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Photos Of The Week #20

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

A supporter of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hurls a tear-gas canister back at security forces during clashes after demonstrators broke into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone on May 20. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A supporter of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hurls a tear-gas canister back at security forces during clashes after demonstrators broke into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone on May 20. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Members of the volunteer Azov Battalion and supporters from various right-wing movements burn flares during a rally in front of parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 20. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)
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Members of the volunteer Azov Battalion and supporters from various right-wing movements burn flares during a rally in front of parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 20. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)

A man cools off from the heat in a stream on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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A man cools off from the heat in a stream on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Nathan Law, the chairman of the political party Demosisto, a party advocating democratic self-determination and autonomy for Hong Kong, is subdued by police after trying to cross into a security area where Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang resides during his stay in Hong Kong. (epa/Demosisto/handout photo)
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Nathan Law, the chairman of the political party Demosisto, a party advocating democratic self-determination and autonomy for Hong Kong, is subdued by police after trying to cross into a security area where Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang resides during his stay in Hong Kong. (epa/Demosisto/handout photo)

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower in New York City. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower in New York City. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Kurdish mourners cry as they carry coffins on the outskirts of the majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, after a massive explosion hit the area. The blast was caused after a huge quantity of explosives hoarded by Kurdish rebels blew up accidentally. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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Kurdish mourners cry as they carry coffins on the outskirts of the majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, after a massive explosion hit the area. The blast was caused after a huge quantity of explosives hoarded by Kurdish rebels blew up accidentally. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Pakistani cleaners and bus drivers sleep on vehicles early in the morning in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Pakistani cleaners and bus drivers sleep on vehicles early in the morning in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A man puts Ukraine's national costume, the Vyshyvanka, on a statue commemorating Kyiv's city founders on May 19, the day Ukrainians dedicate to their national dress. (epa/Sergey Dolzhenko) 
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A man puts Ukraine's national costume, the Vyshyvanka, on a statue commemorating Kyiv's city founders on May 19, the day Ukrainians dedicate to their national dress. (epa/Sergey Dolzhenko) 

A general view of a Neapolitan pizza made to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made. The 41-centimeter-wide pizza stretches for 2 kilometers along Naples' waterfront. (epa/Ciro Fusco)
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A general view of a Neapolitan pizza made to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made. The 41-centimeter-wide pizza stretches for 2 kilometers along Naples' waterfront. (epa/Ciro Fusco)

A Pakistani girl collects seashells on the beach in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)
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A Pakistani girl collects seashells on the beach in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)

Albanians protest against their government's decision to build a hydropower plant near Qesarake. (epa)
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Albanians protest against their government's decision to build a hydropower plant near Qesarake. (epa)

A police car burns during a demonstration against police violence and French labor reform in Paris on May 18. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)
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A police car burns during a demonstration against police violence and French labor reform in Paris on May 18. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

Members of brigades formed by Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, march in Iraq's holy city of Najaf as they prepare to reinforce government forces in the fight against IS. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Members of brigades formed by Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, march in Iraq's holy city of Najaf as they prepare to reinforce government forces in the fight against IS. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Journalists inspect metro train painted by Spanish artist Kenor as a gift to the Ukrainian capital at a depot in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Journalists inspect metro train painted by Spanish artist Kenor as a gift to the Ukrainian capital at a depot in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Indian children use a roadside tap to cool off amid rising temperatures in Allahabad on May 17 (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)
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Indian children use a roadside tap to cool off amid rising temperatures in Allahabad on May 17 (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man with his face covered with ash is pictured after taking a dip in the waters of the Shipra River in Ujjain, India, on May 17. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)
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A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man with his face covered with ash is pictured after taking a dip in the waters of the Shipra River in Ujjain, India, on May 17. (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)

Protestors light flares and wave flags marching through a street during an antigovernment protest in Skopje, Macedonia, on May 16. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Protestors light flares and wave flags marching through a street during an antigovernment protest in Skopje, Macedonia, on May 16. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Some antigovernment demonstrators even used an improvised slingshot to throw balloons filled with colored paint toward the parliament building in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Some antigovernment demonstrators even used an improvised slingshot to throw balloons filled with colored paint toward the parliament building in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Migrants sit after they were rescued offshore, in Tripoli, Libya, on May 16. (epa)
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Migrants sit after they were rescued offshore, in Tripoli, Libya, on May 16. (epa)

Afghan Hazara protesters chant antigovernment slogans during a demonstration in Kabul on May 16. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghan Hazara protesters chant antigovernment slogans during a demonstration in Kabul on May 16. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Men watch the Hazara demonstrators during the protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Men watch the Hazara demonstrators during the protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Russians dressed in Cossack uniforms play games during the monastery festival of hospitality in the St. Nicholas Solba monastery in the Yaroslavl region on May 15. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)
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Russians dressed in Cossack uniforms play games during the monastery festival of hospitality in the St. Nicholas Solba monastery in the Yaroslavl region on May 15. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)

A Syrian rebel fighter aims his weapon on the front line against regime forces in the rebel-controlled village of Bala on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
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A Syrian rebel fighter aims his weapon on the front line against regime forces in the rebel-controlled village of Bala on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)

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