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Photos Of The Week #4

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

Children feed the birds at picturesque Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)
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Children feed the birds at picturesque Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. (epa/Georgi Licovski)

An Afghan woman separates fur from goats' hair at a wool factory in Herat without the aid of protective gloves or masks. A lung and chest diseases specialist at Herat city hospital says workers in fur and wool factories are vulnerable to virulent microbes that harm the respiratory system and cause chest infections. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan woman separates fur from goats' hair at a wool factory in Herat without the aid of protective gloves or masks. A lung and chest diseases specialist at Herat city hospital says workers in fur and wool factories are vulnerable to virulent microbes that harm the respiratory system and cause chest infections. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

A child looks over debris in the Syrian rebel-held town of Arbin in the eastern Ghouta region, on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, on January 26, following a reported air strike the day before. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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A child looks over debris in the Syrian rebel-held town of Arbin in the eastern Ghouta region, on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, on January 26, following a reported air strike the day before. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

A Pakistani customs employee stands amid burning piles of confiscated contraband and narcotics destroyed during a campaign marking International Customs Day in Karachi on January 26. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A Pakistani customs employee stands amid burning piles of confiscated contraband and narcotics destroyed during a campaign marking International Customs Day in Karachi on January 26. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

People walk on a street during a sunny, frosty day in central Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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People walk on a street during a sunny, frosty day in central Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A displaced Iraqi woman carries her baby after fleeing the battle between Iraqi rapid-response forces and Islamic State militants near Mosul. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)
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A displaced Iraqi woman carries her baby after fleeing the battle between Iraqi rapid-response forces and Islamic State militants near Mosul. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

Afghan girls from the Shaolin Wushu Club practice their skills during a training session on the top of a hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)
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Afghan girls from the Shaolin Wushu Club practice their skills during a training session on the top of a hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. (epa/Hedayatullah Amid)

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiating from his body. Without making any special preparations, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as nonmetal objects like remote controls, plastic items, and cell phones. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiating from his body. Without making any special preparations, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as nonmetal objects like remote controls, plastic items, and cell phones. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Members of the transgender community attend a birthday party in Peshawar. Armed police guarded the door. Transgender people in Pakistan run the risk of violence in the conservative Muslim country, where they often work as dancers at weddings and other parties but are rarely allowed to hold their own celebrations. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Members of the transgender community attend a birthday party in Peshawar. Armed police guarded the door. Transgender people in Pakistan run the risk of violence in the conservative Muslim country, where they often work as dancers at weddings and other parties but are rarely allowed to hold their own celebrations. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

An Afghan girl holds her brother as she walks through a camp for the internally displaced in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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An Afghan girl holds her brother as she walks through a camp for the internally displaced in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

An Afghan refugee who was deported from Germany arrives with his belongings at the international airport in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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An Afghan refugee who was deported from Germany arrives with his belongings at the international airport in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

An Iraqi boy sits next to flamingos lined up for sale at a black market in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
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An Iraqi boy sits next to flamingos lined up for sale at a black market in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Owners pose with their roosters during a rooster beauty contest ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of Rooster in Shunde, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters)
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Owners pose with their roosters during a rooster beauty contest ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of Rooster in Shunde, Guangdong Province, China. (Reuters)

A man pushes a bicycle loaded with tree branches to be used for heating and cooking on a road in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood )
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A man pushes a bicycle loaded with tree branches to be used for heating and cooking on a road in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood )

A white-tailed eagle catches a fish on Zolotoy Rog bay near Vladivostok, Russia. (TASS/Yury Smityuk)
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A white-tailed eagle catches a fish on Zolotoy Rog bay near Vladivostok, Russia. (TASS/Yury Smityuk)

An Afghan vendor pushes a wheelbarrow as he transports secondhand shoes in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan vendor pushes a wheelbarrow as he transports secondhand shoes in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

People form a human chain across the Dnipro River during celebrations of Unity Day in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 22. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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People form a human chain across the Dnipro River during celebrations of Unity Day in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 22. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Storm clouds approach emergency crews at the scene of a house cut in half by a tornado near where seven people were killed outside Adel, Georgia, in the United States. At least 11 people were killed in Georgia during a severe weather outbreak. (epa/Mark Wallheiser)
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Storm clouds approach emergency crews at the scene of a house cut in half by a tornado near where seven people were killed outside Adel, Georgia, in the United States. At least 11 people were killed in Georgia during a severe weather outbreak. (epa/Mark Wallheiser)

An Afghan man sells umbrellas on a roadside in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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An Afghan man sells umbrellas on a roadside in Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

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