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Photos Of The Week #30

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

An Israeli soldier prays in front of a tank at a military staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 24. (Reuters/Nir Elias)
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An Israeli soldier prays in front of a tank at a military staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 24. (Reuters/Nir Elias)

Leonid Razvozzhayev, co-defendant of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, gestures from the defendants' cage during a court hearing in Moscow on July 24. Both men were found guilty. ( Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)
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Leonid Razvozzhayev, co-defendant of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, gestures from the defendants' cage during a court hearing in Moscow on July 24. Both men were found guilty. ( Reuters/Maksim Shemetov)

Women shop for jewelry at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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Women shop for jewelry at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP/Asif Hassan)

An Israel soldier launches a Skylark I unmanned drone aircraft, which is used for monitoring purposes, at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza on July 23. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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An Israel soldier launches a Skylark I unmanned drone aircraft, which is used for monitoring purposes, at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza on July 23. (AFP/Jack Guez)

Afghan firefighters try to extinguish burning NATO oil tankers following an attack by militants in the Sarharood district of Nangarhar on July 23. (epa/(Ghulamullah Habibi) 
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Afghan firefighters try to extinguish burning NATO oil tankers following an attack by militants in the Sarharood district of Nangarhar on July 23. (epa/(Ghulamullah Habibi) 

Coffins holding the remains of some the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on July 17, are loaded onto a transport plane bound for the Netherlands at Kharkiv airport on July 23. (AFP/Jan Daniels)
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Coffins holding the remains of some the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on July 17, are loaded onto a transport plane bound for the Netherlands at Kharkiv airport on July 23. (AFP/Jan Daniels)

A tugboat sends up a spray of water as the wrecked Italian cruise liner the "Costa Concordia" begins its journey to the port of Genoa, from Giglio Island on July 23. (epa/Riccardo Antimiani)
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A tugboat sends up a spray of water as the wrecked Italian cruise liner the "Costa Concordia" begins its journey to the port of Genoa, from Giglio Island on July 23. (epa/Riccardo Antimiani)

Ukrainian supporters of the Dynamo Kyiv, Karpaty Lviv, and Shakhtar Donetsk soccer teams hold flares and shout slogans during a "March of Unity" in Lviv. (AFP/Yurko Dyachyshyn)
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Ukrainian supporters of the Dynamo Kyiv, Karpaty Lviv, and Shakhtar Donetsk soccer teams hold flares and shout slogans during a "March of Unity" in Lviv. (AFP/Yurko Dyachyshyn)

The reflections of Afghans are seen through broken glass at a shop at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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The reflections of Afghans are seen through broken glass at a shop at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Dancers perform during the festival contest of Tuvan national dances at Tore-Khol Lake in Russia's republic of Tuva. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kryazhev)
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Dancers perform during the festival contest of Tuvan national dances at Tore-Khol Lake in Russia's republic of Tuva. (RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Kryazhev)

Two women walk in front of the Holy Spirit Orthodox cathedral as they are reflected in the wet tablets of a roadway in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Two women walk in front of the Holy Spirit Orthodox cathedral as they are reflected in the wet tablets of a roadway in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A Bulgarian woman sits in front of her house after it was demolished in a Romany suburb in the city of Stara Zagora. Municipal authorities started demolishing some 55 illegally built shacks and houses in the suburb on July 21. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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A Bulgarian woman sits in front of her house after it was demolished in a Romany suburb in the city of Stara Zagora. Municipal authorities started demolishing some 55 illegally built shacks and houses in the suburb on July 21. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

Israeli soldiers rest next to shells from an artillery unit near the Israeli border with Gaza. (epa/Abir Sultan)
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Israeli soldiers rest next to shells from an artillery unit near the Israeli border with Gaza. (epa/Abir Sultan)

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