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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019
A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.


Two girl shop for a ‘martisor’, a traditional souvenir in Moldova and Romania that is given to loved ones on the first days of spring, at a street market in Moldova’s capital city, Chisinau. Photo: EPA-EFE/Dumitru Doru


A view of the ‘Nasterea Domnului’ Cathedral, which is the main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church, in Chisinau, Moldova’s capital city. Photo: EPA/Dumitru Doru


A view of the popular, 36-storey ‘Genex’ tower in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. It was designed in a brutalist style in 1977 by the architect Mihajlo Mitrovic and was completed in 1980. Photo: EPA/Andrej Cukic


During his two day visit to Bulgaria, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his counterpart in the Balkan country (R) met at the Sofia-Moscow business forum on tourism in the Bulgarian capital on March 5. Photo: EPA/Dmitry Astakhov / Sputnik / Government Press Service Pool / Pool Mandatory Credit


Albanian police officers in the capital Tirana try to avoid to inhaling smoke from smoke bombs during an anti-government protest outside the Albanian parliament on March 5. Opposition MPs have resigned from their parliamentary mandates, and protesters maintained their demands for the government’s resignation and early elections. Photo: EPA/Malton Dibra


Albanian protesters could be seen among pink smoke during an opposition-led protest outside the Albanian parliament in the country’s capital Tirana on March 5. Photo: EPA/Malton Dibra


Socially vulnerable citizens in the old town of Bosnia’s capital city, Sarajevo, receive food from a public kitchen. More than 24 years after the 1992-1995 war, many citizens still depend on this daily meal from these institutions. Photo: EPA/Fehim Demir


People feed the pigeons while enjoying a sunny day in a park in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. Photo: EPA-EFE/Koca Sulejmanovic


An animal skull lies on a pile of foul-smelling animal bones that have left behind in an abandoned glue factory at the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia’s capital. Photo: EPA/Andrej Cukic


On the snowy mountain of Bistra, in western North Macedonia, volunteers and ski-trainers organised a training to teach people with disabilities how to ski. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski


US First Lady Melania Trump (R) presented the Montenegrin journalist Olivera Lakic (L), who was shot and wounded outside of her home in the country’s capital Podgorica, with the International Women of Courage Award during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington D.C. on March 7. Photo: EPA/Shawn Thew


GNK Dinamo Zagreb’s soccer fans during a football match between the Croatian team and the Portuguese team, Benfica, at the Maksimir stadium the country’s capital, Zagreb, on March 7. Photo: EPA-EFE/Antonio Bat