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Photos Of The Week #33

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 33rd week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, bewildered, covered in dust and with a bloodied face, sits with his sister inside an ambulance after they were rescued following an air strike in the rebel-held Al-Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. He and his sister were not seriously wounded, but officials said Omran's brother, Ali, who was 10, died from injuries suffered in the same attack. Images of Omran were widely circulated on social media and drew further attention to the plight of civilians in Syria's ongoing civil war. (Reuters/Mahmoud Rslan)
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Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, bewildered, covered in dust and with a bloodied face, sits with his sister inside an ambulance after they were rescued following an air strike in the rebel-held Al-Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. He and his sister were not seriously wounded, but officials said Omran's brother, Ali, who was 10, died from injuries suffered in the same attack. Images of Omran were widely circulated on social media and drew further attention to the plight of civilians in Syria's ongoing civil war. (Reuters/Mahmoud Rslan)

Blindfolds are pictured inside a prison, which according to Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters belonged to Islamic State militants, in Manbij, Aleppo Province, Syria. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Blindfolds are pictured inside a prison, which according to Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters belonged to Islamic State militants, in Manbij, Aleppo Province, Syria. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

A Syrian refugee girl rests inside a rescue vessel after being saved by the Spanish NGO Proactiva off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)
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A Syrian refugee girl rests inside a rescue vessel after being saved by the Spanish NGO Proactiva off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)

Workers build a stage on Kyiv's Independence Square ahead of celebrations for Ukraine's 25th Independence Day (August 24)
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Workers build a stage on Kyiv's Independence Square ahead of celebrations for Ukraine's 25th Independence Day (August 24)

A woman holds incense as she prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China, on August 19. (AFP/Fred Dufour)
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A woman holds incense as she prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China, on August 19. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

A Russian soldier places small coffins containing the remains of Soviet troops from World War II at the military cemetery in Lebus, Germany, on August 18. (epa/Patrick Pleul)
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A Russian soldier places small coffins containing the remains of Soviet troops from World War II at the military cemetery in Lebus, Germany, on August 18. (epa/Patrick Pleul)

Free Syrian Army rebel fighters stand atop a hill with the moon in the background, south of Nawa city, in Deraa Governorate. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir)
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Free Syrian Army rebel fighters stand atop a hill with the moon in the background, south of Nawa city, in Deraa Governorate. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir)

A partially burned statue of Jesus Christ is one of the few things that remains from a home destroyed by wildfire near Phelan, California. (epa/Mike Nelson)
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A partially burned statue of Jesus Christ is one of the few things that remains from a home destroyed by wildfire near Phelan, California. (epa/Mike Nelson)

Boys aboard an abandoned boat collect recyclable items through polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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Boys aboard an abandoned boat collect recyclable items through polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Locals inspect agricultural machinery damaged after shelling by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern village of Chermalyk, about 40 kilometers from Mariupol. (epa/Irina Gorbasyova)
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Locals inspect agricultural machinery damaged after shelling by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern village of Chermalyk, about 40 kilometers from Mariupol. (epa/Irina Gorbasyova)

A casket is seen floating in floodwaters in Ascension Parish in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged, 30,000 people have been rescued, and at least 11 people killed in the record flooding. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)
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A casket is seen floating in floodwaters in Ascension Parish in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged, 30,000 people have been rescued, and at least 11 people killed in the record flooding. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)

New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin (right) and the U.S.A.'s Abbey D'agostino got tangled up in a women's 5,000-meter heat and fell to the track at the Rio Olympics on August 16. In a display of Olympic sportsmanship, D'Agnostino got up to help Hamblin, who was sprawled on the track. But D'Agnostino had suffered an ankle injury herself and Hamblin helped her to continue the race. Hamblin finished in 29th place, one ahead of D'Agostino.
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New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin (right) and the U.S.A.'s Abbey D'agostino got tangled up in a women's 5,000-meter heat and fell to the track at the Rio Olympics on August 16. In a display of Olympic sportsmanship, D'Agnostino got up to help Hamblin, who was sprawled on the track. But D'Agnostino had suffered an ankle injury herself and Hamblin helped her to continue the race. Hamblin finished in 29th place, one ahead of D'Agostino.

A Perseid meteor crosses the sky over a statue of Jesus Christ in the village of Ivye, some 125 kilometers west of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A Perseid meteor crosses the sky over a statue of Jesus Christ in the village of Ivye, some 125 kilometers west of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Syrian children sit on the back of a pickup truck in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes, more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushed the Islamic State extremist group out of the city. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Syrian children sit on the back of a pickup truck in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes, more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushed the Islamic State extremist group out of the city. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Guram Ustiashvili pulls four cars with his teeth during an attempt to set a world record in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Guram Ustiashvili pulls four cars with his teeth during an attempt to set a world record in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

People walk on wooden boards inside a flooded underground pedestrian subway in Moscow. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)
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People walk on wooden boards inside a flooded underground pedestrian subway in Moscow. (AFP/Vasily Maksimov)

(Left to right;) Chijindu Ujah of Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, and Andre de Grasse of Canada compete during the men's 100-meter semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (epa/Srdjan Suki) 
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(Left to right;) Chijindu Ujah of Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, and Andre de Grasse of Canada compete during the men's 100-meter semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (epa/Srdjan Suki) 

A displaced woman, who fled Islamic State violence, walks on the outskirts of Al Qayyarah, Iraq. (Reuters)
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A displaced woman, who fled Islamic State violence, walks on the outskirts of Al Qayyarah, Iraq. (Reuters)

Men from the ethnic Miao minority in China's Guizhou Province carry a dog -- wearing a costume and seated on a stool as a form of respect because they believe canines found water for their ancestors -- during a local festival on August 15. (Reuters)
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Men from the ethnic Miao minority in China's Guizhou Province carry a dog -- wearing a costume and seated on a stool as a form of respect because they believe canines found water for their ancestors -- during a local festival on August 15. (Reuters)

Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants, southeast of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)
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Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants, southeast of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)

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