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Photos Of The Week #38

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 38th weeks of 2015. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive by clicking on the banner above.


A migrant boy eats as he sits inside a catering tent near an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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A migrant boy eats as he sits inside a catering tent near an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Migrants pray on a highway near Edirne, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Migrants pray on a highway near Edirne, Turkey. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Croatian policemen run as Syrian and Afghan migrants clash at the train station in Beli Manastir on September 18.
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Croatian policemen run as Syrian and Afghan migrants clash at the train station in Beli Manastir on September 18.

A cow jumps from the back of a truck after arriving at a cattle market on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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A cow jumps from the back of a truck after arriving at a cattle market on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

Former and current soccer players with officials take part in a ceremony to launch the clock, counting down 1000 days to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Manezhnaya Square in central Moscow on September 18. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov )
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Former and current soccer players with officials take part in a ceremony to launch the clock, counting down 1000 days to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Manezhnaya Square in central Moscow on September 18. (Reuters/Maksim Shemetov )

Ukrainians stand around candles forming the name of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze on Independence Square in Kyiv on the 15th anniversary of his disappearance on September 16. His decapitated body was found later, buried in a shallow grave in a wooded area outside of Kyiv.(epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Ukrainians stand around candles forming the name of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze on Independence Square in Kyiv on the 15th anniversary of his disappearance on September 16. His decapitated body was found later, buried in a shallow grave in a wooded area outside of Kyiv.(epa/Roman Pilipey)

An injured migrant carries a child during clashes with Hungarian riot police at the border crossing with Serbia in Roszke. (Reuters/Karnok Csaba)
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An injured migrant carries a child during clashes with Hungarian riot police at the border crossing with Serbia in Roszke. (Reuters/Karnok Csaba)

A girls hugs one of the sheep for sale ahead of Eid al-Adha on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows, and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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A girls hugs one of the sheep for sale ahead of Eid al-Adha on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows, and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

An Afghan woman bakes bread at her house outside Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan woman bakes bread at her house outside Jalalabad. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a national security speech aboard the World War II battleship USS Iowa, in San Pedro, California. (AFP/Robyn Beck)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a national security speech aboard the World War II battleship USS Iowa, in San Pedro, California. (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a photocall for his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. (Reuters/Neil Hall)
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a photocall for his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

Afghan boys transport plants using donkeys in the western city of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan boys transport plants using donkeys in the western city of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

A boy plays inside a Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40 plane that was turned into a indergarten in the Georgian city of Rustavi. Local head teacher Gari Chapidze bought the old but fully functional Yak-40 from Georgian Airways and refurbished its interior with educational equipment, games, and toys but left the cockpit instruments intact so they could be used as play tools. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
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A boy plays inside a Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40 plane that was turned into a indergarten in the Georgian city of Rustavi. Local head teacher Gari Chapidze bought the old but fully functional Yak-40 from Georgian Airways and refurbished its interior with educational equipment, games, and toys but left the cockpit instruments intact so they could be used as play tools. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Refugees stand behind a fence at the Hungarian border near the Serbian town of Horgos. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen area appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Refugees stand behind a fence at the Hungarian border near the Serbian town of Horgos. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen area appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A passport photo left behind by a migrant is seen among seaweed on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. Of the record total of 432,761 refugees and migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, an estimated 309,000 people had arrived by sea in Greece, the International Organization for Migration said. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
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A passport photo left behind by a migrant is seen among seaweed on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. Of the record total of 432,761 refugees and migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, an estimated 309,000 people had arrived by sea in Greece, the International Organization for Migration said. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Soldiers and police officers patrol the border between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180 kilometers southeast of Budapest. Hungary registered more than 10,000 migrants after they crossed from Serbia over the weekend, police data showed on September 14, a day before the country was set to seal its border to new arrivals. (epa/Balazs Mohai)
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Soldiers and police officers patrol the border between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180 kilometers southeast of Budapest. Hungary registered more than 10,000 migrants after they crossed from Serbia over the weekend, police data showed on September 14, a day before the country was set to seal its border to new arrivals. (epa/Balazs Mohai)

Pro-Russian separatists take part in a military competition between tank units near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (AFP/Aleksei Filippov)
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Pro-Russian separatists take part in a military competition between tank units near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (AFP/Aleksei Filippov)

A woman holding her child cries at the Hungary-Serbia border, near the town of Horgos. A record 5,809 migrants entered Hungary in a new surge on September 13, smashing the previous day's record of 4,330, Hungarian police said on September 14. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A woman holding her child cries at the Hungary-Serbia border, near the town of Horgos. A record 5,809 migrants entered Hungary in a new surge on September 13, smashing the previous day's record of 4,330, Hungarian police said on September 14. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a lifetube swims toward shore after their dinghy deflated some 100 meters offshore of the Greek island of Lesbos. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
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A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a lifetube swims toward shore after their dinghy deflated some 100 meters offshore of the Greek island of Lesbos. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy plays with a toy gun before celebrations for the Jewish New Year in the small Ukrainian city of Uman. Thousands of followers of Rabbi Nachman flocked to Uman from around the world to pay homage to their spiritual leader and celebrate the start of the New Year at his grave. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy plays with a toy gun before celebrations for the Jewish New Year in the small Ukrainian city of Uman. Thousands of followers of Rabbi Nachman flocked to Uman from around the world to pay homage to their spiritual leader and celebrate the start of the New Year at his grave. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

A man closely inspects a ballot paper before voting in Russian regional elections at a polling station in the town of Kostroma, some 300 kilometers outside Moscow. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
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A man closely inspects a ballot paper before voting in Russian regional elections at a polling station in the town of Kostroma, some 300 kilometers outside Moscow. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)

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