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Photos Of The Week -- February 25-March 2

Hardship from Ukraine to the Mideast and elections in Iran and Russia are among the topics of this week's most compelling images.

Young people hold torches during a rally in Yerevan on February 27 marking the 24th anniversary of the so-called 1988 Sumgait Massacre of Armenians by Azerbaijanis. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
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Young people hold torches during a rally in Yerevan on February 27 marking the 24th anniversary of the so-called 1988 Sumgait Massacre of Armenians by Azerbaijanis. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

A woman walks past mannequins while visiting an Islamic fashion exhibition in central Tehran on March 1, one day before parliamentary elections. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)
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A woman walks past mannequins while visiting an Islamic fashion exhibition in central Tehran on March 1, one day before parliamentary elections. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)

Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner for "The Iron Lady," and French actor Jean Dujardin, Best Actor winner for "The Artist," pose backstage at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 26. (Reuters/Mike Blake)
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Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner for "The Iron Lady," and French actor Jean Dujardin, Best Actor winner for "The Artist," pose backstage at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 26. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

A man passes posters in Belgrade on February 28 reading, "We don't want the EU." (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)
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A man passes posters in Belgrade on February 28 reading, "We don't want the EU." (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)

Russian firefighters toil on the roof of the burning Palace of the Beloselsky-Belozersky Princes in St. Petersburg on February 28. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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Russian firefighters toil on the roof of the burning Palace of the Beloselsky-Belozersky Princes in St. Petersburg on February 28. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A worker takes a break atop sacks containing coal near Bagram highway in Afghanistan on February 29. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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A worker takes a break atop sacks containing coal near Bagram highway in Afghanistan on February 29. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

A woman with a dog begs for money in central Kyiv on February 29. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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A woman with a dog begs for money in central Kyiv on February 29. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A child walks in a house damaged after heavy shelling by Syrian government forces in Sermeen, near the northern city of Idlib, on February 28. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
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A child walks in a house damaged after heavy shelling by Syrian government forces in Sermeen, near the northern city of Idlib, on February 28. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

A woman puts a picture in support of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on a Brussels door on March 1, ahead of a two-day European Union leaders summit. (Reuters/Sebastien Pirlet)
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A woman puts a picture in support of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on a Brussels door on March 1, ahead of a two-day European Union leaders summit. (Reuters/Sebastien Pirlet)

Kyrgyz Interior Ministry troops take part in a counterterrorism exercise near a penal colony in the village of Moldovanovka on February 29. (AFP PHOTO/VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO)
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Kyrgyz Interior Ministry troops take part in a counterterrorism exercise near a penal colony in the village of Moldovanovka on February 29. (AFP PHOTO/VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO)

Street artist P183 paints a mural dedicated to Russia's March 4 election on a wall in central Moscow on February 29. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Street artist P183 paints a mural dedicated to Russia's March 4 election on a wall in central Moscow on February 29. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

A girl waves a Syrian opposition flag during an antigovernment protest in Al-Qusayr on February 27. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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A girl waves a Syrian opposition flag during an antigovernment protest in Al-Qusayr on February 27. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Members of London's In and Out raise their bowler hats as they prepare to march around St. James's Square to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the club on March 1. (Reuters/Paul Hackett)
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Members of London's In and Out raise their bowler hats as they prepare to march around St. James's Square to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the club on March 1. (Reuters/Paul Hackett)

A protester shouts at a policeman during a demonstration in the central square of Quba, Azerbaijan, before a breakout of violence on March 1. (Reuters/Abbas Atilay)
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A protester shouts at a policeman during a demonstration in the central square of Quba, Azerbaijan, before a breakout of violence on March 1. (Reuters/Abbas Atilay)

The unrest that broke out in Quba, Azerbaijan on March 1, captured in a screen grab from a video by an RFE/RL correspondent.
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The unrest that broke out in Quba, Azerbaijan on March 1, captured in a screen grab from a video by an RFE/RL correspondent.

A sick woman waits beside a ballot box in Tehran as election officials register her to vote in Iran's March 2 parliamentary elections. (Reuters/Stringer)
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A sick woman waits beside a ballot box in Tehran as election officials register her to vote in Iran's March 2 parliamentary elections. (Reuters/Stringer)

A man waits for customers while selling used shoes at his roadside stall in Quetta, Pakistan, on March 2. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)
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A man waits for customers while selling used shoes at his roadside stall in Quetta, Pakistan, on March 2. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

A man walks past a wall painted with graffiti of Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 1, three days before the election. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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A man walks past a wall painted with graffiti of Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 1, three days before the election. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

A man shows the ink stain on his finger to prove he voted in Iran's parliamentary elections in a mosque in south Tehran on March 2. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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A man shows the ink stain on his finger to prove he voted in Iran's parliamentary elections in a mosque in south Tehran on March 2. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

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