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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.


Trimery, an Orthodox Christian holiday to marks the beginning of Lent, in southeastern North Macedonia on March 9. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski.


A Strumica carnival goer celebrates Trimery, an Orthodox Christian holiday to marks the beginning of Lent, in southeastern North Macedonia on March 9. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski.


Various speed skaters compete in the Ladies 3000m Relay Final A at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on March 10. Photo: EPA/Vassil Donev.


Women dressed in traditional Russian and Belarussian dresses dance during the seventh and last
day of ‘Maslenitsa’, a Slavic holiday that dates back to pagan times, in the main park in Moldova’s capital Chisinau on February 10. Photo: EPA/Dumitru Doru.


Someone spins a ring of fire during the celebration of Sirni Zagovezni, an Orthodox Christian holiday which marks the beginning of Lent, in the village of Lozen some 20kms outside of Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital on March 10. Photo: EPA/Borislav Troshev.


A Jewish woman lays flowers at a memorial site in the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje, during a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the deportation of 7,144 Macedonian Jews to the Nazi concentration camp, Treblinka, on
March 11. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski.


A woman cries while holding a picture of former Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic during a silent commemoration march to mark the 16th anniversary his assassination in the country’s capital of Belgrade on March 12. Photo: EPA/Koca Sulekmanovic.


Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (R), and her Estonian counterpart (L) talk among themselves during a press conference at the high-level ‘Women in Power’ event, which discusses women’s roles in leadership positions and ways to address issues of gender equality, at United Nations headquarters in New York City on March 12. Photo: EPA/Justin Lane.


Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (R) and his Macedonian counterpart (L) during a welcoming ceremony to mark Zoran Zaev’s official visit to Albania in the country’s capital Tirana on March 13. Photo: EPA/Malton Dibra.


A view of the exterior of the Olympic Museum, which was destroyed during the 1992-5 Bosnian War and is now under reconstruction, in the country’s capital city, Sarajevo. Photo: EPA/Fehim Demir.


The 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities called ‘(Re)New – EUrope’ opened at the Romanian Parliament Headquarters in the country’s capital Bucharest on March 14. The summit gathers all national, local and regional leaders from across Europe to discuss the future of the European Union. Photo: EPA/Robert Ghement


On a foggy morning, a bird flies over the Dojran Lake in southern North Macedonia, which attracts different species of birds during the winter months due to the relatively warm climate and high quantity of fish. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski.