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Photos Of The Week #6

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

An Afghan war widow stands alongside pictures of war victims at the opening ceremony of the first national exhibition "Memories of War and Peace" at the National Archives in Kabul on February 9. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan war widow stands alongside pictures of war victims at the opening ceremony of the first national exhibition "Memories of War and Peace" at the National Archives in Kabul on February 9. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Jamie Anderson of the United States performs a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor on February 9. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
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Jamie Anderson of the United States performs a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor on February 9. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

Palestinians walk past the wreckage of a motorbike whose driver was injured in an Israeli air strike on February 9 in Deir al-Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
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Palestinians walk past the wreckage of a motorbike whose driver was injured in an Israeli air strike on February 9 in Deir al-Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)

People hold umbrellas as they walk on a snow-covered street in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)
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People hold umbrellas as they walk on a snow-covered street in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Dancers perform during the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony on February 7. (epa/Barbara Walton)
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Dancers perform during the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony on February 7. (epa/Barbara Walton)

A family with their cat watch a live television broadcast of the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on February 7. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A family with their cat watch a live television broadcast of the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on February 7. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

An Afghan child warms herself near a traditional "sandali" stove at her family's home in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan child warms herself near a traditional "sandali" stove at her family's home in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow-covered park in Beijing. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon)
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A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow-covered park in Beijing. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon)

Protesters wearing "V for Vendetta" masks walk past graffiti reading "Down with the gang!" after an antigovernment protest in the center of Kyiv on February 6. (AFP/Aleksandr Chekmenev)
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Protesters wearing "V for Vendetta" masks walk past graffiti reading "Down with the gang!" after an antigovernment protest in the center of Kyiv on February 6. (AFP/Aleksandr Chekmenev)

Protesters angered at Bosnia-Herzegovina's economic woes throw stones at police in front of a local government building in the northern town of Tuzla on February 6. (AFP)
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Protesters angered at Bosnia-Herzegovina's economic woes throw stones at police in front of a local government building in the northern town of Tuzla on February 6. (AFP)

Members of the women's rights group Femen protest against Russia's antigay laws in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on February 7. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
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Members of the women's rights group Femen protest against Russia's antigay laws in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on February 7. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

Student protesters clash with policemen during a demonstration in front of the local education authority in Pristina, Kosovo, over the questionable validity of some university professors' qualifications. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Student protesters clash with policemen during a demonstration in front of the local education authority in Pristina, Kosovo, over the questionable validity of some university professors' qualifications. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester pulls the tail of a horse used by policemen to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Jerusalem over an Israeli government decision to cut funds to seminary students who avoid military service on February 6. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester pulls the tail of a horse used by policemen to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Jerusalem over an Israeli government decision to cut funds to seminary students who avoid military service on February 6. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

A police officer brandishes his baton at an ultra-Orthodox young man during the February 6 protests in Jerusalem. (EPA/Jim Hollander)
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A police officer brandishes his baton at an ultra-Orthodox young man during the February 6 protests in Jerusalem. (EPA/Jim Hollander)

A volunteer walks past a construction site with an unfinished building under a cover decorated with drawings of windows in Sochi, Russia, on February 6. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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A volunteer walks past a construction site with an unfinished building under a cover decorated with drawings of windows in Sochi, Russia, on February 6. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

An athlete competes in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle 1st heat qualification at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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An athlete competes in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle 1st heat qualification at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Construction workers are pictured through the window of an unfinished apartment building in the mountain media village on top of the village of Esto Sadok at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, Russia on February 6. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)
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Construction workers are pictured through the window of an unfinished apartment building in the mountain media village on top of the village of Esto Sadok at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, Russia on February 6. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)

An Afghan man walks by a cemetery during a snowy day in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan man walks by a cemetery during a snowy day in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Participants take part in a donkey derby, organized under the sponsorship of the Sindh Festival in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 4. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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Participants take part in a donkey derby, organized under the sponsorship of the Sindh Festival in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 4. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

A man walks next to ice-covered road signs in Postojna, Slovenia, on February 3. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)
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A man walks next to ice-covered road signs in Postojna, Slovenia, on February 3. (Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

Ukrainian antigovernment protesters Bogdan (second left), 21, and Yulia, 25, hold their wedding ceremony in a city municipality building occupied by protesters in Kyiv on February 5. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Ukrainian antigovernment protesters Bogdan (second left), 21, and Yulia, 25, hold their wedding ceremony in a city municipality building occupied by protesters in Kyiv on February 5. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

A general view of the Olympic Cauldron, in the Olympic Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia on February 5. (epa/Hannibal Hanschke)
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A general view of the Olympic Cauldron, in the Olympic Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia on February 5. (epa/Hannibal Hanschke)

Russian firefighters try to extinguish burning compressed-gas tanks that ignited after a train derailed in the city of Kirov on February 5. (epa)
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Russian firefighters try to extinguish burning compressed-gas tanks that ignited after a train derailed in the city of Kirov on February 5. (epa)

A young Palestinian wearing a traditional Keffiyeh head scarf carries a bouquet of flowers ahead of a mass wedding ceremony in Gaza City. (AFPMahmud Hams)
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A young Palestinian wearing a traditional Keffiyeh head scarf carries a bouquet of flowers ahead of a mass wedding ceremony in Gaza City. (AFPMahmud Hams)

People gather at the site of a bomb blast in the business district of Sinak in central Baghdad on February 5. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)
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People gather at the site of a bomb blast in the business district of Sinak in central Baghdad on February 5. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

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