Eight Countries, Eight Different Portrayals Of Winter
RFE/RL has covered several tragic stories surrounding the brutally cold weather throughout our broadcast regions. But our photographers have also captured remarkable images of winter’s beauty.
From commuters to toddlers to tigers (oh my!) today’s “Friday Photos From…” illustrate how people and animals deal with winter in eight different countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
All pictures were taken by our RFE/RL photographers within in the last two weeks.
So grab a steamy drink, find a cozy nook, and enjoy the tour!
See the rest of the photos on our Facebook page!
Over the past couple of years, the Macedonian village of Lojane, which borders Serbia, has become a stopover on the illegal migration routes to Western Europe. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and some Arab countries spend days here trying to find their way into the European Union. But Serbian police make their attempts to cross the border more difficult and many illegal immigrants stopped anywhere in Serbia are also sent back to Lojane. (RFE/RL’s Macedonian Service)