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Photos Of The Week #34

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 34th week of 2016. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

The interior of a damaged house is seen following an earthquake at Pescara del Tronto in central Italy on August 24. More than 250 people were killed in the 6.2-magnitude quake. (Reuters/Max Rossi)
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The interior of a damaged house is seen following an earthquake at Pescara del Tronto in central Italy on August 24. More than 250 people were killed in the 6.2-magnitude quake. (Reuters/Max Rossi)

A common kingfisher catches a fish while in flight in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. (epa/Kim Jae-Sun)
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A common kingfisher catches a fish while in flight in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. (epa/Kim Jae-Sun)

A man carries the body of a dead child after an air strike in the rebel held Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)
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A man carries the body of a dead child after an air strike in the rebel held Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)

U.S. action star Steven Seagal is seen munching on a homegrown carrot that had been cleaned and peeled for him by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka at the president's residence near Minsk. The odd encounter trended heavily on social media. Seagal was in Belarus for talks with a video game developer. (TASS/Andrei Stasevich)
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U.S. action star Steven Seagal is seen munching on a homegrown carrot that had been cleaned and peeled for him by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka at the president's residence near Minsk. The odd encounter trended heavily on social media. Seagal was in Belarus for talks with a video game developer. (TASS/Andrei Stasevich)

A Pakistani man falls off his motorbike into floodwaters following heavy rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A Pakistani man falls off his motorbike into floodwaters following heavy rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

The vehicle belonging to the leader of Turkey's Republican People's Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu (not seen), is guarded by security officers after an attack against his convoy in the northeastern city of Artvin. Kilicdaroglu was unharmed but one Turkish soldier was killed when Kurdish militants opened fire. (Reuters)
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The vehicle belonging to the leader of Turkey's Republican People's Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu (not seen), is guarded by security officers after an attack against his convoy in the northeastern city of Artvin. Kilicdaroglu was unharmed but one Turkish soldier was killed when Kurdish militants opened fire. (Reuters)

Locksmith Frantisek Hadrava pilots Vampira, an ultralight plane near the village of Zdikov, Czech Republic. Hadrava spent two years building the plane so he could fly to work and cut down on his commuting time. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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Locksmith Frantisek Hadrava pilots Vampira, an ultralight plane near the village of Zdikov, Czech Republic. Hadrava spent two years building the plane so he could fly to work and cut down on his commuting time. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

Turkish Army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarablus on August 25. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Turkish Army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarablus on August 25. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A woman sits amid rubble in Amatrice in central Italy following a strong earthquake. The 6.2-magnitude quake has killed at least 247 people. (Reuters/Remo Casilli)
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A woman sits amid rubble in Amatrice in central Italy following a strong earthquake. The 6.2-magnitude quake has killed at least 247 people. (Reuters/Remo Casilli)

Serbs celebrate the return of their Olympic team from the Rio Summer Games in front of the parliament building in Belgrade on August 23. (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)
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Serbs celebrate the return of their Olympic team from the Rio Summer Games in front of the parliament building in Belgrade on August 23. (epa/Koca Sulejmanovic)

Horseriders hold the Russian national flag next to a bronze statue of a Russian soldier in Moscow during celebrations of the National Flag Day on August 22. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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Horseriders hold the Russian national flag next to a bronze statue of a Russian soldier in Moscow during celebrations of the National Flag Day on August 22. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
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Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Sir Nils Olav, a king penguin at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, inspects soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard on August 22. The penguin is the mascot of the Norwegian guard. The link between Norway and the zoo dates to 1914 when a Norwegian family gifted the zoo with king penguins. (epa/Mark Owens)
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Sir Nils Olav, a king penguin at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, inspects soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard on August 22. The penguin is the mascot of the Norwegian guard. The link between Norway and the zoo dates to 1914 when a Norwegian family gifted the zoo with king penguins. (epa/Mark Owens)

A member of Turkey's LGBT community with makeup on her face attends a rally in Istanbul to protest the murder of 22-year-old transgender activist Hande Kader. It is the second murder to strike the Turkish LGBT community after the death, on August 4, of a Syrian refugee who was found dead with his body mutilated. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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A member of Turkey's LGBT community with makeup on her face attends a rally in Istanbul to protest the murder of 22-year-old transgender activist Hande Kader. It is the second murder to strike the Turkish LGBT community after the death, on August 4, of a Syrian refugee who was found dead with his body mutilated. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Iraqi security forces are seen removing an explosives vest from a would-be suicide bomber -- a young boy -- in Kirkuk. The boy was apprehended late on August 21 shortly after a suicide bomb attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the city. "The boy claimed during interrogation that he had been kidnapped by masked men who put the explosives on him and sent him to the area," Kirkuk intelligence official Chato Fadhil Humadi told AP. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)
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Iraqi security forces are seen removing an explosives vest from a would-be suicide bomber -- a young boy -- in Kirkuk. The boy was apprehended late on August 21 shortly after a suicide bomb attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the city. "The boy claimed during interrogation that he had been kidnapped by masked men who put the explosives on him and sent him to the area," Kirkuk intelligence official Chato Fadhil Humadi told AP. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

A woman carrying a child flees after an air strike on the besieged, rebel-held town of Douma, Syria. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A woman carrying a child flees after an air strike on the besieged, rebel-held town of Douma, Syria. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

A man stands near the bodies of his young relatives killed after an air strike in the rebel-held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A man stands near the bodies of his young relatives killed after an air strike in the rebel-held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

A Ukrainian soldier cleans his shoes as stands with his comrades in line on a central street in downtown Kyiv during rehearsals for a military parade that will be held in honor of Independence Day on August 24. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A Ukrainian soldier cleans his shoes as stands with his comrades in line on a central street in downtown Kyiv during rehearsals for a military parade that will be held in honor of Independence Day on August 24. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

People wait next to empty graves during funerals for victims of a suicide attack on a wedding party that left 51 dead in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey on August 21. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Islamic State was the "likely perpetrator" of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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People wait next to empty graves during funerals for victims of a suicide attack on a wedding party that left 51 dead in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey on August 21. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Islamic State was the "likely perpetrator" of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

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