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Photos Of The Week #20

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 20th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Belarusian schoolchildren, who are members of a pro-government Young Pioneer movement, perform with drums as they take part in a meeting to mark the 95th anniversary of their organisation in Minsk on May 19. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Belarusian schoolchildren, who are members of a pro-government Young Pioneer movement, perform with drums as they take part in a meeting to mark the 95th anniversary of their organisation in Minsk on May 19. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

An Iranian girl shows her ink-stained finger and her mother's ID after the latter voted in a presidential election at in southern Tehran on May 19. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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An Iranian girl shows her ink-stained finger and her mother's ID after the latter voted in a presidential election at in southern Tehran on May 19. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iraqis residing in western Mosul flee their area as Iraqi forces continue their military offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group on May 19. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqis residing in western Mosul flee their area as Iraqi forces continue their military offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group on May 19. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Nuns and adherents of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate attend a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament on May 18 against proposed laws that would give Kyiv more control over their branch of the church. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Nuns and adherents of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate attend a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament on May 18 against proposed laws that would give Kyiv more control over their branch of the church. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A woman makes a phone call as others attend to an injured person after a car plowed into pedestrians on New York's Times Square on May 18. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
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A woman makes a phone call as others attend to an injured person after a car plowed into pedestrians on New York's Times Square on May 18. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

Crafts salesman Hidaya Muhyiddin, 35, poses for a photograph in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)
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Crafts salesman Hidaya Muhyiddin, 35, poses for a photograph in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)

An LGBT activist takes part in a rally in support of homosexual and transsexual rights on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia at the Marsovo Field in St. Petersburg on May 17. (Sputnik/Aleksandr Galperin)
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An LGBT activist takes part in a rally in support of homosexual and transsexual rights on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia at the Marsovo Field in St. Petersburg on May 17. (Sputnik/Aleksandr Galperin)

An Iraqi man tries to put out a car on fire as Iraqi Counterterrorism Services advance toward Mosul's western Rifai neighborhood during their ongoing offensive against Islamic State (IS) group fighters on May 16. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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An Iraqi man tries to put out a car on fire as Iraqi Counterterrorism Services advance toward Mosul's western Rifai neighborhood during their ongoing offensive against Islamic State (IS) group fighters on May 16. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

An Afghan boy cools off under a muddy waterfall on the outskirts of Jalalabad Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan boy cools off under a muddy waterfall on the outskirts of Jalalabad Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Activists wearing symbolic executioner's clothes hang an effigy with a sign reading "National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine" during a protest at parliament in Kyiv on May 16. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)
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Activists wearing symbolic executioner's clothes hang an effigy with a sign reading "National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine" during a protest at parliament in Kyiv on May 16. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)

An Iraqi girl stands amid bricks being baked dry in the sun at a factory near the shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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An Iraqi girl stands amid bricks being baked dry in the sun at a factory near the shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Supporters of Iranian president and presidential candidate Hassan Rohani chant slogans during an election-campaign rally in the northwestern city of Zanjan on May 16. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
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Supporters of Iranian president and presidential candidate Hassan Rohani chant slogans during an election-campaign rally in the northwestern city of Zanjan on May 16. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

Palestinian schoolgirls run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking the 69th anniversary of Nakba on May 15 in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Nakba is the day on which Palestinians mark the displacement that preceded and followed Israel's declaration of independence in 1948. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
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Palestinian schoolgirls run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking the 69th anniversary of Nakba on May 15 in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Nakba is the day on which Palestinians mark the displacement that preceded and followed Israel's declaration of independence in 1948. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Displaced Iraqis flee during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul on May 15. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
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Displaced Iraqis flee during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul on May 15. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Pakistani children play in the Ravi River in Lahore as the country finds itself in the midst of a heatwave. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Pakistani children play in the Ravi River in Lahore as the country finds itself in the midst of a heatwave. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Afghan schoolgirls hold umbrellas to shelter from the rain on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan schoolgirls hold umbrellas to shelter from the rain on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A Syrian child eats cotton candy while selling it on a street cart in the city of Al-Bab in the northern Aleppo Province on May 15. (AFP/Zein Al Rifai)
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A Syrian child eats cotton candy while selling it on a street cart in the city of Al-Bab in the northern Aleppo Province on May 15. (AFP/Zein Al Rifai)

Soccer supporters react as Feyenoord Rotterdam score a goal in a Dutch league match against Heracles Almelo. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)
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Soccer supporters react as Feyenoord Rotterdam score a goal in a Dutch league match against Heracles Almelo. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)

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