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Photos Of The Week #43

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 43rd week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A blind man plays an accordion as he begs for money in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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A blind man plays an accordion as he begs for money in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Balloons are released during celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence in central Ashgabat on October 27. (AFP/Igor Sasin)
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Balloons are released during celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence in central Ashgabat on October 27. (AFP/Igor Sasin)

Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova in action at the WTA finals in Singapore on October 28. (Reuters/Edgar Su)
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Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova in action at the WTA finals in Singapore on October 28. (Reuters/Edgar Su)

A photo taken early on October 28 shows a burning trailer at the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, France, following a massive operation to clear the settlement where 6,000-8,000 people had been living. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
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A photo taken early on October 28 shows a burning trailer at the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, France, following a massive operation to clear the settlement where 6,000-8,000 people had been living. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

A boy feeds pigeons on a snow-covered embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naumushin)
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A boy feeds pigeons on a snow-covered embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naumushin)

Syrian men sell fuel produced from plastic in the rebel-held side of the embattled city of Aleppo. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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Syrian men sell fuel produced from plastic in the rebel-held side of the embattled city of Aleppo. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)

Schoolgirls gather at the Emam Hasan Mojtaba school in Kerman, Iran, on October 25. (Reuters/Gabriela Baczynska)
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Schoolgirls gather at the Emam Hasan Mojtaba school in Kerman, Iran, on October 25. (Reuters/Gabriela Baczynska)

Vendors sell their goods along a street as Moldovans shop in Chisinau. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
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Vendors sell their goods along a street as Moldovans shop in Chisinau. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

A demonstrator in Diyarbakir gestures as riot police use a water cannon to disperse the crowd during a protest against the arrest of the Kurdish-dominated Turkish city's two joint mayors for alleged links to terrorism. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar)
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A demonstrator in Diyarbakir gestures as riot police use a water cannon to disperse the crowd during a protest against the arrest of the Kurdish-dominated Turkish city's two joint mayors for alleged links to terrorism. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar)

An Afghan man sells pomegranates at a roadside in Kabul. (epa/Jawad Jalali)
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An Afghan man sells pomegranates at a roadside in Kabul. (epa/Jawad Jalali)

Light illuminates rice grains as a farmer harvests them on a field in Lalitpur, Nepal, on October 26. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)
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Light illuminates rice grains as a farmer harvests them on a field in Lalitpur, Nepal, on October 26. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

Ukrainian military cadets in Kyiv enjoy a moment of levity on October 25. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian military cadets in Kyiv enjoy a moment of levity on October 25. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

An internally displaced girl sits in a truck next to a goat on a road near Hassan Sham, east of Mosul, Iraq, on October 25. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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An internally displaced girl sits in a truck next to a goat on a road near Hassan Sham, east of Mosul, Iraq, on October 25. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Also near Hassan Sham, a Kurdish Peshmerga gestures in front of internally displaced women on October 25. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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Also near Hassan Sham, a Kurdish Peshmerga gestures in front of internally displaced women on October 25. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against militants of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul receive food near Qayyarah. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against militants of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul receive food near Qayyarah. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A participant prepares for her performance during a bodybuilding championship of Russia in Yekaterinburg.  (TASS/Anton Butsenko) 
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A participant prepares for her performance during a bodybuilding championship of Russia in Yekaterinburg.  (TASS/Anton Butsenko) 

Migrants wait for their evacuation next to the makeshift camp known as "The Jungle" as its dismantlement begins in Calais, France on October 24. (epa/Etienne Laurent)
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Migrants wait for their evacuation next to the makeshift camp known as "The Jungle" as its dismantlement begins in Calais, France on October 24. (epa/Etienne Laurent)

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of Al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) militants on October 23. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of Al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) militants on October 23. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Iraqi children from the village of Al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, pose for a photo after Iraqi government forces recaptured the village from Islamic State (IS) militants on October 23. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi children from the village of Al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, pose for a photo after Iraqi government forces recaptured the village from Islamic State (IS) militants on October 23. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A Belarusian T-72 tank crushes a car during a tank-biathlon competition at the Stalin's Line museum outside Minsk. (AFP/Maksim Malinovsky)
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A Belarusian T-72 tank crushes a car during a tank-biathlon competition at the Stalin's Line museum outside Minsk. (AFP/Maksim Malinovsky)

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