Photos Of The Week 47

This week’s coolest pix feature the new protests in Tahrir Square, plenty of sports images and a beautiful picture of the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft just after it landed. Which is your favorite? [71 photos total]

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Thousands of Egyptians gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo November 18, 2011. Over 50,000 Egyptian protesters flocked to Cairo's Tahrir square on Friday to pressure the military government to transfer power to elected civilian rule, after the cabinet tried to enshrine the army's role in a constitutional proposal. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) chats with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference after talks in Berlin November 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz) #
Spanish Economy Minister Elena Salgado reacts at a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace November 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Juan Medina) #
A demonstrator is hit by a jet of water as they clash with riot police during a protest to demand for changes to the public state education system in Santiago November 18, 2011. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is the profiteering in the state education system, local media reported. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #
Pope Benedict XVI is driven past crowds after arriving in Benin's main city Cotonou, November 18, 2011. Africa is the Roman Catholic Church's fastest-growing region despite revelations of sex abuse and corruption scandals that have shaken followers in Europe . (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly) #
Visitors walk on Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain, a 20-metre (66 ft) high and 120 ton (109,000 kg) heavy galvanized curved steel sculpture that looks like a roller coaster, in Duisburg November 18, 2011. The new 2-million euro ($2.7 million) landmark of the Ruhr region was built on a former mining waste hill and is designed by two Hamburg artists Ulrich Gerth and Heike Mutter. The 249 steps of the 220-metre (0.22 km) long walkway are illuminated by LED at night. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) #
Snow on the North Shore mountains frame a maintenance shed that sits on the Capilano Reservoir in North Vancouver, British Columbia November 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #
Laval Rouge et Or quarterback Bruno Prud'homme reacts after he threw an intercepted pass that resulted in a University of Calgary Dinos touchdown during the first half of their CIS Mitchell Bowl semi-final football game in Calgary, Alberta, November 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
An ethnic Miao minority woman carries her grandson on her back at a Miao minority village in Anshun, Guizhou province November 19, 2011. Women in the village wear horn-shaped headpieces that have black strings made of twine and the hair of ancestors fixed on wooden horns. (REUTERS/Sheng Li) #
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is pictured sitting in a plane in Zintan November 19, 2011. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi told Reuters on Saturday that he was feeling fine after being captured by some of the fighters who overthrew his father and he said injuries to his right hand were suffered during a NATO air strike a month ago. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
A motocross rider competes during the Israel's Enduro Championship 2012 near Kibbutz Negba in southern Israel November 19, 2011. Some 107 riders took part in the competition. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) #
Swansea City's Michel Vorm (L) challenges Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (R) during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, November 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) #
Eveline Constance Heijkamp, a 22-year-old Occupy Amsterdam demonstrator, prepares for her wedding to Gijs Peskens (not pictured) in a tent on the Beursplein in Amsterdam November 19, 2011. Occupy Amsterdam demonstrators have set up tents on the Beursplein since October 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares) #
Tourists stand inside an illuminated Adalaj Stepwell, a five level octagonal step-well complex built in the 15th century, during the World Heritage Week on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Amit Dave) #
A plane flies during an acrobatic display over the beaches of the Mexican resort of Acapulco November 19, 2011. The Air Race Pilot returned to Acapulco after seven years, to promote tourism in the violence-torn Pacific resort, one of the most violent cities in the world and the second-deadliest in the country. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
Occupy Oakland protesters break down a fence surrounding a lot they had planned to occupy, in Oakland, California, November 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Dino Vournas) #
An Afghan boy carries a pan of sweets at a small confectionery factory in Kabul November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani) #
U.S. team Captain Fred Couples poses for photographers after defeating the International team to retain the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Brandon Malone) #
A medical assistant makes a final check before a boy who was just circumcised leaves for home at a mass circumcision ceremony in the village of Sungai Pelek outside Kuala Lumpur November 20, 2011. About 30 boys, aged between four and 12 years old, were given a grand welcome to the event, as the surgery is celebrated as being a rite of passage for boys reaching manhood. Circumcision is compulsory for Muslim boys under the Islamic Sharia law. (REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad) #
Three-year-old Sabir wears an old helmet on his head, which he found in a dumping ground, while playing in a Karachi slum, November 20, 2011. The United Nations' Universal Children's Day is observed across the globe in honor of children on November 20. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro) #
People stroll downtown Florence November 20,2011. Italian newspapers said on Sunday that new budget measures were likely to be unveiled within two weeks, with a property tax abolished by Berlusconi set to return, plus moves to tackle tax evasion and a cut in payroll taxes to lift employment. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito) #
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform during the gala exhibition in the Bompard Trophy event at Bercy in Paris, November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) #
Cast member Emma Watson arrives for the European premiere of My Week With Marilyn in London November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) #
Petra Szebeni (L) and Noemi Szabo perform onstage during a bodybuilding competition in Budapest November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo) #
