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Photos Of The Week #38

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 38th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (left) stands among Kurdish Peshmerga and German Bundeswehr soldiers during a visit to the educational center Bnaslawa near Irbil, Iraq, on Septebmer 23. (epa/Michael Kappeler)
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German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (left) stands among Kurdish Peshmerga and German Bundeswehr soldiers during a visit to the educational center Bnaslawa near Irbil, Iraq, on Septebmer 23. (epa/Michael Kappeler)

Paramilitary police attend a military drill in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. (Reuters via China Daily)
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Paramilitary police attend a military drill in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. (Reuters via China Daily)

An Iraqi military convoy advances inside the recently recaptured city of Shirqat in northern Iraq. Iraqi security forces gained full control over the city after days of clashes with militants from the Islamic State. (epa/Baraa Kanaan)
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An Iraqi military convoy advances inside the recently recaptured city of Shirqat in northern Iraq. Iraqi security forces gained full control over the city after days of clashes with militants from the Islamic State. (epa/Baraa Kanaan)

A supporter of the Libyan Government of National Accord uses a dummy to catch the attention of Islamic State snipers at the front line in Sirte. (AFP/Fabio Bucciarelli)
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A supporter of the Libyan Government of National Accord uses a dummy to catch the attention of Islamic State snipers at the front line in Sirte. (AFP/Fabio Bucciarelli)

Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko gives the final touches to her work The Heart Of War in her studio in Kyiv. Cartridge casings from different caliber weapons from the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone were used to create the work. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko gives the final touches to her work The Heart Of War in her studio in Kyiv. Cartridge casings from different caliber weapons from the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone were used to create the work. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Afghan children juggle as they mark World Peace Day in Herat on September 22. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan children juggle as they mark World Peace Day in Herat on September 22. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

The Tajik folk band Zeba performs at the Salmiya Theater in Kuwait City. (epa/Raed Qutena)
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The Tajik folk band Zeba performs at the Salmiya Theater in Kuwait City. (epa/Raed Qutena)

A child looks through a window inside a camp for refugees and migrants in the Belgrade suburb of Krnjaca. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A child looks through a window inside a camp for refugees and migrants in the Belgrade suburb of Krnjaca. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Women in traditional clothing attend a ceremony marking the official commissioning of a 300-megawatt, coal-fired power plant in Stanari, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Women in traditional clothing attend a ceremony marking the official commissioning of a 300-megawatt, coal-fired power plant in Stanari, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A man is hit with pepper-spray paintballs in Charlotte, North Carolina, during a protest against the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott. Police say Scott was holding a gun and had refused orders to drop his weapon. His family says he was holding a book. (Reuters/Jason Miczek)
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A man is hit with pepper-spray paintballs in Charlotte, North Carolina, during a protest against the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott. Police say Scott was holding a gun and had refused orders to drop his weapon. His family says he was holding a book. (Reuters/Jason Miczek)

Armenian soldiers march during a military parade marking the 25th anniversary of the nation's independence in Yerevan on September 21. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
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Armenian soldiers march during a military parade marking the 25th anniversary of the nation's independence in Yerevan on September 21. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

A view of the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Kufa in the town of the same name near the the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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A view of the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Kufa in the town of the same name near the the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Afghan boys play cricket on a playground in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan boys play cricket on a playground in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A woman gives a thumbs up to women posing in a shop window of a shopping mall in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)
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A woman gives a thumbs up to women posing in a shop window of a shopping mall in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Serhiy Dolzhenko)

People run away from waves as they watch the tidal bore in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. (Reuters)
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People run away from waves as they watch the tidal bore in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. (Reuters)

A Georgian villager collects grapes during a harvest near the village of Vazisubani. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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A Georgian villager collects grapes during a harvest near the village of Vazisubani. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

People scuffle in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv during elections for Russia's State Duma on September 18. (AFP/Anatoliy Stepanov)
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People scuffle in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv during elections for Russia's State Duma on September 18. (AFP/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Participants take part in an extreme run "Bison race" near the town of Logoisk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Participants take part in an extreme run "Bison race" near the town of Logoisk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

People take part in a gay-pride parade under a huge rainbow flag in Belgrade on September 18. (AFP/Oliver Bunic)
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People take part in a gay-pride parade under a huge rainbow flag in Belgrade on September 18. (AFP/Oliver Bunic)

Afghan firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a wood market at Quwai Markaz in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghan firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a wood market at Quwai Markaz in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

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