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Photos Of The Week #26

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 26th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Same-sex figures stand atop a cake during a celebration gathering of the German Social Democrats (SPD) parliamentary group after a successful vote on legalizing same-sex marriages at the German parliament in Berlin. (epa/Clemens Bilan)
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Same-sex figures stand atop a cake during a celebration gathering of the German Social Democrats (SPD) parliamentary group after a successful vote on legalizing same-sex marriages at the German parliament in Berlin. (epa/Clemens Bilan)

Ukrainian servicemen fire a 152-mm towed gun during a military exercise on a shooting range near Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)
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Ukrainian servicemen fire a 152-mm towed gun during a military exercise on a shooting range near Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)

Children play around a tree in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Children play around a tree in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

A boy jumps into the Black Sea from a pier in central Sochi, Russia, on June 30. (Reuters/Dmitry Serebryakov)
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A boy jumps into the Black Sea from a pier in central Sochi, Russia, on June 30. (Reuters/Dmitry Serebryakov)

Pedestrians protect themselves from the rain as they walk past Lenin's tomb in Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
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Pedestrians protect themselves from the rain as they walk past Lenin's tomb in Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)

Smoke billows from the ruined Grand Al-Nuri Mosque after it was retaken by Iraqi forces in the Old City in Mosul on June 29. (Reuters/Erik De Castro )
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Smoke billows from the ruined Grand Al-Nuri Mosque after it was retaken by Iraqi forces in the Old City in Mosul on June 29. (Reuters/Erik De Castro )

Street children enjoy themselves as the monsoon rains flood the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)
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Street children enjoy themselves as the monsoon rains flood the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. (epa/Shahzaib Akber)

A woman wearing a traditional Kyrgyz dress sits on felt carpets at the seventh International Festival of Kyrgyz National Applied Arts in the village of At-Bashi, 400 kilometers from Bishkek, on June 28. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A woman wearing a traditional Kyrgyz dress sits on felt carpets at the seventh International Festival of Kyrgyz National Applied Arts in the village of At-Bashi, 400 kilometers from Bishkek, on June 28. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

A woman looks at a laptop displaying a message after being infected by ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on June 28. (TASS)
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A woman looks at a laptop displaying a message after being infected by ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on June 28. (TASS)

A member of the Iraqi Federal police rests at the front line in the Old City of Mosul. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)
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A member of the Iraqi Federal police rests at the front line in the Old City of Mosul. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

An Iraqi girl is seen as she celebrates Eid al-Fitr, a festival to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Mosul. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)
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An Iraqi girl is seen as she celebrates Eid al-Fitr, a festival to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Mosul. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)

A woman waters chilli plants in her garden in Budapest. (epa/Tamas Kovacs)
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A woman waters chilli plants in her garden in Budapest. (epa/Tamas Kovacs)

A boy poses for a photograph during high tide in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)
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A boy poses for a photograph during high tide in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)

Pakistani youths ride a swing at the Lake View Park in Islamabad. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
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Pakistani youths ride a swing at the Lake View Park in Islamabad. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

A Libyan coastguard stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of Tripoli, on June 27. (AFP/Taha Jawashi)
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A Libyan coastguard stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of Tripoli, on June 27. (AFP/Taha Jawashi)

 A woman sits with her goats in Sviyazhsk, Russia, on June 27. (Reuters/Darren Staples)
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 A woman sits with her goats in Sviyazhsk, Russia, on June 27. (Reuters/Darren Staples)

Ellie Smith, a college associate with Fox News, runs to deliver the news that the Supreme Court will allow part of U.S. President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on July 26. (epa/Jim Lo Scalzo) 
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Ellie Smith, a college associate with Fox News, runs to deliver the news that the Supreme Court will allow part of U.S. President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on July 26. (epa/Jim Lo Scalzo) 

Activists campaigning for a better legal treatment of drug offenders take part in a performance to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Kyiv on June 26. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Activists campaigning for a better legal treatment of drug offenders take part in a performance to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Kyiv on June 26. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A dancer of the Kremlin Ballet theater warms up before an overnight performance, staged to coincide with the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, at Novoslobodskaya subway station in Moscow, on June 26. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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A dancer of the Kremlin Ballet theater warms up before an overnight performance, staged to coincide with the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, at Novoslobodskaya subway station in Moscow, on June 26. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

New York City Police Department officers march during the annual New York Pride parade on June 25. (epa/Porter Binks)
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New York City Police Department officers march during the annual New York Pride parade on June 25. (epa/Porter Binks)

A plainclothes police officer kicks a member of a group of LGBT rights activist as Turkish police prevent them from going ahead with a gay-pride annual parade in Istanbul on June 25. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A plainclothes police officer kicks a member of a group of LGBT rights activist as Turkish police prevent them from going ahead with a gay-pride annual parade in Istanbul on June 25. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Muslims gather to offer prayers during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the central mosque in Moscow on June 25. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)
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Muslims gather to offer prayers during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the central mosque in Moscow on June 25. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)

An Afghan boy looks through the scope of a toy gun as other children ride on swings during the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, on June 25. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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An Afghan boy looks through the scope of a toy gun as other children ride on swings during the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, on June 25. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

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