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Photos Of The Week #42

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 42nd week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun during military exercises near the village of Divychky outside Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A Ukrainian serviceman fires a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun during military exercises near the village of Divychky outside Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A woman peers out a window of a dilapidated building that shows bullet marks from the 1956 anticommunist uprising, with the revolutionary flag posted on the front, insignia removed, in Budapest. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh )
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A woman peers out a window of a dilapidated building that shows bullet marks from the 1956 anticommunist uprising, with the revolutionary flag posted on the front, insignia removed, in Budapest. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh )

Culture activist Ondrej Kobza sits with two goats on the terrace of a rooftop community garden and cafe atop the Lucerna Palace in Prague. As part of an opening to the public, Kobza brought a pair of goats from a farm run by Dagmar Havlova, the sister-in-law of late President Vaclav Havel, who owns the palace. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Culture activist Ondrej Kobza sits with two goats on the terrace of a rooftop community garden and cafe atop the Lucerna Palace in Prague. As part of an opening to the public, Kobza brought a pair of goats from a farm run by Dagmar Havlova, the sister-in-law of late President Vaclav Havel, who owns the palace. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

Russian conscripts wait at a military registration and enlistment office in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Russian conscripts wait at a military registration and enlistment office in St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

An Iraqi special forces soldier fires a cannon at Islamic States fighters in Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq, on October 20. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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An Iraqi special forces soldier fires a cannon at Islamic States fighters in Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq, on October 20. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Men rest as they smoke and chew qat, a stimulant, in the old market in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
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Men rest as they smoke and chew qat, a stimulant, in the old market in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Teddy bears with bandages are left on the ground by protesters during a demonstration in front of the German Chancellery prior to a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Berlin on October 19. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)
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Teddy bears with bandages are left on the ground by protesters during a demonstration in front of the German Chancellery prior to a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Berlin on October 19. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)

A Nepalese agricultural worker harvests a field on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)
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A Nepalese agricultural worker harvests a field on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)

Emergency workers walk through smoke as they try to put out a fire inside a building after shelling in the rebel-held besieged town of Douma near Damascus on October  19. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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Emergency workers walk through smoke as they try to put out a fire inside a building after shelling in the rebel-held besieged town of Douma near Damascus on October  19. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

Women who recently fled the Islamic State stronghold of Hawija queue to receive food from the Barzani Charity Foundation on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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Women who recently fled the Islamic State stronghold of Hawija queue to receive food from the Barzani Charity Foundation on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

Afghan youths play with a kite on the outskirts of Jalalabad on October 18. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan youths play with a kite on the outskirts of Jalalabad on October 18. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand around a tunnel used by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Bartila, east of Mosul, during an operation to retake the city. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand around a tunnel used by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Bartila, east of Mosul, during an operation to retake the city. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari)

Fans of CSKA Moscow celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and AS Monaco at CSKA Arena stadium in Moscow. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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Fans of CSKA Moscow celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and AS Monaco at CSKA Arena stadium in Moscow. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

A man runs way from a wave at a beach in Hainan Province, China, as Typhoon Sarika hit the mainland. (Reuters)
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A man runs way from a wave at a beach in Hainan Province, China, as Typhoon Sarika hit the mainland. (Reuters)

A man on a cart passes the construction site for an open-air museum of military equipment in Zhytkavichy, Belarus. (TASS/Viktar Drachev)
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A man on a cart passes the construction site for an open-air museum of military equipment in Zhytkavichy, Belarus. (TASS/Viktar Drachev)

Afghan children fly a kite on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan children fly a kite on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Tourists hang out at the resort of Neve Zohar on the Dead Sea in southern Israel. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Tourists hang out at the resort of Neve Zohar on the Dead Sea in southern Israel. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Displaced Iraqis who fled fighting in the Mosul area play volleyball at a camp for internally displaced people in the northeastern town of Al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh Province. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Displaced Iraqis who fled fighting in the Mosul area play volleyball at a camp for internally displaced people in the northeastern town of Al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh Province. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

An adolescent Afghan migrant waves from a van as he departs with six others from the emergency shelter for minors in Saint Omer, France, as they leave for Britain. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)
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An adolescent Afghan migrant waves from a van as he departs with six others from the emergency shelter for minors in Saint Omer, France, as they leave for Britain. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)

Iraqi forces deploy in the area of Al-Shurah, some 45 kilometers south of Mosul, as they advance toward the city to retake it from Islamic State militants on October 17. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi forces deploy in the area of Al-Shurah, some 45 kilometers south of Mosul, as they advance toward the city to retake it from Islamic State militants on October 17. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

The Charles Bridge is pictured on a foggy morning in Prague. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
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The Charles Bridge is pictured on a foggy morning in Prague. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Syrian refugee children play in an old tobacco factory building now being used as a refugee shelter in Yayladagi refugee camp in Turkey's Hatay Province, near the Syrian border. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
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Syrian refugee children play in an old tobacco factory building now being used as a refugee shelter in Yayladagi refugee camp in Turkey's Hatay Province, near the Syrian border. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

A fishermen throws fish during a haul at a fish farm near the village of Borova Zhytkavichy in Belarus's Homel region. (TASS/Viktar Drachev)
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A fishermen throws fish during a haul at a fish farm near the village of Borova Zhytkavichy in Belarus's Homel region. (TASS/Viktar Drachev)

Afghan children collect water from a hand pump in Ghazni. (AFP/Zakeria Hashimi)
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Afghan children collect water from a hand pump in Ghazni. (AFP/Zakeria Hashimi)

A boy prepares to release a kite as he plays with friends in Pehawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A boy prepares to release a kite as he plays with friends in Pehawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

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