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Photos Of The Week #44

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 44th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A photo of Pongo tapanuliensis, identified as a new species of orangutan, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where a small population inhabits the Batag Toru forest. (Courtesy Andrew Walmsley/via Reuters)
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A photo of Pongo tapanuliensis, identified as a new species of orangutan, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where a small population inhabits the Batag Toru forest. (Courtesy Andrew Walmsley/via Reuters)

Students prepare food in the kitchen of Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in the village of Tughalwala, India. (epa-EFE/Raminder Pal Singh)
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Students prepare food in the kitchen of Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in the village of Tughalwala, India. (epa-EFE/Raminder Pal Singh)

An exhausted Rohingya refugee cries for help as other refugees continue on their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)
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An exhausted Rohingya refugee cries for help as other refugees continue on their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

A man prays after laying flowers at a "ghost bike" memorial that is now used to remember the victims of the deadly October 31 terrorist attack along a bike path in New York City. (AP/Andres Kudacki)
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A man prays after laying flowers at a "ghost bike" memorial that is now used to remember the victims of the deadly October 31 terrorist attack along a bike path in New York City. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

Members of the Belarusian Pioneers youth organization salute while standing in front of a monument to Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, in Minsk. (AP/Sergei Grits)
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Members of the Belarusian Pioneers youth organization salute while standing in front of a monument to Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, in Minsk. (AP/Sergei Grits)

Customers wait to buy Apple's new iPhone X before its launch outside a store in Moscow on November 3. (TASS)
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Customers wait to buy Apple's new iPhone X before its launch outside a store in Moscow on November 3. (TASS)

Pakistani Christians visit the graves of loved ones as they observe All Souls' Day in Karachi, Pakistan. All Souls' Day is a Roman Catholic day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. (epa-EFE/Shahzaib Akber)
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Pakistani Christians visit the graves of loved ones as they observe All Souls' Day in Karachi, Pakistan. All Souls' Day is a Roman Catholic day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. (epa-EFE/Shahzaib Akber)

Two boys take part in a parade called La Calabiuza on the eve of the Day of the Dead in Tonacatepeque, 20 kilometers north of San Salvador, El Salvador.  (AFP/Marvin Recinos)
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Two boys take part in a parade called La Calabiuza on the eve of the Day of the Dead in Tonacatepeque, 20 kilometers north of San Salvador, El Salvador.  (AFP/Marvin Recinos)

A dancer performs during the third edition of the International Dance Biennial of Cali in Cali, Colombia. (epa-EFE/Ernesto Guzman)
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A dancer performs during the third edition of the International Dance Biennial of Cali in Cali, Colombia. (epa-EFE/Ernesto Guzman)

Stunt performer Viktoria Kolesnikova takes part in endurance testing of a new army watch, presented by Russia's Rostec Corporation. The watch is intended to be resistant to high impacts, electromagnetic effects, electronic warfare actions, and the aftereffects of a nuclear blast. The watch is to be included in the combat gear for Russia's ground, airborne, coastal defense, and other forces. (TASS/Anton Novoderezhkin)
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Stunt performer Viktoria Kolesnikova takes part in endurance testing of a new army watch, presented by Russia's Rostec Corporation. The watch is intended to be resistant to high impacts, electromagnetic effects, electronic warfare actions, and the aftereffects of a nuclear blast. The watch is to be included in the combat gear for Russia's ground, airborne, coastal defense, and other forces. (TASS/Anton Novoderezhkin)

Indian farmers work on the rice harvest in a field near the India-Pakistan international border about 25 kilometers from Jammu. (epa-EFE/Jaipal Singh)
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Indian farmers work on the rice harvest in a field near the India-Pakistan international border about 25 kilometers from Jammu. (epa-EFE/Jaipal Singh)

A soldier of Jaish al-Islam jumps through a ring and over fire during a military graduation ceremony at an undisclosed location at the outskirts of rebel-held Douma, Syria. Jaish al-Islam is one of the main rebel groups fighting the Syrian government in the country's six-year civil war. (epa-EFE/Mohammed Badra)
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A soldier of Jaish al-Islam jumps through a ring and over fire during a military graduation ceremony at an undisclosed location at the outskirts of rebel-held Douma, Syria. Jaish al-Islam is one of the main rebel groups fighting the Syrian government in the country's six-year civil war. (epa-EFE/Mohammed Badra)

A girl walks in front of a mural depicting Albert Einstein at a museum designed to make science entertaining in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A girl walks in front of a mural depicting Albert Einstein at a museum designed to make science entertaining in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, attend a ceremony unveiling the country's first national memorial to victims of Soviet-era political repressions, called The Wall Of Grief, in Moscow. (Reuters/Alexander Nemenov)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, attend a ceremony unveiling the country's first national memorial to victims of Soviet-era political repressions, called The Wall Of Grief, in Moscow. (Reuters/Alexander Nemenov)

A farmer harvests rice in a field at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)
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A farmer harvests rice in a field at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

An Afghan woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Hoshang Hashmi)
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An Afghan woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Hoshang Hashmi)

A Nepalese worker splashes color offered by devotees, a ritual done on auspicious days, at the Boudhanath Stupa Buddhist pilgrimage site in Kathmandu on October 30. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)
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A Nepalese worker splashes color offered by devotees, a ritual done on auspicious days, at the Boudhanath Stupa Buddhist pilgrimage site in Kathmandu on October 30. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

An internally displaced Afghan boy eats ice cream near his home on the outskirts of Kabul. (AP/Rahmat Gul)
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An internally displaced Afghan boy eats ice cream near his home on the outskirts of Kabul. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Firefighters stand next to a car damaged by a tree that fell during Storm Herwart in Berlin on October 29. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)
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Firefighters stand next to a car damaged by a tree that fell during Storm Herwart in Berlin on October 29. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

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