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Photos Of The Week #30

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 30th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (right) holds a sword, given as gift by Russian oil company Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, during the signing of agreements at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on July 28. (AFP/Federico Parra)
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (right) holds a sword, given as gift by Russian oil company Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, during the signing of agreements at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on July 28. (AFP/Federico Parra)

Indian security forces clash with Kashmiri protesters in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on July 28. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
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Indian security forces clash with Kashmiri protesters in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on July 28. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

A man stands next to a sign reading "Traitors' Cemetery" in Turkish at the site where unmarked graves were built especially by the Istanbul municipality for those who died attempting a failed coup on July 15. 
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A man stands next to a sign reading "Traitors' Cemetery" in Turkish at the site where unmarked graves were built especially by the Istanbul municipality for those who died attempting a failed coup on July 15. 

A Russian Orthodox priest baptizes a woman in the Yenisei River during a ceremony marking the Christianization of the country in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on July 28. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A Russian Orthodox priest baptizes a woman in the Yenisei River during a ceremony marking the Christianization of the country in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on July 28. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Pope Francis is helped onto his feet after falling on steps during a mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, Poland, on July 28. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
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Pope Francis is helped onto his feet after falling on steps during a mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, Poland, on July 28. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Orthodox believers take part in a religious procession to mark the Christianization of Russia, in the Novosibirsk region on July 28. (TASS/Kirill Kuchmar) 
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Orthodox believers take part in a religious procession to mark the Christianization of Russia, in the Novosibirsk region on July 28. (TASS/Kirill Kuchmar) 

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs U.S. President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27. (Reuters/Jim Young)
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs U.S. President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27. (Reuters/Jim Young)

Afghan children play with a tire along a dusty road on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan children play with a tire along a dusty road on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

People flee the site where the Kurdish city of Qamishli was bombed, near the Turkish border in Syria. (epa)
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People flee the site where the Kurdish city of Qamishli was bombed, near the Turkish border in Syria. (epa)

Catholic pilgrims wearing raincoats pray before the opening ceremony of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland on July 26. (Reuters/David W Cerny)
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Catholic pilgrims wearing raincoats pray before the opening ceremony of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland on July 26. (Reuters/David W Cerny)

An Afghan fruit vendor waits for customers at a roadside stall in Herat on July 26. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan fruit vendor waits for customers at a roadside stall in Herat on July 26. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

One of several migrants who are on hunger strike to pressure the Hungarian government to open its borders sleeps at the frontier with Serbia in Horgos on July 26. (epa/Zoltan Balogh)
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One of several migrants who are on hunger strike to pressure the Hungarian government to open its borders sleeps at the frontier with Serbia in Horgos on July 26. (epa/Zoltan Balogh)

A girl carries firewood collected from flood waters in the Morigaon district of Assam state, India. (epa)
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A girl carries firewood collected from flood waters in the Morigaon district of Assam state, India. (epa)

Ukrainian police escort believers and priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate -- an affiliate of the Russian Orthodox Church -- during a procession near the town of Boryspil in the Kyiv region on July 25. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Ukrainian police escort believers and priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate -- an affiliate of the Russian Orthodox Church -- during a procession near the town of Boryspil in the Kyiv region on July 25. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Smoke rises over the village of Lithi during a wildfire on Chios island in Greece on July 25. (epa/Kostas Koyrgias)
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Smoke rises over the village of Lithi during a wildfire on Chios island in Greece on July 25. (epa/Kostas Koyrgias)

An ethnic Albanian girl walks past candles in a square in Pristina as residents pay their respects to the victims of a shooting spree in Munich. Three Kosovars died in the incident. (epa/Petrit Prena)
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An ethnic Albanian girl walks past candles in a square in Pristina as residents pay their respects to the victims of a shooting spree in Munich. Three Kosovars died in the incident. (epa/Petrit Prena)

Men carry the coffin of one of the victims of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed more than 80 people on July 23. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Men carry the coffin of one of the victims of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed more than 80 people on July 23. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Iranian journalists and officials attend a ceremony during which satellite dishes and receivers are destroyed in the capital Tehran. (AFP/Tasnim News -- Hossein Zohrevand)
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Iranian journalists and officials attend a ceremony during which satellite dishes and receivers are destroyed in the capital Tehran. (AFP/Tasnim News -- Hossein Zohrevand)

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