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Photos Of The Week #46

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 46th week of 2015. For more photo galleries, see our Picture This archive.

French fire brigade members aid an injured man near the Bataclan concert hall following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)
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French fire brigade members aid an injured man near the Bataclan concert hall following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)

The blue, white, and red colors of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia as a show of solidarity with the people of France following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Reuters/Jason Reed)
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The blue, white, and red colors of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia as a show of solidarity with the people of France following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

The lights of the Eiffel Tower are switched off as a mourning gesture after the shootings and bombings on November 13 in Paris. At least 129 people were killed in a series of attacks in what is Europe's worst terror attack since the Madrid train bombings in 2004. (epa/Etienne Laurent)
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The lights of the Eiffel Tower are switched off as a mourning gesture after the shootings and bombings on November 13 in Paris. At least 129 people were killed in a series of attacks in what is Europe's worst terror attack since the Madrid train bombings in 2004. (epa/Etienne Laurent)

Bikes used by refugees to cross the border from Russia to the Norwegian border crossing station at Storskog are pictured after they were thrown into a recycling container. Migrants have to make the last section of their journey by bicycle because Russian authorities don't let pedestrians cross the border and Norway considers it human trafficking to transport migrants in a vehicle. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
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Bikes used by refugees to cross the border from Russia to the Norwegian border crossing station at Storskog are pictured after they were thrown into a recycling container. Migrants have to make the last section of their journey by bicycle because Russian authorities don't let pedestrians cross the border and Norway considers it human trafficking to transport migrants in a vehicle. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

Afghan protesters march in Mazar-e Sharif during a demonstration over the killing of seven Shi'ite Hazaras. Thousands of protesters marched in the capital, Kabul, with the coffins containing the decapitated bodies of the seven, whose murders prompted fears of sectarian bloodshed in the war-torn country. (AFP)
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Afghan protesters march in Mazar-e Sharif during a demonstration over the killing of seven Shi'ite Hazaras. Thousands of protesters marched in the capital, Kabul, with the coffins containing the decapitated bodies of the seven, whose murders prompted fears of sectarian bloodshed in the war-torn country. (AFP)

A displaced Iraqi man (left) from the Yazidi community keeps an eye on fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 12. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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A displaced Iraqi man (left) from the Yazidi community keeps an eye on fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 12. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

An Israeli border guard trips on a road barrier during clashes with Palestinian protestors on the outskirts of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on November 11. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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An Israeli border guard trips on a road barrier during clashes with Palestinian protestors on the outskirts of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on November 11. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Ukrainian police detain activists of the women's rights group Femen as they protest against homophobia outside the parliament building in Kyiv on November 12. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian police detain activists of the women's rights group Femen as they protest against homophobia outside the parliament building in Kyiv on November 12. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Chinese students perform during a founding ceremony of a soccer team of Shaolin Tagou martial arts school in Dengfeng, Henan Province. (Reuters/China Daily)
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Chinese students perform during a founding ceremony of a soccer team of Shaolin Tagou martial arts school in Dengfeng, Henan Province. (Reuters/China Daily)

A Bosnian Muslim woman prays at the memorial center for the 1995 massacre on the sidelines of the Srebrenica 2015 Investment and Development Conference in Srebrenica on November 11. (epa/Fehim Demir)
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A Bosnian Muslim woman prays at the memorial center for the 1995 massacre on the sidelines of the Srebrenica 2015 Investment and Development Conference in Srebrenica on November 11. (epa/Fehim Demir)

Slovenian soldiers build a razor-wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina. (AFP/Jure Makovec)
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Slovenian soldiers build a razor-wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina. (AFP/Jure Makovec)

Refugees and migrants stand among tents under trees hung with laundry in a field outside the Moria registration center on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Refugees and migrants stand among tents under trees hung with laundry in a field outside the Moria registration center on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A Syrian child receives first aid in a field hospital following an air strike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus. According to the opposition, at least 10 civilians were killed in Syrian government strikes on November 10. (epa/Mohammed Badra)
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A Syrian child receives first aid in a field hospital following an air strike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus. According to the opposition, at least 10 civilians were killed in Syrian government strikes on November 10. (epa/Mohammed Badra)

Protesters carry the coffin of one of the seven minority ethnic Hazaras who were killed by militants in Kabul. The protesters called for a new government that can ensure security in the country. The four men, two women, and a child were found partially beheaded on November 7 in the southeastern province of Zabul.  (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Protesters carry the coffin of one of the seven minority ethnic Hazaras who were killed by militants in Kabul. The protesters called for a new government that can ensure security in the country. The four men, two women, and a child were found partially beheaded on November 7 in the southeastern province of Zabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

A boy sits on a piece of Styrofoam while searching for recyclables at China Creek in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A boy sits on a piece of Styrofoam while searching for recyclables at China Creek in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky holds a petrol can during a protest action titled Threat in front of the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in central Moscow. He was arrested for the stunt, which he said was a protest against the security agency's campaign of "terror." (Reuters/Nigina Beroeva)
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Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky holds a petrol can during a protest action titled Threat in front of the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in central Moscow. He was arrested for the stunt, which he said was a protest against the security agency's campaign of "terror." (Reuters/Nigina Beroeva)

Refugees and migrants spend the night in a field on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Refugees and migrants spend the night in a field on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A Syrian man and his son drive in a vehicle battered by years of conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
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A Syrian man and his son drive in a vehicle battered by years of conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital, Damascus. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)

A man carries an injured girl as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's president, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A man carries an injured girl as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's president, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

Russian soldiers wearing Red Army World War II uniforms take part in a military parade on Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Russian soldiers wearing Red Army World War II uniforms take part in a military parade on Red Square in Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Migrants are silhouetted while waiting for permission to board a train heading to the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, Macedonia. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)
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Migrants are silhouetted while waiting for permission to board a train heading to the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, Macedonia. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)

Aung San Suu Kyi, the party leader of Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), talks to supporters after landmark general elections in Yangon. A spokesman for the NLD says the party has won about 70 percent of votes counted so far. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the party leader of Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), talks to supporters after landmark general elections in Yangon. A spokesman for the NLD says the party has won about 70 percent of votes counted so far. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

An Armenian serviceman breaks blocks on another serviceman using a sledgehammer during celebrations marking the 23rd anniversary of the formation of the reconnaissance troops of the country's armed forces in Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasian)
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An Armenian serviceman breaks blocks on another serviceman using a sledgehammer during celebrations marking the 23rd anniversary of the formation of the reconnaissance troops of the country's armed forces in Yerevan. (AFP/Karen Minasian)

The leader of the conservative opposition Croatian Democratic Union party, Tomislav Karamarko, celebrates initial results of general elections in Zagreb. Croatia's conservative opposition was leading the vote count after a general election dominated by concerns over the migrant crisis and a sluggish economy. (AFP)
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The leader of the conservative opposition Croatian Democratic Union party, Tomislav Karamarko, celebrates initial results of general elections in Zagreb. Croatia's conservative opposition was leading the vote count after a general election dominated by concerns over the migrant crisis and a sluggish economy. (AFP)

Afghan men sell firewood on the outskirts of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan men sell firewood on the outskirts of Herat. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

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