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Ukraine - the Rivne region. By Valentyna Odarchenko (RFE/RL)

Pakistan - the bank of the Abaseen River. By mashaalradio.com (RFE/RL)

Montenegro - the Tara River. By Savo Prelevic (RFE/RL)

Kolsai Lake, Kazakhstan. Rustem Uanov (RFE/RL)

The pristine waters and stunning scenery of Kyrgyzstan's Lake Issyk-Kul have made it one of Central Asia's most-popular tourist destinations.

Armenia - Yezidi sheep-farmers in the mountains of Urtsasar, June 22 2012. Photo by Karen Minasyan (RFE/RL)

Iraq - A child plays on a street full of garbage in Basra, May 7, 2012. Photo by Abdulkareem Alamiry (RFE/RL)

The Pristine Beauty of the Mountain in Kyrgyzstan. Almaz Isman Kalet

Clouds Over the Caspian. Asylkhan Mamashuly.

Opposition rally in Belarus. svaboda.org.

Sunset on the Caspian sea, Kazakhstan. Asylkhan Mamashuly (RFE/RL).

Still standing tall, an archaeological site in Karbala, Iraq. Mustafa Abdel-Wahid (RFE/RL)

Ruins in Belarus. svaboda.org

Through the wire - The Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan border. Ernist Nurmatov (RFE/RL)

Ukraine. Veronika Bode

Village of Shahsever, Iran. Abbas Atilay.

View from Prague, Charles Bridge. Abbas Atilay.

Zerenda lake, Kazakhstan.

Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Midhat Poturovic.

Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Midhat Poturovic

In Moscar, Bosnia and Herzegovenia, a UNESCO Heritage site, this bridge was built by Turkish architect Hajrudin in the 14th century. Midhat Poturovic

snowy pastures in Kyrgyzstan. Ernist Nurmatov.

A field of sunflowers in Ukraine. Radio Svaboda.

A former hostel in Armenia, now housing poor families. azatutyun.am.

Iraq. Mountains tower over a crop field in the Kurdish North. Azad Mohamed.