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Photos Of The Week #40

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 40th week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

A Belarusian woman looks at a Venezuelan military school student as President Nicolas Maduro takes part in an unveiling ceremony of a bust of Venezuela's national hero Simon Bolivar in Minsk. (epa-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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A Belarusian woman looks at a Venezuelan military school student as President Nicolas Maduro takes part in an unveiling ceremony of a bust of Venezuela's national hero Simon Bolivar in Minsk. (epa-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich)

Members of parliament scuffle in Kyiv after a hearing on a draft law concerning Ukraine's territorial sovereignty over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. (epa-EFE/Stepan Franko)
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Members of parliament scuffle in Kyiv after a hearing on a draft law concerning Ukraine's territorial sovereignty over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. (epa-EFE/Stepan Franko)

Women perform under black fabric during a street performance in Pristina, Kosovo, against sexual harassment. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Women perform under black fabric during a street performance in Pristina, Kosovo, against sexual harassment. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Afghan refugee children play in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Afghan refugee children play in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

An elderly woman plays an accordion on the street in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
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An elderly woman plays an accordion on the street in Moscow. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A boat travels on the Yenisei River in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A boat travels on the Yenisei River in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A Pakistani man carries a clay pot to place it with others inside an oven at a makeshift factory in Peshawar. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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A Pakistani man carries a clay pot to place it with others inside an oven at a makeshift factory in Peshawar. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

Women riding in a van react to something happening outside in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 5. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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Women riding in a van react to something happening outside in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 5. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

One hundred and ninety-nine brides (marking Grozny's 199th birthday) gather in Tsvetochny Park to get married in the Chechen capital on October 5. (TASS/Yelena Afonina)
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One hundred and ninety-nine brides (marking Grozny's 199th birthday) gather in Tsvetochny Park to get married in the Chechen capital on October 5. (TASS/Yelena Afonina)

Water sprays up as an Indian commuter on his scooter plows through the waters in a flooded street in Bangalore. (epa-EFE/Jagadeesh NV)
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Water sprays up as an Indian commuter on his scooter plows through the waters in a flooded street in Bangalore. (epa-EFE/Jagadeesh NV)

Iraqi forces and fighters from Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) units advance toward the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija on October 4. (AFP/Ahmad-al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi forces and fighters from Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) units advance toward the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija on October 4. (AFP/Ahmad-al-Rubaye)

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a weapon as he stands on a military vehicle in a rebel-held area, in the town of Dael on October 4. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a weapon as he stands on a military vehicle in a rebel-held area, in the town of Dael on October 4. (Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir)

U.S. President Donald Trump's plane, Air Force One, departs Las Vegas past the broken windows on the Mandalay Bay hotel from where shooter Stephen Paddock killed dozens of people on October 1. (Reuters/Mike Blake)
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U.S. President Donald Trump's plane, Air Force One, departs Las Vegas past the broken windows on the Mandalay Bay hotel from where shooter Stephen Paddock killed dozens of people on October 1. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

A photograph taken from the Mexican side of the border in Tijuana shows a construction site in San Diego, California, for prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-discussed border wall, which has yet to be funded by Congress. (Reuters/Jorge Duenes)
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A photograph taken from the Mexican side of the border in Tijuana shows a construction site in San Diego, California, for prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-discussed border wall, which has yet to be funded by Congress. (Reuters/Jorge Duenes)

Bosnian soldiers stand in formation during the visit of Croatian Chief of Staff General Mirko Sundov in Sarajevo. (epa-EFE/Fehim Demir)
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Bosnian soldiers stand in formation during the visit of Croatian Chief of Staff General Mirko Sundov in Sarajevo. (epa-EFE/Fehim Demir)

Children fly kites as they play inside a refugee camp for people displaced by fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Ain Issa, Syria. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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Children fly kites as they play inside a refugee camp for people displaced by fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Ain Issa, Syria. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

An Afghan man tries to catch fish during sunset by a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad on October 3. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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An Afghan man tries to catch fish during sunset by a river on the outskirts of Jalalabad on October 3. (Reuters/Parwiz)

A man looks at kebabs cooking in a roadside kiosk in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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A man looks at kebabs cooking in a roadside kiosk in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

An Iraqi man waves a white flag as Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) advance toward the Islamic State extremist group's stronghold of Hawija on October 1 in their ongoing battle to recapture the town from the militants. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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An Iraqi man waves a white flag as Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) advance toward the Islamic State extremist group's stronghold of Hawija on October 1 in their ongoing battle to recapture the town from the militants. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Syrians displaced from the city of Deir al-Zor gather on the outskirts of Raqqa on October 2. Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces are battling to clear the last remaining Islamic State group extremists holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Syrians displaced from the city of Deir al-Zor gather on the outskirts of Raqqa on October 2. Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces are battling to clear the last remaining Islamic State group extremists holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

People scramble for shelter at a country music festival after a gunman fired indiscriminately into the crowd from a nearby hotel on October 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (Getty Images/David Becker)
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People scramble for shelter at a country music festival after a gunman fired indiscriminately into the crowd from a nearby hotel on October 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (Getty Images/David Becker)

Iraqi actors perform the epic of Imam Hussein as part of the Ashura festival in Baghdad on October 1. (epa-EFE/Mohamed Messara)
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Iraqi actors perform the epic of Imam Hussein as part of the Ashura festival in Baghdad on October 1. (epa-EFE/Mohamed Messara)

Iranian Shi'ite Muslims sit after rubbing mud on their bodies during the Kharrah Mali ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony, in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kilometers southwest of Tehran, on October 1. The ritual commemorates the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iranian Shi'ite Muslims sit after rubbing mud on their bodies during the Kharrah Mali ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony, in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kilometers southwest of Tehran, on October 1. The ritual commemorates the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station in Barcelona during a banned Catalonian independence referendum on October 1. Hundreds of people were injured when police tried to disrupt the referendum. (Reuters/Susana Vera)
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Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station in Barcelona during a banned Catalonian independence referendum on October 1. Hundreds of people were injured when police tried to disrupt the referendum. (Reuters/Susana Vera)

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