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Photos Of The Week #33

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 33rd week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A vendor presents a collection of fur hats during an international fashion fair in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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A vendor presents a collection of fur hats during an international fashion fair in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

People pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona terror attack outside the Liceu Theatre on Las Ramblas. A van rammed into a crowd along a section of Las Ramblas, the city's most famous boulevard, killing 13 people and injuring dozens more. (epa/Quique Garcia)
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People pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona terror attack outside the Liceu Theatre on Las Ramblas. A van rammed into a crowd along a section of Las Ramblas, the city's most famous boulevard, killing 13 people and injuring dozens more. (epa/Quique Garcia)

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

Nantaya Polsen of Thailand performs during the SEA Games 2017 solo synchronized swimming events in Kuala Lumpur. (epa/Fazry Ismail)
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Nantaya Polsen of Thailand performs during the SEA Games 2017 solo synchronized swimming events in Kuala Lumpur. (epa/Fazry Ismail)

Afghan women visit Javegah Darchin, a family restaurant meant for women, in Herat. Javegah Darchin restaurant is the first female-run initiative in Herat, meant for women who want to have their meals in a free and secure environment, far away from street harassment. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan women visit Javegah Darchin, a family restaurant meant for women, in Herat. Javegah Darchin restaurant is the first female-run initiative in Herat, meant for women who want to have their meals in a free and secure environment, far away from street harassment. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Female Afghan students from the medical faculty of Kandahar University attend their graduation on August 16. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)
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Female Afghan students from the medical faculty of Kandahar University attend their graduation on August 16. (epa/Muhammad Sadiq)

A boy cools off in an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A boy cools off in an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

A brown bear relaxes at a shelter for bears in the village of Berezivka, Ukraine. Five bears that were rescued from circuses and private zoos live in the center, which was opened in 2012 by the international animal charity Four Paws. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A brown bear relaxes at a shelter for bears in the village of Berezivka, Ukraine. Five bears that were rescued from circuses and private zoos live in the center, which was opened in 2012 by the international animal charity Four Paws. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders for their daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. (Reuters/Stringer) 
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Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders for their daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. (Reuters/Stringer) 

Fishermen attend an event evoking the ancient trade of fishing on Los Boliches beach in Fuegirola in Spain on August 15. (epa/Jorge Zapata)
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Fishermen attend an event evoking the ancient trade of fishing on Los Boliches beach in Fuegirola in Spain on August 15. (epa/Jorge Zapata)

Girls soak their feet at a leisure area in the regime-held port city of Tartus in northwestern Syria. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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Girls soak their feet at a leisure area in the regime-held port city of Tartus in northwestern Syria. (AFP/Louai Beshara)

People walk on a Black Sea beach at sunset in Batumi, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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People walk on a Black Sea beach at sunset in Batumi, Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

An ostrich farmer stands with his flock on a farm on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Hoshang Hashimi)
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An ostrich farmer stands with his flock on a farm on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Hoshang Hashimi)

Tourists walk around the crater of the Avachinsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. (TASS)
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Tourists walk around the crater of the Avachinsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. (TASS)

Cows rest in the road as a rural ambulance drives by in the village of Porechye in Russia's Omsk region in southern Siberia. (TASS/Dmitry Feoktistov)
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Cows rest in the road as a rural ambulance drives by in the village of Porechye in Russia's Omsk region in southern Siberia. (TASS/Dmitry Feoktistov)

A lightning bolt is seen striking a Stalin-era skyscraper during a storm over Moscow on August 14. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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A lightning bolt is seen striking a Stalin-era skyscraper during a storm over Moscow on August 14. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

Two men and a dog on a motorbike flee a wildfire burning near the village of Varnavas, north of Athens, on August 14. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
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Two men and a dog on a motorbike flee a wildfire burning near the village of Varnavas, north of Athens, on August 14. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Pakistan Air Force jets perform during the Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad on August 14. (epa/S. Shahzad)
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Pakistan Air Force jets perform during the Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad on August 14. (epa/S. Shahzad)

A Pakistani resident drives his car decorated with national flags to mark the country's Independence Day in Peshawar on August 14. (AFP/Abdul Majeed)
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A Pakistani resident drives his car decorated with national flags to mark the country's Independence Day in Peshawar on August 14. (AFP/Abdul Majeed)

Afghan shopkeeper Naeem, 32, sorts brooms in his shop as he waits for customers on the outskirts of the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan shopkeeper Naeem, 32, sorts brooms in his shop as he waits for customers on the outskirts of the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

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