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Photos Of The Week #25

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 25th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Pope Francis visits the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan on June 25.
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Pope Francis visits the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan on June 25.

Syrian boys watch a vendor working at an ice cream parlor in Hamorya, Eastern al-Ghouta Province, Syria. (epa/Mohammed Badra)
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Syrian boys watch a vendor working at an ice cream parlor in Hamorya, Eastern al-Ghouta Province, Syria. (epa/Mohammed Badra)

A migrant eats a biscuit on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi )
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A migrant eats a biscuit on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi )

A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London, on June 23. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)
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A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London, on June 23. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard takes a selfie onboard Solar Impulse2 prior to landing in Seville, Spain, after finishing a 70-hour flight over the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of the longest legs of an attempt to complete the first-ever solar-powered flight around the world. (epa/Solar Impulse)
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Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard takes a selfie onboard Solar Impulse2 prior to landing in Seville, Spain, after finishing a 70-hour flight over the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of the longest legs of an attempt to complete the first-ever solar-powered flight around the world. (epa/Solar Impulse)

Displaced children who fled from Islamic State violence receive free food distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan at a restaurant in Baghdad. (Reuters/Ahmed Saad)
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Displaced children who fled from Islamic State violence receive free food distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan at a restaurant in Baghdad. (Reuters/Ahmed Saad)

An internally displaced Syrian boy plays with a wheel in Jrzinaz camp, in the southern part of Idlib, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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An internally displaced Syrian boy plays with a wheel in Jrzinaz camp, in the southern part of Idlib, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

A young Afghan refugee girl weaves a carpet at a small factory in Peshawar, Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Afghanistan during the last three decades of war, with a majority of them taking refuge in neighboring Pakistan. (AFP/A. Majeed)
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A young Afghan refugee girl weaves a carpet at a small factory in Peshawar, Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Afghanistan during the last three decades of war, with a majority of them taking refuge in neighboring Pakistan. (AFP/A. Majeed)

A Pakistani vendor pushes his cart through floodwater following heavy rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A Pakistani vendor pushes his cart through floodwater following heavy rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A military enthusiast dressed as a World War II Red Army officer sits in a cafe as he marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion by Nazi Germany, in Brest, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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A military enthusiast dressed as a World War II Red Army officer sits in a cafe as he marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion by Nazi Germany, in Brest, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

A Syrian man carries the body of a child following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in the rebel-held area of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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A Syrian man carries the body of a child following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in the rebel-held area of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

People celebrate the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo, Macedonia, on June 21. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilvovski )
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People celebrate the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo, Macedonia, on June 21. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilvovski )

Displaced Iraqis who fled the government's operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Fallujah carry basic food items donated by an NGO called Preemptive Love Coalition amid a dust storm. (AFP/Haidar Muhammad Ali)
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Displaced Iraqis who fled the government's operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Fallujah carry basic food items donated by an NGO called Preemptive Love Coalition amid a dust storm. (AFP/Haidar Muhammad Ali)

A protester sprays paint during a protest against the government in front of the Macedonian Ministry of Justice building in Skopje on June 20. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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A protester sprays paint during a protest against the government in front of the Macedonian Ministry of Justice building in Skopje on June 20. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

A handout image released by Greenpeace shows Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi playing the piano during a concert in front of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway on June 20. (epa/Pedro Armestre)
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A handout image released by Greenpeace shows Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi playing the piano during a concert in front of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway on June 20. (epa/Pedro Armestre)

People practice yoga on a glass sightseeing platform ahead of the International Day of Yoga on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on June 20. (Reuters)
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People practice yoga on a glass sightseeing platform ahead of the International Day of Yoga on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on June 20. (Reuters)

Emergency workers carry surviving children in a boat on Lake Syamozero in Russia's Karelia region on June 19. At least 14 died when two boats capsized on the lake at the weekend. (AFP)
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Emergency workers carry surviving children in a boat on Lake Syamozero in Russia's Karelia region on June 19. At least 14 died when two boats capsized on the lake at the weekend. (AFP)

Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at border crossing with neighboring Pakistan in Torkham. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at border crossing with neighboring Pakistan in Torkham. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)
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A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)

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