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Photos Of The Week #46

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 46th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

People displaced by fighting in and around Mosul carry firewood at a boundary of Kurdish territory near Bashiqa, Iraq. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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People displaced by fighting in and around Mosul carry firewood at a boundary of Kurdish territory near Bashiqa, Iraq. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Enthusiasts of winter swimming warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius, in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Enthusiasts of winter swimming warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius, in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

An injured boy sits near a man as they warm themselves by a fire in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)
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An injured boy sits near a man as they warm themselves by a fire in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)

Relatives and friends watch a rescue operation for miners who were trapped at a copper mine after it was hit by a landslide near the southeastern city of Siirt, Turkey, on November 18. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar)
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Relatives and friends watch a rescue operation for miners who were trapped at a copper mine after it was hit by a landslide near the southeastern city of Siirt, Turkey, on November 18. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar)

A stairwell is seen in an apartment block that one of its residents, 65-year-old Volodymyr Chayka, has spent the last five years decorating by himself in an elaborate, old-fashioned style, in a residential district of Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A stairwell is seen in an apartment block that one of its residents, 65-year-old Volodymyr Chayka, has spent the last five years decorating by himself in an elaborate, old-fashioned style, in a residential district of Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Restorers of the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy display the portrait of Tsar Nicholas II by Ilya Galkin (1896) that was discovered beneath water-soluble paint on the back of the canvas used for the full-size portrait of Vladimir Lenin. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Restorers of the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy display the portrait of Tsar Nicholas II by Ilya Galkin (1896) that was discovered beneath water-soluble paint on the back of the canvas used for the full-size portrait of Vladimir Lenin. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

People wearing masks march across the medieval Charles Bridge to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Prague on November 17. (Reuters/David Cerny)
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People wearing masks march across the medieval Charles Bridge to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Prague on November 17. (Reuters/David Cerny)

People run in panic after a coalition air strike hit Islamic State fighters' positions in the Tahrir neighborhood of Mosul. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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People run in panic after a coalition air strike hit Islamic State fighters' positions in the Tahrir neighborhood of Mosul. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Pakistani boys attend school in Peshawar. International Student Day is marked annually on November 17. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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Pakistani boys attend school in Peshawar. International Student Day is marked annually on November 17. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

A billboard showing pictures of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen through pedestrians in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)
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A billboard showing pictures of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen through pedestrians in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)

A Pakistani migrant sits in a makeshift shelter in an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A Pakistani migrant sits in a makeshift shelter in an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Military cadets gather in front of a huge poster depicting members of the Rurik dynasty during a mass lesson at Moscow's VDNH exhibition center. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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Military cadets gather in front of a huge poster depicting members of the Rurik dynasty during a mass lesson at Moscow's VDNH exhibition center. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)

U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Acropolis in Athens with Eleni Banou from Greece's Ministry of Culture. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
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U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Acropolis in Athens with Eleni Banou from Greece's Ministry of Culture. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Afghan laborers work at a coal dump site in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan laborers work at a coal dump site in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A so-called supermoon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov). 
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A so-called supermoon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov). 

Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko (left) and Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko scuffle during a meeting of parliament faction heads in Kyiv on November 14. (Reuters/Alex Kuzmin)
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Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko (left) and Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko scuffle during a meeting of parliament faction heads in Kyiv on November 14. (Reuters/Alex Kuzmin)

A woman reacts as she arrives in the Turkish city of Sirnak, near the Iraqi and Syrian borders, after a 246-day curfew was partially lifted on November 14. (AFP/Alyas Akengin)
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A woman reacts as she arrives in the Turkish city of Sirnak, near the Iraqi and Syrian borders, after a 246-day curfew was partially lifted on November 14. (AFP/Alyas Akengin)

A young boy who fled fighting around Mosul with his family in the Hasan Shami camp for internally displaced people, Iraq, on November 14. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)
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A young boy who fled fighting around Mosul with his family in the Hasan Shami camp for internally displaced people, Iraq, on November 14. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)

Activists burn flares during a protest against the extension of police authority and power in central Kyiv on November 14. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Activists burn flares during a protest against the extension of police authority and power in central Kyiv on November 14. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Migrants wait on the road close to the Serbian-Croatian border near the Serbian town of Sid. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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Migrants wait on the road close to the Serbian-Croatian border near the Serbian town of Sid. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

The father and grandfather of 15-year-old Shafiq mourn as Iraqi forces surround his body at an outdoor field clinic in the Samah neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, on November 13. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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The father and grandfather of 15-year-old Shafiq mourn as Iraqi forces surround his body at an outdoor field clinic in the Samah neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, on November 13. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

People take photos of lanterns set afloat in the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris on November 13 during a ceremony dedicated to victims of the Paris terror attacks a year before. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
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People take photos of lanterns set afloat in the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris on November 13 during a ceremony dedicated to victims of the Paris terror attacks a year before. (AFP/Alain Jocard)

A child plays with a balloon in the besieged, rebel-held city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A child plays with a balloon in the besieged, rebel-held city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

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