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Photos Of The Week #22

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

Iranians walk over a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama following the weekly Friday Prayer ceremony in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranians walk over a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama following the weekly Friday Prayer ceremony in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

A group of war veterans who have been protesting outside the Croatian Veterans' Affairs Ministry for about seven months sit inside a church in Zagreb on May 29, where they took refuge after police attempted to disperse them. (AFP/Damir Sencar)
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A group of war veterans who have been protesting outside the Croatian Veterans' Affairs Ministry for about seven months sit inside a church in Zagreb on May 29, where they took refuge after police attempted to disperse them. (AFP/Damir Sencar)

A couple looks at padlocks hanging on tree-shaped metal sculptures in central Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A couple looks at padlocks hanging on tree-shaped metal sculptures in central Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Lyudmila Alekseyeva, Moscow Helsinki Group president and a member of the Kremlin's human rights council, holds a poster reading "I Oppose Sadists' Law" as she pickets against Russia's NGO law in front of the State Duma in Moscow. Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on May 23, Russian prosecutors will be able to target foreign groups whose "undesirable activities" are deemed to threaten "state security" or the "basic values of the Russian state." (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Lyudmila Alekseyeva, Moscow Helsinki Group president and a member of the Kremlin's human rights council, holds a poster reading "I Oppose Sadists' Law" as she pickets against Russia's NGO law in front of the State Duma in Moscow. Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on May 23, Russian prosecutors will be able to target foreign groups whose "undesirable activities" are deemed to threaten "state security" or the "basic values of the Russian state." (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a destroyed house on the front line facing pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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A Ukrainian serviceman walks past a destroyed house on the front line facing pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

An Afghan immigrant, who arrived on a tiny boast from Turkey, tries to communicate with relatives as he waits for temporary documents outside a police station on the island of Kos, Greece. According to local media, an average of 200 immigrants have arrived in Kos every day in the last two months. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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An Afghan immigrant, who arrived on a tiny boast from Turkey, tries to communicate with relatives as he waits for temporary documents outside a police station on the island of Kos, Greece. According to local media, an average of 200 immigrants have arrived in Kos every day in the last two months. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

Participants in the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historic center of Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Participants in the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historic center of Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

A damaged jet fighter is transported on the back of a truck on a German highway near Plech in southern Germany. It was being transported to a factory after being damaged during a collision with a civil airplane last year. (AFP/dpa/Daniel Karmann)
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A damaged jet fighter is transported on the back of a truck on a German highway near Plech in southern Germany. It was being transported to a factory after being damaged during a collision with a civil airplane last year. (AFP/dpa/Daniel Karmann)

Girls hold flags during the inauguration of the Bait-ul-Wahid mosque in Hanau, Germany. (AFP/dpa/Boris Roessler)
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Girls hold flags during the inauguration of the Bait-ul-Wahid mosque in Hanau, Germany. (AFP/dpa/Boris Roessler)

Afghan ice-cream vendor Habib, 53, waits for customers in Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan ice-cream vendor Habib, 53, waits for customers in Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

The cargo vessel Purple Beach, loaded with fertilizers, is engulfed in smoke, west of Helgoland, Germany, on May 27. The fire could not be extinguished and subsequently all crew had to be evacuated. (Reuters/Havariekommando)
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The cargo vessel Purple Beach, loaded with fertilizers, is engulfed in smoke, west of Helgoland, Germany, on May 27. The fire could not be extinguished and subsequently all crew had to be evacuated. (Reuters/Havariekommando)

A funeral ceremony is held for Aleksei Mozgovoi, a leading pro-Russian separatist commander in eastern Ukraine, and two of his fellow fighters in Alchevsk in Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region. He and six other rebels were killed by an unknown group on May 23.(TASS/Mikhail Sokolov)
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A funeral ceremony is held for Aleksei Mozgovoi, a leading pro-Russian separatist commander in eastern Ukraine, and two of his fellow fighters in Alchevsk in Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region. He and six other rebels were killed by an unknown group on May 23.(TASS/Mikhail Sokolov)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel eats a salted herring during the christening ceremony for a new fishing trawler in Sassnitz. (epa/Jens Buettner)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel eats a salted herring during the christening ceremony for a new fishing trawler in Sassnitz. (epa/Jens Buettner)

An farmer sits in dried-up land in India, which has been suffering from a heatwave recently. (epa/Jagadeesh NV)
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An farmer sits in dried-up land in India, which has been suffering from a heatwave recently. (epa/Jagadeesh NV)

Afghan children walk get caught up in a dust storm in Kabul. (Reuters/​Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan children walk get caught up in a dust storm in Kabul. (Reuters/​Mohammad Ismail)

A man salutes as a truck with the coffin of Ukrainian rebel leader Alexey Mozgovoi passes along a street during his funeral ceremony in the town of Alchevsk, some 40 kilometers from Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. (AFP/Aleksey Filippov)
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A man salutes as a truck with the coffin of Ukrainian rebel leader Alexey Mozgovoi passes along a street during his funeral ceremony in the town of Alchevsk, some 40 kilometers from Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. (AFP/Aleksey Filippov)

Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing part of the southeastern Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on a dinghy. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing part of the southeastern Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on a dinghy. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

A child waves an Albanian flag during a funeral ceremony for eight ethnic Albanians who were killed during fighting with Macedonian police in Kumanovo earlier this month. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A child waves an Albanian flag during a funeral ceremony for eight ethnic Albanians who were killed during fighting with Macedonian police in Kumanovo earlier this month. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

People gather in front of a monument to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov during its inauguration ceremony in Ashgabat on May 25. (Reuters/​Marat Gurt) 
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People gather in front of a monument to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov during its inauguration ceremony in Ashgabat on May 25. (Reuters/​Marat Gurt) 

An Afghan child looks on as he sits in the doorway of a house on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province on May 25. (AFP/​Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan child looks on as he sits in the doorway of a house on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province on May 25. (AFP/​Noorullah Shirzada)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fish farm run by the Korean People's Army. (​AFP/KCNA via KNS)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fish farm run by the Korean People's Army. (​AFP/KCNA via KNS)

A rebel fighter fires a weapon toward government forces in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighborhood on May 24. (Reuters/​Hosam Katan)
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A rebel fighter fires a weapon toward government forces in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighborhood on May 24. (Reuters/​Hosam Katan)

A Ukrainian serviceman stands at a position as workers dig trenches on the front line of fighting against pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine, near Artemivsk, on May 26.
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A Ukrainian serviceman stands at a position as workers dig trenches on the front line of fighting against pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine, near Artemivsk, on May 26.

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