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Photos of The Week #34

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

Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misurata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's international airport on August 21. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
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Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misurata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's international airport on August 21. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

Ukrainian women walk on an empty road not far from the eastern city of Donetsk on August 21. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Ukrainian women walk on an empty road not far from the eastern city of Donetsk on August 21. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A Ukrainian man holds a piece of a rocket in his destroyed house after shelling in the village of Olenivka, south of the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk, on August 20. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A Ukrainian man holds a piece of a rocket in his destroyed house after shelling in the village of Olenivka, south of the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk, on August 20. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi province of Nineveh in northern Iraq, take shelter at Margurgis Church in Dohuk. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi province of Nineveh in northern Iraq, take shelter at Margurgis Church in Dohuk. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

A drawing by an 8-year old Ukrainian boy, Maksim, depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and an Ukrainian tank, is displayed on a billboard in the western city of Lviv. (AFP/Yurko Dyachyshyn)
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A drawing by an 8-year old Ukrainian boy, Maksim, depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and an Ukrainian tank, is displayed on a billboard in the western city of Lviv. (AFP/Yurko Dyachyshyn)

A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)
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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)

A Moscow city worker takes a "selfie" before removing a Ukrainian flag that had been placed atop one of the city's most famous skyscrapers on August 20. (Reuters/Ilya Varlamov)
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A Moscow city worker takes a "selfie" before removing a Ukrainian flag that had been placed atop one of the city's most famous skyscrapers on August 20. (Reuters/Ilya Varlamov)

An Afghan child carries a toddler to receive a polio vaccination during a campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on August 18. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan child carries a toddler to receive a polio vaccination during a campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on August 18. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Demonstrators react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in response to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
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Demonstrators react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in response to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

A Ukrainian soldier gestures as he talks with children on August 18 in the small eastern city of Popasna in the Luhansk Region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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A Ukrainian soldier gestures as he talks with children on August 18 in the small eastern city of Popasna in the Luhansk Region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

Ukrainian refugees stand near tents at a refugee camp about 10 kilometers from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Russia's Rostov region on August 18. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)
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Ukrainian refugees stand near tents at a refugee camp about 10 kilometers from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Russia's Rostov region on August 18. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)

Sterlet, a breed of sturgeon, swim in a tank at the Beloyarsky state fish hatchery in the village of Izykhskiye Kopi in Russia's Khakassia region. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Sterlet, a breed of sturgeon, swim in a tank at the Beloyarsky state fish hatchery in the village of Izykhskiye Kopi in Russia's Khakassia region. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A Ukrainian flag is attached to a monument of the Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the eastern town of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region on August 18. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A Ukrainian flag is attached to a monument of the Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the eastern town of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region on August 18. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A member of the Donbass battalion, a volunteer militia group devoted to ensuring a united Ukraine, rests with some cats in a school converted into a base on August 18 in the city of Popasna, Luhansk Region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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A member of the Donbass battalion, a volunteer militia group devoted to ensuring a united Ukraine, rests with some cats in a school converted into a base on August 18 in the city of Popasna, Luhansk Region. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea  on August 18. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)
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Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea  on August 18. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian opposition cleric, listen to his speech during a fourth day of antigovernment protests in Islamabad on August 18. (epa/T. Mughal)
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Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian opposition cleric, listen to his speech during a fourth day of antigovernment protests in Islamabad on August 18. (epa/T. Mughal)

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