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Photos Of The Week #29

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 29th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A car passes through a puddle following heavy rains in Moscow on July 21. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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A car passes through a puddle following heavy rains in Moscow on July 21. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

Team Ukraine competes in a synchronized swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 21. (AFP/Christophe Simon)
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Team Ukraine competes in a synchronized swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 21. (AFP/Christophe Simon)

A man walks past some sleeping dogs in an underground passage in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A man walks past some sleeping dogs in an underground passage in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A pregnant woman begs on the newly renovated Tverskaya Street in Moscow. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)
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A pregnant woman begs on the newly renovated Tverskaya Street in Moscow. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny (right) and Igor Strelkov (left), a former pro-Russia separatist commander who took part in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, take part in a broadcasting debate in Moscow moderated by journalist Mikhail Zygar (center) on July 20.
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Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny (right) and Igor Strelkov (left), a former pro-Russia separatist commander who took part in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, take part in a broadcasting debate in Moscow moderated by journalist Mikhail Zygar (center) on July 20.

A man goes "zorbing" inside a giant plastic ball, called a zorb, during a warm summer's day on the Vltava River in Prague. (epa/Martin Divisek)
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A man goes "zorbing" inside a giant plastic ball, called a zorb, during a warm summer's day on the Vltava River in Prague. (epa/Martin Divisek)

Boys play under an overflowing dam along Powai Lake after heavy rains in Mumbai, India, on July 20. 
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Boys play under an overflowing dam along Powai Lake after heavy rains in Mumbai, India, on July 20. 

A visitor watches a member of the Al Fursan aerobatics team from the United Arab Emirates' Air Force during an air show in the Russian city of Zhukovsky, near Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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A visitor watches a member of the Al Fursan aerobatics team from the United Arab Emirates' Air Force during an air show in the Russian city of Zhukovsky, near Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

NATO paratroopers take part in military exercises at Bezmer airfield in Bulgaria. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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NATO paratroopers take part in military exercises at Bezmer airfield in Bulgaria. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

An elderly man rides a bicycle past fishing boats with monsoon clouds looming in Karachi on July 19. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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An elderly man rides a bicycle past fishing boats with monsoon clouds looming in Karachi on July 19. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili (second right) and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko (right) speak with a local resident as they visit the line of control with the breakaway region of South Ossetia on July 19. (Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze)
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Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili (second right) and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko (right) speak with a local resident as they visit the line of control with the breakaway region of South Ossetia on July 19. (Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze)

An Afghan man makes kebabs for customers early in the morning in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan man makes kebabs for customers early in the morning in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

People run through smoke as a forest fire rages on the Lustica Peninsula near the town of Tivat in Montenegro. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)
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People run through smoke as a forest fire rages on the Lustica Peninsula near the town of Tivat in Montenegro. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

A local resident sits in his house, which was damaged by a recent shelling, in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 18. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)
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A local resident sits in his house, which was damaged by a recent shelling, in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 18. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

A plane from the Croatian Air Force flies over the village of Gornje Sitno, near the Adriatic coastal town of Split, during a forest fire on July 17. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)
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A plane from the Croatian Air Force flies over the village of Gornje Sitno, near the Adriatic coastal town of Split, during a forest fire on July 17. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

An Orthodox priest and believers attend a mourning ceremony at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed near the village of Hrabove, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on July 17, 2014. 
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An Orthodox priest and believers attend a mourning ceremony at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed near the village of Hrabove, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on July 17, 2014. 

King Willem-Alexander (left) and his wife Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attend an event to unveil a national monument commemorating the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands, on July 17. 
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King Willem-Alexander (left) and his wife Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attend an event to unveil a national monument commemorating the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands, on July 17. 

People sit in a boat on a lake at sunset outside the city of Sortavala, Russia. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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People sit in a boat on a lake at sunset outside the city of Sortavala, Russia. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Russian driver Dmitry Sotnikov with co-drivers Ruslan Akhmadeev and Ilnur Mustafin compete during Stage 9 of the Silk Way 2017 race, between Urumqi and Hami, China, on July 17. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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Russian driver Dmitry Sotnikov with co-drivers Ruslan Akhmadeev and Ilnur Mustafin compete during Stage 9 of the Silk Way 2017 race, between Urumqi and Hami, China, on July 17. (AFP/Franck Fife)

People attempt to cool off beside a fountain in sweltering heat in Tbilisi's Old Town, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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People attempt to cool off beside a fountain in sweltering heat in Tbilisi's Old Town, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

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