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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.

A seagull stands on a statue of Saint Peter as Pope Francis says mass at the Vatican on June 3. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)
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A seagull stands on a statue of Saint Peter as Pope Francis says mass at the Vatican on June 3. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

Water rises near the Eiffel Tower at the Alma Bridge in Paris on June 3. (AFP/Joel Saget)
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Water rises near the Eiffel Tower at the Alma Bridge in Paris on June 3. (AFP/Joel Saget)

A boy, whose brother was killed, reacts at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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A boy, whose brother was killed, reacts at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Gravediggers pose after the first Hungarian grave-digging championship in Debrecen.  (epa/Zsolt Czegledi)
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Gravediggers pose after the first Hungarian grave-digging championship in Debrecen.  (epa/Zsolt Czegledi)

A man walks past graffiti depicting U.S. presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vilnius. (Reuters/Ints Kalnins)
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A man walks past graffiti depicting U.S. presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vilnius. (Reuters/Ints Kalnins)

A helicopter conducts a rescue operation amid flooding in Simbach, Germany, on June 1. (epa/Wolfram Zummach)
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A helicopter conducts a rescue operation amid flooding in Simbach, Germany, on June 1. (epa/Wolfram Zummach)

Oil workers and firemen try to extinguish flames at the Khabbaz oil field some 20 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq. (epa)
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Oil workers and firemen try to extinguish flames at the Khabbaz oil field some 20 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq. (epa)

An Afghan man carries firewood along a road in Kandahar. (AFP/Jawed Tanveer)
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An Afghan man carries firewood along a road in Kandahar. (AFP/Jawed Tanveer)

 A woman sells handmade shoes in central Moscow, Russia. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)
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 A woman sells handmade shoes in central Moscow, Russia. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)

A pro-Russia separatist cooks food at the destroyed International Airport building in Donetsk, Ukraine. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)
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A pro-Russia separatist cooks food at the destroyed International Airport building in Donetsk, Ukraine. (epa/Alexander Ermochenko)

Macedonian protesters light flares after they spray paint on the facade of the Justice Ministry building in Skopje, during an antigovernment protest. (epa/Georgi Licovski) 
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Macedonian protesters light flares after they spray paint on the facade of the Justice Ministry building in Skopje, during an antigovernment protest. (epa/Georgi Licovski) 

Rescue workers investigate a trash dump near the village of Hrybovychi near Lviv on May 30, after three rescuers were missing following a landslide. (epa/Markian Lyseiko)
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Rescue workers investigate a trash dump near the village of Hrybovychi near Lviv on May 30, after three rescuers were missing following a landslide. (epa/Markian Lyseiko)

A Pakistani boy collects items from garbage dumps on a roadside in Karachi. According to Pakistan's Human Development Index, over 60 percent of Pakistan's population lives on less than $1 a day. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)
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A Pakistani boy collects items from garbage dumps on a roadside in Karachi. According to Pakistan's Human Development Index, over 60 percent of Pakistan's population lives on less than $1 a day. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)

Ukrainian military aviator and parliamentary deputy Nadia Savchenko smokes and drinks a coffee near the parliament building before her first session in parliament on May 31 after being freed by Russia as part of a prisoner swap. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian military aviator and parliamentary deputy Nadia Savchenko smokes and drinks a coffee near the parliament building before her first session in parliament on May 31 after being freed by Russia as part of a prisoner swap. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A statuette is seen in front of a burned residential building housing elderly people after a fire broke out in the village Litochky near Kyiv on May 29. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A statuette is seen in front of a burned residential building housing elderly people after a fire broke out in the village Litochky near Kyiv on May 29. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Ahmed sits next to his daughter Reem, who is suffering disabilities due to injuries sustained in government shelling, at their home in Daraa, Syria. (epa/Mahmud al-Hamza)
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Ahmed sits next to his daughter Reem, who is suffering disabilities due to injuries sustained in government shelling, at their home in Daraa, Syria. (epa/Mahmud al-Hamza)

Pairs of used boots and shoes are displayed during a protest by German dairy farmers demanding a fair price structure for milk products in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 30. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch )
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Pairs of used boots and shoes are displayed during a protest by German dairy farmers demanding a fair price structure for milk products in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 30. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch )

A member of the Iraqi security forces fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Fallujah on May 29. (Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani)
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A member of the Iraqi security forces fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Fallujah on May 29. (Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani)

Models of the Altyr fashion theater, dressed in Khakas national costumes, climb over a wooden fence during a photo session, as part of the rehearsal for the Tun-Pairam traditional holiday (The Holiday of the First Milk) celebration at a museum preserve outside the village of Kazanovka near Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )
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Models of the Altyr fashion theater, dressed in Khakas national costumes, climb over a wooden fence during a photo session, as part of the rehearsal for the Tun-Pairam traditional holiday (The Holiday of the First Milk) celebration at a museum preserve outside the village of Kazanovka near Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )

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