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Photos Of The Week #37

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 37th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Pro-Russian tank crew members take part in military exercises near the small town of Shakhtarsk in occupied territory in the Donetsk region. (AFP/Aleksey Filippov)
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Pro-Russian tank crew members take part in military exercises near the small town of Shakhtarsk in occupied territory in the Donetsk region. (AFP/Aleksey Filippov)

An Afghan child plays with a kite as sun sets on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan child plays with a kite as sun sets on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Acrobats relax before the presentation of a new show called The Extreme Arena at the National Circus in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Acrobats relax before the presentation of a new show called The Extreme Arena at the National Circus in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A woman runs away from tear gas during clashes in Nantes with French riot police at a demonstration against a new labor law. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)
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A woman runs away from tear gas during clashes in Nantes with French riot police at a demonstration against a new labor law. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)

Chinese and Russian soldiers take part in a joint military drill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters/Stringer)
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Chinese and Russian soldiers take part in a joint military drill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters/Stringer)

A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe inspects a bridge that was bombed by separatists in early 2014 and that is now being rebuilt in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Andrea Shalal)
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A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe inspects a bridge that was bombed by separatists in early 2014 and that is now being rebuilt in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. (Reuters/Andrea Shalal)

Pilgrims pray outside the Jokhang Temple in the early morning in Lhasa, Tibet. Jokhang Temple is considered one of the most sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists and was built during the rule of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. (epa/How Hwee)
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Pilgrims pray outside the Jokhang Temple in the early morning in Lhasa, Tibet. Jokhang Temple is considered one of the most sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists and was built during the rule of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. (epa/How Hwee)

Pakistani bystanders gather at the site of a collision between an express train and a freight train on the outskirts of Multan. At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured. Railway officials blamed the accident on the passenger train engineer, saying he failed to heed a red signal that went up after the freight train had stopped. The freight train stopped so the driver could remove the body of a man who tried to cross the track and got crushed to death. (AFP/SS Mirza)
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Pakistani bystanders gather at the site of a collision between an express train and a freight train on the outskirts of Multan. At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured. Railway officials blamed the accident on the passenger train engineer, saying he failed to heed a red signal that went up after the freight train had stopped. The freight train stopped so the driver could remove the body of a man who tried to cross the track and got crushed to death. (AFP/SS Mirza)

Men pull a sacrificial camel into a vehicle after it was purchased at an animal market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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Men pull a sacrificial camel into a vehicle after it was purchased at an animal market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Iraqi children play on a street in the capital, Baghdad, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi children play on a street in the capital, Baghdad, on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A street vendor waits for customers while sitting next to a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a kiosk in central Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A street vendor waits for customers while sitting next to a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a kiosk in central Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A woman rides on a swing next to an election poster for the United Russia party in central Moscow ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for September 18. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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A woman rides on a swing next to an election poster for the United Russia party in central Moscow ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for September 18. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Iraqi girls play in the Chibayish marshes near the southern city of Nassiriyah. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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Iraqi girls play in the Chibayish marshes near the southern city of Nassiriyah. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

A trained eagle attempts to catch a drone during a demonstration organized by the Dutch police as part of a program to train birds of prey to catch drones flying over sensitive or restricted areas at the Dutch Police Academy in Ossendrecht. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
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A trained eagle attempts to catch a drone during a demonstration organized by the Dutch police as part of a program to train birds of prey to catch drones flying over sensitive or restricted areas at the Dutch Police Academy in Ossendrecht. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)

An Iranian worker weighs a sacrificial sheep for Eid al-Adha celebrations at a market in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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An Iranian worker weighs a sacrificial sheep for Eid al-Adha celebrations at a market in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)

Muslims attend an Eid al-Adha mass prayer marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage near Moscow's grand mosque on September 12. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
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Muslims attend an Eid al-Adha mass prayer marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage near Moscow's grand mosque on September 12. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

Orthodox believers participate in a procession to mark the 292nd anniversary of the transfer of the relics of St. Aleksandr Nevsky in central St. Petersburg on September 12. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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Orthodox believers participate in a procession to mark the 292nd anniversary of the transfer of the relics of St. Aleksandr Nevsky in central St. Petersburg on September 12. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

Firefighters extinguish a blaze following an air strike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus. (epa/Mohammed Badra)
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Firefighters extinguish a blaze following an air strike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus. (epa/Mohammed Badra)

Afghan customers and vendors gather at a cattle market for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghan customers and vendors gather at a cattle market for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A demonstrator stares down a riot policeman during a protest marking the country's 1973 military coup in Santiago. (Reuters/Carlos Vera)
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A demonstrator stares down a riot policeman during a protest marking the country's 1973 military coup in Santiago. (Reuters/Carlos Vera)

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