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Photos Of The Week #36

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 36th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A woman protects herself from rain brought by Hurricane Irma as she eats lunch in a street of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on September 7. (Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares)
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A woman protects herself from rain brought by Hurricane Irma as she eats lunch in a street of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on September 7. (Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares)

A migrant worker from Kyrgyzstan harvests potatoes in a private field in the Beryozov district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )
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A migrant worker from Kyrgyzstan harvests potatoes in a private field in the Beryozov district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin )

Pakistani boys attend school a day ahead of International Literacy Day in Peshawar. International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 each year. This year's theme is Literacy And Health. (epa/Arshad Arbab)
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Pakistani boys attend school a day ahead of International Literacy Day in Peshawar. International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 each year. This year's theme is Literacy And Health. (epa/Arshad Arbab)

A displaced Syrian child who fled the Islamic State extremist group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa plays in an abandoned house where people have taken refuge in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometers west of the embattled city. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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A displaced Syrian child who fled the Islamic State extremist group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa plays in an abandoned house where people have taken refuge in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometers west of the embattled city. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

A girl enjoys a piece of ice as she stands outside her family's tent on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A girl enjoys a piece of ice as she stands outside her family's tent on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

A groom naps as newlywed couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
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A groom naps as newlywed couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is surrounded by his ruling AKP Party members as he arrives at a meeting at his party headquarters in Ankara. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is surrounded by his ruling AKP Party members as he arrives at a meeting at his party headquarters in Ankara. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

A Rohingya Muslim woman from Burma and her baby are shown after arriving at a new camp for refugees in Unchiprang near the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf.  (AFP)
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A Rohingya Muslim woman from Burma and her baby are shown after arriving at a new camp for refugees in Unchiprang near the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf.  (AFP)

A man collects items thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati River, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India. (Reuters/Amit Dave)
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A man collects items thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati River, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India. (Reuters/Amit Dave)

Men transport an Atlantic Giant pumpkin, which was cultivated for about six months and currently weighs over 430 kilograms, before its presentation at Moscow State University’s Botanic Garden in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Men transport an Atlantic Giant pumpkin, which was cultivated for about six months and currently weighs over 430 kilograms, before its presentation at Moscow State University’s Botanic Garden in Moscow. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A Ukrainian serviceman inspects an abandoned library near his position on the front line in the town of Maryinka. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)
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A Ukrainian serviceman inspects an abandoned library near his position on the front line in the town of Maryinka. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)

A recovery team approaches the smoking Soyuz MS-04 capsule carrying the International Space Station crew of Jack Fischer and Peggy Annette Whitson of the United States and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia after its landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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A recovery team approaches the smoking Soyuz MS-04 capsule carrying the International Space Station crew of Jack Fischer and Peggy Annette Whitson of the United States and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia after its landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Sergei Ilnitsky)

Rohingya Muslims assist an elderly woman as they enter Bangladesh near the Bangladesh-Burma border in Teknaf, Bangladesh. At least 87,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority have entered Bangladesh in the last week fleeing violence in northwestern Burma (also known as Myanmar). (epa/Stringer)
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Rohingya Muslims assist an elderly woman as they enter Bangladesh near the Bangladesh-Burma border in Teknaf, Bangladesh. At least 87,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority have entered Bangladesh in the last week fleeing violence in northwestern Burma (also known as Myanmar). (epa/Stringer)

An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage. (AFP/Bandar Aldandani)
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An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage. (AFP/Bandar Aldandani)

A woman sits on a swing on Poklonnaya Hill in western Moscow, Russia. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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A woman sits on a swing on Poklonnaya Hill in western Moscow, Russia. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Hot air balloons glide during a flight over Nevsehir in Turkey's historic Cappadocia region on September 5. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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Hot air balloons glide during a flight over Nevsehir in Turkey's historic Cappadocia region on September 5. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

A girl walks through rubbish left by sea waves along Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A girl walks through rubbish left by sea waves along Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Russia's Soyuz MS-04 space capsule carrying the International Space Station crew of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. astronauts Peggy Annette Whitson and Jack Fischer lands in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. (AFP/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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Russia's Soyuz MS-04 space capsule carrying the International Space Station crew of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. astronauts Peggy Annette Whitson and Jack Fischer lands in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. (AFP/Sergei Ilnitsky)

Rohingya refugees sit as they are temporarily held by the Border Guard Bangladesh in an open area after crossing the border in Teknaf. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain)
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Rohingya refugees sit as they are temporarily held by the Border Guard Bangladesh in an open area after crossing the border in Teknaf. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain)

Syrian children play with balloons in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, as Muslims celebrate the third day of the Eid al-Adha holiday on September 3. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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Syrian children play with balloons in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, as Muslims celebrate the third day of the Eid al-Adha holiday on September 3. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

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