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Photos Of The Week #32

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 32nd week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Special military police pass the Olympic rings next to morning joggers during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (epa/Barbara Walton)
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Special military police pass the Olympic rings next to morning joggers during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (epa/Barbara Walton)

Athletes compete in the first round of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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Athletes compete in the first round of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Members of the public visit Su-27 jet fighters during celebrations for Russian Air Force Day in Pushkin, outside of St. Petersburg, on August 12. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Members of the public visit Su-27 jet fighters during celebrations for Russian Air Force Day in Pushkin, outside of St. Petersburg, on August 12. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

German MotoGP driver Stefan Bradl falls during training for the Motorcycle World Championship Grand Prix Austria at the Spielberg Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (epa/Christian Bruna)
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German MotoGP driver Stefan Bradl falls during training for the Motorcycle World Championship Grand Prix Austria at the Spielberg Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (epa/Christian Bruna)

A boy carries his sister as he walks on the rubble of a house after it was destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
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A boy carries his sister as he walks on the rubble of a house after it was destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Members of the Czech Muslim community attend a mass at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord in Prague. The mass and rally were held to condemn terror attacks in Europe. (epa/Filip Singer)
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Members of the Czech Muslim community attend a mass at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord in Prague. The mass and rally were held to condemn terror attacks in Europe. (epa/Filip Singer)

A young boy sells the Afghan national flag on a roadside ahead of the country's Independence Day (August 19) in Jalalabad on August 11. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)
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A young boy sells the Afghan national flag on a roadside ahead of the country's Independence Day (August 19) in Jalalabad on August 11. (epa/Ghulamullah Habibi)

A Chinese man watches buffalo cross a river as they head to another grazing area in Nanchong, Sichuan Province. (Reuters)
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A Chinese man watches buffalo cross a river as they head to another grazing area in Nanchong, Sichuan Province. (Reuters)

An unidentified man scales Trump Tower using suction cups in New York on August 10. (AFP/Bryan R. Smith)
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An unidentified man scales Trump Tower using suction cups in New York on August 10. (AFP/Bryan R. Smith)

Female fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) embrace each other in the city of Manbij, in the Aleppo Governorate. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Female fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) embrace each other in the city of Manbij, in the Aleppo Governorate. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

Australian rower Rhys Grant carries his boat from the water after morning competition got suspended due to bad weather conditions at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro on August 10. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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Australian rower Rhys Grant carries his boat from the water after morning competition got suspended due to bad weather conditions at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro on August 10. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

A porter carries a bag of yellow cucumbers inside a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Bengaluru, India. (Reuters/Abishek N. Chinnappa)
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A porter carries a bag of yellow cucumbers inside a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Bengaluru, India. (Reuters/Abishek N. Chinnappa)

Ukrainian troops take part in military exercises near the village of Urzuf, not far from Mariupol, in the Donetsk region on August 9. (epa/Irina Gorbasyova)
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Ukrainian troops take part in military exercises near the village of Urzuf, not far from Mariupol, in the Donetsk region on August 9. (epa/Irina Gorbasyova)

Iranian servicemen pray during the International Army Games 2016 at the Rayevsky shooting range outside the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Iranian servicemen pray during the International Army Games 2016 at the Rayevsky shooting range outside the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A building crumbles during a controlled demolition conducted to better protect the nearby ancient area of the city in Datong in Shanxi Province, China. (Reuters)
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A building crumbles during a controlled demolition conducted to better protect the nearby ancient area of the city in Datong in Shanxi Province, China. (Reuters)

Doves fly around the monument during a memorial ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9. (AFP/Jiji Press)
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Doves fly around the monument during a memorial ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9. (AFP/Jiji Press)

The Refugee Olympic Team's Yusra Mardini takes part in the Women's 100-meter butterfly heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 6. (AFP/Martin Bureau)
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The Refugee Olympic Team's Yusra Mardini takes part in the Women's 100-meter butterfly heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 6. (AFP/Martin Bureau)

A doctor treats an injured man at the scene of a deadly bomb blast in the restive Pakistani city of Quetta on August 8. (epa/Jamal Taraqai)
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A doctor treats an injured man at the scene of a deadly bomb blast in the restive Pakistani city of Quetta on August 8. (epa/Jamal Taraqai)

Syrian rebel fighters walk with people who fled their homes due to clashes in Aleppo. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Syrian rebel fighters walk with people who fled their homes due to clashes in Aleppo. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

Vehicles damaged from flooding in the village of Stajkovci, near Skopje, Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Vehicles damaged from flooding in the village of Stajkovci, near Skopje, Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Afghan children ride a donkey along a track on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan children ride a donkey along a track on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters during a rally on August 7 against a failed military coup last month. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters during a rally on August 7 against a failed military coup last month. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

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