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Photos Of The Week #41

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the 41st week of 2017. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

Hikers enjoy a warm autumn day at Lac Bleu near Arolla in the Val d'Herens, Switzerland. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)
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Hikers enjoy a warm autumn day at Lac Bleu near Arolla in the Val d'Herens, Switzerland. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

Iranians shop in Tehran's Old Bazaar. (epa-EFE/Abedin Taherkenareh)
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Iranians shop in Tehran's Old Bazaar. (epa-EFE/Abedin Taherkenareh)

A French riot policewoman faces off against French steelworkers from the French CGT trade union during a demonstration in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)
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A French riot policewoman faces off against French steelworkers from the French CGT trade union during a demonstration in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

A Shi'ite cleric folds a turban at a school in Najaf, Iraq. (Reuters/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen)
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A Shi'ite cleric folds a turban at a school in Najaf, Iraq. (Reuters/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen)

A woman stands in front of an installation during the Signal light festival in Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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A woman stands in front of an installation during the Signal light festival in Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

North Korean soldiers march during a visit by Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to the border village of Panmunjom in Paju on October 12. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)
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North Korean soldiers march during a visit by Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to the border village of Panmunjom in Paju on October 12. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Horses graze in a field next to an election-campaign billboard for Kyrgyz opposition deputy and presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov in the village of Baytik, near the capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Horses graze in a field next to an election-campaign billboard for Kyrgyz opposition deputy and presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov in the village of Baytik, near the capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

A goat is seen during a protest by Ukrainian activists against Czech President Milos Zeman outside the Czech Republic's embassy in Kyiv on October 12. Zeman had drawn their ire by suggesting Russia's annexation of Crimea was a fait accompli. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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A goat is seen during a protest by Ukrainian activists against Czech President Milos Zeman outside the Czech Republic's embassy in Kyiv on October 12. Zeman had drawn their ire by suggesting Russia's annexation of Crimea was a fait accompli. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Civilians who escaped from Raqqa's front-line in Syria rest at a mosque on October 12. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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Civilians who escaped from Raqqa's front-line in Syria rest at a mosque on October 12. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

A man is reflected in a puddle as he walks past the GUM department store in downtown Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A man is reflected in a puddle as he walks past the GUM department store in downtown Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A general view of a chamber with an underground lake and boats inside the Salina Turda salt mine in Romania. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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A general view of a chamber with an underground lake and boats inside the Salina Turda salt mine in Romania. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

A man and woman dance in a park on a foggy day in Huai'an, China. (Reuters)
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A man and woman dance in a park on a foggy day in Huai'an, China. (Reuters)

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (left) holds aloft a Central Asian Shepherd puppy that he presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) on the sidelines of a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on October 11. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (left) holds aloft a Central Asian Shepherd puppy that he presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) on the sidelines of a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on October 11. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Elderly women in the town of Kashira outside Moscow wait for customers as they sell food products at a street market with a graffito depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin on the wall in the background. (Reuters/Andrey Volkov)
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Elderly women in the town of Kashira outside Moscow wait for customers as they sell food products at a street market with a graffito depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin on the wall in the background. (Reuters/Andrey Volkov)

Bangladeshi border guards watch as Rohingya refugees, who fled from Burma, make their way through a rice field after crossing the border at Palang Khali. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
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Bangladeshi border guards watch as Rohingya refugees, who fled from Burma, make their way through a rice field after crossing the border at Palang Khali. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) prior to the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10. (AFP/Armando Babani)
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French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) prior to the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10. (AFP/Armando Babani)

LGBTI rights groups march during Kosovo's first gay-pride parade in Pristina on October 10. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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LGBTI rights groups march during Kosovo's first gay-pride parade in Pristina on October 10. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Belarusians harvest cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, south of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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Belarusians harvest cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, south of Minsk. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Rohingya refugees who arrived from Burma the night before walk in a rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)
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Rohingya refugees who arrived from Burma the night before walk in a rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

A Russian emergency services helicopter carries water past billows of smoke as firefighters battled a big blaze in Sindika, a shopping mall that sells construction materials, on the western outskirts of Moscow. (TASS/Maxim Grigoryev)
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A Russian emergency services helicopter carries water past billows of smoke as firefighters battled a big blaze in Sindika, a shopping mall that sells construction materials, on the western outskirts of Moscow. (TASS/Maxim Grigoryev)

Afghan children collect wood and brush to burn for cooking and heat on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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Afghan children collect wood and brush to burn for cooking and heat on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A woman prays in the St. Paul and Peter church at the ninth-century Tatev monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church, some 270 kilometers outside of Yerevan. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A woman prays in the St. Paul and Peter church at the ninth-century Tatev monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church, some 270 kilometers outside of Yerevan. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Afghan child vendors carry goods on donkeys on the outskirt of Kabul. Every day, from the morning until evening, they search garbage for useful items and sell them to make between $3 and $4. (epa-EFE/Jawad Jalali)
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Afghan child vendors carry goods on donkeys on the outskirt of Kabul. Every day, from the morning until evening, they search garbage for useful items and sell them to make between $3 and $4. (epa-EFE/Jawad Jalali)

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