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Photos Of The Week #24

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 24th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Pakistani Muslims attend the third Friday Prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 16. (epa/Rehan Khan)
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Pakistani Muslims attend the third Friday Prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi on June 16. (epa/Rehan Khan)

Shi'ite Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads while gathering to read the holy Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at Imam Ali shrine in Al-Najaf, Iraq, on June 15. (epa/Khider Abbas)
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Shi'ite Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads while gathering to read the holy Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at Imam Ali shrine in Al-Najaf, Iraq, on June 15. (epa/Khider Abbas)

Syrian Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) extinguish a fire in a wheat field burned during clashes with Islamic State militants in Raqqa on June 15. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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Syrian Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) extinguish a fire in a wheat field burned during clashes with Islamic State militants in Raqqa on June 15. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 conducts a high-speed flyby during an air-power demonstration in the western Pacific. (AFP/U.S. Navy/Matthew Granito)
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 conducts a high-speed flyby during an air-power demonstration in the western Pacific. (AFP/U.S. Navy/Matthew Granito)

A security guard passes by graffiti featuring Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo in central Kazan, Russia, ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup on June 15. (epa/Mario Cruz)
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A security guard passes by graffiti featuring Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo in central Kazan, Russia, ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup on June 15. (epa/Mario Cruz)

A Kashmiri child prays inside Kashmir's main mosque during Ramadan in downtown Srinagar. (AFP/Tauseef Musafa)
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A Kashmiri child prays inside Kashmir's main mosque during Ramadan in downtown Srinagar. (AFP/Tauseef Musafa)

Syrian whirling dervishes perform in a celebration during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan outside the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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Syrian whirling dervishes perform in a celebration during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan outside the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Louai Beshara)

A teenager holds a cooker at a camp for people displaced by fighting in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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A teenager holds a cooker at a camp for people displaced by fighting in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Smoke pours from a 27-story apartment building in west London on the morning of June 14. The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze in Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats. Officials say there have been a "number of fatalities." (AFP/Natalie Oxford)
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Smoke pours from a 27-story apartment building in west London on the morning of June 14. The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze in Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats. Officials say there have been a "number of fatalities." (AFP/Natalie Oxford)

Anti-LGBT protesters burn an LGBT flag during the opening ceremony of Kyiv Pride 2017 in the Ukrainian capital on June 13. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Anti-LGBT protesters burn an LGBT flag during the opening ceremony of Kyiv Pride 2017 in the Ukrainian capital on June 13. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Iraqi soldiers give droplets of water to dehydrated children rescued by soldiers at the site of fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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Iraqi soldiers give droplets of water to dehydrated children rescued by soldiers at the site of fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

Runners covered in colored powder celebrate after taking part in the 2017 Color Run at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow. (AFP/Maxim Zmeyev)
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Runners covered in colored powder celebrate after taking part in the 2017 Color Run at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow. (AFP/Maxim Zmeyev)

Russian police officers detain a participant at an opposition rally on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow on June 12. Opposition leader and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny called on his supporters to hold a protest on Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the site authorized by Moscow officials. Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 1,150 protesters were detained. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)
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Russian police officers detain a participant at an opposition rally on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow on June 12. Opposition leader and anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny called on his supporters to hold a protest on Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the site authorized by Moscow officials. Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 1,150 protesters were detained. (epa/Yuri Kochetkov)

A woman holds a poster bearing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading, "That's All" during an unauthorized opposition rally in the center of St. Petersburg on June 12. Some 1,150 people were detained at rallies across the country. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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A woman holds a poster bearing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading, "That's All" during an unauthorized opposition rally in the center of St. Petersburg on June 12. Some 1,150 people were detained at rallies across the country. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

A displaced Iraqi girl wears a clown mask at the Hasansham camp in Al-Khazer, east of Mosul. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
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A displaced Iraqi girl wears a clown mask at the Hasansham camp in Al-Khazer, east of Mosul. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

A troupe of Ukrainian dancers performs on the tarmac at Boryspil airport in Kyiv on June 11, the first day of visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals to the European Union. (epa/Stepan Franko)
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A troupe of Ukrainian dancers performs on the tarmac at Boryspil airport in Kyiv on June 11, the first day of visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals to the European Union. (epa/Stepan Franko)

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