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Photos Of The Week #27

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 27th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Young people jump over a bonfire as they take part in the Kupala Night celebration, a traditional Slavic holiday, in the Homel region of Belarus. (TASS/Viktor Drachev)
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Young people jump over a bonfire as they take part in the Kupala Night celebration, a traditional Slavic holiday, in the Homel region of Belarus. (TASS/Viktor Drachev)

Photographers take pictures as a Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasts off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, heading for the International Space Station (ISS). (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky) 
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Photographers take pictures as a Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasts off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, heading for the International Space Station (ISS). (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky) 

Pakistani children ride a seesaw during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab) 
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Pakistani children ride a seesaw during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab) 

A boy stands under an overflowing dam along the Powai lake after heavy rains in Mumbai. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)
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A boy stands under an overflowing dam along the Powai lake after heavy rains in Mumbai. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)

An Afghan man makes sweets at a small traditional factory during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in preparation for Eid. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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An Afghan man makes sweets at a small traditional factory during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in preparation for Eid. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Rescue workers gather at the scene of a blast at a factory in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 4. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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Rescue workers gather at the scene of a blast at a factory in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 4. (epa/Rehan Khan)

Iraqi men carry a coffin in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on July 3 during a funeral procession for the victims of a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi men carry a coffin in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on July 3 during a funeral procession for the victims of a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

An Iraqi woman walks on July 4 past a building damaged by a suicide-bombing attack that took place a day earlier in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood, killing scores of people. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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An Iraqi woman walks on July 4 past a building damaged by a suicide-bombing attack that took place a day earlier in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood, killing scores of people. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

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