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Photos Of The Week #7

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

An athlete practices on the shooting range before the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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An athlete practices on the shooting range before the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

An adult white-tailed eagle is seen in a forest near the remote village of Sosnovy Bor, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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An adult white-tailed eagle is seen in a forest near the remote village of Sosnovy Bor, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on at the Laura Cross Country Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. (epa/Mikhail Klimentiev)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on at the Laura Cross Country Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. (epa/Mikhail Klimentiev)

A student stands near ashes in a hostel room after it was torched during a clash between two student groups  at Peshawar University on Valentine's Day. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A student stands near ashes in a hostel room after it was torched during a clash between two student groups  at Peshawar University on Valentine's Day. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

A person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics, before a medals ceremony. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)
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A person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics, before a medals ceremony. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)

A man holds a baby saved from under rubble after what activists say was an air strike by Syrian government forces in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo on February 14. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)
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A man holds a baby saved from under rubble after what activists say was an air strike by Syrian government forces in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo on February 14. (Reuters/Hosam Katan)

An elderly couple shares a tender moment in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
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An elderly couple shares a tender moment in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Protesters in London take part in a demonstration against Russia's antigay laws outside the Russian Embassy on February 14. (Reuters/Neil Hall)
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Protesters in London take part in a demonstration against Russia's antigay laws outside the Russian Embassy on February 14. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

Syrian-Kurdish refugees look out on the Quru Gusik (Kawergosk) refugee camp, 20 kilometers east of Irbil, in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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Syrian-Kurdish refugees look out on the Quru Gusik (Kawergosk) refugee camp, 20 kilometers east of Irbil, in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

An Afghan woman rocks the cradle of her child at their house on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan woman rocks the cradle of her child at their house on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

A Yemeni policeman looks out from inside of an armored vehicle stationed near the main wall outside the central prison in Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
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A Yemeni policeman looks out from inside of an armored vehicle stationed near the main wall outside the central prison in Sanaa. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Turkish riot police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters as they try to march to the parliament during an antigovernment protest in Ankara on February 13. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
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Turkish riot police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters as they try to march to the parliament during an antigovernment protest in Ankara on February 13. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Participants compete in a bull race in Hyderabad, Pakistan. (EPA/Nadeem Khawer) 
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Participants compete in a bull race in Hyderabad, Pakistan. (EPA/Nadeem Khawer) 

An activist from the Right Sector antigovernment protest group presents a bouquet of flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 13. (Reuters)
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An activist from the Right Sector antigovernment protest group presents a bouquet of flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 13. (Reuters)

Archpriest Georgy Yefimov poses in front of the tarp-covered frame of a new church his community is building in Sochi. His community of "Old Believers", who follow Russian Orthodox traditions dating from before reforms in the 17th century, lost their church to make way for the construction of the Olympic site. Efimov said getting building materials into the area had been nearly impossible while the Olympic construction wore on. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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Archpriest Georgy Yefimov poses in front of the tarp-covered frame of a new church his community is building in Sochi. His community of "Old Believers", who follow Russian Orthodox traditions dating from before reforms in the 17th century, lost their church to make way for the construction of the Olympic site. Efimov said getting building materials into the area had been nearly impossible while the Olympic construction wore on. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

A woman makes mud bricks at a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)
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A woman makes mud bricks at a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

A giant Matryoshka doll is used to display Matryoshka dolls at a shop at a stall in a newly opened shopping mall in the Olympic Village of Rosa Khutor during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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A giant Matryoshka doll is used to display Matryoshka dolls at a shop at a stall in a newly opened shopping mall in the Olympic Village of Rosa Khutor during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

Ukrainian opposition leader Aseniy Yatsenyuk speaks to journalists after he was attacked and doused with green antiseptic by two assailants in Kharkiv on February 12. (AFP/Sergey Bobok)
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Ukrainian opposition leader Aseniy Yatsenyuk speaks to journalists after he was attacked and doused with green antiseptic by two assailants in Kharkiv on February 12. (AFP/Sergey Bobok)

A man rides his bicycle across a lake in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A man rides his bicycle across a lake in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A member of the Norwegian Olympic team watches the women's downhill race from a tree at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi on February 12. (epa/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
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A member of the Norwegian Olympic team watches the women's downhill race from a tree at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi on February 12. (epa/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)

Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi'ite Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Al-Firdous Square in Baghdad. (Reuters/Ahmed Saad)
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Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi'ite Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Al-Firdous Square in Baghdad. (Reuters/Ahmed Saad)

A fan carries a Russian flag bearing the words "When we are together we shall win" near the Olympic Park in Sochi. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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A fan carries a Russian flag bearing the words "When we are together we shall win" near the Olympic Park in Sochi. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

An athlete competes in the women's freestyle-skiing slopestyle finals at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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An athlete competes in the women's freestyle-skiing slopestyle finals at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11. (AFP/Franck Fife)

A 7-year-old Pakistani girl carries her younger sister on her back while she walks in a Christian slum in Islamabad. (Reuters/Sara Farid)
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A 7-year-old Pakistani girl carries her younger sister on her back while she walks in a Christian slum in Islamabad. (Reuters/Sara Farid)

A Ukrainian antigovernment protester in Kyiv gets a tattoo that appears to incorporate a simplified Celtic cross, frequently a symbol of the far right, into the Ukrainian national "trident." (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin)
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A Ukrainian antigovernment protester in Kyiv gets a tattoo that appears to incorporate a simplified Celtic cross, frequently a symbol of the far right, into the Ukrainian national "trident." (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin)

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