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Photos Of The Week #40

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 40th week of 2015. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive by clicking on the banner above.

A woman falls into the water with her child as they disembark from a dinghy as refugees and migrants arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Greece's prime minister told the UN that Athens was doing all it could to help the refugee and migrant crisis, and criticized the building of walls to keep them out. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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A woman falls into the water with her child as they disembark from a dinghy as refugees and migrants arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Greece's prime minister told the UN that Athens was doing all it could to help the refugee and migrant crisis, and criticized the building of walls to keep them out. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A woman lying on a wheelbarrow is pushed by a man under the Serbian border barrier as migrants attempt to cross from Serbia into Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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A woman lying on a wheelbarrow is pushed by a man under the Serbian border barrier as migrants attempt to cross from Serbia into Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Children holding stuffed toys pass under the Serbian border barrier as migrants cross into Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Children holding stuffed toys pass under the Serbian border barrier as migrants cross into Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Russian businessman and farmer German Sterligov (center) with other farmers who have decided to run for parliament, during a meeting with journalists in Moscow. (TASS/Artyom Geodakyan)
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Russian businessman and farmer German Sterligov (center) with other farmers who have decided to run for parliament, during a meeting with journalists in Moscow. (TASS/Artyom Geodakyan)

A man with a protective blanket around his shoulders stands on the beach as refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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A man with a protective blanket around his shoulders stands on the beach as refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Russian artist Vasily Slonov "rings" a woolen bell during a performance of the Russian Alarm Bell, dedicated to prisoners of the gulag during the 11th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center in Siberia. About 30 artists from Russia, the United States, Germany, Poland, Britain, the Netherlands, and other countries presented their artworks and performances. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Russian artist Vasily Slonov "rings" a woolen bell during a performance of the Russian Alarm Bell, dedicated to prisoners of the gulag during the 11th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center in Siberia. About 30 artists from Russia, the United States, Germany, Poland, Britain, the Netherlands, and other countries presented their artworks and performances. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, are seen behind the U.S. flag as the ship arrives at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. (Reuters/Yuya Shino)
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Crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, are seen behind the U.S. flag as the ship arrives at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. (Reuters/Yuya Shino)

Refugees and migrants struggle to get off an overcrowded dinghy as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast. A woman and a child drowned off Lesbos after their boat sank, although 45 other people were rescued, police said on September 30. (Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis)
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Refugees and migrants struggle to get off an overcrowded dinghy as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast. A woman and a child drowned off Lesbos after their boat sank, although 45 other people were rescued, police said on September 30. (Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis)

Hot-air balloons are prepared for flight as others take off during an international hot-air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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Hot-air balloons are prepared for flight as others take off during an international hot-air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

A woman walks past a street-art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A woman walks past a street-art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

An Indian child carries a bag of of sub-standard onions as workers sort out bulbs at a wholesale vegetable market in Jalandhar. (AFP/Shammi Mehra) 
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An Indian child carries a bag of of sub-standard onions as workers sort out bulbs at a wholesale vegetable market in Jalandhar. (AFP/Shammi Mehra) 

An abandoned teddy bear is seen on the ground close to the Croatian border near the Serbian village of Berkasovo on September 29. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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An abandoned teddy bear is seen on the ground close to the Croatian border near the Serbian village of Berkasovo on September 29. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

A woman reacts as she boards a train full of migrants and asylum seekers near the Greek-Macedonia border on September 29. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A woman reacts as she boards a train full of migrants and asylum seekers near the Greek-Macedonia border on September 29. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, shake hands ahead of a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28. (epa/Chip Somodevilla)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, shake hands ahead of a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28. (epa/Chip Somodevilla)

An armed Yemeni tribesmen stands overlooking the great Dam of Marib, (aka the Dam of Arim) in Marib province on September 28. (AFP/Abdullah Hassan)
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An armed Yemeni tribesmen stands overlooking the great Dam of Marib, (aka the Dam of Arim) in Marib province on September 28. (AFP/Abdullah Hassan)

A so-called super moon during a lunar eclipse shines above a church in Turets village, some 110 km from Minsk, Belarus, on September 28. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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A so-called super moon during a lunar eclipse shines above a church in Turets village, some 110 km from Minsk, Belarus, on September 28. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Migrants and refugees wait to board a train near Gevgelija in southern Macedonia after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Migrants and refugees wait to board a train near Gevgelija in southern Macedonia after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

The super moon was also visible in the sky above Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Reuters/​Jose Luis Gonzalez)
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The super moon was also visible in the sky above Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Reuters/​Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Veteran Russian human rights defender Lyudmilla Alekseyeva reacts after winning the third Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on September 28. (epa/Patrick Seeger)
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Veteran Russian human rights defender Lyudmilla Alekseyeva reacts after winning the third Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on September 28. (epa/Patrick Seeger)

Children rest on the ground next to a cornfield as migrants wait to enter Croatia from Berkasovo, Serbia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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Children rest on the ground next to a cornfield as migrants wait to enter Croatia from Berkasovo, Serbia. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

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