in the Ternopil region of Ukraine. (Reuters/Maksim Levin)
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Young people take part in hand-to-hand combat practice during a military survival game in the Ternopil region of Ukraine. (Reuters/Maksim Levin)

Protesters demonstrate in front of parliament in Skopje, Macedonia, against an emerging coalition government that includes ethnic Albanian parties. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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Protesters demonstrate in front of parliament in Skopje, Macedonia, against an emerging coalition government that includes ethnic Albanian parties. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

Police officers detain gay-rights activists during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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Police officers detain gay-rights activists during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

People unload supplies from a Syrian Arab Red Crescent truck in the rebel-held town of Douma on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, Syria. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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People unload supplies from a Syrian Arab Red Crescent truck in the rebel-held town of Douma on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, Syria. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

Pakistani workers carry cutouts of images of Pakistani political-party leaders as they shout slogans during a May Day rally to mark International Labor Day in Lahore on May 1. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Pakistani workers carry cutouts of images of Pakistani political-party leaders as they shout slogans during a May Day rally to mark International Labor Day in Lahore on May 1. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Students march during a May Day rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 1. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Students march during a May Day rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 1. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Belarusian opposition figures Paval Sevyarynets (left) and Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu (3rd left) attend a May Day rally held by opposition supporters in Minsk on May 1. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Belarusian opposition figures Paval Sevyarynets (left) and Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu (3rd left) attend a May Day rally held by opposition supporters in Minsk on May 1. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Protesters shout slogans during an opposition May Day rally in Minsk, Belarus, on May 1. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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Protesters shout slogans during an opposition May Day rally in Minsk, Belarus, on May 1. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Supporters of the Socialist Party of Moldova attend a rally on the occasion of May Day in front of the National Opera and Ballet Theater Chisinau on May 1. (epa/Dumitru Doru)
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Supporters of the Socialist Party of Moldova attend a rally on the occasion of May Day in front of the National Opera and Ballet Theater Chisinau on May 1. (epa/Dumitru Doru)

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