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Photos Of The Week #38

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 38th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A circus artist and a lion perform during the first Minsk International Circus Art Festival in Minsk, Belarus. Participants from 16 countries took part in the event. (epa-efe/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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A circus artist and a lion perform during the first Minsk International Circus Art Festival in Minsk, Belarus. Participants from 16 countries took part in the event. (epa-efe/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Teknef. Bangladesh's army was ordered on September 20 to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Burma, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
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Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Teknef. Bangladesh's army was ordered on September 20 to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Burma, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

Two stags are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in London. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
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Two stags are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in London. (Reuters/Toby Melville)

A picture taken on September 19 shows hospital beds covered in rubble and debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the village of Al-Tahh, in the northwestern Idlib Province. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
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A picture taken on September 19 shows hospital beds covered in rubble and debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the village of Al-Tahh, in the northwestern Idlib Province. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

Kurds ride horses during a march supporting the upcoming referendum on the issue of Kurdish independence, in Irbil, Iraq. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)
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Kurds ride horses during a march supporting the upcoming referendum on the issue of Kurdish independence, in Irbil, Iraq. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)

A girl runs into the Pacific Ocean at a Tashlich ceremony, a Rosh Hashanah ritual to symbolically cast away sins, during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, on September 21. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
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A girl runs into the Pacific Ocean at a Tashlich ceremony, a Rosh Hashanah ritual to symbolically cast away sins, during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, on September 21. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

An artist performs during the first Minsk International Circus Art Festival. (epa-efe/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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An artist performs during the first Minsk International Circus Art Festival. (epa-efe/Tatyana Zenkovich)

A damaged car is seen outside a building after a major earthquake in Mexico City on September 19. (Reuters/Claudia Daut)
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A damaged car is seen outside a building after a major earthquake in Mexico City on September 19. (Reuters/Claudia Daut)

Palestinian children play on the beach in Gaza City on September 21. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Palestinian children play on the beach in Gaza City on September 21. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

A protester is silhouetted in tear gas during clashes with riot police amid a demonstration against the French government's labor reforms in Paris on September 21. (epa-efe/Etienne Laurent)
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A protester is silhouetted in tear gas during clashes with riot police amid a demonstration against the French government's labor reforms in Paris on September 21. (epa-efe/Etienne Laurent)

Workmen load heavy equipment onto a trailer in front of a destroyed boat that came ashore following Hurricane Irma in Summerland Key, Florida. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
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Workmen load heavy equipment onto a trailer in front of a destroyed boat that came ashore following Hurricane Irma in Summerland Key, Florida. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish pilgrims pray at the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish New Year, in the town of Uman, Ukraine. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish pilgrims pray at the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish New Year, in the town of Uman, Ukraine. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Discarded items of clothing lie strewn on the ground in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
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Discarded items of clothing lie strewn on the ground in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)

Horse riders on an early-morning morning jaunt in Hyde Park, London, on September 20. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
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Horse riders on an early-morning morning jaunt in Hyde Park, London, on September 20. (Reuters/Toby Melville)

Pilgrims pray next to a tomb at an old Jewish cemetery on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish New Year, in the town of Uman, Ukraine on September 19. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Pilgrims pray next to a tomb at an old Jewish cemetery on the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish New Year, in the town of Uman, Ukraine on September 19. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Rescue workers look at fellow workers searching for people under the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City on September 19. (Reuters/Carlos Jasso)
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Rescue workers look at fellow workers searching for people under the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City on September 19. (Reuters/Carlos Jasso)

Pigeons bathe in a fountain in central Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Pigeons bathe in a fountain in central Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Boys play on a damaged military tank that belonged to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel-held southern town of Bosra al-Sham, is Syria's Deraa Governorate, on September 19. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)
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Boys play on a damaged military tank that belonged to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel-held southern town of Bosra al-Sham, is Syria's Deraa Governorate, on September 19. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)

Burmese Rohingya refugee children are pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on September 19. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
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Burmese Rohingya refugee children are pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on September 19. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)

Workers take part in the construction of Yekaterinburg Arena, a stadium that will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Reuters)
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Workers take part in the construction of Yekaterinburg Arena, a stadium that will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Reuters)

Oil that leaked from a small oil tanker that sank on September 10 is seen next to sunbeds and folded umbrellas on the beach of Agios Kosmas at the riviera in Athens, Greece, on September 17. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)
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Oil that leaked from a small oil tanker that sank on September 10 is seen next to sunbeds and folded umbrellas on the beach of Agios Kosmas at the riviera in Athens, Greece, on September 17. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)

A Belarusian military helicopter flies during the Zapad military exercises, near the town of Ruzhany, southwest of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Grits)
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A Belarusian military helicopter flies during the Zapad military exercises, near the town of Ruzhany, southwest of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Grits)

Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside police headquarters after the not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 17. (Reuters/Lawrence Bryant)
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Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside police headquarters after the not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 17. (Reuters/Lawrence Bryant)

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