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Photos Of The Week #16

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 the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) stand guard during the funeral ceremony of 21 ethnic Albanians killed during the 1998-99 war, in the village of Cikatove. (epa/Petrit Prenaj)
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Members of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) stand guard during the funeral ceremony of 21 ethnic Albanians killed during the 1998-99 war, in the village of Cikatove. (epa/Petrit Prenaj)

Bosnian chefs cook in a central square of the capital, Sarajevo, in an effort to set a record for the largest chicken broth for Guinness Book of World Records. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Bosnian chefs cook in a central square of the capital, Sarajevo, in an effort to set a record for the largest chicken broth for Guinness Book of World Records. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A girl with an Israeli flag stands in between barbed-wire fences at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during the March of the Living in Oswiecim. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)
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A girl with an Israeli flag stands in between barbed-wire fences at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during the March of the Living in Oswiecim. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Cadets of the General Aleksei Yermolov Cossack School examine a weapon during the Day of Conscript in Stavropol,  Russia. (AFP/Danil Semyonov)
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Cadets of the General Aleksei Yermolov Cossack School examine a weapon during the Day of Conscript in Stavropol,  Russia. (AFP/Danil Semyonov)

A model waits backstage during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A model waits backstage during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

An Afghan boy jumps into muddy water as he goes for a swim with friends on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan boy jumps into muddy water as he goes for a swim with friends on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Iraqi forces fire a rocket as a part of an operation to retake the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
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Iraqi forces fire a rocket as a part of an operation to retake the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State militants. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)

A 76-meter-high bronze-forged white Buddhist Avalokitesvara or Guan Yin statue, part of the Tsz Shan Monastery, stands behind luxury homes in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)
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A 76-meter-high bronze-forged white Buddhist Avalokitesvara or Guan Yin statue, part of the Tsz Shan Monastery, stands behind luxury homes in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

A resident weeps in the village of Shira following deadly fires that swept the southern Siberian region of Khakasia. (Denis Mukimov/RIA Novosti)
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A resident weeps in the village of Shira following deadly fires that swept the southern Siberian region of Khakasia. (Denis Mukimov/RIA Novosti)

A protester jumps on the table in front of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The protester screamed "End ECB dictatorship" and threw confetti. Security agents dragged the woman off the stage. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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A protester jumps on the table in front of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The protester screamed "End ECB dictatorship" and threw confetti. Security agents dragged the woman off the stage. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Rinji, 10, a young resident of the northeastern Nepalese town of Lukla, wears a plastic flower on his lapel near his school. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
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Rinji, 10, a young resident of the northeastern Nepalese town of Lukla, wears a plastic flower on his lapel near his school. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

A woman hangs wash near her home in the Ukrainian village of Berdyanske, some 4 kilometers west of Shyrokyne, near Mariupol, where the use of heavy weapons has been reported. The French, German, Russian, and Ukranian foreign ministers expressed "grave concern" on April 14 about violations of a shaky cease-fire in separatist-held east Ukraine but pledged to continue dialogue. (AFP/Genya Savilov)
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A woman hangs wash near her home in the Ukrainian village of Berdyanske, some 4 kilometers west of Shyrokyne, near Mariupol, where the use of heavy weapons has been reported. The French, German, Russian, and Ukranian foreign ministers expressed "grave concern" on April 14 about violations of a shaky cease-fire in separatist-held east Ukraine but pledged to continue dialogue. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

The Saudi Army fires artillery shells toward Yemen from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of several Arab countries that since March 26 has carried out air strikes against Shi'ite Huthi rebels who overran the capital, Sanaa, in September and have expanded to other parts of Yemen. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
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The Saudi Army fires artillery shells toward Yemen from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of several Arab countries that since March 26 has carried out air strikes against Shi'ite Huthi rebels who overran the capital, Sanaa, in September and have expanded to other parts of Yemen. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)

People inspect damage caused by a suspected air strike conducted by the Saudi-led alliance that hit houses and a stadium in Ibb, Yemen. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of several Arab countries that are carrying out strikes against Huthi rebels. (epa)
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People inspect damage caused by a suspected air strike conducted by the Saudi-led alliance that hit houses and a stadium in Ibb, Yemen. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of several Arab countries that are carrying out strikes against Huthi rebels. (epa)

A woman holds the hand of a girl as they rush away from a site hit by what activists said was an air strike by government forces in Aleppo's Al-Fardous district. (Reuters/Rami Zayat)
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A woman holds the hand of a girl as they rush away from a site hit by what activists said was an air strike by government forces in Aleppo's Al-Fardous district. (Reuters/Rami Zayat)

A boy peeps from behind a tent at a UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon. The United Nations has launched an appeal for $8.4 billion in 2015 to fund its humanitarian operations in Syria, with $5.5 billion intended for refugees and $2.9 billion for people inside the war-ravaged country. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
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A boy peeps from behind a tent at a UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon. The United Nations has launched an appeal for $8.4 billion in 2015 to fund its humanitarian operations in Syria, with $5.5 billion intended for refugees and $2.9 billion for people inside the war-ravaged country. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)

A local resident surveys the damage to the settlement of Shyra caused by recent deadly wildfires in the autonomous Russian region of Khakassia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A local resident surveys the damage to the settlement of Shyra caused by recent deadly wildfires in the autonomous Russian region of Khakassia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

An Afghan boy plays on a trampoline along Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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An Afghan boy plays on a trampoline along Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox world, plays with a baby after an Easter ceremony at St. George Church in Istanbul. (epa/Ulas Yunus Tosun)
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox world, plays with a baby after an Easter ceremony at St. George Church in Istanbul. (epa/Ulas Yunus Tosun)

A Pakistani laborer fills bag with rice outside a storage center near Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A Pakistani laborer fills bag with rice outside a storage center near Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Young Ukrainians pour water on each other on a street in Lviv. The tradition of pouring water is an ancient spring ritual of cleansing that takes place on the first Monday after Orthodox Easter. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)
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Young Ukrainians pour water on each other on a street in Lviv. The tradition of pouring water is an ancient spring ritual of cleansing that takes place on the first Monday after Orthodox Easter. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)

Supporters of the movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) gather for a speech by Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders during a rally in Dresden. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)
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Supporters of the movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) gather for a speech by Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders during a rally in Dresden. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

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