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Photos Of The Week #47

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

Russian inmates watch a performance by Russian clown and cat trainer Yury Kuklachev at Kolpino prison outside St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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Russian inmates watch a performance by Russian clown and cat trainer Yury Kuklachev at Kolpino prison outside St. Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan gather during the JI party convention in Lahore on November 21. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan gather during the JI party convention in Lahore on November 21. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A windsurfer wipes out in the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Town, South Africa. (epa/Nic Bothma)
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A windsurfer wipes out in the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Town, South Africa. (epa/Nic Bothma)

Palestinian youths practice parkour outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday Prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Palestinian youths practice parkour outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday Prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

An internally displaced woman waits out the fighting in a shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)
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An internally displaced woman waits out the fighting in a shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic)

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (left) warmly greets visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (left) warmly greets visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani smile as they play in a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani smile as they play in a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

A home is covered in snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, following a massive winter storm that dumped more than 1.5 meters of snow on the area. (epa/Mark Webster)
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A home is covered in snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, following a massive winter storm that dumped more than 1.5 meters of snow on the area. (epa/Mark Webster)

 A home is covered in snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, following an overnight winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet (1.5 meters) of lake-effect snow on the area in Hamburg on Npvember 19. (epa/Mark Webster)
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 A home is covered in snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, following an overnight winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet (1.5 meters) of lake-effect snow on the area in Hamburg on Npvember 19. (epa/Mark Webster)

A boy searches for onions amid grocery waste in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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A boy searches for onions amid grocery waste in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

This photograph shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12. (European Space Agency)
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This photograph shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12. (European Space Agency)

A bust of the late Czech President Vaclav Havel was unveiled in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Getty Images/Drew Angerer)
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A bust of the late Czech President Vaclav Havel was unveiled in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Getty Images/Drew Angerer)

A man dyes threads to be used in weaving carpets at a factory in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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A man dyes threads to be used in weaving carpets at a factory in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

A pro-Russian militant poses in front of a tank captured from Ukrainian forces in the eastern town of Ilovaysk, some 40 kilometers east of Donetsk. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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A pro-Russian militant poses in front of a tank captured from Ukrainian forces in the eastern town of Ilovaysk, some 40 kilometers east of Donetsk. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn near the bodies of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers. Four Israelis were killed at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn near the bodies of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers. Four Israelis were killed at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

Women place candles near an Orthodox church in Minsk to protest against abortion, which is legal in Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Women place candles near an Orthodox church in Minsk to protest against abortion, which is legal in Belarus. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

An Afghan girl harvests cotton buds in a field in Balkh Province. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)
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An Afghan girl harvests cotton buds in a field in Balkh Province. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)

Security guards hold up umbrellas as people throw eggs and tomatoes at Czech President Milos Zeman (center) before the unveiling of a plaque on the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Protestes are upset with Zeman's pro-Russian stance and his use of foul language in public. (AFP/Rene Volfik)
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Security guards hold up umbrellas as people throw eggs and tomatoes at Czech President Milos Zeman (center) before the unveiling of a plaque on the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Protestes are upset with Zeman's pro-Russian stance and his use of foul language in public. (AFP/Rene Volfik)

Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech President Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague on November 17 amid events marking the 25th annniversary of the country's Velvet Revolution. Protesters accuse the country's present-day leaders of once again cozying up to Russia. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech President Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague on November 17 amid events marking the 25th annniversary of the country's Velvet Revolution. Protesters accuse the country's present-day leaders of once again cozying up to Russia. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

Iranian schoolgirls attend a parliament session in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranian schoolgirls attend a parliament session in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

U.S. astronaut Terry Virts (left), Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (center), and the European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti pose in front of the Soyuz TMA-15M space vehicle at its launch pad in Kazakhstan. The three are due to blast off for the International Space Station on November 23. (AFP)
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U.S. astronaut Terry Virts (left), Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (center), and the European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti pose in front of the Soyuz TMA-15M space vehicle at its launch pad in Kazakhstan. The three are due to blast off for the International Space Station on November 23. (AFP)

An Israeli police officer gestures as he holds a weapon near the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two suspected Palestinian men armed with axes and knives killed four people before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such attack in the city in years. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)
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An Israeli police officer gestures as he holds a weapon near the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two suspected Palestinian men armed with axes and knives killed four people before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such attack in the city in years. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani washes her daughter at a camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani washes her daughter at a camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

An Afghan man works at a coal shop in Herat's old city. (AFP/Aref Karimipotw)
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An Afghan man works at a coal shop in Herat's old city. (AFP/Aref Karimipotw)

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