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Photos Of The Week #8

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

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko (left) hugs her daughter Yevhenia upon her arrival at the airport in Kyiv, shortly after she was released from a prison hospital on February 22. (Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko)
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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko (left) hugs her daughter Yevhenia upon her arrival at the airport in Kyiv, shortly after she was released from a prison hospital on February 22. (Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko)

People attend the funeral of an antigovernment protester, who was killed during clashes with riot police in Kyiv, on February 21. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
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People attend the funeral of an antigovernment protester, who was killed during clashes with riot police in Kyiv, on February 21. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

A woman places a flower on February 21 near the site in central Kyiv where an antigovernment protester was killed during clashes with police the previous evening. (AFP/Sergey Gapon)
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A woman places a flower on February 21 near the site in central Kyiv where an antigovernment protester was killed during clashes with police the previous evening. (AFP/Sergey Gapon)

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada in action during the first run of the women's slalom race at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games on February 21. (epa/Justin Lane)
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Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada in action during the first run of the women's slalom race at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games on February 21. (epa/Justin Lane)

A self-styled roadside dentist treats a patient at  McLeod Ganj near Dharamsala in India on February 21. (AFP/Sanjay Baid)
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A self-styled roadside dentist treats a patient at  McLeod Ganj near Dharamsala in India on February 21. (AFP/Sanjay Baid)

An elderly Afghan man carries firewood over his shoulders in Herat on February 20. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An elderly Afghan man carries firewood over his shoulders in Herat on February 20. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Protesters are set alight as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police in Kyiv on February 20. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Protesters are set alight as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police in Kyiv on February 20. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A Ukrainian antigovernment protester shoots an improvised device during clashes with riot police on Independence Square in Kyiv on February 20. (Reuters)
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A Ukrainian antigovernment protester shoots an improvised device during clashes with riot police on Independence Square in Kyiv on February 20. (Reuters)

A man holding a raw chicken shouts slogans against members of punk performance collective Pussy Riot before the group speaks to journalists at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Adler on February 20. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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A man holding a raw chicken shouts slogans against members of punk performance collective Pussy Riot before the group speaks to journalists at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Adler on February 20. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

South Korea's Kim Hae-jin competes during the women's free skating program at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20. (Reuters/David Gray)
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South Korea's Kim Hae-jin competes during the women's free skating program at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20. (Reuters/David Gray)

Female Afghan medical students, who are supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Kabul on February 20. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Female Afghan medical students, who are supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Kabul on February 20. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A general view of Independence Square during the ongoing antigovernment protests in downtown Kyiv on February 19. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko)
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A general view of Independence Square during the ongoing antigovernment protests in downtown Kyiv on February 19. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko)

Russian fans react after the men's quarterfinals ice-hockey game between Russia and Finland at the Sochi Games on February 19. Finland won 3-1. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
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Russian fans react after the men's quarterfinals ice-hockey game between Russia and Finland at the Sochi Games on February 19. Finland won 3-1. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

Demonstrators clash with riot police in downtown Kyiv during protests that resulted in fatalities on February 18. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko) 
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Demonstrators clash with riot police in downtown Kyiv during protests that resulted in fatalities on February 18. (epa/Sergei Dolzhenko) 

Ukrainian riot police are set ablaze during the clashes with antigovernment protesters in Kyiv. (Reuters/Vlad Sodel)
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Ukrainian riot police are set ablaze during the clashes with antigovernment protesters in Kyiv. (Reuters/Vlad Sodel)

A woman carries stones during the violent clashes in Kyiv on February 18. (Reuters)
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A woman carries stones during the violent clashes in Kyiv on February 18. (Reuters)

Pussy Riot members in balaclavas perform in front of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games mascots as they record a video in the Adler district of Sochi early on February 18. (epa/Yevgeny Feldman)
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Pussy Riot members in balaclavas perform in front of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games mascots as they record a video in the Adler district of Sochi early on February 18. (epa/Yevgeny Feldman)

An Afghan boy rows a homemade raft on a lake in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan boy rows a homemade raft on a lake in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A popcorn vendor works inside his shop in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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A popcorn vendor works inside his shop in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Kosovars wave Albanian flags as they take part in celebrations marking the sixth anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in Pristina on February 17. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Kosovars wave Albanian flags as they take part in celebrations marking the sixth anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in Pristina on February 17. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A camel lies nearby as a rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (AFP)
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A camel lies nearby as a rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (AFP)

Afghan border-police officers attend a graduation ceremony in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan border-police officers attend a graduation ceremony in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Antigovernment protesters build a new barricade on Instytuska Street in central Kyiv. (Andriy Dubchak)
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Antigovernment protesters build a new barricade on Instytuska Street in central Kyiv. (Andriy Dubchak)

Iranian women and a girl hold up portraits of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting in Tehran. (AFP/Iranian Supreme Leader's website)
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Iranian women and a girl hold up portraits of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting in Tehran. (AFP/Iranian Supreme Leader's website)

Simon Schempp of Germany trains during heavy fog prior to the biathlon men's 15-kilometer mass-start competition at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games on February 17.
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Simon Schempp of Germany trains during heavy fog prior to the biathlon men's 15-kilometer mass-start competition at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games on February 17.

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