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Photos Of The Week #31

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

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

A firetruck sprays water on the wreckage of a crashed Mi-28 helicopter in which one pilot was killed on August 2 near Ryazan, Russia. (Reuters)
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A firetruck sprays water on the wreckage of a crashed Mi-28 helicopter in which one pilot was killed on August 2 near Ryazan, Russia. (Reuters)

Supporters of Almaty's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games react after the announcement that Almaty had been eliminated from the International Olympic Committee's voting process to select the host city, in Almaty on July 31. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Supporters of Almaty's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games react after the announcement that Almaty had been eliminated from the International Olympic Committee's voting process to select the host city, in Almaty on July 31. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A girl plays inside dinosaur jaws during the opening of the Dinosaur Park in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A girl plays inside dinosaur jaws during the opening of the Dinosaur Park in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A Palestinian jumps over burning tyres during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 31. (Reuters/​Mussa Qawasma)
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A Palestinian jumps over burning tyres during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 31. (Reuters/​Mussa Qawasma)

The father of late Turkish soldier Hamza Yildirim (second left) reacts in front of his son's flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, on July 31. Yildirim died when Kurdish militants attacked his convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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The father of late Turkish soldier Hamza Yildirim (second left) reacts in front of his son's flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, on July 31. Yildirim died when Kurdish militants attacked his convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Supporters of Almaty's candidacy for the Winter Olympics wait for the announcement of the city to host the 2022 games on Abai Square in the Kazakh city on July 31. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)
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Supporters of Almaty's candidacy for the Winter Olympics wait for the announcement of the city to host the 2022 games on Abai Square in the Kazakh city on July 31. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)

Meanwhile, performers in Beijing cheer ahead of the International Olympic Committee's announcement that the Chinese capital has been chosen for the 2022 Winter Olympics on July 31. (Reuters/​Damir Sagolj)
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Meanwhile, performers in Beijing cheer ahead of the International Olympic Committee's announcement that the Chinese capital has been chosen for the 2022 Winter Olympics on July 31. (Reuters/​Damir Sagolj)

Yishai Shlissel (center), an ultraorthodox Jew, raises a knife as he sets about stabbing six people taking part in a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem, Israel, on July 30. (AFP/Kobi Schutz)
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Yishai Shlissel (center), an ultraorthodox Jew, raises a knife as he sets about stabbing six people taking part in a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem, Israel, on July 30. (AFP/Kobi Schutz)

Migrants try to board a train to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border, on July 30. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Migrants try to board a train to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border, on July 30. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

A female police officer moves a resident from an illegal settlement before her house is demolished on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on July 30. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)
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A female police officer moves a resident from an illegal settlement before her house is demolished on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on July 30. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)

A fighter loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi walks with crutches in Aden on July 30. (AFP)
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A fighter loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi walks with crutches in Aden on July 30. (AFP)

Afghan refugees clash with Pakistani government workers during an operation to demolish illegal refugee shelters in Islamabad on July 30. (epa)
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Afghan refugees clash with Pakistani government workers during an operation to demolish illegal refugee shelters in Islamabad on July 30. (epa)

A newly-released inmate is reunited with family members after walking out of Burma's Insein Prison following a prisoner release in Yangon on July 30. (AFP/Ye Aung Thu)
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A newly-released inmate is reunited with family members after walking out of Burma's Insein Prison following a prisoner release in Yangon on July 30. (AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

A migrant climbs a security fence at a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 30. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
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A migrant climbs a security fence at a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 30. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

Children of Syrian migrants cover themselves from the rain as they rest on the side of a Hungarian road after crossing the border illegally from Serbia. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh)
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Children of Syrian migrants cover themselves from the rain as they rest on the side of a Hungarian road after crossing the border illegally from Serbia. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh)

Swimmers play underwater rugby in a public swimming pool at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on July 29. (epa/Lukas Schulze)
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Swimmers play underwater rugby in a public swimming pool at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on July 29. (epa/Lukas Schulze)

Migrants look out from a train preparing to depart for Serbia at the Gevgelija railway station, on the Macedonian-Greek border. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Migrants look out from a train preparing to depart for Serbia at the Gevgelija railway station, on the Macedonian-Greek border. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Russia's Aleksandr Maltsev and Darina Valitova compete in the Mixed Duet Technical final of the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Christophe Simon)
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Russia's Aleksandr Maltsev and Darina Valitova compete in the Mixed Duet Technical final of the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Christophe Simon)

A Syrian migrant and his pregnant wife walk on train tracks towards the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border. (​AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff) 
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A Syrian migrant and his pregnant wife walk on train tracks towards the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border. (​AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff) 

A conductor checks the train tickets of migrants at the train station in Gevgelija, Macedonia, as seek to cross the Balkan country on their way to the European Union. (epa/Georgi Licovski)
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A conductor checks the train tickets of migrants at the train station in Gevgelija, Macedonia, as seek to cross the Balkan country on their way to the European Union. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

A member of Ukraine's National Guard walks next to nuns during a procession marking the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Vladimir the Great in Kyiv on July 27. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A member of Ukraine's National Guard walks next to nuns during a procession marking the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Vladimir the Great in Kyiv on July 27. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A Pakistani girl moves bedding to top bunks at her home after heavy rainfall caused flooding in Peshawar, on July 27. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)
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A Pakistani girl moves bedding to top bunks at her home after heavy rainfall caused flooding in Peshawar, on July 27. (Reuters/Khuram Parvez)

A man jumps from the Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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A man jumps from the Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A left-wing militant throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul's Gazi district. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A left-wing militant throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul's Gazi district. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Iraqi security forces stand with an Islamist State (IS) flag that they pulled down following fighting with IS militants at the University of Anbar, in Anbar Province. (Reuters)
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Iraqi security forces stand with an Islamist State (IS) flag that they pulled down following fighting with IS militants at the University of Anbar, in Anbar Province. (Reuters)

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