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Photos Of The Week #46

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

Members of a Dutch recovery team look on as wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 -- which is thought to have been downed by Russian-backed rebels who still control the area around the crash site -- is loaded onto a truck near Hrabove, in eastern Ukraine. The debris will be moved to Kharkiv, then on to the Netherlands, which is leading the investigation into the July 17 incident. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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Members of a Dutch recovery team look on as wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 -- which is thought to have been downed by Russian-backed rebels who still control the area around the crash site -- is loaded onto a truck near Hrabove, in eastern Ukraine. The debris will be moved to Kharkiv, then on to the Netherlands, which is leading the investigation into the July 17 incident. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the 2014 ATP World Tour Number 1 Award trophy at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the 2014 ATP World Tour Number 1 Award trophy at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Young Ukrainian cadets attend an oath-taking ceremony and a prayer service at Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kyiv. (EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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Young Ukrainian cadets attend an oath-taking ceremony and a prayer service at Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kyiv. (EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich)

A Kurdish refugee girl from the Syrian town of Kobani is seen in a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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A Kurdish refugee girl from the Syrian town of Kobani is seen in a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

The front page of a local newspaper in Brisbane calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to apologize for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as the Russian president prepared to arrive for a G20 summit. After pointed criticism from other G20 leaders, Putin eventually left the event early, suggesting he needed sleep. (AFP/William West)
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The front page of a local newspaper in Brisbane calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to apologize for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as the Russian president prepared to arrive for a G20 summit. After pointed criticism from other G20 leaders, Putin eventually left the event early, suggesting he needed sleep. (AFP/William West)

Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church attend a joint religious ceremony held by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej at Belgrade's cathedral. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church attend a joint religious ceremony held by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej at Belgrade's cathedral. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Palestinian protesters prepare to throw stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes following an anti-Israel demonstration in solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque, in the West Bank city of Hebron. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)
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Palestinian protesters prepare to throw stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes following an anti-Israel demonstration in solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque, in the West Bank city of Hebron. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

Georgian Orthodox believers attend a religious procession to mark the Hundred Thousand Martyrs Day in central Tbilisi on November 13. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
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Georgian Orthodox believers attend a religious procession to mark the Hundred Thousand Martyrs Day in central Tbilisi on November 13. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

A scientist climbs to the bottom of a 200-meter-deep crater on Russia's Yamal Peninsula. (Vladimir Pushkarev/TASS)
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A scientist climbs to the bottom of a 200-meter-deep crater on Russia's Yamal Peninsula. (Vladimir Pushkarev/TASS)

A supporter of Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj awaits his arrival at Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade. (EPA/Koca Sulejmanovic)
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A supporter of Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj awaits his arrival at Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade. (EPA/Koca Sulejmanovic)

Afghan women sit in the bleachers at a women's Taekwon-Do match in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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Afghan women sit in the bleachers at a women's Taekwon-Do match in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece -- the so-called Holy Grail of watches -- made by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1932, was sold at auction in Geneva for a record $21.3 million to a mystery buyer. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece -- the so-called Holy Grail of watches -- made by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1932, was sold at auction in Geneva for a record $21.3 million to a mystery buyer. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Fireworks light up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.
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Fireworks light up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.

People attend a commemoration service in honor of Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian dissident killed in London in 1978 by suspected Soviet agents. A statue was erected in Sofia in Markov's honor on November 11. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
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People attend a commemoration service in honor of Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian dissident killed in London in 1978 by suspected Soviet agents. A statue was erected in Sofia in Markov's honor on November 11. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

Dancers from Russia's Sakha-Yakutia Republic perform during the final show of the 8th Miss Asia-Siberia international amateur beauty and talents contest in Krasnoyarsk on November 9. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Dancers from Russia's Sakha-Yakutia Republic perform during the final show of the 8th Miss Asia-Siberia international amateur beauty and talents contest in Krasnoyarsk on November 9. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A right-wing nationalist protester is hit by a water cannon used by the police during a Polish Indepdence Day march in Warsaw on November 11. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)
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A right-wing nationalist protester is hit by a water cannon used by the police during a Polish Indepdence Day march in Warsaw on November 11. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Kurdish refugee boys from the Syrian town of Kobani carry a wooden beam in a refugee camp near the Turkish border town of Suruc. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Kurdish refugee boys from the Syrian town of Kobani carry a wooden beam in a refugee camp near the Turkish border town of Suruc. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Pakistani Rangers perform during a graduation ceremony in Karachi on November 11. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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Pakistani Rangers perform during a graduation ceremony in Karachi on November 11. (epa/Rehan Khan)

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier stands guard near a security barricade at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. The summit gathered leaders of 21 member economies. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)
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A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier stands guard near a security barricade at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. The summit gathered leaders of 21 member economies. (epa/Narendra Shrestha)

People watch fireworks in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a street party organized by the German government to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AFP/Todd Andersen)
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People watch fireworks in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a street party organized by the German government to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AFP/Todd Andersen)

A column of tanks drives from rebel-held territory to Donetsk near the eastern Ukrainian town of Shakhtarsk. New unidentified armored columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in the war-torn region. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A column of tanks drives from rebel-held territory to Donetsk near the eastern Ukrainian town of Shakhtarsk. New unidentified armored columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in the war-torn region. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

A riot policeman gestures to people to run from an area filled with smoke on Taghyeer (Change) Square after demolished huts were set on fire, in Sanaa, Yemen. Authorities deployed riot police and used bulldozers to demolish the huts set up by pro-democracy protesters. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)
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A riot policeman gestures to people to run from an area filled with smoke on Taghyeer (Change) Square after demolished huts were set on fire, in Sanaa, Yemen. Authorities deployed riot police and used bulldozers to demolish the huts set up by pro-democracy protesters. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

A young laborer works at a wood shop in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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A young laborer works at a wood shop in Peshawar, Pakistan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

International Space Station crew members Alexander Gerst of Germany (left), Maxim Surayev of Russia (center), and Reid Wiseman of the United States are presented with the Kazakh national costume during a news conference. The three returned safely to Earth with a parachute landing of their Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan, ending 5 1/2 months in orbit. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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International Space Station crew members Alexander Gerst of Germany (left), Maxim Surayev of Russia (center), and Reid Wiseman of the United States are presented with the Kazakh national costume during a news conference. The three returned safely to Earth with a parachute landing of their Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan, ending 5 1/2 months in orbit. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Relatives and friends of the victims of Malaysian Airlines MH17 attend a national memorial in Amsterdam. Hundreds of mourners gathered for a national commemoration ceremony nearly four months after 298 passengers, 193 of whom were Dutch, died when the airliner went down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine in July. (Reuters/Jasper Juinen)
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Relatives and friends of the victims of Malaysian Airlines MH17 attend a national memorial in Amsterdam. Hundreds of mourners gathered for a national commemoration ceremony nearly four months after 298 passengers, 193 of whom were Dutch, died when the airliner went down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine in July. (Reuters/Jasper Juinen)

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