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Photos Of The Week #42

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 42nd week of 2015. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive by clicking on the banner above.

Migrants and refugees are seen behind a map of Europe at the Moria camp near the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Migrants and refugees are seen behind a map of Europe at the Moria camp near the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

Iranian women carry their babies during a mourning ceremony to commemorate Hazrat Ali-Asghar, the newborn son of Imam Hussein, at the Imam Khomeini Mosque in Tehran. (Reuters/Raheb Homavandi/)
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Iranian women carry their babies during a mourning ceremony to commemorate Hazrat Ali-Asghar, the newborn son of Imam Hussein, at the Imam Khomeini Mosque in Tehran. (Reuters/Raheb Homavandi/)

A man looks at a mannequin dressed in a T-shirt with an aerial view of Russian air strikes in Syria and bearing the words in Russian "Support Assad" at a Russian Army store in downtown Moscow. (epa/Yury Kochetkov)
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A man looks at a mannequin dressed in a T-shirt with an aerial view of Russian air strikes in Syria and bearing the words in Russian "Support Assad" at a Russian Army store in downtown Moscow. (epa/Yury Kochetkov)

An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter fighting alongside Iraqi forces walks in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, during fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town on October 15. (AFP/Muhammad Sawaf)
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An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter fighting alongside Iraqi forces walks in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, during fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town on October 15. (AFP/Muhammad Sawaf)

Migrants and refugees sleep on the shore after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Migrants and refugees sleep on the shore after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

An elderly woman begs under a highway bridge in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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An elderly woman begs under a highway bridge in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

London Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of street rugby with a group of Tokyo children while on a trade mission trip to Japan on October 15.(Reuters/Issei Kato)
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London Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of street rugby with a group of Tokyo children while on a trade mission trip to Japan on October 15.(Reuters/Issei Kato)

A Pakistani Antinarcotics Force (ANF) soldier walks next to a pile of confiscated drugs, which were set on fire during a drug-burning ceremony on the outskirts of Islamabad on October 15. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)
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A Pakistani Antinarcotics Force (ANF) soldier walks next to a pile of confiscated drugs, which were set on fire during a drug-burning ceremony on the outskirts of Islamabad on October 15. (Reuters/​Faisal Mahmood)

A young cadet attends the fifth International Cossack Congress in the southern Russian city of Novocherkassk on October 14. (AFP/Sergei Venyavsky)
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A young cadet attends the fifth International Cossack Congress in the southern Russian city of Novocherkassk on October 14. (AFP/Sergei Venyavsky)

Members of Right Sector  and other far-right Ukrainian groups and their supporters hold a rally to mark Defenders Day, which coincides with the religious feast of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, in Kyiv on October 14. (Reuters/Gleb Garenich)
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Members of Right Sector  and other far-right Ukrainian groups and their supporters hold a rally to mark Defenders Day, which coincides with the religious feast of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, in Kyiv on October 14. (Reuters/Gleb Garenich)

A security guard with a metal detector stands at the entrance to the shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the crocodile shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi. (Reuters/​Akhtar Soomro)
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A security guard with a metal detector stands at the entrance to the shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the crocodile shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi. (Reuters/​Akhtar Soomro)

Model Choigana Kertek, dressed in a traditional costume, performs at sunset on the bank of the Yenisei River outside the village of Ust-Elegest in the Tuva region of southern Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Model Choigana Kertek, dressed in a traditional costume, performs at sunset on the bank of the Yenisei River outside the village of Ust-Elegest in the Tuva region of southern Siberia. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (center) looks at a Ukrainian flag retrieved from the bloody retreat from Ilovaisk in eastern Ukraine in late August 2014. The country marks Defenders Day on October 14. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (center) looks at a Ukrainian flag retrieved from the bloody retreat from Ilovaisk in eastern Ukraine in late August 2014. The country marks Defenders Day on October 14. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A Palestinian protester sets fire to himself as he throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with members of the Israeli armed forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. The past two weeks have seen the worst spell of street violence in Israel and the Palestinian areas in years, stirred in part by Muslim anger over perceived changes to the status quo observed at a disputed Jerusalem holy site. (epa/Abed Al Hashlamoun)
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A Palestinian protester sets fire to himself as he throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with members of the Israeli armed forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. The past two weeks have seen the worst spell of street violence in Israel and the Palestinian areas in years, stirred in part by Muslim anger over perceived changes to the status quo observed at a disputed Jerusalem holy site. (epa/Abed Al Hashlamoun)

Pro-Russian rebel sappers walk past a giant teddy bear as they search for explosive devices in the destroyed Donetsk International Airport. Ukrainian forces lost control of the airport in January 2015. (AFP/Aleksei Filippov)
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Pro-Russian rebel sappers walk past a giant teddy bear as they search for explosive devices in the destroyed Donetsk International Airport. Ukrainian forces lost control of the airport in January 2015. (AFP/Aleksei Filippov)

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash at the Gilze-Rijen Air Force base in the Netherlands. The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said, killing all 298 aboard. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)
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The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash at the Gilze-Rijen Air Force base in the Netherlands. The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said, killing all 298 aboard. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)

A military policeman stands guard inside the reconstructed cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during the presentation of the final report by the Dutch Safety Board into the cause of the crash at the Gilze-Rijen Air Force base in the Netherlands. The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said, killing all 298 aboard. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)
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A military policeman stands guard inside the reconstructed cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during the presentation of the final report by the Dutch Safety Board into the cause of the crash at the Gilze-Rijen Air Force base in the Netherlands. The plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said, killing all 298 aboard. (Reuters/Michael Kooren)

A billboard depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen on a road from Damascus to Homs. (TASS/Valery Sharifulin)
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A billboard depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen on a road from Damascus to Homs. (TASS/Valery Sharifulin)

A young girl internally displaced from Afghanistan's Faryab Province poses for a picture near her temporary shelter at a camp on the outskirts of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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A young girl internally displaced from Afghanistan's Faryab Province poses for a picture near her temporary shelter at a camp on the outskirts of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

This photograph of refugees on the Hungary-Serbia border by Jan Zatorsky was named the winner of the Czech Press Photo Photograph of the Year contest for 2015.
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This photograph of refugees on the Hungary-Serbia border by Jan Zatorsky was named the winner of the Czech Press Photo Photograph of the Year contest for 2015.

A protester is seen through a burning picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest against bombings in the Turkish capita, Ankara, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. (Reuters/Alexandros Avramidis)
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A protester is seen through a burning picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest against bombings in the Turkish capita, Ankara, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. (Reuters/Alexandros Avramidis)

Malak, a 13-year-old girl, poses for a picture inside her damaged classroom at a school used as a military camp for forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the rebel-controlled town of Ain Qurei. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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Malak, a 13-year-old girl, poses for a picture inside her damaged classroom at a school used as a military camp for forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the rebel-controlled town of Ain Qurei. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Police are seen next to a fire caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters in Kosovo's capital. Protesters besieged the central police station in Pristina, hours after the detention of a prominent opposition politician, lobbing concrete and stones at police, who returned fire with tear gas. (Reuters/Hazir Reka )
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Police are seen next to a fire caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters in Kosovo's capital. Protesters besieged the central police station in Pristina, hours after the detention of a prominent opposition politician, lobbing concrete and stones at police, who returned fire with tear gas. (Reuters/Hazir Reka )

Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse people marching in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir to protest the double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed at least 97 people. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar) 
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Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse people marching in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir to protest the double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed at least 97 people. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar) 

A man carries his child shortly after arriving with other refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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A man carries his child shortly after arriving with other refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

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