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Photos Of The Week #37

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 37th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Rohingya refugees from Burma stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organizations at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
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Rohingya refugees from Burma stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organizations at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, on September 13. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
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A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, on September 13. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Ukrainian servicemen take part in the Rapid Trident 2017 joint NATO military drills at the International Peacekeeping Security Center near the village of Starychy on September 15. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian servicemen take part in the Rapid Trident 2017 joint NATO military drills at the International Peacekeeping Security Center near the village of Starychy on September 15. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A wingsuit flyer hits a target during the 6th Carabao World Wingsuit Championship on Tianmenshan mountain in Zhangjiajie in China's central Hunan Province. (AFP/Stringer)
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A wingsuit flyer hits a target during the 6th Carabao World Wingsuit Championship on Tianmenshan mountain in Zhangjiajie in China's central Hunan Province. (AFP/Stringer)

Smoke rises from buildings on the northern outskirts of Deir al-Zour as Syrian forces advanced during their ongoing battle against Islamic State militants.  (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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Smoke rises from buildings on the northern outskirts of Deir al-Zour as Syrian forces advanced during their ongoing battle against Islamic State militants.  (AFP/George Ourfalian)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a photo session in Pyongyang with teachers who volunteered to work at schools on islands and in mountainous areas. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a photo session in Pyongyang with teachers who volunteered to work at schools on islands and in mountainous areas. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Passengers on a tram in Kyiv, Ukraine (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Passengers on a tram in Kyiv, Ukraine (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Afghanistan's Hazara community rally to demand that the government bring security and stability to the country, in Herat on September 13. (epa-efe/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghanistan's Hazara community rally to demand that the government bring security and stability to the country, in Herat on September 13. (epa-efe/Jalil Rezayee)

An artist performs during the inauguration of the 131st International Olympic Committee assembly at the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima, Peru, on September 12. (epa-efe/Ernesto Arias)
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An artist performs during the inauguration of the 131st International Olympic Committee assembly at the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima, Peru, on September 12. (epa-efe/Ernesto Arias)

Local residents look inside a collapsed coastal house after Hurricane Irma passed an area in Vilano Beach, Florida. (Reuters/Chris Wattle)
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Local residents look inside a collapsed coastal house after Hurricane Irma passed an area in Vilano Beach, Florida. (Reuters/Chris Wattle)

A Proton-M rocket blasts off with a Spanish communications satellite at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 12. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A Proton-M rocket blasts off with a Spanish communications satellite at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 12. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A pro-European Union demonstrator protests outside Parliament in central London against the first vote on a bill to end Britain's membership in the EU. (AFP/Tolga Akmen)
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A pro-European Union demonstrator protests outside Parliament in central London against the first vote on a bill to end Britain's membership in the EU. (AFP/Tolga Akmen)

A view of a church in front of the President-Hotel in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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A view of a church in front of the President-Hotel in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A man holds on to his hat as he walks past a surge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, on September 11. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)
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A man holds on to his hat as he walks past a surge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, on September 11. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)

Iraqi Kurds wave Kurdish flags and hold burning torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 500 kilometers north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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Iraqi Kurds wave Kurdish flags and hold burning torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 500 kilometers north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

A boy peeps out from behind the curtains of a voting booth at a polling station during the municipal elections in Moscow on September 10. (AFP/Yury Kadobnov)
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A boy peeps out from behind the curtains of a voting booth at a polling station during the municipal elections in Moscow on September 10. (AFP/Yury Kadobnov)

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) sits on a bench after he got off the train to Lviv on the platform in Przemysl, Poland, on September 10 during his attempt to enter Ukraine despite official warnings. (epa-EFE/Darek Delmanowicz)
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Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) sits on a bench after he got off the train to Lviv on the platform in Przemysl, Poland, on September 10 during his attempt to enter Ukraine despite official warnings. (epa-EFE/Darek Delmanowicz)

Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana on September 10 as Hurricane Irma battered the island. (AFP/Yamil Lage)
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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana on September 10 as Hurricane Irma battered the island. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

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