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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 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A woman poses for a picture as bunches of paprika hang on the walls of her house to dry in the village of Donja Lakosnica, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A woman poses for a picture as bunches of paprika hang on the walls of her house to dry in the village of Donja Lakosnica, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Participants celebrate during the I Love Damascus marathon at Umayyad Square in Damascus. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)
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Participants celebrate during the I Love Damascus marathon at Umayyad Square in Damascus. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

Anton Koppel, head of CaroBus furniture company, and an employee with a child's bed in the shape of a Buk missile launcher at the company's showroom in St. Petersburg. An international criminal investigation recently found that a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down by a Buk missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in Ukraine in 2014. Investigators found that the Buk was brought into Ukraine from Russia shortly before the tragedy and then smuggled back to Russia shortly afterward. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Anton Koppel, head of CaroBus furniture company, and an employee with a child's bed in the shape of a Buk missile launcher at the company's showroom in St. Petersburg. An international criminal investigation recently found that a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down by a Buk missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in Ukraine in 2014. Investigators found that the Buk was brought into Ukraine from Russia shortly before the tragedy and then smuggled back to Russia shortly afterward. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

A banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin in front of Russian and Syrian flags hangs from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City on October 7, Putin's birthday. Police removed the banner shortly after it was unfurled and are investigating the incident. (Reuters/Kathryn Peters)
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A banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin in front of Russian and Syrian flags hangs from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City on October 7, Putin's birthday. Police removed the banner shortly after it was unfurled and are investigating the incident. (Reuters/Kathryn Peters)

Somali schoolgirls play football during lunch break at an elementary school in Mogadishu. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
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Somali schoolgirls play football during lunch break at an elementary school in Mogadishu. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Gherkins, berries, and tomatoes on display on the opening day of the Golden Autumn agricultural exhibition in Moscow on October 5. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)
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Gherkins, berries, and tomatoes on display on the opening day of the Golden Autumn agricultural exhibition in Moscow on October 5. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)

A group of people try to cross the La Digue River after the collapse of a bridge as a result of Hurricane Matthew, which swept through Haiti this week. (epa/Orlando Barrio)
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A group of people try to cross the La Digue River after the collapse of a bridge as a result of Hurricane Matthew, which swept through Haiti this week. (epa/Orlando Barrio)

Supporters of Georgia's largest opposition party, the United National Movement, march during a rally ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections in Tbilisi. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Supporters of Georgia's largest opposition party, the United National Movement, march during a rally ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections in Tbilisi. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Afghan students look out a window at their religious school in Kabul.(Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan students look out a window at their religious school in Kabul.(Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

More than 300 migrants marched from Belgrade toward Hungary, aspiring to enter the European Union. Before setting off on foot on their 200-kilometer trek, they briefly protested in downtown Belgrade, near the railway station, against Hungary's antimigrant measures. The number of migrants blocked inside Serbia has grown significantly since Hungary in July introduced tough new measures aimed at stopping them crossing the border. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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More than 300 migrants marched from Belgrade toward Hungary, aspiring to enter the European Union. Before setting off on foot on their 200-kilometer trek, they briefly protested in downtown Belgrade, near the railway station, against Hungary's antimigrant measures. The number of migrants blocked inside Serbia has grown significantly since Hungary in July introduced tough new measures aimed at stopping them crossing the border. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

A Palestinian man carries a sheet of ground olives to be made into oil at an olive press in Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
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A Palestinian man carries a sheet of ground olives to be made into oil at an olive press in Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Syrian civil-defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, search for victims amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a government air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al-Basha in the northern city of Aleppo on October 4. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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Syrian civil-defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, search for victims amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a government air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al-Basha in the northern city of Aleppo on October 4. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

A woman walks past cut-outs of Soviet-era cars at the State Department Store (GUM) in Moscow. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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A woman walks past cut-outs of Soviet-era cars at the State Department Store (GUM) in Moscow. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

An Indian farmer on a cart passes along the Indian-Pakistan border fence, about 20km from Gurdaspur, Kashmir. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
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An Indian farmer on a cart passes along the Indian-Pakistan border fence, about 20km from Gurdaspur, Kashmir. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

A migrant is rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by a member of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO some 20 nautical miles north of Libya. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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A migrant is rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by a member of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO some 20 nautical miles north of Libya. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A woman leaves the sixth-century Anchiskhati Basilica in the old city in central Tbilisi, Georgia. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A woman leaves the sixth-century Anchiskhati Basilica in the old city in central Tbilisi, Georgia. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Afghan taxi drivers wait for passengers along a street in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan taxi drivers wait for passengers along a street in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Sunlight catches the roof of a church in Georgia's Kakhetia region, about 80 kilometers from Tbilisi. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Sunlight catches the roof of a church in Georgia's Kakhetia region, about 80 kilometers from Tbilisi. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Hasidic Jews celebrate the traditional Jewish New Year or Rosh-Hashanah in Uman, Ukraine, on October 2. (TASS/Viktor Drachev)
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Hasidic Jews celebrate the traditional Jewish New Year or Rosh-Hashanah in Uman, Ukraine, on October 2. (TASS/Viktor Drachev)

Hungarian women wearing traditional dress leave a voting booth at a polling station during a referendum on EU migrant quotas on October 2. (Reuters/Bernadett Szabo)
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Hungarian women wearing traditional dress leave a voting booth at a polling station during a referendum on EU migrant quotas on October 2. (Reuters/Bernadett Szabo)

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