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Photos Of The Week #19

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 19th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Ukraine's Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, performs her winning song 1944 during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm. The heart-rending song recalls how Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the mass deportation of her entire nation to Central Asia in 1944. (ITT News Agency/Maja Suslin/via Reuters)
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Ukraine's Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, performs her winning song 1944 during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm. The heart-rending song recalls how Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the mass deportation of her entire nation to Central Asia in 1944. (ITT News Agency/Maja Suslin/via Reuters)

A Romanian woman holds flowers and a candle to pay tribute to Dinamo's Cameroonian midfielder Patrick Claude Ekeng during a ceremony at Dinamo Stadium in Bucharest. Ekeng collapsed during a Romanian Premier Soccer League playoff match between Dinamo Bucharest and Victoria in Bucharest on May 6. Ekeng fell unconscious without being touched by any other player and died at hospital hours later from a suspected heart attack. He was 26. (epa/Robert Ghement)
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A Romanian woman holds flowers and a candle to pay tribute to Dinamo's Cameroonian midfielder Patrick Claude Ekeng during a ceremony at Dinamo Stadium in Bucharest. Ekeng collapsed during a Romanian Premier Soccer League playoff match between Dinamo Bucharest and Victoria in Bucharest on May 6. Ekeng fell unconscious without being touched by any other player and died at hospital hours later from a suspected heart attack. He was 26. (epa/Robert Ghement)

Cast member Fabrice Luchini (left) kisses actress Juliette Binoche during a photocall for the film Ma Loute (Slack Bay) in competition during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (Reuters/Yves Herman)
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Cast member Fabrice Luchini (left) kisses actress Juliette Binoche during a photocall for the film Ma Loute (Slack Bay) in competition during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

A servicemen of the Ukrainian security services checks parliament before a session in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A servicemen of the Ukrainian security services checks parliament before a session in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Flames rage amid a pile of burning tires at a tire dump in Toledo, Spain, on May 13. (epa/Ismael Herrero)
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Flames rage amid a pile of burning tires at a tire dump in Toledo, Spain, on May 13. (epa/Ismael Herrero)

A seagull lands in Darling Harbor on a clear sunny day in Sydney, Australia, on May 12. (AFP/Saeed Khan)
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A seagull lands in Darling Harbor on a clear sunny day in Sydney, Australia, on May 12. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron sits beside U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as they listen to a panel at an anticorruption summit in London on May 12. (Reuters/Frank Augstein)
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron sits beside U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as they listen to a panel at an anticorruption summit in London on May 12. (Reuters/Frank Augstein)

A woman cries as she asks for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened for two days by Egyptian authorities in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
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A woman cries as she asks for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened for two days by Egyptian authorities in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

A protester flees tear gas while clashing with riot police during a demonstration in Nantes against controversial French labor reforms on May 10. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)
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A protester flees tear gas while clashing with riot police during a demonstration in Nantes against controversial French labor reforms on May 10. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)

A man sells carpets at the Izmailovo flea market in Moscow, (AFP/Joel Saget)
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A man sells carpets at the Izmailovo flea market in Moscow, (AFP/Joel Saget)

Laborers speak on wireless phones in an alley outside a local telephone booth in Kolkata, India. (Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
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Laborers speak on wireless phones in an alley outside a local telephone booth in Kolkata, India. (Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)

The shoe of one of the victims lies on the ground as Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that targeted a police checkpoint in Quetta on May 10. (epa/Jamal Taraqai)
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The shoe of one of the victims lies on the ground as Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that targeted a police checkpoint in Quetta on May 10. (epa/Jamal Taraqai)

People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the main ceremonial square in Pyongyang, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
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People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the main ceremonial square in Pyongyang, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

 A Pakistani bride looks in a mirror as she attends a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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 A Pakistani bride looks in a mirror as she attends a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi. (AFP/Asif Hassan)

A dog runs past members of separatist forces standing in formation during the Victory Day parade, marking the 71st anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in Donetsk on May 9. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)
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A dog runs past members of separatist forces standing in formation during the Victory Day parade, marking the 71st anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in Donetsk on May 9. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

World War II veteran Yury Podgorski, 93, sits on a bench during Victory Day commemorations in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 9. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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World War II veteran Yury Podgorski, 93, sits on a bench during Victory Day commemorations in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 9. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

People carrying portraits of deceased relatives who took part in World War II, march in a parade during Victory Day commemorations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 9. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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People carrying portraits of deceased relatives who took part in World War II, march in a parade during Victory Day commemorations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 9. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A burqa-clad mother and her daughter beg for alms on a road in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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A burqa-clad mother and her daughter beg for alms on a road in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

An Iraqi Shi'ite scholar stands outside a classroom at a school for clerics in the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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An Iraqi Shi'ite scholar stands outside a classroom at a school for clerics in the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

A Russian Navy serviceman gives alms to a beggar on an embankment of the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in the annexed Crimea Peninsula. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)
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A Russian Navy serviceman gives alms to a beggar on an embankment of the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in the annexed Crimea Peninsula. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

Afghan bystanders inspect the site of a traffic accident in Ghazni province on the main Kabul-Kandahar Highway that left dozens dead.  (AFP)
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Afghan bystanders inspect the site of a traffic accident in Ghazni province on the main Kabul-Kandahar Highway that left dozens dead.  (AFP)

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