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Photos Of The Week #2

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

A displaced man tries to keep warm as the belongings of people fleeing violence in the Bor region of South Sudan are unloaded at Minkammen. (AFP/Nichole Sobecki)
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A displaced man tries to keep warm as the belongings of people fleeing violence in the Bor region of South Sudan are unloaded at Minkammen. (AFP/Nichole Sobecki)

A replica of the Black Nazarene is paraded during a procession in Manila. Millions of barefoot devotees packed the streets of the Philippine capital for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades, honoring a statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers. (AFP/Noel Celis)
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A replica of the Black Nazarene is paraded during a procession in Manila. Millions of barefoot devotees packed the streets of the Philippine capital for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades, honoring a statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers. (AFP/Noel Celis)

A member of the German "Caselly" family performs with an elephant during the five-day 10th International Circus Festival in Budapest. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)
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A member of the German "Caselly" family performs with an elephant during the five-day 10th International Circus Festival in Budapest. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and lava near Karo, on North Sumatra. (AFP/ATAR)
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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and lava near Karo, on North Sumatra. (AFP/ATAR)

A child plays under the cape of a man in a Batman costume in the Favela do Metro slum area, near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where shanties are being leveled to renovate the area ahead of the Brazil's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in June. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)
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A child plays under the cape of a man in a Batman costume in the Favela do Metro slum area, near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where shanties are being leveled to renovate the area ahead of the Brazil's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in June. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

The water tower of the Batllava artificial lake near the village of Orllane, in Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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The water tower of the Batllava artificial lake near the village of Orllane, in Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Cossacks, who started regular patrols within the city of Volgograd in the wake of recent suicide attacks, stand guard in front of the Kazan Orthodox Cathedral. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Cossacks, who started regular patrols within the city of Volgograd in the wake of recent suicide attacks, stand guard in front of the Kazan Orthodox Cathedral. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province at sunset. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province at sunset. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Afghan girls walk on snow as they head home in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan girls walk on snow as they head home in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Sarajevo hosts on January 10-12 an Ice Festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Winter Olympic Games. (RFE/RL / Midhat Poturovic)
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Sarajevo hosts on January 10-12 an Ice Festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Winter Olympic Games. (RFE/RL / Midhat Poturovic)

People smile as they are reflected in a glassy wall of a skating rink on Moscow's Red Square. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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People smile as they are reflected in a glassy wall of a skating rink on Moscow's Red Square. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A pro-European-integration demonstrator washes a banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin near a barricade on Independence Square, where the supporters are holding a rally, in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A pro-European-integration demonstrator washes a banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin near a barricade on Independence Square, where the supporters are holding a rally, in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A vendor prepares peanuts on a roadside in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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A vendor prepares peanuts on a roadside in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

Blossoms and buds hang on a Japanese Cherry tree in the Wohlerspark in Hamburg, Germany. (epa/Axel Heimken)
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Blossoms and buds hang on a Japanese Cherry tree in the Wohlerspark in Hamburg, Germany. (epa/Axel Heimken)

A participant flies a tiger-shaped kite during the International Kite Festival in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
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A participant flies a tiger-shaped kite during the International Kite Festival in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Police detain an Orthodox activist in front of the Georgian Patriarchate in Tbilisi, where clashes erupted over Patriarch Ilia II's suggestion in his Christmas address that children born to surrogate mothers or through artificial insemination will be "problematic" in adulthood. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Police detain an Orthodox activist in front of the Georgian Patriarchate in Tbilisi, where clashes erupted over Patriarch Ilia II's suggestion in his Christmas address that children born to surrogate mothers or through artificial insemination will be "problematic" in adulthood. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

A photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows Kim Jong Un (center), his wife Ri Sol Ju (left) and former NBA star Dennis Rodman (right) watching a basketball game between former NBA players and North Korean players in Pyongyang.
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A photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows Kim Jong Un (center), his wife Ri Sol Ju (left) and former NBA star Dennis Rodman (right) watching a basketball game between former NBA players and North Korean players in Pyongyang.

A Soviet-made plastic rowboat covered in snow and hoarfrost lies on a snowy bank of the Yenisei River, with the temperature at around minus 20 degrees Celsius, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A Soviet-made plastic rowboat covered in snow and hoarfrost lies on a snowy bank of the Yenisei River, with the temperature at around minus 20 degrees Celsius, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Men help a wounded boy who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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Men help a wounded boy who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

A makeshift memorial with a picture of legendary shoe cleaner "Uncle" Miso is seen on a main street in Sarajevo. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)
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A makeshift memorial with a picture of legendary shoe cleaner "Uncle" Miso is seen on a main street in Sarajevo. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

People in traditional costumes sing Christmas carols in the subway as they go to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Independence Square in central Kyiv on January 7. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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People in traditional costumes sing Christmas carols in the subway as they go to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Independence Square in central Kyiv on January 7. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Large waves hit the seafront at the Cobb in Lyme Regis, southwest England. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
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Large waves hit the seafront at the Cobb in Lyme Regis, southwest England. (Reuters/Toby Melville)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) poses for a picture with members of a children's choir during a visit to the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Mettsel)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) poses for a picture with members of a children's choir during a visit to the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Mettsel)

Tbilisi's Trinity Cathedral is seen during a charity procession across the center of the Georgian capital. (epa/Zurab Kurtisikidze)
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Tbilisi's Trinity Cathedral is seen during a charity procession across the center of the Georgian capital. (epa/Zurab Kurtisikidze)

Afghan men collect dried plants to be used as firewood on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Sayed Mustafa)
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Afghan men collect dried plants to be used as firewood on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Sayed Mustafa)

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