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Photos Of The Week #39

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 39th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Bosnian man studies his ballot while waiting for other voters to leave the polling booths to vote in the country's municipal elections at a polling station in Banja Luka on October 2. (epa/Vladimir Stojakovic)
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A Bosnian man studies his ballot while waiting for other voters to leave the polling booths to vote in the country's municipal elections at a polling station in Banja Luka on October 2. (epa/Vladimir Stojakovic)

Pope Francis releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a meeting with the Chaldean community at the Catholic Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)
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Pope Francis releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a meeting with the Chaldean community at the Catholic Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

People hold a banner against the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia and Azerbaijan in Tblisi, Georgia, on September 30. Georgia is overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian, but has a 2.5 percent Catholic minority, according to Vatican estimates. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)
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People hold a banner against the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia and Azerbaijan in Tblisi, Georgia, on September 30. Georgia is overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian, but has a 2.5 percent Catholic minority, according to Vatican estimates. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

Indira Sinanovic, the first Bosnian woman to wear a niqab and run in local elections, shares promotional material in Zavidovici. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Indira Sinanovic, the first Bosnian woman to wear a niqab and run in local elections, shares promotional material in Zavidovici. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Clothes hang on barbed wire at a makeshift refugee and migrant camp close the border between Serbia and Hungary, near the Serbian town of Horgos. The flow of migrants through the Balkans toward Western Europe has continued despite the closure of the so-called "Balkan route" in March. More than 5,000 migrants have been stranded in Serbia looking for ways to cross to EU member states Hungary and Croatia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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Clothes hang on barbed wire at a makeshift refugee and migrant camp close the border between Serbia and Hungary, near the Serbian town of Horgos. The flow of migrants through the Balkans toward Western Europe has continued despite the closure of the so-called "Balkan route" in March. More than 5,000 migrants have been stranded in Serbia looking for ways to cross to EU member states Hungary and Croatia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

A New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey. One person was killed and 100 others injured. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
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A New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey. One person was killed and 100 others injured. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Israelis line up to pay their respects in front of the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at a plaza outside the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on September 29. Peres died on September 28, two weeks after suffering a stroke. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
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Israelis line up to pay their respects in front of the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at a plaza outside the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on September 29. Peres died on September 28, two weeks after suffering a stroke. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

Kazakhstan -- A boy runs past figures symbolizing participant countries in the Expo 2017 in central Astana, the host city of next year's exhibition. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Kazakhstan -- A boy runs past figures symbolizing participant countries in the Expo 2017 in central Astana, the host city of next year's exhibition. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Children walk past UNHCR temporary shelter tents as they head to school on the first day of classes at a refugee camp housing Iraqi displaced families in the Kurdish town of Derik (aka Al-Malikiyah in Arabic), in northeastern Syria. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Children walk past UNHCR temporary shelter tents as they head to school on the first day of classes at a refugee camp housing Iraqi displaced families in the Kurdish town of Derik (aka Al-Malikiyah in Arabic), in northeastern Syria. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Members of the Shi'ite Badr Organization undergo training in Iraq before the upcoming battle to recapture Mosul in Diyala Province. (Reuters)
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Members of the Shi'ite Badr Organization undergo training in Iraq before the upcoming battle to recapture Mosul in Diyala Province. (Reuters)

Children play in a municipality-run camp housing migrants and refugees in the city of Chios, on the Greek Aegean island of Chios. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
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Children play in a municipality-run camp housing migrants and refugees in the city of Chios, on the Greek Aegean island of Chios. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

Afghan kids play soccer on a field in Herat Province. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan kids play soccer on a field in Herat Province. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Shirtless CSKA Moscow fans, aka the Red-Blue Warriors, cheer on their team behind Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal during the Champions League Group E match at the Arena CSKA in Moscow on September 27. (Reuters/John Sibley)
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Shirtless CSKA Moscow fans, aka the Red-Blue Warriors, cheer on their team behind Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal during the Champions League Group E match at the Arena CSKA in Moscow on September 27. (Reuters/John Sibley)

Loaves of bread are arranged at the scene of an air strike in the rebel-held Bab al-Maqam neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)
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Loaves of bread are arranged at the scene of an air strike in the rebel-held Bab al-Maqam neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)

Protesters light flares outside the Macedonian parliament during an antigovernment protest in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Protesters light flares outside the Macedonian parliament during an antigovernment protest in Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Miners take part in a ceremony marking the extraction of 4 million tons of coal by the MakeevUgol company, which owns the Kholodnaya Balka coal mine in Makiyivka, a town controlled by Russia-backed militants in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine. (Reuters/Aleksandr Yermochenko)
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Miners take part in a ceremony marking the extraction of 4 million tons of coal by the MakeevUgol company, which owns the Kholodnaya Balka coal mine in Makiyivka, a town controlled by Russia-backed militants in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine. (Reuters/Aleksandr Yermochenko)

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (left) shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September 26. (Reuters/Mike Segar)
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (left) shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September 26. (Reuters/Mike Segar)

Afghan children work at a brick kiln in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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Afghan children work at a brick kiln in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

A participant makes a splash during the "Cross De Luxe" run at Markkleeberger, near Leipzig, Germany. (epa/Jan Woitas)
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A participant makes a splash during the "Cross De Luxe" run at Markkleeberger, near Leipzig, Germany. (epa/Jan Woitas)

A Syrian man walks past a bus set ablaze following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
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A Syrian man walks past a bus set ablaze following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)

A supporter of a pro-India party is detained by police during a protest demanding the holding of a plebiscite in Srinagar, in the Indian state of Jumma and Kashmir. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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A supporter of a pro-India party is detained by police during a protest demanding the holding of a plebiscite in Srinagar, in the Indian state of Jumma and Kashmir. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

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