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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 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Chinese military guard of honor waits to welcome the arrival of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirzyaev in Beijing on May 12. (AFP/Greg Baker)
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A Chinese military guard of honor waits to welcome the arrival of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirzyaev in Beijing on May 12. (AFP/Greg Baker)

People walk through a frontier check point at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border in Kara Suu, some 500 kilometers southeast of Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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People walk through a frontier check point at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border in Kara Suu, some 500 kilometers southeast of Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

A Ukrainian T-64BM tank goes over a car during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017 at a training ground near Eschenbach in Germany on May 11. (epa/Christian Bruna)
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A Ukrainian T-64BM tank goes over a car during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017 at a training ground near Eschenbach in Germany on May 11. (epa/Christian Bruna)

Palestinian protesters swing as they rest at a park during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the West Bank. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)
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Palestinian protesters swing as they rest at a park during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the West Bank. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

An Afghan man works at a brick kiln in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan man works at a brick kiln in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Ukrainian soldiers rest in a shelter near their position in the war-torn Donetsk region. (epa/Valeri Kvit)
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Ukrainian soldiers rest in a shelter near their position in the war-torn Donetsk region. (epa/Valeri Kvit)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a prayer after they harvest wheat in a field near the Mevo Horon settlement in the West Bank. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a prayer after they harvest wheat in a field near the Mevo Horon settlement in the West Bank. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

A displaced child who fled from the Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Raqqa stands outside as she eats a loaf of bread in a camp for displaced persons near the town of Al-Karamah, Syria. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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A displaced child who fled from the Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Raqqa stands outside as she eats a loaf of bread in a camp for displaced persons near the town of Al-Karamah, Syria. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Supporters of Iranian conservative presidential candidate and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf attend a campaign rally in the capital, Tehran, on May 11. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Supporters of Iranian conservative presidential candidate and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf attend a campaign rally in the capital, Tehran, on May 11. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

A demonstrator takes cover behind a makeshift shield as clashes with riot police erupt, during a march against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 10. (AFP/Juan Barreto)
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A demonstrator takes cover behind a makeshift shield as clashes with riot police erupt, during a march against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 10. (AFP/Juan Barreto)

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a gala match of the hockey teams of the Night League in Sochi on May 10. (Reuters/Yury Kochetkov)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a gala match of the hockey teams of the Night League in Sochi on May 10. (Reuters/Yury Kochetkov)

A man carries a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during an Immortal Regiment march in central Belgrade, Serbia, on May 9. ( AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A man carries a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during an Immortal Regiment march in central Belgrade, Serbia, on May 9. ( AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

People attend the Victory Day celebration marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 9. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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People attend the Victory Day celebration marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II 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)

People of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang hold pictures of their relatives who fought during World War II as they take part in an Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on May 9. (Reuters/Yury Maltsev)
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People of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang hold pictures of their relatives who fought during World War II as they take part in an Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on May 9. (Reuters/Yury Maltsev)

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (center) rides a bicycle during the opening of cycling season in Grozny on May 8. (AFP/Elena Fitkulina)
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (center) rides a bicycle during the opening of cycling season in Grozny on May 8. (AFP/Elena Fitkulina)

Russian servicemen cast shadows on paving stones on Moscow's Red Square as they take part in a rehearsal for a Victory Day military parade, which is due to take place on May 9. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Russian servicemen cast shadows on paving stones on Moscow's Red Square as they take part in a rehearsal for a Victory Day military parade, which is due to take place on May 9. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Current French President Francois Hollande (right) reaches out to touch President-elect Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris on May 8, the day after the latter convincingly beat his main rival, the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, in a presidential runoff. (epa/Francois Mori)
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Current French President Francois Hollande (right) reaches out to touch President-elect Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris on May 8, the day after the latter convincingly beat his main rival, the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, in a presidential runoff. (epa/Francois Mori)

Women walk past a pile of rubbish bags on a street during a strike by garbage collectors demanding delayed salaries in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 8. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)
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Women walk past a pile of rubbish bags on a street during a strike by garbage collectors demanding delayed salaries in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 8. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

Employees remove a portrait of defeated French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen following a party for Russian supporters of the far-right politician in a Moscow bar on May 7. (AFP/Vasily Maximov) 
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Employees remove a portrait of defeated French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen following a party for Russian supporters of the far-right politician in a Moscow bar on May 7. (AFP/Vasily Maximov) 

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