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Photos Of The Week #22

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 22nd week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Afghans throw stones at security forces during a protest in Kabul on June, 2. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghans throw stones at security forces during a protest in Kabul on June, 2. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

A Palestinian protester gestures as others hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the border between Israel and central Gaza Strip. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
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A Palestinian protester gestures as others hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the border between Israel and central Gaza Strip. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Muslims pray on a street in front of a destroyed, illegally built mosque in the Zemun Polje district of Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Muslims pray on a street in front of a destroyed, illegally built mosque in the Zemun Polje district of Belgrade, Serbia. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A girl cools off under a community tap on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan, on June 1, as temperatures went up to 53 degrees Celsius in the country. (epa/Nadeem Khawer)
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A girl cools off under a community tap on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan, on June 1, as temperatures went up to 53 degrees Celsius in the country. (epa/Nadeem Khawer)

A girl looks out of her stroller decorated as a coach during a pram parade on International Children's Day in the town of Mohilev, Belarus, on June 1. ( AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A girl looks out of her stroller decorated as a coach during a pram parade on International Children's Day in the town of Mohilev, Belarus, on June 1. ( AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Venezuelan riot police are attacked with fireworks by demonstrators during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on May 31. (AFP/Federico Parra)
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Venezuelan riot police are attacked with fireworks by demonstrators during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on May 31. (AFP/Federico Parra)

Members of the Iraqi forces fire mortar shells during battles in western Mosul's Zanjili neighbourhood, as government forces advance in the area during their ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) group fighters on May 31. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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Members of the Iraqi forces fire mortar shells during battles in western Mosul's Zanjili neighbourhood, as government forces advance in the area during their ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) group fighters on May 31. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Ayesha, 16, a Rohingya refugee girl, poses for a photograph in her house, which has been destroyed by Cyclone Mora at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on May 31. (Reuters/Muhammad Ponir Hossain)
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Ayesha, 16, a Rohingya refugee girl, poses for a photograph in her house, which has been destroyed by Cyclone Mora at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on May 31. (Reuters/Muhammad Ponir Hossain)

A woman sits outside a hospital after a deadly blast in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on May 31. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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A woman sits outside a hospital after a deadly blast in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on May 31. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

An Afghan girl reads the Koran at a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul on May 30. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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An Afghan girl reads the Koran at a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul on May 30. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

Motorcyclists ride past plates of Iftar foods placed for residents to break their Ramadan fast along a street in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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Motorcyclists ride past plates of Iftar foods placed for residents to break their Ramadan fast along a street in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP/Asif Hassan)

A displaced Iraqi woman carries her child upon arriving in a safe area after leaving their home west of Mosul as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from Islamic State extremists. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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A displaced Iraqi woman carries her child upon arriving in a safe area after leaving their home west of Mosul as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from Islamic State extremists. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

A municipal worker checks the eternal flame in Moscow's Alexander Garden following a big storm on May 29. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavetsev)
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A municipal worker checks the eternal flame in Moscow's Alexander Garden following a big storm on May 29. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavetsev)

A fragment of The Wall Of Grief, a monument to all victims of political repression, at a workshop in Moscow where it is being assembled. The monument is to be 6 meters high and will comprise 600 bronze figures. The monument was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (TASS/Mikhail Japaridze)
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A fragment of The Wall Of Grief, a monument to all victims of political repression, at a workshop in Moscow where it is being assembled. The monument is to be 6 meters high and will comprise 600 bronze figures. The monument was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (TASS/Mikhail Japaridze)

A boy cools off with the help of water lines punctured in protest at power outages in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A boy cools off with the help of water lines punctured in protest at power outages in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

A couple tries to stay dry during a heavy storm in Moscow on May 29. At least 16 people were killed across the capital due to the violent storm. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A couple tries to stay dry during a heavy storm in Moscow on May 29. At least 16 people were killed across the capital due to the violent storm. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 28 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) inspecting the test of a new antiaircraft weapons system at an undisclosed location. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of ballistic-missile launches over the past year and a half. The nuclear program and missile tests have been banned by the UN, but Pyongyang has said they are necessary to counter U.S. aggression.
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This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 28 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) inspecting the test of a new antiaircraft weapons system at an undisclosed location. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of ballistic-missile launches over the past year and a half. The nuclear program and missile tests have been banned by the UN, but Pyongyang has said they are necessary to counter U.S. aggression.

Afghan boys read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan boys read the Koran in a madrasah, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Displaced children play outside on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Irbil and Mosul, Iraq. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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Displaced children play outside on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the Al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Irbil and Mosul, Iraq. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (center, in white shirt) watches the test of a new missile system at an undisclosed location on May 28. (AFP)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (center, in white shirt) watches the test of a new missile system at an undisclosed location on May 28. (AFP)

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