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Photos of the week |Reuters / Monday, January 18, 2016 A man dips into the icy waters of a lake as part of celebrations for Orthodox Epiphany on the outskirts of Minsk, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily FedosenkoReuters.com

A man falls into the icy waters of a lake as part of celebrations for Orthodox Epiphany in Minsk, Belarus. | (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)

A golden eagle feeds its chick on their nest in remote marshland near Konny Bor, Belarus, Photograph by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters - Pixdaus

Belarus hunters drag wolves they killed overnight near village Pruzhanka, some 110 km south-east of Minsk February 8, 2005. Hunting for wolfs in Belarus is legal throughout the whole year with a hunter getting 168,000 Belarus roubles ($77 US dollars) for every wolf killed. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

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An injured man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern coastal town of Mariupol, September 6, 2014. A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was largely holding on Saturday, though residents and combatants said it was likely to prove a brief interlude before renewed fighting. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

25 APR: An eagle sits on a wolfs carcass in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in an abandoned village of Dronki Belarus. Thirty years after its fourth reactor exploded on 26 April 1986 an exclusion zone is still in place around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. A fire raged at the plant for 10 days after the reactor meltdown sending huge amounts of radioactive material into the surrounding environment and over large parts of Europe particularly…

Wild Chernobyl - The Boston Globe

What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Reuters photographer Vasily Fedosenko documented booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently…

The Soyuz TMA-14M capsule, holding International Space Station crew members Barry Wilmore of the U.S. and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia, descends via parachute to a landing spot in central Kazakhstan. | (REUTERS/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout via Reuters)