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Photos Of The Week #27

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 27th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

U.S. President Donald Trump (right) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
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U.S. President Donald Trump (right) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. (AFP/Saul Loeb)

A protester burns waste ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. (epa/Filip Singer)
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A protester burns waste ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. (epa/Filip Singer)

People jump over a bonfire during celebrations for Ivana Kupala, an ancient heathen holiday, in the village of Pyrohove, near Kyiv, on July 7. (epa/Sergey Dolzhenko)
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People jump over a bonfire during celebrations for Ivana Kupala, an ancient heathen holiday, in the village of Pyrohove, near Kyiv, on July 7. (epa/Sergey Dolzhenko)

Aircraft enthusiasts photograph the landing of U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump in Air Force One at an airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 6. (AFP/dpa -- Philipp Schulze)
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Aircraft enthusiasts photograph the landing of U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump in Air Force One at an airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 6. (AFP/dpa -- Philipp Schulze)

A prototype robot waitress delivers food at a pizza restaurant in Multan, Pakistan. (AFP/SS Mirza)
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A prototype robot waitress delivers food at a pizza restaurant in Multan, Pakistan. (AFP/SS Mirza)

Protesters dressed up in gray clothes like zombies take part in an art demonstration against apathy prior to the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (epa/Friedemann Vogel)
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Protesters dressed up in gray clothes like zombies take part in an art demonstration against apathy prior to the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (epa/Friedemann Vogel)

Greenpeace activists ride beside the Golden Opportunity, a ship carrying coal, as part of protests ahead of the upcoming G20 summit, in Hamburg harbor, Germany. (Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke)
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Greenpeace activists ride beside the Golden Opportunity, a ship carrying coal, as part of protests ahead of the upcoming G20 summit, in Hamburg harbor, Germany. (Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke)

A member of the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service carries a wounded girl in the Old City of Mosul on July 3 during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State extremists. Iraqi forces have been closing in on the Old City in western Mosul for months, but the terrain, combined with a large civilian population, has made for an extremely difficult fight. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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A member of the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service carries a wounded girl in the Old City of Mosul on July 3 during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State extremists. Iraqi forces have been closing in on the Old City in western Mosul for months, but the terrain, combined with a large civilian population, has made for an extremely difficult fight. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A fisherman unloads baskets of fish in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A fisherman unloads baskets of fish in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Children cool off in the Nagoman River on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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Children cool off in the Nagoman River on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at portraits of lost friends in a shelter at their position on the front lines near Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)
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A Ukrainian serviceman looks at portraits of lost friends in a shelter at their position on the front lines near Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)

A Ukrainian serviceman launches a flare from his position on the front lines near Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)
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A Ukrainian serviceman launches a flare from his position on the front lines near Avdiyivka. (epa/Valeri Kvit)

Displaced Iraqi women walk in the Old City of Mosul. (Reuters/Stringer)
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Displaced Iraqi women walk in the Old City of Mosul. (Reuters/Stringer)

People watch a television news showing a graphic of North Korea's latest missile tests, at a railway station in Seoul on July 4. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)
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People watch a television news showing a graphic of North Korea's latest missile tests, at a railway station in Seoul on July 4. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

A Syrian Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) fires his rifle at Islamic State militants as he runs across a street in Raqqa on July 3. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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A Syrian Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) fires his rifle at Islamic State militants as he runs across a street in Raqqa on July 3. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

An Afghan woman collects water from a hand pump in Mazar-e Sharif in Ghazni Province. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan woman collects water from a hand pump in Mazar-e Sharif in Ghazni Province. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

Belarusian honor guards perform during a parade marking Independence Day in Minsk. Independence Day in Belarus is celebrated on the day of the liberation of Belarusian territory from Nazi German troops in 1944. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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Belarusian honor guards perform during a parade marking Independence Day in Minsk. Independence Day in Belarus is celebrated on the day of the liberation of Belarusian territory from Nazi German troops in 1944. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Belarusian tractors take part in a parade during events marking Independence Day on July 3 in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Belarusian tractors take part in a parade during events marking Independence Day on July 3 in Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A Bosnian Muslim woman breaks off a piece of rock for good luck before commemorating the anniversary of Ajvatovica near the village of Prusac in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ajvatovica is the largest traditional religious and cultural event of Bosniaks. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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A Bosnian Muslim woman breaks off a piece of rock for good luck before commemorating the anniversary of Ajvatovica near the village of Prusac in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ajvatovica is the largest traditional religious and cultural event of Bosniaks. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Smoke rises from an air strike during fighting with Islamic States militants in the Old City of Mosul on July 3. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)
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Smoke rises from an air strike during fighting with Islamic States militants in the Old City of Mosul on July 3. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

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