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Photos Of The Week #26

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

Athletes compete in the Men's BMX Motos Heats at the Baku 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan, on June 26. (epa/Bernd Thissen)
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Athletes compete in the Men's BMX Motos Heats at the Baku 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan, on June 26. (epa/Bernd Thissen)

People walk past the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on a Dnipro River embankment painted in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag in Kyiv on June 26. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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People walk past the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on a Dnipro River embankment painted in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag in Kyiv on June 26. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Wild mares trot past the shrine of El Rocio as drovers take them to a livestock fair in Almonte, southern Spain. (Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo)
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Wild mares trot past the shrine of El Rocio as drovers take them to a livestock fair in Almonte, southern Spain. (Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo)

A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria, in Tehran on June 25. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria, in Tehran on June 25. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev enters the boxing ring after the 81 kilogram men's light heavyweight boxing final at European Games in Baku on June 25. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev enters the boxing ring after the 81 kilogram men's light heavyweight boxing final at European Games in Baku on June 25. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

A woman stands on one leg, water pouring out of her other boot, as she looks at a partially submerged truck on a street flooded after heavy rains in Sochi, Russia, on June 25. (Reuters/​Kazbek Basaev)
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A woman stands on one leg, water pouring out of her other boot, as she looks at a partially submerged truck on a street flooded after heavy rains in Sochi, Russia, on June 25. (Reuters/​Kazbek Basaev)

A member of Uzbekistan's security forces stands guard during an operation to destroy drugs at a metallurgical plant outside the capital, Tashkent, on June 25. (Reuters/Muhammad Sharif Mamatkulov)
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A member of Uzbekistan's security forces stands guard during an operation to destroy drugs at a metallurgical plant outside the capital, Tashkent, on June 25. (Reuters/Muhammad Sharif Mamatkulov)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron to the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on June 24. (Reuters/​Axel Schmidt)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron to the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on June 24. (Reuters/​Axel Schmidt)

A migrant poses for a photograph while wrapped in a blanket as he shelters under a bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 24. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A migrant poses for a photograph while wrapped in a blanket as he shelters under a bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 24. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

A photo taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station shows an aurora, on June 23. (AFP)
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A photo taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station shows an aurora, on June 23. (AFP)

Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, crowd around the vehicle carrying the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi during her funeral procession in Kolkata on June 24. (Reuters/​Rupak De Chowdhuri)
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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, crowd around the vehicle carrying the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi during her funeral procession in Kolkata on June 24. (Reuters/​Rupak De Chowdhuri)

A tiger cools off to beat the heat by embracing a large lump of ice at the zoo in Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)
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A tiger cools off to beat the heat by embracing a large lump of ice at the zoo in Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)

A worker prepares a sheep to be sheared at a state sheep farm in the village of Konukhi, southeast of Minsk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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A worker prepares a sheep to be sheared at a state sheep farm in the village of Konukhi, southeast of Minsk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Afghan women wait with a child to get food from a distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan women wait with a child to get food from a distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

People stand in front the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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People stand in front the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

A protester is hit by a jet of water released from a riot-police vehicle during a rally against a recent decision to increase the tariff on electricity in Yerevan, Armenia, on June 23. (Reuters/Narek Aleksanyan/PAN Photo)
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A protester is hit by a jet of water released from a riot-police vehicle during a rally against a recent decision to increase the tariff on electricity in Yerevan, Armenia, on June 23. (Reuters/Narek Aleksanyan/PAN Photo)

Protesters gesture rudely as riot police use water cannons in an effort to disperse them during a rally against a recent decision to raise public electricity prices in Yerevan on June 23. Armenian police say 237 people were arrested. Seven demonstrators and 11 police officers were injured in the clashes, with three protesters being hospitalized. (Reuters/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure)
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Protesters gesture rudely as riot police use water cannons in an effort to disperse them during a rally against a recent decision to raise public electricity prices in Yerevan on June 23. Armenian police say 237 people were arrested. Seven demonstrators and 11 police officers were injured in the clashes, with three protesters being hospitalized. (Reuters/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure)

Athletes compete in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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Athletes compete in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

A Pakistani boy cools off in a stream on the outskirts of Islamabad. Officials say more than 500 people have died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan and a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. (epa/Sohail Shahzad)
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A Pakistani boy cools off in a stream on the outskirts of Islamabad. Officials say more than 500 people have died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan and a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. (epa/Sohail Shahzad)

Riders play the traditional mounted sport of kok-boru to mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Telengits with Russia, in the village of Ulagan in the Republic of Altai. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kryazhev)
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Riders play the traditional mounted sport of kok-boru to mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Telengits with Russia, in the village of Ulagan in the Republic of Altai. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kryazhev)

Participants hold torches during a ceremony in the western Belarusian city of Brest to commemorate the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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Participants hold torches during a ceremony in the western Belarusian city of Brest to commemorate the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

Afghan parliamentarians are evacuated after an attack on the parliament building in Kabul on June 22. (epa/Najibullah Faiq)
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Afghan parliamentarians are evacuated after an attack on the parliament building in Kabul on June 22. (epa/Najibullah Faiq)

A local resident sits amid debris in his damaged house, which, according to locals, was hit by recent shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/​Aleksandr Yermochenko)
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A local resident sits amid debris in his damaged house, which, according to locals, was hit by recent shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/​Aleksandr Yermochenko)

Civilians hold dummy weapons during a tactical military training session in Kyiv organized by volunteers who have returned from Ukraine's eastern regions. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Civilians hold dummy weapons during a tactical military training session in Kyiv organized by volunteers who have returned from Ukraine's eastern regions. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A reveller holds a child while posing for a picture during a gay-pride parade in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Reuters/​Jose Luis Gonzalez)
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A reveller holds a child while posing for a picture during a gay-pride parade in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Reuters/​Jose Luis Gonzalez)

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