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Photos Of The Week #8

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

Artist German Vinogradov acts in a performance staged in honor of a pagan holiday marking the end of winter. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Artist German Vinogradov acts in a performance staged in honor of a pagan holiday marking the end of winter. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Students stand among plum blossoms in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China. (China Daily/via Reuters)
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Students stand among plum blossoms in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China. (China Daily/via Reuters)

Iraqi families who fled the front line gather in the village of Al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi families who fled the front line gather in the village of Al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Svetlana Tseyko feeds a 10-month-old moose named Grisha in a courtyard in the village of Abramy, some 160 kilometers northwest of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Svetlana Tseyko feeds a 10-month-old moose named Grisha in a courtyard in the village of Abramy, some 160 kilometers northwest of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

An Iraqi boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to a camp for the displaced near Mosul. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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An Iraqi boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to a camp for the displaced near Mosul. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

A visitor sits next to an artwork titled Blu Guy Sitting, made from 21,682 Lego bricks by U.S. artist Nathan Sawaya in Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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A visitor sits next to an artwork titled Blu Guy Sitting, made from 21,682 Lego bricks by U.S. artist Nathan Sawaya in Moscow. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

A structure burns after being set alight by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Reuters/Terray Sylvester)
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A structure burns after being set alight by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Reuters/Terray Sylvester)

Half-naked participants run in the Real Men's Race to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Minsk on February 23. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Half-naked participants run in the Real Men's Race to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Minsk on February 23. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Supporters of various Ukrainian nationalist parties light smoke bombs as they chant slogans during a rally in front of Ukrainian parliament in central Kyiv on February 22. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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Supporters of various Ukrainian nationalist parties light smoke bombs as they chant slogans during a rally in front of Ukrainian parliament in central Kyiv on February 22. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

An insurgent fighter fires a heavy machine gun in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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An insurgent fighter fires a heavy machine gun in the rebel-held area of Harasta, on the northeastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

A picture taken near the village of Gibina, shows the hull of a boat next to a fence set up along the Slovenian-Croatian border. (AFP/Jure Makovec)
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A picture taken near the village of Gibina, shows the hull of a boat next to a fence set up along the Slovenian-Croatian border. (AFP/Jure Makovec)

Orthodox priests and worshipers take part in a procession commemorating the third anniversary of the Ukrainian pro-EU Euromaidan mass protests in 2014 in central Kyiv on February 20. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Orthodox priests and worshipers take part in a procession commemorating the third anniversary of the Ukrainian pro-EU Euromaidan mass protests in 2014 in central Kyiv on February 20. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

 A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent runs as he searches for victims following a reported government air strike on the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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 A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent runs as he searches for victims following a reported government air strike on the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

A Syrian woman sits with an injured child at a hospital following a reported strike by government forces in the rebel-held district of Barzah, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 20. (epa/Sarieh Abu Zaid)
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A Syrian woman sits with an injured child at a hospital following a reported strike by government forces in the rebel-held district of Barzah, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 20. (epa/Sarieh Abu Zaid)

Swiss player Roger Federer (right) plays tennis with Czech Tomas Berdych as they pose for photographers on a boat on the Vltava River during a promotional event for the Laver Cup tennis tournament near the Charles Bridge in Prague. (epa/Martin Divisek)
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Swiss player Roger Federer (right) plays tennis with Czech Tomas Berdych as they pose for photographers on a boat on the Vltava River during a promotional event for the Laver Cup tennis tournament near the Charles Bridge in Prague. (epa/Martin Divisek)

A woman stands in Moscow's Hall of Fame Museum for the Great Patriotic War, a common Russian term for the Soviet campaign in World War II from 1941 to 1945. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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A woman stands in Moscow's Hall of Fame Museum for the Great Patriotic War, a common Russian term for the Soviet campaign in World War II from 1941 to 1945. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

An Afghan boy plays with a sling outside his house on a hilltop in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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An Afghan boy plays with a sling outside his house on a hilltop in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Belarusian interior special forces take part in a tug of war as they celebrate Maslenitsa (Shrovetide), a farewell ceremony to winter in Minsk on February 19. (AFP/Maxim Malinovsky)
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Belarusian interior special forces take part in a tug of war as they celebrate Maslenitsa (Shrovetide), a farewell ceremony to winter in Minsk on February 19. (AFP/Maxim Malinovsky)

Iraqi forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle south of Mosul on February 19. (Reuters/Khalid al Mousily)
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Iraqi forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle south of Mosul on February 19. (Reuters/Khalid al Mousily)

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