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Photos Of The Week #49

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 49th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

In Naples, members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti celebrate a decision by UNESCO to make the art of Neapolitan "Pizzaiuolo" an "intangible heritage." The art of the Neapolitan "Pizzaiuolo" is a culinary practice consisting of four different phases relating to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a wood-fired oven. The practice originates in Naples, where around 3,000 Pizzaiuoli now live and perform. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)
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In Naples, members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti celebrate a decision by UNESCO to make the art of Neapolitan "Pizzaiuolo" an "intangible heritage." The art of the Neapolitan "Pizzaiuolo" is a culinary practice consisting of four different phases relating to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a wood-fired oven. The practice originates in Naples, where around 3,000 Pizzaiuoli now live and perform. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

A protester reacts during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)
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A protester reacts during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)

A boy walks with his camels in the district of Jaffarabad in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. (AFP/Fida Hussain)
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A boy walks with his camels in the district of Jaffarabad in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. (AFP/Fida Hussain)

A Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli troops during clashes in a so-called "day of rage" on December 8,which was organized in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)
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A Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli troops during clashes in a so-called "day of rage" on December 8,which was organized in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

A weather vane is pictured on a ranch during the Creek Fire in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, California. (Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn)
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A weather vane is pictured on a ranch during the Creek Fire in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, California. (Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn)

British Royal Air Force Typhoon jets repose on the tarmac at an Estonian Air Force base located in Amari. (epa-EFE/SAC Ed Wright)
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British Royal Air Force Typhoon jets repose on the tarmac at an Estonian Air Force base located in Amari. (epa-EFE/SAC Ed Wright)

Pakistani children stand on U.S. and Israeli flags during a protest in Islamabad on December 7 following U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Pakistani children stand on U.S. and Israeli flags during a protest in Islamabad on December 7 following U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Members of a Pakistani antinarcotics force pose for a picture as drugs are burned during a ceremony in Islamabad. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Members of a Pakistani antinarcotics force pose for a picture as drugs are burned during a ceremony in Islamabad. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

A malnourished child is fed at a UNICEF medical center at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
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A malnourished child is fed at a UNICEF medical center at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

A merry-go-round turns in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)
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A merry-go-round turns in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

A fisherman rows his boat through the waters of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, India. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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A fisherman rows his boat through the waters of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, India. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

(1/2) Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is detained by officers of the Ukrainian Security Service after they conducted a search of his apartment in Kyiv on December 5. Ukrainian authorities claim that Saakashvili -- a former governor of the Odesa region and an opponent of President Petro Poroshenko -- is being backed by Russia or forces there, which Saakashvili denies. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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(1/2) Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is detained by officers of the Ukrainian Security Service after they conducted a search of his apartment in Kyiv on December 5. Ukrainian authorities claim that Saakashvili -- a former governor of the Odesa region and an opponent of President Petro Poroshenko -- is being backed by Russia or forces there, which Saakashvili denies. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

(2/2) Saakashvili was later dramatically freed from custody by his supporters, who surrounded a police van. He vowed to continue to resist arrest. (Reuters/Oleh Tereshchenko)
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(2/2) Saakashvili was later dramatically freed from custody by his supporters, who surrounded a police van. He vowed to continue to resist arrest. (Reuters/Oleh Tereshchenko)

A Palestinian boy plays with a falcon in the West Bank town of Tubas. (Reuters/Raneen Sawafta)
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A Palestinian boy plays with a falcon in the West Bank town of Tubas. (Reuters/Raneen Sawafta)

Aleksandr Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Aleksandr Yaroshenko, a member of the Cryophile winter swimming club, rubs himself with snow after swimming in the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

An anti-Brexit protester waves EU and United Kingdom flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London. (Reuters/Simon Dawson)
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An anti-Brexit protester waves EU and United Kingdom flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London. (Reuters/Simon Dawson)

Ukrainian police officers clash with supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili during a search of Saakashvili's apartment in Kyiv on December 5. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Ukrainian police officers clash with supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili during a search of Saakashvili's apartment in Kyiv on December 5. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Embers blow from a tree shortly before it fell down near burned cars as strong winds pushed the Thomas Fire across thousands of acres near Santa Paula, California, on December 5. (Reuters/David McNew)
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Embers blow from a tree shortly before it fell down near burned cars as strong winds pushed the Thomas Fire across thousands of acres near Santa Paula, California, on December 5. (Reuters/David McNew)

An Afghan man exercises in the early morning on a hilltop in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan man exercises in the early morning on a hilltop in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A pedestrian walks under an umbrella during a rain shower on Mother Teresa Square in Pristina, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A pedestrian walks under an umbrella during a rain shower on Mother Teresa Square in Pristina, Kosovo. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A man rides a bike past a Soviet-era rocket at a navy base in Kronstadt, a seaport town 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg. (AP/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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A man rides a bike past a Soviet-era rocket at a navy base in Kronstadt, a seaport town 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg. (AP/Dmitri Lovetsky)

A so-called 'supermoon' looms over a Buddha statue in Yangon, Burma, on December 3. (epa-EFE/Nyein Chan Naing)
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A so-called 'supermoon' looms over a Buddha statue in Yangon, Burma, on December 3. (epa-EFE/Nyein Chan Naing)

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