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Photos Of The Week #3

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

Seagulls fly over Lake Ohrid near the Macedonian city of Ohrid. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Seagulls fly over Lake Ohrid near the Macedonian city of Ohrid. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

An Afghan child carries bread through the old quarters of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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An Afghan child carries bread through the old quarters of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A man walks on Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A man walks on Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Ukrainian pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev is hurt during scuffles in parliament over an antiprotest law and other controversial legislation, which was passed on January 16. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev is hurt during scuffles in parliament over an antiprotest law and other controversial legislation, which was passed on January 16. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A Ukrainian pro-European integration protester cooks free meals for fellow demonstrators during a rally on Independence Square in Kyiv. (Reuters/Konstantin Grishin)
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A Ukrainian pro-European integration protester cooks free meals for fellow demonstrators during a rally on Independence Square in Kyiv. (Reuters/Konstantin Grishin)

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia serves to Ayumi Morita of Japan during her women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16. (Reuters/Brandon Malone)
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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia serves to Ayumi Morita of Japan during her women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16. (Reuters/Brandon Malone)

Homeless people rest in a shelter tent provided by a charity organization in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Homeless people rest in a shelter tent provided by a charity organization in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

A villager walks as Mount Sinabung erupts at Beras Tepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra Province. (Reuters/Beawiharta)
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A villager walks as Mount Sinabung erupts at Beras Tepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra Province. (Reuters/Beawiharta)

Afghan laborers use sprayguns to paint shoes made out of recycled plastic at a plastic factory in Kabul. (AFP/Marai Shah)
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Afghan laborers use sprayguns to paint shoes made out of recycled plastic at a plastic factory in Kabul. (AFP/Marai Shah)

A Russian Orthodox believer kisses the shrine with the Gifts of the Magi relic displayed at the Resurrection Novodevichy Convent in St. Petersburg on January 14. (ITAR-TASS/Ruslan Shamukov)
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A Russian Orthodox believer kisses the shrine with the Gifts of the Magi relic displayed at the Resurrection Novodevichy Convent in St. Petersburg on January 14. (ITAR-TASS/Ruslan Shamukov)

Local residents dressed in traditional Belarusian costumes hold torches and march as they perform traditional "Kolyady" rituals in the village of Semezhevo on January 13. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)
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Local residents dressed in traditional Belarusian costumes hold torches and march as they perform traditional "Kolyady" rituals in the village of Semezhevo on January 13. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

Costumed Bulgarian revelers named "Kukeri" hold torches as they take part in the Kukeri Carnival in the village of Batanovci on January 13. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Costumed Bulgarian revelers named "Kukeri" hold torches as they take part in the Kukeri Carnival in the village of Batanovci on January 13. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Macedonian revellers parade in the streets during a carnival in the village of Vevcani on January 13. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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Macedonian revellers parade in the streets during a carnival in the village of Vevcani on January 13. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

Residents ride camels during celebrations on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet, in Lahore, Pakistan, on January 13. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Residents ride camels during celebrations on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet, in Lahore, Pakistan, on January 13. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Men wash themselves at a bathhouse in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Men wash themselves at a bathhouse in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A Pakistani family sits around a wood fire at their house on Margalla Hills in Islamabad. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A Pakistani family sits around a wood fire at their house on Margalla Hills in Islamabad. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

U.S, Secretary of State John Kerry (standing, left) holds up a pair of Idaho potatoes as a gift for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (standing, right) at the start of their meeting at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris on January 13. (Reuters/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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U.S, Secretary of State John Kerry (standing, left) holds up a pair of Idaho potatoes as a gift for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (standing, right) at the start of their meeting at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris on January 13. (Reuters/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A man loads a sack of coal from Samangan Province onto a truck for transport to Pakistan on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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A man loads a sack of coal from Samangan Province onto a truck for transport to Pakistan on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A worker walks by reproductions of creations by classical painter Vasily Surikov, which are on display in ice frames, ahead of the opening of the second International Festival of Snow and Ice Sculpture in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A worker walks by reproductions of creations by classical painter Vasily Surikov, which are on display in ice frames, ahead of the opening of the second International Festival of Snow and Ice Sculpture in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A man sells balloons on a roadside in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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A man sells balloons on a roadside in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

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