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Photos Of The Week #44

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

A young girl waits for relief aid outside her home, which was destroyed in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, in Reshun, Chitral Valley, Pakistan. Some 400 people were killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Emergency services and members of the armed forces continue operations to rescue those affected. (epa/Omer Saleem)
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A young girl waits for relief aid outside her home, which was destroyed in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, in Reshun, Chitral Valley, Pakistan. Some 400 people were killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Emergency services and members of the armed forces continue operations to rescue those affected. (epa/Omer Saleem)

A priest conducts a service as part of a commemoration ceremony to remember the victims of political repression in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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A priest conducts a service as part of a commemoration ceremony to remember the victims of political repression in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

Relatives of passengers on a Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai on October 31 await news of their loved ones at Pulkovo II international airport in St. Petersburg. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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Relatives of passengers on a Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai on October 31 await news of their loved ones at Pulkovo II international airport in St. Petersburg. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

A refugee woman hangs on a rope as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey, on the Greek island of Lesbos. There were no casualties among the refugees who were traveling on the catamaran, according to a Reuters witness. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)
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A refugee woman hangs on a rope as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey, on the Greek island of Lesbos. There were no casualties among the refugees who were traveling on the catamaran, according to a Reuters witness. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)

Passengers evacuate a plane that was on fire at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Several people were injured when the jet plane's engine caught fire as it prepared for takeoff. (AFP/Andres Gallego)
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Passengers evacuate a plane that was on fire at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Several people were injured when the jet plane's engine caught fire as it prepared for takeoff. (AFP/Andres Gallego)

Migrants wait to cross the Slovenia-Austria border in Sentilj, Slovenia. The first five border guards -- all German -- of 400 promised to Slovenia by fellow EU countries are expected to arrive to help channel a huge flow of migrants through the tiny Alpine state.(Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)
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Migrants wait to cross the Slovenia-Austria border in Sentilj, Slovenia. The first five border guards -- all German -- of 400 promised to Slovenia by fellow EU countries are expected to arrive to help channel a huge flow of migrants through the tiny Alpine state.(Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic)

Children play next to the bronze monument at the World War II museum complex in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from Nazi occupation during World War II. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Children play next to the bronze monument at the World War II museum complex in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from Nazi occupation during World War II. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

A cross with the name of Belarusian writer Mikhas Zaretski is seen at a mass grave in Kuropaty, on the outskirts of Minsk. More than 100 Belarusians, including 22 writers and poets, were executed by the NKVD secret service, predecessor of the present-day Belarusian KGB, on October 29, 1937. October 29 is marked as an unofficial day of commemoration for victims of political repression. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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A cross with the name of Belarusian writer Mikhas Zaretski is seen at a mass grave in Kuropaty, on the outskirts of Minsk. More than 100 Belarusians, including 22 writers and poets, were executed by the NKVD secret service, predecessor of the present-day Belarusian KGB, on October 29, 1937. October 29 is marked as an unofficial day of commemoration for victims of political repression. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Russian conscripts wait for medical tests at a recruiting station in the southern city of Stavropol. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)
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Russian conscripts wait for medical tests at a recruiting station in the southern city of Stavropol. (Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko)

Children play alongside tombs inside the municipal cemetery in Navotas city, north of Manila. Filipinos are preparing to celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 by visiting the graves of their departed loved ones. (Reuters/Ezra Acayan)
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Children play alongside tombs inside the municipal cemetery in Navotas city, north of Manila. Filipinos are preparing to celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 by visiting the graves of their departed loved ones. (Reuters/Ezra Acayan)

Samaritans pray on top of Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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Samaritans pray on top of Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

A migrant child looks through a fence at the Slovenian-Austrian border in Spielfeld, Austria. (epa/Erwin Scheriau)
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A migrant child looks through a fence at the Slovenian-Austrian border in Spielfeld, Austria. (epa/Erwin Scheriau)

A Ukrainian serviceman visits an abandoned church in the village of Pisky near Donetsk. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)
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A Ukrainian serviceman visits an abandoned church in the village of Pisky near Donetsk. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A Kyrgyz berkutchi, or eagle hunter, readies his bird for release at a traditional hunting festival in the Kyrgyz village of Bokonbaevo. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)
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A Kyrgyz berkutchi, or eagle hunter, readies his bird for release at a traditional hunting festival in the Kyrgyz village of Bokonbaevo. (epa/Igor Kovalenko)

A Syrian man rides a bike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
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A Syrian man rides a bike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)

A horse grazes near Lake Issyk-Kul, some 300 kilometers from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A horse grazes near Lake Issyk-Kul, some 300 kilometers from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

An ax featuring a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin by Russian artist Vasily Slonov is seen during an exhibition titled Quilted Cavaliers Of The Apocalypse in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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An ax featuring a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin by Russian artist Vasily Slonov is seen during an exhibition titled Quilted Cavaliers Of The Apocalypse in Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

A man carrying his child waits with other migrants and refugees to be registered in a refugee center in Presevo, Serbia, after crossing the Macedonia-Serbia border. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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A man carrying his child waits with other migrants and refugees to be registered in a refugee center in Presevo, Serbia, after crossing the Macedonia-Serbia border. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Residents run though dust after what activists said were air strikes carried out by the Russian Air Force in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib Province, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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Residents run though dust after what activists said were air strikes carried out by the Russian Air Force in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib Province, Syria. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

An Indian villager looks from a hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border. (epa/Jaipal Singh)
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An Indian villager looks from a hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border. (epa/Jaipal Singh)

People injured in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake receive medical treatment outside a hospital in Abbottabad, Pakistan. At least 160 people were killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
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People injured in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake receive medical treatment outside a hospital in Abbottabad, Pakistan. At least 160 people were killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

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