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Photos Of The Week #51

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 51st week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Nepalese girl, whose parents are workers at a brick factory, in Bhaktapur on December 23. (Hemanta Shrestha/EPA)  
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A Nepalese girl, whose parents are workers at a brick factory, in Bhaktapur on December 23. (Hemanta Shrestha/EPA)  

A Palestinian cameraman is evacuated after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 23. (Mussa Qawasma/Reuters)
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A Palestinian cameraman is evacuated after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 23. (Mussa Qawasma/Reuters)

A wild fox walks in the deserted city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, on December 22. (epa/Roman Pilipey) 
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A wild fox walks in the deserted city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, on December 22. (epa/Roman Pilipey) 

Pakistani revelers, some dressed in Santa Claus hats, take part in a camel rally in Karachi ahead of Christmas. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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Pakistani revelers, some dressed in Santa Claus hats, take part in a camel rally in Karachi ahead of Christmas. (AFP/Asif Hassan)

Relatives mourn in front of the casket of Andrei Karlov, the slain Russian ambassador to Turkey, during his funeral ceremony at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. Karlov was assassinated in Turkey by an off-duty policeman. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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Relatives mourn in front of the casket of Andrei Karlov, the slain Russian ambassador to Turkey, during his funeral ceremony at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. Karlov was assassinated in Turkey by an off-duty policeman. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

A man decorates a Christian neighborhood ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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A man decorates a Christian neighborhood ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Migrants stand in line to receive free food outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Migrants stand in line to receive free food outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

The body of Russia's slain ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is returned to Moscow. Karlov was shot dead on December 19 in Ankara by an off-duty Turkish policeman who yelled "Don't forget Aleppo!" after he fired. (Valery Sharifulin/TASS)
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The body of Russia's slain ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is returned to Moscow. Karlov was shot dead on December 19 in Ankara by an off-duty Turkish policeman who yelled "Don't forget Aleppo!" after he fired. (Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

People take pictures of a new An-132D cargo plane during its presentation at the Antonov aircraft plant in Kyiv. (Mikhail Markiv/TASS)
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People take pictures of a new An-132D cargo plane during its presentation at the Antonov aircraft plant in Kyiv. (Mikhail Markiv/TASS)

A Syrian girl who was evacuated from the last rebel-held pockets of Syria's northern city of Aleppo eats upon arriving in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Assal region, west of the embattled city. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
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A Syrian girl who was evacuated from the last rebel-held pockets of Syria's northern city of Aleppo eats upon arriving in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Assal region, west of the embattled city. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)

An off-duty Turkish police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, shouts "Don't forget Aleppo!" moments after he shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo exhibition in Ankara on December 19. Altintas was later killed by police in a shoot-out. (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)
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An off-duty Turkish police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, shouts "Don't forget Aleppo!" moments after he shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo exhibition in Ankara on December 19. Altintas was later killed by police in a shoot-out. (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)

UNICEF's Photo Of The Year 2016 was taken by Iranian freelance photographer Arez Ghaderi and shows a girl atop a mountain of trash in Razavi Khorasan Province at an encampment for people of the Balochi tribe.
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UNICEF's Photo Of The Year 2016 was taken by Iranian freelance photographer Arez Ghaderi and shows a girl atop a mountain of trash in Razavi Khorasan Province at an encampment for people of the Balochi tribe.

An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

People look at illuminated New Year's decorations to mark the upcoming holiday in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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People look at illuminated New Year's decorations to mark the upcoming holiday in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

A boy rides a bus to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria, on December 18. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail )
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A boy rides a bus to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria, on December 18. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail )

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul walks following heavy rain at Khazer camp. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
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A displaced Iraqi woman who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul walks following heavy rain at Khazer camp. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

A flock of flamingos and other birds gather at the seaside with the silhouette of an industrial site of the nearby city in the background during a colorful sunset in Kuwait City. (epa/Raed Qutena)
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A flock of flamingos and other birds gather at the seaside with the silhouette of an industrial site of the nearby city in the background during a colorful sunset in Kuwait City. (epa/Raed Qutena)

A member of the Iraqi special forces kisses a child in the neighborhood of Al-Barid, east of Mosul. (AFP/Mahmud al-Samarrai)
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A member of the Iraqi special forces kisses a child in the neighborhood of Al-Barid, east of Mosul. (AFP/Mahmud al-Samarrai)

A view shows burning buses while en route to evacuate ill and injured people from the besieged Syrian villages of Al-Foua and Kefraya, after they were attacked and burned, in Idlib Province on December 18. (Reuters)
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A view shows burning buses while en route to evacuate ill and injured people from the besieged Syrian villages of Al-Foua and Kefraya, after they were attacked and burned, in Idlib Province on December 18. (Reuters)

People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in a charity race to raise funds for poor families in Kosovo in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in a charity race to raise funds for poor families in Kosovo in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

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