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Photos Of The Week #28

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

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

Afghan men cool off at a lake to escape the heat on a hot day in Kabul on July 10. (epa/Jawad Jalali)
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Afghan men cool off at a lake to escape the heat on a hot day in Kabul on July 10. (epa/Jawad Jalali)

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a copy of the Koran as he walks along a street in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a copy of the Koran as he walks along a street in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

Bosnian women look at 136 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre on July 9. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Bosnian women look at 136 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre on July 9. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

An Iranian Shi'ite Muslim woman holds a copy of the Koran as she prays during a religious ceremony in the holy fasting month of Ramadan  in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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An Iranian Shi'ite Muslim woman holds a copy of the Koran as she prays during a religious ceremony in the holy fasting month of Ramadan  in Tehran. (epa/Abedin Taherkenareh)

An Indian women offers early morning prayers early in the morning on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh. (AFP/Rebecca Conway) 
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An Indian women offers early morning prayers early in the morning on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh. (AFP/Rebecca Conway)

A man jumps over a campfire during a celebration of the traditional Ivana Kupala (Ivan the Bather) holiday near Omsk, Russia. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked with grand overnight festivities. During the Ivana Kupala, people jump over burning campfires and bathe in a lake or a river, as they believe it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier. (Reuters/Dmitry Feoktistov)
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A man jumps over a campfire during a celebration of the traditional Ivana Kupala (Ivan the Bather) holiday near Omsk, Russia. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked with grand overnight festivities. During the Ivana Kupala, people jump over burning campfires and bathe in a lake or a river, as they believe it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier. (Reuters/Dmitry Feoktistov)

A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank in Athens amid Greece's battles with the European Union over its debt crisis. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank in Athens amid Greece's battles with the European Union over its debt crisis. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

A Bosnian women mourns by the coffin of her relative in Srebrenica, where 136 bodies found in mass grave sites in eastern Bosnia will be reburied on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Nearly 8,000 men and boys from the enclave were captured and systematically killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the days after the fall of Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A Bosnian women mourns by the coffin of her relative in Srebrenica, where 136 bodies found in mass grave sites in eastern Bosnia will be reburied on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Nearly 8,000 men and boys from the enclave were captured and systematically killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the days after the fall of Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a former "ZIL" automobile factory in Moscow on July 8. 
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Firefighters extinguish a fire in a former "ZIL" automobile factory in Moscow on July 8. 

A boy jumps from a bridge into the Dnipro River to cool off in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A boy jumps from a bridge into the Dnipro River to cool off in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A man whose mother was killed by shelling, according to locals, reacts while sitting near her coffin outside her damaged house before her funeral in Donetsk on July 7. (Reuters/Igor Tkachenko) 
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A man whose mother was killed by shelling, according to locals, reacts while sitting near her coffin outside her damaged house before her funeral in Donetsk on July 7. (Reuters/Igor Tkachenko)

Ukrainian servicemen train civilian volunteers in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)
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Ukrainian servicemen train civilian volunteers in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)

Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries launch a rocket toward Islamic State militants north of Fallujah in Anbar Province. (Reuters)
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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries launch a rocket toward Islamic State militants north of Fallujah in Anbar Province. (Reuters)

A woman withdraws money from an ATM machine next to a beggar and graffiti reading "No To Fear" in Thessaloniki, Greece. (AFP/Sakis Mitrolidis)
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A woman withdraws money from an ATM machine next to a beggar and graffiti reading "No To Fear" in Thessaloniki, Greece. (AFP/Sakis Mitrolidis)

Armenian police officers remove barricades erected by demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes in central Yerevan on July 6. (AFP/Photolure/Vahram Baghdasarian)
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Armenian police officers remove barricades erected by demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes in central Yerevan on July 6. (AFP/Photolure/Vahram Baghdasarian)

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces stay at a building damaged in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the village of Pisky, near Donetsk. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)
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Members of the Ukrainian armed forces stay at a building damaged in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the village of Pisky, near Donetsk. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)

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