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Photos Of The Week #34

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 34th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Afghan policemen try to rescue a child at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul on August 25. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan policemen try to rescue a child at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul on August 25. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A fisherman checks his catch in the Bay of Kotor near the coastal town of Bijela, Slovenia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A fisherman checks his catch in the Bay of Kotor near the coastal town of Bijela, Slovenia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

A woman walks toward a modern sculpture while leaving the Yasenevo metro station in Moscow. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)
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A woman walks toward a modern sculpture while leaving the Yasenevo metro station in Moscow. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks and other armored vehicles take part in an annual training session near Mt. Fuji. (Reuters/Issei Kato)
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Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks and other armored vehicles take part in an annual training session near Mt. Fuji. (Reuters/Issei Kato)

A man sunbathes on the bank of the Volga River in Volgograd, Russia. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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A man sunbathes on the bank of the Volga River in Volgograd, Russia. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A Bosnian armed forces helicopter discharges a water bucket while fighting a forest fire near the southern town of Capljina. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)
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A Bosnian armed forces helicopter discharges a water bucket while fighting a forest fire near the southern town of Capljina. (AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
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A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)

Argentina’s German Ballejo (right) and Magdalena Gutierrez perform after winning the Tango Salon competition at the 15th Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires. (AFP/Eitan Abramovich)
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Argentina’s German Ballejo (right) and Magdalena Gutierrez perform after winning the Tango Salon competition at the 15th Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires. (AFP/Eitan Abramovich)

A religious statue slumps to the side after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy. (Reuters/Ciro De Luca)
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A religious statue slumps to the side after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy. (Reuters/Ciro De Luca)

A boy sits on a World War II Katyusha missile system in the center of Volgograd, Russia. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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A boy sits on a World War II Katyusha missile system in the center of Volgograd, Russia. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

An Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a child after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, on August 22. (Reuters/Antonio Dilaurenzo)
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An Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a child after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, on August 22. (Reuters/Antonio Dilaurenzo)

Syrian Civil Defense members, also known as the White Helmets, stand in protest on August 22 on the rubble of buildings in Zamalka, near Syria's capital, Damascus, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of a reported chemical-weapons attack on the Ghouta area. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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Syrian Civil Defense members, also known as the White Helmets, stand in protest on August 22 on the rubble of buildings in Zamalka, near Syria's capital, Damascus, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of a reported chemical-weapons attack on the Ghouta area. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

The lighthouse of Eckmuehl is seen in silhouette at sunset during a partial solar eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun in Penmarc'h, in Brittany, France, on August 21. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)
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The lighthouse of Eckmuehl is seen in silhouette at sunset during a partial solar eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun in Penmarc'h, in Brittany, France, on August 21. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)

Eclipse watchers were ecstatic as the clouds broke minutes before totality during the total solar eclipse from the one of last vantage points where totality was visible on August 21 in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. (AFP/Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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Eclipse watchers were ecstatic as the clouds broke minutes before totality during the total solar eclipse from the one of last vantage points where totality was visible on August 21 in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. (AFP/Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

A street performer looks towards the sky as enthusiasts gather in Old Havana for the partial solar eclipse in Cuba on August 21. (Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)
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A street performer looks towards the sky as enthusiasts gather in Old Havana for the partial solar eclipse in Cuba on August 21. (Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)

Police officers and municipal workers run with a hose as they attempt to extinguish a fire that engulfed a residential area in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on August 21. (AFP/Maksim Romanov)
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Police officers and municipal workers run with a hose as they attempt to extinguish a fire that engulfed a residential area in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on August 21. (AFP/Maksim Romanov)

Russian girls pass in front of a building with a display of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin Order in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad). (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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Russian girls pass in front of a building with a display of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin Order in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad). (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A woman takes part in an antiterror drill as a part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Goyang, South Korea, on August 21. (Reuters/Kim Hong-ji)
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A woman takes part in an antiterror drill as a part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Goyang, South Korea, on August 21. (Reuters/Kim Hong-ji)

Moving statues Ali and Nino are seen in Batumi, a seaside resort on the Black Sea coast in southwest Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Moving statues Ali and Nino are seen in Batumi, a seaside resort on the Black Sea coast in southwest Georgia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Iraqi Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces fire at Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar on August 20. (Reuters)
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Iraqi Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces fire at Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar on August 20. (Reuters)

San Francisco Bay area resident Brian Martin photographs the Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, in preparation for the total lunar eclipse near Mitchell, Oregon, on August 20. (Reuters/Adrees Latif )
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San Francisco Bay area resident Brian Martin photographs the Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, in preparation for the total lunar eclipse near Mitchell, Oregon, on August 20. (Reuters/Adrees Latif )

People gather at an impromptu memorial on August 20 where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. (Reuters/Susana Vera)
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People gather at an impromptu memorial on August 20 where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. (Reuters/Susana Vera)

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