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Photos Of The Week #33

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

An employee of the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry sits on food sacks near packs of water bottles brought by the Ukrainian humanitarian convoy, in the small eastern city of Starobilsk, in the Luhansk region, on August 15. (AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)
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An employee of the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry sits on food sacks near packs of water bottles brought by the Ukrainian humanitarian convoy, in the small eastern city of Starobilsk, in the Luhansk region, on August 15. (AFP/Anatoly Stepanov)

An Egyptian policeman extinguishes a fire during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown on August 14 in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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An Egyptian policeman extinguishes a fire during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown on August 14 in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)

Locals hide in shelter in Ilovaysk, 50 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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Locals hide in shelter in Ilovaysk, 50 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

A lone house is seen at the construction site of an urban-transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighborhood in the Asian part of the Turkish city. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
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A lone house is seen at the construction site of an urban-transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighborhood in the Asian part of the Turkish city. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Pro-Russian separatists carry part of an exploded shell shortly after a shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, on August 14. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Pro-Russian separatists carry part of an exploded shell shortly after a shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, on August 14. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

France's Renaud Lavillenie competes in the men's pole-vault qualification round during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 14. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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France's Renaud Lavillenie competes in the men's pole-vault qualification round during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 14. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Visitors flee as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, in China's Zhejiang Province. (Reuters)
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Visitors flee as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, in China's Zhejiang Province. (Reuters)

A meteorite streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at a windmill farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje, early on the early morning of August 13. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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A meteorite streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at a windmill farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje, early on the early morning of August 13. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

People wait for at a flooded bus stop during heavy rain in Minsk on August 12. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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People wait for at a flooded bus stop during heavy rain in Minsk on August 12. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Afghan youths play soccer in a friendly match in Herat on August 11. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan youths play soccer in a friendly match in Herat on August 11. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

People sit inside a bomb shelter in a maternity hospital during shelling in Donetsk on August 11. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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People sit inside a bomb shelter in a maternity hospital during shelling in Donetsk on August 11. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Internally displaced children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk, the Kurdish region of autonomous Kurdistan in Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Internally displaced children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk, the Kurdish region of autonomous Kurdistan in Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A diver jumps from the 22-meter-high Ura e Shenjte Bridge during a  high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo on August 11. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A diver jumps from the 22-meter-high Ura e Shenjte Bridge during a  high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo on August 11. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

People ride bicycles on Kyiv's Independence Square, which has been cleared of Maidan protest camps, on August 11. (ITAR-TASS/ Maksim Nikitin)
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People ride bicycles on Kyiv's Independence Square, which has been cleared of Maidan protest camps, on August 11. (ITAR-TASS/ Maksim Nikitin)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk toward the Syrian border. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk toward the Syrian border. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

A cross lies on a bulletproof vest in a Ukrainian military camp during fighting against militants near the town of Ilovaysk, outside Donetsk. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A cross lies on a bulletproof vest in a Ukrainian military camp during fighting against militants near the town of Ilovaysk, outside Donetsk. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A shop assistant walks past cases containing T-shirts printed with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin for sale at GUM department store in central Moscow. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)
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A shop assistant walks past cases containing T-shirts printed with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin for sale at GUM department store in central Moscow. (Reuters/Maksim Zmeyev)

People stand at the entrance of a makeshift bomb shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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People stand at the entrance of a makeshift bomb shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Iraqi Yazidis, who fled their homes a week ago when Islamic State militants attacked the town of Sinjar, sit on mattresses in a courtyard where they found refuge in the Kurdish city of Dohuk. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi Yazidis, who fled their homes a week ago when Islamic State militants attacked the town of Sinjar, sit on mattresses in a courtyard where they found refuge in the Kurdish city of Dohuk. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

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