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Photos Of The Week #21

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

Syrian schoolgirls stand at the entrance of the Saif al-Dawla school as they take part in activities surrounding an art competition organized as part of a local initiative to shift the children's minds from the atrocities of the Syrian war, in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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Syrian schoolgirls stand at the entrance of the Saif al-Dawla school as they take part in activities surrounding an art competition organized as part of a local initiative to shift the children's minds from the atrocities of the Syrian war, in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

An elderly woman looks into a shop selling wigs in a shopping mall in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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An elderly woman looks into a shop selling wigs in a shopping mall in downtown Kyiv. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as he visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, the first sitting U.S. president to do so. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as he visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, the first sitting U.S. president to do so. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Fighters take part in a funeral ceremony for Mykola Kuliba and Serhiy Baula, from the volunteer Aydar battalion, who were killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, on Independence Square in central Kyiv. The battalion has been accused of committing war crimes by Amnesty International. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Fighters take part in a funeral ceremony for Mykola Kuliba and Serhiy Baula, from the volunteer Aydar battalion, who were killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, on Independence Square in central Kyiv. The battalion has been accused of committing war crimes by Amnesty International. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

French police apprehend a youth during a demonstration to protest the government's proposed labor law reforms in Nantes, France. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)
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French police apprehend a youth during a demonstration to protest the government's proposed labor law reforms in Nantes, France. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)

Employees work on the production of fabrics at a factory in Svetlogorsk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Employees work on the production of fabrics at a factory in Svetlogorsk, Belarus. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

RFE/RL Journalist Khadija Ismayilova speaks to reporters upon her release from detention inBaku, Azerbaijan, on May 25. (RFE/RL/Aziz Karimov)
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RFE/RL Journalist Khadija Ismayilova speaks to reporters upon her release from detention inBaku, Azerbaijan, on May 25. (RFE/RL/Aziz Karimov)

A Bangladeshi youth polishes a pot at an aluminium factory in Dhaka. (epa/Abir Abdullah)
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A Bangladeshi youth polishes a pot at an aluminium factory in Dhaka. (epa/Abir Abdullah)

Visitors stand in front of an interactive digital installation at the International Media Center for the G7 summit meetings in Japan. (Reuters/Toru Hanai)
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Visitors stand in front of an interactive digital installation at the International Media Center for the G7 summit meetings in Japan. (Reuters/Toru Hanai)

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko talks to the media at Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv after she was released from Russian captivity on May 25, 2016. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko talks to the media at Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv after she was released from Russian captivity on May 25, 2016. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Afghan boys look at the damaged window of a shop after a deadly suicide attack in the west of Kabul on May 25. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan boys look at the damaged window of a shop after a deadly suicide attack in the west of Kabul on May 25. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Georgian soldiers adjust the U.S. national flag during joint military exercises at a military base outside Tbilisi on May 24. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Georgian soldiers adjust the U.S. national flag during joint military exercises at a military base outside Tbilisi on May 24. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

An Indian policeman uses a baton to disperse demonstrators during a protest by government employees demanding reported wage arrears and the regularization of their temporary jobs. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
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An Indian policeman uses a baton to disperse demonstrators during a protest by government employees demanding reported wage arrears and the regularization of their temporary jobs. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Graduates of a school in Yekaterinberg, Russia, during holiday festivities in honor of the end of the school year on May 24. (TASS/Artur Lebedev)
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Graduates of a school in Yekaterinberg, Russia, during holiday festivities in honor of the end of the school year on May 24. (TASS/Artur Lebedev)

A view of Grozny's "Heart of Chechnya" mosque and the city's business district. (TASS/Valery Matsin)
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A view of Grozny's "Heart of Chechnya" mosque and the city's business district. (TASS/Valery Matsin)

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia is caught in action against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles first-round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Muguruza won 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. (epa/Robert Ghement)
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Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia is caught in action against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles first-round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Muguruza won 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. (epa/Robert Ghement)

Iraqi pro-government forces advance toward the city of Fallujah as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) militants. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi pro-government forces advance toward the city of Fallujah as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) militants. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A man cools off from the heat in a public swimming pool on a hot summer day in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A man cools off from the heat in a public swimming pool on a hot summer day in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the victory ceremony after the final game of the 2016 world ice hockey championship in Moscow. Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0. Russia won bronze, defeating the United States 7-2. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the victory ceremony after the final game of the 2016 world ice hockey championship in Moscow. Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0. Russia won bronze, defeating the United States 7-2. (Reuters/Grigory Dukor)

Children play on a slide as a rainbow forms overhead at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (Reuters/Kostas Tsironis)
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Children play on a slide as a rainbow forms overhead at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (Reuters/Kostas Tsironis)

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