This silver bucket was made in Albania in 7th century BCE when it was part of the Byzantine Empire. It was used to carry holy water.

The bucket was found with the Vrap Treasure - a large cache of ancient artifacts found in Vrap, Albania in 1902 - but archaeologists believe that this particular piece is older than the rest of the collection.

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In Velika Planina, Slovenia. 

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In Velika Planina, Slovenia. 

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Winter in Bosnia.
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Winter in Bosnia.

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On the road in Belarus.
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On the road in Belarus.

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Thousands of people marched in Moscow on September 21 to call for peace in eastern Ukraine. Other antiwar protests were taking place simultaneously in St. Petersburg and in Ukrainian cities. Moscow police reported that some 5,000 people turned out for the demonstration, but organizers put the number as high as 40,000.

I know this happened last week, but I missed it then. 

The banner in the bottom picture says “No War With Ukraine!”.

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Serbia’s first Gay Pride march for four years has been held in the capital Belgrade, amid huge security, including special forces and armoured vehicles.

Waving rainbow flags, hundreds took the short march through empty streets.

Authorities had cancelled the event every year since marchers were attacked in 2010 - nine years after Gay Pride was first held in Belgrade.

Serbia is keen to show increasing tolerance as it seeks to join the EU, the BBC’s Guy De Launey says.

Keeping Brussels happy is undoubtedly the motivation for allowing the Gay Pride march to go ahead, our correspondent in Belgrade says.

Participants marched through the centre of the city to the National Assembly, where ambassadors from numerous European countries addressed the crowd.

"I feel phenomenal. Our efforts of the past three years have borne fruit," organiser Boban Stojanovic told Reuters news agency.

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At a beauty pageant in Rahovec, Kosovo.

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Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro.
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This probably isn’t a photograph that would show up on the Montegero tourism website, but to be honest, it reminds me of my village in Bulgaria, which has lost most of its population to emigration. As a result, there are many empty and abandoned houses, but I still think of it as a beautiful and scenic place. This photo evokes that same feeling for me.

Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro.

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This probably isn’t a photograph that would show up on the Montegero tourism website, but to be honest, it reminds me of my village in Bulgaria, which has lost most of its population to emigration. As a result, there are many empty and abandoned houses, but I still think of it as a beautiful and scenic place. This photo evokes that same feeling for me.

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Panská skála is a columnar basalt formation in north central Czech Republic. It might look manmade, but it’s the result of natural geologic processes.

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I really cannot march, I have other things to do instead of marching. Even, if I didn’t have things to do, I wouldn’t march. That is my choice. It is my choice if I go out with my kids on Sunday, or to go… to work. My obligation is to guarantee safety to my people. However it is my democratic choice not to take part in the Parade and it doesn’t come to my mind to go there.