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Photos Of The Week #23

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 23rd week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A convict showcases one of her creations during a fashion show at female penal colony No. 10 in the village of Gornoye. Prisoners of the colony sew clothes at a garment factory and every year they celebrate Day of Light Industry by presenting the clothes they made. (TASS/Yuri Smityuk)
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A convict showcases one of her creations during a fashion show at female penal colony No. 10 in the village of Gornoye. Prisoners of the colony sew clothes at a garment factory and every year they celebrate Day of Light Industry by presenting the clothes they made. (TASS/Yuri Smityuk)

Afghan women receive food rations during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan women receive food rations during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

A Pakistani Muslim boy reads the Koran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar on June 9. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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A Pakistani Muslim boy reads the Koran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar on June 9. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

Indonesian Muslims lay down on the floor as others read the Koran shortly after Friday Prayers in a Jakarta mosque on June 9. (epa/Mast Irham)
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Indonesian Muslims lay down on the floor as others read the Koran shortly after Friday Prayers in a Jakarta mosque on June 9. (epa/Mast Irham)

Iranians march during a funeral for victims of deadly attacks on the country's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in the capital Tehran on June 9. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranians march during a funeral for victims of deadly attacks on the country's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in the capital Tehran on June 9. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Smoke rises from brick factories on the outskirts of Islamabad on June 8. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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Smoke rises from brick factories on the outskirts of Islamabad on June 8. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

A Jewish woman prays at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. (epa/Atef Safadi)
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A Jewish woman prays at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. (epa/Atef Safadi)

Afghan men pray during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Mazar-e sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan men pray during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Mazar-e sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses with participants during the Eighth Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) in Pyongyang on June 8. (Reuters)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses with participants during the Eighth Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) in Pyongyang on June 8. (Reuters)

A girl protects herself from garbage and dust, raised by a gust of wind, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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A girl protects herself from garbage and dust, raised by a gust of wind, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Ramush Haradinaj, a candidate for Kosovo prime minister, smiles behind falling confetti as he campaigns in Ferizaj. (Reuters/Hazir Reka)
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Ramush Haradinaj, a candidate for Kosovo prime minister, smiles behind falling confetti as he campaigns in Ferizaj. (Reuters/Hazir Reka)

A displaced man runs as he holds his son's hand in western Mosul on June 7. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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A displaced man runs as he holds his son's hand in western Mosul on June 7. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

HC Vardar players celebrate winning the European handball title at the main square in Skopje on June 6. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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HC Vardar players celebrate winning the European handball title at the main square in Skopje on June 6. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Iraqi children play at the Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Arbil and Mosul. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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Iraqi children play at the Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Arbil and Mosul. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

A displaced Iraqi girl receives aid food during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Arbil and Mosul. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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A displaced Iraqi girl receives aid food during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Arbil and Mosul. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Afghan firefighters extinguish a fire at the site of a motorcycle bomb explosion in front of the Jami Mosque that killed seven people in Herat on June 6. 
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Afghan firefighters extinguish a fire at the site of a motorcycle bomb explosion in front of the Jami Mosque that killed seven people in Herat on June 6. 

A vendor throws a watermelon, which was kept in the waters of a canal to keep it cool, toward a customer on a hot summer day in Jammu, India. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)
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A vendor throws a watermelon, which was kept in the waters of a canal to keep it cool, toward a customer on a hot summer day in Jammu, India. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

A man walks atop a huge landfill dump as he looks for firewood outside Yangon, Burma. (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)
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A man walks atop a huge landfill dump as he looks for firewood outside Yangon, Burma. (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

Gulls fly over garbage at the Ecores waste-processing plant on World Environment Day, on the outskirts of Minsk on June 5. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Gulls fly over garbage at the Ecores waste-processing plant on World Environment Day, on the outskirts of Minsk on June 5. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

A participant is covered in colored powder during Kyiv's annual Color Run on June 4. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A participant is covered in colored powder during Kyiv's annual Color Run on June 4. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Pakistani youths cool off in a river as temperatures reached around 43 degrees Celsius on the outskirts of Islamabad on June 5. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
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Pakistani youths cool off in a river as temperatures reached around 43 degrees Celsius on the outskirts of Islamabad on June 5. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Believers in Kyiv attend a funeral ceremony for Lubomyr Husar, the ex-head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who died late last month. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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Believers in Kyiv attend a funeral ceremony for Lubomyr Husar, the ex-head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who died late last month. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

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