Donald Trump has been elected the president of the United States. The real estate developer began life in a wealthy New York family and founded a business empire that expanded into reality TV and beauty pageants.
Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the fifth week of 2017.
The Winter Egg, considered by experts to be the most beautiful of all of the Faberge Eggs and the most expensive one. It was created by Alma Pihl, the only woman-master of The House of Faberge in 1913 for Maria Feodorovna, the mother of Nikolay II.
A man carries an injured girl as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, November REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh