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Photos Of The Week #28

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

A local resident stands outside buildings damaged by a recent shelling in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenivka on July 9. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A local resident stands outside buildings damaged by a recent shelling in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenivka on July 9. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Wounded Ukrainian paratroopers Ruslan Yarish (right) and Oleksandr Ponomaryov kiss their brides during their wedding in the central military hospital in Kyiv, on July 9. (epa/Maksim Marusenko)
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Wounded Ukrainian paratroopers Ruslan Yarish (right) and Oleksandr Ponomaryov kiss their brides during their wedding in the central military hospital in Kyiv, on July 9. (epa/Maksim Marusenko)

Arsen Pavlov (center), a field commander of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic," and his bride, Yelena Kolenkina, leave the city hall after their wedding in Donetsk on July 11. (RIA Novosti/Andrei Stenin)
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Arsen Pavlov (center), a field commander of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic," and his bride, Yelena Kolenkina, leave the city hall after their wedding in Donetsk on July 11. (RIA Novosti/Andrei Stenin)

Bosnian women cry near one of the 173 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in the Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Bosnian women cry near one of the 173 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in the Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

An Afghan walks through the courtyard of the Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan walks through the courtyard of the Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A boy plays with a ball at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in Russia's Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border on July 9. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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A boy plays with a ball at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in Russia's Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border on July 9. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Cars are seen in a sunken open-air parking lot after heavy rainfall hit Chengdu, in China's Sichuan Province, on July 9. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Cars are seen in a sunken open-air parking lot after heavy rainfall hit Chengdu, in China's Sichuan Province, on July 9. (Reuters/China Daily)

Israelis lay on the ground and take cover near their cars on the central highway while sirens sound over the city of Tel Aviv amid rocket attacks on July 9. (epa)
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Israelis lay on the ground and take cover near their cars on the central highway while sirens sound over the city of Tel Aviv amid rocket attacks on July 9. (epa)

Handicapped dancers perform on the red carpet during the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in Karlovy Vary, Xzech Republic, on July 9. (epa/Filip Singer)
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Handicapped dancers perform on the red carpet during the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in Karlovy Vary, Xzech Republic, on July 9. (epa/Filip Singer)

Women cook near a yurt, the traditional portable dwelling on nomads, on Kyrgyzstan's Suu-Samyr plateau, 2,500 meters above sea level, near the ancient Silk Road network of trade routes between the East and West. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Women cook near a yurt, the traditional portable dwelling on nomads, on Kyrgyzstan's Suu-Samyr plateau, 2,500 meters above sea level, near the ancient Silk Road network of trade routes between the East and West. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

People ride a tram in the eastern city of Donetsk on July 8,  in front of a sign saying, "The fate of the Russian people is to repeat the exploits of their fathers while defending their native land." (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)
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People ride a tram in the eastern city of Donetsk on July 8,  in front of a sign saying, "The fate of the Russian people is to repeat the exploits of their fathers while defending their native land." (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

Ukrainian fighters shoot heat missiles as they fly above the headquarters of the Ukrainian forces near the northeastern city of Izyum on July 8. (AFP/Ganya Savilov)
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Ukrainian fighters shoot heat missiles as they fly above the headquarters of the Ukrainian forces near the northeastern city of Izyum on July 8. (AFP/Ganya Savilov)

Palestinian men inspect the site of an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 8. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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Palestinian men inspect the site of an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 8. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

A man poses for photos holding an Afghan national flag as supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani celebrate in the street after preliminary election results showed he won on July 7 in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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A man poses for photos holding an Afghan national flag as supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani celebrate in the street after preliminary election results showed he won on July 7 in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A reveller gets gored by a bull during the Bous a la Mar festival in the eastern Spanish coastal town of Denia. (Reuters/Heino Kalis)
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A reveller gets gored by a bull during the Bous a la Mar festival in the eastern Spanish coastal town of Denia. (Reuters/Heino Kalis)

A worker prepares graves ahead of a ceremony at a memorial center for the victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on July 7. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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A worker prepares graves ahead of a ceremony at a memorial center for the victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on July 7. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Muslims arrive for prayers at the newly constructed Bajram Pasha Isa Beg Mosque in the Kosovo town of Mitrovica on July 7,during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Muslims arrive for prayers at the newly constructed Bajram Pasha Isa Beg Mosque in the Kosovo town of Mitrovica on July 7,during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A mortar attack can be seen in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on July 7. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
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A mortar attack can be seen in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on July 7. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

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