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Photos Of The Week #28

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 28th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

An Afghan youth jumps into a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan youth jumps into a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris on July 14. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris on July 14. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

Ilya Molchanov of Russia competes in the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championship in Budapest on July 14. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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Ilya Molchanov of Russia competes in the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championship in Budapest on July 14. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Relatives and friends of Ukrainians jailed in Russia hold a rally in front of the presidential office in Kyiv on July 13. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)
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Relatives and friends of Ukrainians jailed in Russia hold a rally in front of the presidential office in Kyiv on July 13. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev sit in a Moscow court on July 13 as they are sentenced for the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)
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Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev sit in a Moscow court on July 13 as they are sentenced for the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

A man on a bicycle takes a picture of a bonfire in Belfast's Sandy Row area after it is lit by petrol bombs during  Twelfth of July celebrations held by members of pro-British Loyalist Orders in Northern Ireland. (Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne)
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A man on a bicycle takes a picture of a bonfire in Belfast's Sandy Row area after it is lit by petrol bombs during  Twelfth of July celebrations held by members of pro-British Loyalist Orders in Northern Ireland. (Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

Women pose in traditional Kazakh dress during the fifth leg of the Silk Way Rally 2017 from Astana to Semey in Kazakhstan on July 12. (epa/Olivier Anrigo)
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Women pose in traditional Kazakh dress during the fifth leg of the Silk Way Rally 2017 from Astana to Semey in Kazakhstan on July 12. (epa/Olivier Anrigo)

Protesters burn flares as they demand that several Ukrainian lawmakers, suspected of corruption by the prosecutor-general's office, be deprived of parliamentary immunity during a rally near the parliament building in Kyiv on July 11. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogrienko)
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Protesters burn flares as they demand that several Ukrainian lawmakers, suspected of corruption by the prosecutor-general's office, be deprived of parliamentary immunity during a rally near the parliament building in Kyiv on July 11. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogrienko)

 Children jump into the sea as smoke billows from fires around the Mount Vesuvius volcano in Naples, Italy, on July 11. (epa/Cesare Abbate)
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 Children jump into the sea as smoke billows from fires around the Mount Vesuvius volcano in Naples, Italy, on July 11. (epa/Cesare Abbate)

A man passes a church during sunset in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on July 11. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvali)
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A man passes a church during sunset in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on July 11. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvali)

A man walks amid rubble at a damaged site in the province of Daraa, Syria. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)
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A man walks amid rubble at a damaged site in the province of Daraa, Syria. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)

Bulls chase "mozos" or runners during the fifth "encierro" or bull run of the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, on July 11. (epa/Villar Lopez)
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Bulls chase "mozos" or runners during the fifth "encierro" or bull run of the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, on July 11. (epa/Villar Lopez)

A woman walks among graves in the Potocari Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, on the anniversary of the notorious Balkan war massacre there on July 11, 1995. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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A woman walks among graves in the Potocari Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, on the anniversary of the notorious Balkan war massacre there on July 11, 1995. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

People practice stand-up paddleboard yoga, or SUP yoga, on the Adriatic coast in Verudela, Croatia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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People practice stand-up paddleboard yoga, or SUP yoga, on the Adriatic coast in Verudela, Croatia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

A helicopter flies above Moscow's Rio shopping mall following a fire there on July 10 that injured more than a dozen people. (AFP/Maxim Zmeyev)
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A helicopter flies above Moscow's Rio shopping mall following a fire there on July 10 that injured more than a dozen people. (AFP/Maxim Zmeyev)

A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City after its liberation from Islamic State on July 9. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City after its liberation from Islamic State on July 9. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Riders from the Nomad Stunts group perform the Kyz Kuu ("Catch the Girl") national riding game, in which a girl whips a male contestant as she defends herself during an equestrian event in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Riders from the Nomad Stunts group perform the Kyz Kuu ("Catch the Girl") national riding game, in which a girl whips a male contestant as she defends herself during an equestrian event in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

An aerial view of the Motherland monument in Kyiv at sunrise on July 9. (RFE/RL/Amos Chapple)
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An aerial view of the Motherland monument in Kyiv at sunrise on July 9. (RFE/RL/Amos Chapple)

Tourists in traditional dresses walk towards Voskresenskiye Vorota (Resurrection Gates) as they leave Moscow's  Red Square. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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Tourists in traditional dresses walk towards Voskresenskiye Vorota (Resurrection Gates) as they leave Moscow's  Red Square. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher from his position on the front-line near the Ukrainian government-held Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)
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A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher from his position on the front-line near the Ukrainian government-held Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)

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