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Photos Of The Week #48

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

Police use tear-inducing agent against demonstrators during a protest over the arrest of journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul in Ankara, Turkey, on November 27. (Reuters/Umit Bektas )
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Police use tear-inducing agent against demonstrators during a protest over the arrest of journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul in Ankara, Turkey, on November 27. (Reuters/Umit Bektas )

Artist Artur Kashak paints graffiti depicting stormtrooper characters from the Star Wars movies on a wall of a building in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Artist Artur Kashak paints graffiti depicting stormtrooper characters from the Star Wars movies on a wall of a building in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

A man looks at a road that was destroyed during battles between Ukrainian armed forces and Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk. (Reuters/Aleksandr Ermochenko)
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A man looks at a road that was destroyed during battles between Ukrainian armed forces and Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk. (Reuters/Aleksandr Ermochenko)

An Afghan shoeshine boy works on a shoe on a roadside in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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An Afghan shoeshine boy works on a shoe on a roadside in Kabul. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on November 25. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on November 25. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

An Afghan boy plays in the ruins of a house that at one point belonged to the 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan boy plays in the ruins of a house that at one point belonged to the 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Armed Syrian Turkoman villagers are seen near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on November 24. (Reuters)
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Armed Syrian Turkoman villagers are seen near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on November 24. (Reuters)

An employee covers a lion cub with a quilt during a blackout at the Safari Park Taigan in the town of Belogorsk, Crimea, on November 24. Crimea continued to rely on emergency generators to meet its basic power needs after unknown saboteurs blew up electricity pylons supplying the peninsula with electricity over the weekend. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)
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An employee covers a lion cub with a quilt during a blackout at the Safari Park Taigan in the town of Belogorsk, Crimea, on November 24. Crimea continued to rely on emergency generators to meet its basic power needs after unknown saboteurs blew up electricity pylons supplying the peninsula with electricity over the weekend. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

An unidentified Iranian man caries a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in a congress center hosting the Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit in Tehran. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)
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An unidentified Iranian man caries a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in a congress center hosting the Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit in Tehran. (epa/Sergei Chirikov)

An elderly woman asks for alms outside the Saint Michael Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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An elderly woman asks for alms outside the Saint Michael Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Women collect cauliflower harvested from a field outside Faisalabad, Pakistan on November 24. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)
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Women collect cauliflower harvested from a field outside Faisalabad, Pakistan on November 24. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan speak to the media after touring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on November 23. (​ AFP/Jazquelyn Martin) 
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan speak to the media after touring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on November 23. (​ AFP/Jazquelyn Martin) 

Georgian butchers clean sacrificial sheep during a religious service marking the Day of St. George in the village of Ikalto, Georgia on November 23. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze) 
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Georgian butchers clean sacrificial sheep during a religious service marking the Day of St. George in the village of Ikalto, Georgia on November 23. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze) 

A customer visits an appliance shop during the region-wide power outage in Simferopol, Crimea, on November 23. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)
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A customer visits an appliance shop during the region-wide power outage in Simferopol, Crimea, on November 23. (Reuters/Pavel Rebrov)

A migrant with his mouth sewn shut in protest demonstrates with others on the border with Greece near the Macedonian village of Gevgelija. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski )
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A migrant with his mouth sewn shut in protest demonstrates with others on the border with Greece near the Macedonian village of Gevgelija. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski )

Chinese paramilitary police officers transport snow from their camp outside the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City during snowfall, at night in central Beijing. (Reuters/Jason Lee)
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Chinese paramilitary police officers transport snow from their camp outside the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City during snowfall, at night in central Beijing. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

French sailors work on Super Etendard jet fighters on the flight deck of the French Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on November 22. (AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)
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French sailors work on Super Etendard jet fighters on the flight deck of the French Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on November 22. (AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)

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