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Photos Of The Week #39

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 39th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

An albino Rohingya refugee poses for a picture in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
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An albino Rohingya refugee poses for a picture in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)

Gulaban, 25, a Pakistani mother of three, climbs into a 60-tonne truck, during a training session for female truck drivers in Tharparkar. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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Gulaban, 25, a Pakistani mother of three, climbs into a 60-tonne truck, during a training session for female truck drivers in Tharparkar. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

A girls rides her bicycle past threads of red paprika in the village of Donja Lokosnica, near the city of Leskovac in southern Serbia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A girls rides her bicycle past threads of red paprika in the village of Donja Lokosnica, near the city of Leskovac in southern Serbia. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

People take pictures on their mobile phones of the lost Rubens masterpiece George Villiers, which is on show at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne)
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People take pictures on their mobile phones of the lost Rubens masterpiece George Villiers, which is on show at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men take part in a slaughtering ritual, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on September 27. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men take part in a slaughtering ritual, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on September 27. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

An Afghan family works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Kabul. (epa-efe/Heydayatullah)
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An Afghan family works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Kabul. (epa-efe/Heydayatullah)

A worker washes a statue of the founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin on Moscow Square in Saint Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)
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A worker washes a statue of the founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin on Moscow Square in Saint Petersburg. (AFP/Olga Maltseva)

A protester looks at a fire displayed on a traffic circle as trade union members block trucks in Donges, western France, to protest against the government's new labor law. (AFP/Loic Venance)
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A protester looks at a fire displayed on a traffic circle as trade union members block trucks in Donges, western France, to protest against the government's new labor law. (AFP/Loic Venance)

A propaganda troupe performs a flag-waving routine outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AFP/Ed Jones)
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A propaganda troupe performs a flag-waving routine outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AFP/Ed Jones)

An elderly Russian woman, a granddaughter of a Stalin terror victim, touches her head to the name of her grandfather that is engraved on a memorial wall outside Moscow. The Memory Garden memorial was unveiled and blessed on September 27 in memory of 20,762 people executed at the site during Stalin's political terror from 1937-38. (epa-efe/Sergei Chirikov)
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An elderly Russian woman, a granddaughter of a Stalin terror victim, touches her head to the name of her grandfather that is engraved on a memorial wall outside Moscow. The Memory Garden memorial was unveiled and blessed on September 27 in memory of 20,762 people executed at the site during Stalin's political terror from 1937-38. (epa-efe/Sergei Chirikov)

Mourners raise portraits of Mohsen Hojaji, a young member of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, who was beheaded in Syria by Islamic State militants, during a funerary procession for him in Tehran on September 27. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Mourners raise portraits of Mohsen Hojaji, a young member of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, who was beheaded in Syria by Islamic State militants, during a funerary procession for him in Tehran on September 27. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for rocket launchers at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Ukraine's Vinnytsya region on September 27. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for rocket launchers at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Ukraine's Vinnytsya region on September 27. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Residents and cars make their way around and under obstacles blocking a main road nearly a week after Hurricane Maria raked the island in Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on September 26. (Reuters/Jonathan Drake)
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Residents and cars make their way around and under obstacles blocking a main road nearly a week after Hurricane Maria raked the island in Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on September 26. (Reuters/Jonathan Drake)

Men look at the flying taxi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters/Satish Kumar)
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Men look at the flying taxi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters/Satish Kumar)

A window is shattered by bullets following a shooting incident at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar, near Jerusalem, in the West Bank on September 26. (epa-efe/Abir Sultan)
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A window is shattered by bullets following a shooting incident at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar, near Jerusalem, in the West Bank on September 26. (epa-efe/Abir Sultan)

Graffiti of a boy working on an electronic device is seen on a building riddled with holes from shrapnel dating back to the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) in Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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Graffiti of a boy working on an electronic device is seen on a building riddled with holes from shrapnel dating back to the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) in Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

An Afghan man prepares to burn a pile of illegal narcotics on the outskirts of Jalalabad on September 26. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan man prepares to burn a pile of illegal narcotics on the outskirts of Jalalabad on September 26. (Reuters/Parwiz)

A tightrope walker balances on a rope over Old Town Square in Prague as part a campaign in support of people with diabetes. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
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A tightrope walker balances on a rope over Old Town Square in Prague as part a campaign in support of people with diabetes. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Displaced Syrians from Deir el-Zor head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa as Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces were battling to clear the last remaining Islamic State extremists holed up in their crumbling stronghold. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Displaced Syrians from Deir el-Zor head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa as Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces were battling to clear the last remaining Islamic State extremists holed up in their crumbling stronghold. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Russian soldiers and Archbishop Michael from Geneva stand in front of a monument dedicated to Russian General Alexander Suvorov, who in 1799 crossed the Alps from Italy to cut off the advance of Napoleon's troops, during a commemoration event in the Schoellenenschlucht ravine near Andermatt in central Switzerland on September 24. (epa-efe/Alexandra Wey)
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Russian soldiers and Archbishop Michael from Geneva stand in front of a monument dedicated to Russian General Alexander Suvorov, who in 1799 crossed the Alps from Italy to cut off the advance of Napoleon's troops, during a commemoration event in the Schoellenenschlucht ravine near Andermatt in central Switzerland on September 24. (epa-efe/Alexandra Wey)

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