Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 25th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.
Drenched by a downpour, Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) speaks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a wreath-laying ceremony marking the anniversary of the Nazi invasion in 1941, by the Kremlin wall in Moscow on June 22. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko makes an obscene gesture during a session of the parliament in Kyiv. (Reuters/Vladyslav Musiienko)
A girl walks through rubbish left by waves along Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
People participate in Solstice In Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga, an all-day yoga event in Times Square in New York City to mark the summer solstice on June 21. (epa/Justin Lane)
Ukrainian firefighters extinguish a blaze in a three-story house on Khreshatyk Street, a main thoroughfare in Kyiv. (epa/Volodymyr Petrov)
Afghan men make sweets at a traditional factory in Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)
A member of Iraq's security forces fires a 23-mm antiaircraft gun as they advance toward the Old City of Mosul during an ongoing offensive to retake the last district still held by Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
Children take part in a martial arts competition in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. (Reuters)
Children in gowns and mortarboards are all smiles during their kindergarten graduation ceremony in Handan, Hebei Province, China. (Reuters/China Daily)
Pakistani cricket fans cheer after Pakistan defeated India in the Champions Trophy finals in Lahore on June 18.
Syrian residents of the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, break their fast with the iftar meal on a heavily damaged street during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AFP/Hamza Al-Ajweh)
Iraqi Army personnel drop informational leaflets over the old city of Mosul, which government forces are still trying to wrest from Islamic State extremists. (Reuters/Ahmed Saad)
Female Afghan refugees wait to have their eyes scanned at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AFP/Abdul Majeed)