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Photos Of The Week #20

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

Indian boys cool off by diving into the River Ganges in Calcutta. (epa/Piyal Adhikary)
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Indian boys cool off by diving into the River Ganges in Calcutta. (epa/Piyal Adhikary)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (center) during an inspection of a Sinchang fish farm at an undisclosed location. (AFP)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (center) during an inspection of a Sinchang fish farm at an undisclosed location. (AFP)

A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat is left to drift off the coast of Sicily. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)
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A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat is left to drift off the coast of Sicily. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

A Pakistani man carries a newly purchased bed in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A Pakistani man carries a newly purchased bed in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

U.S. and Ukrainian soldiers take part in joint military exercises near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on May 14. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)
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U.S. and Ukrainian soldiers take part in joint military exercises near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on May 14. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)

Canada's Jason Spezza (front) challenges Oleg Yevenko of Belarus during their Ice Hockey World Championship quarterfinal game in Prague on May 14. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Canada's Jason Spezza (front) challenges Oleg Yevenko of Belarus during their Ice Hockey World Championship quarterfinal game in Prague on May 14. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

Rohingya migrants from Burma pass food supplies dropped by a Thai Army helicopter to others aboard a boat drifting in waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea on May 14. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)
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Rohingya migrants from Burma pass food supplies dropped by a Thai Army helicopter to others aboard a boat drifting in waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea on May 14. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)

A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi. (Reuters/​Goran Tomasevic)
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A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi. (Reuters/​Goran Tomasevic)

An Afghan at work in an aluminum factory in Herat (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan at work in an aluminum factory in Herat (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Israelis of Russian descent listen to a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset in Jerusalem during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. (epa/Jim Hollander)
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Israelis of Russian descent listen to a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset in Jerusalem during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. (epa/Jim Hollander)

Paramilitary policemen jump over muddy water during a training session at a military base in Chuzhou, Anhui Province, China. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Paramilitary policemen jump over muddy water during a training session at a military base in Chuzhou, Anhui Province, China. (Reuters/China Daily)

An Afghan girl works in a wheat field in Nangarhar Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan girl works in a wheat field in Nangarhar Province. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Children of Indian laborers play on makeshift swings in Amritsar. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
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Children of Indian laborers play on makeshift swings in Amritsar. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admires Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's Pobeda car after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Zakovkzalny War Memorial in Sochi. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admires Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's Pobeda car after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Zakovkzalny War Memorial in Sochi. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

Free Syrian Army fighters cover their ears as they fire a rocket toward government forces in the Deraa countryside. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir)
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Free Syrian Army fighters cover their ears as they fire a rocket toward government forces in the Deraa countryside. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir)

Supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People'Republic perform during a rally in Donetsk to mark the first anniversary of referendums called by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to split from the rest of the ex-Soviet republic. (AFP/Alexander Gayuk)
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Supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People'Republic perform during a rally in Donetsk to mark the first anniversary of referendums called by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to split from the rest of the ex-Soviet republic. (AFP/Alexander Gayuk)

Bosnian Muslim women cry while another touches the coffin of her relative during a mass funeral in the town of Bratunac. Thousands of Bosnians attended the mass funeral in Bratunac for 10 Muslims who were killed by Serb forces at the beginning of the country's 1992-95 war. Their remains were later found and identified in mass graves. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Bosnian Muslim women cry while another touches the coffin of her relative during a mass funeral in the town of Bratunac. Thousands of Bosnians attended the mass funeral in Bratunac for 10 Muslims who were killed by Serb forces at the beginning of the country's 1992-95 war. Their remains were later found and identified in mass graves. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

A doll lies on the ground at the entrance to a destroyed house following clashes between Macedonian police and armed gunmen in Kumanovo. Eight police officers were killed in the clashes, along with 14 gunmen. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A doll lies on the ground at the entrance to a destroyed house following clashes between Macedonian police and armed gunmen in Kumanovo. Eight police officers were killed in the clashes, along with 14 gunmen. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchange an awkward handshake during a meeting at the Kremlin to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Merkel reiterated her calls to Putin to use his influence with pro-Russian separatists to end the conflict. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchange an awkward handshake during a meeting at the Kremlin to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Merkel reiterated her calls to Putin to use his influence with pro-Russian separatists to end the conflict. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Seals dressed in military uniforms swim during a show marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at an aquatic park in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. (Reuters/Evgeny Kozyrev)
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Seals dressed in military uniforms swim during a show marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at an aquatic park in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. (Reuters/Evgeny Kozyrev)

A villager collects coal outside the Soma mine in Manisa, Turkey. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion on May 13, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A villager collects coal outside the Soma mine in Manisa, Turkey. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion on May 13, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in the Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in the Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

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