AS Roma's Osvaldo reacts during the match against Lecce in their Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini) #
Hot-air balloons fly over the Palote dam during the international hot air balloon festival in the city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Mario Armas) #
Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy acknowledges supporters from a balcony of the party headquarters after claiming victory in Spain's general elections in Madrid November 20, 2011. The opposition People's Party won a crushing victory in Spain's election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations. (REUTERS/Juan Medina) #
Washington Redskins' receiver Anthony Armstrong (13) fails to make a catch against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland, November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) #
Tony Stewart reacts after winning the Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, November 20, 2011. Stewart was crowned NASCAR's champion on a tiebreak on Sunday after his magnificent drive won the Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway from rival Carl Edwards. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper) #
Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham (R) celebrates with Mike Magee after teammate Landon Donovan scored against the Houston Dynamo during the MLS Cup soccer final in Carson, California, November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
A general view on media day at the 9th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou November 21, 2011. The auto show opens to the public from November 22 to November 28. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu) #
A man stretches sheets of fabric after they were hung to dry in a field in Faisalabad November 21, 2011. The fabric sheets are used for hosiery items. (REUTERS/Fayyaz Hussain) #
Australia's captain Michael Clarke is bowled out by South Africa's Vernon Philander during the fifth day of their second test cricket match in Johannesburg November 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) #
An Iraqi boy is taken away from a suspected militant, who has been accused of killing his father at the height of the sectarian slaughter in 2006-07, during a presentation to the media at the Interior Ministry in Baghdad November 21, 2011. A total of 22 suspected militants were presented to the media on Monday as they await their trial, according to the police. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash) #
A Ferris wheel and Christmas market lights are reflected in the plexiglass boards of an ice ring as people skate in Alexanderplatz, Berlin November 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) #
An aerial view shows oil that seeped from a well operated by Chevron at Frade, on the waters in Campos Basin in Rio de Janeiro state November 18, 2011. The head of Brazil's oil regulator, the ANP, said on Monday that only Chevron, and not its partners, Petrobras and Japanese group Frade Japao, would be fined for the spill. Chevron is being fined about $28 million and is the subject of a federal police probe. Picture taken November 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Rogerio Santana/Handout) #
A riot police officer is kicked while trying to arrest a human rights supporter during clashes at a rally against the launch on a book on retired Chilean Brigadier Miguel Krassnoff in Santiago November 21, 2011. The book celebrates Krassnoff's work while he was in the Direccion de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), the secret police during Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime, according to local media. Krassnoff is currently serving 144 years in prison from 23 sentences for the kidnap, torture and murder of Pinochet's opponents. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #
Combination photo shows New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scoring a touchdown over Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) and in front of Kansas City Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis (23) in the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts November 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder) #
An aerial view shows vehicles with their headlights on converging on the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying ISS crew members, U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, after the spacecraft landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov) #
ISS crew members, U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum (L-R), Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, sit inside the Soyuz TMA-02M capsule after landing near the town of Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Sergei Remezov) #
A woman throws a white scarf over Tibetan Buddhist nun Palden Choetso as she burns on the street in Daofu, or Tawu in Tibetan, in this still image taken from video shot on November 3, 2011 and released to Reuters on November 22. The 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on the public street earlier this month, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet. (REUTERS/Students For A Free Tibet via Reuters TV) #
Swans are pictured during the annual collection of Hamburg's famous Alster Swans in Hamburg, November 22, 2011. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around the northern German city of Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring. (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer) #
A bomb disposal specialist from the army checks on a suspected pipe bomb in Kathmandu November 22, 2011. An explosion took place in front of the United Mission to Nepal, a Christian non-governmental organization to combat poverty. There were no reported causalities or property loss, local media reported. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 22, 2011. Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Kashmiri men ferry bricks in their boat across Dal Lake during an autumn day in Srinagar November 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli) #
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act at Manchester High School Central in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #
Protesters run from tear gas throw at them by police during clashes between protesters and police near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 22, 2011. Egypt's ruling generals offered on Tuesday to transfer power to a civilian president by July in a dramatic attempt to placate protesters and defuse a political crisis that has jolted plans for the country's first free election in decades. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #
Fan Yiyong of the U.S. serves during the men's doubles table tennis match at the Qatar Peace and Sport Cup, in Doha November 22, 2011. Fan and player partner Russia's Grigory Vlasov beat France's Adrien Mattenet and Japan's Kaii Yoshida. (REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous) #
A worker carries bricks by balancing them on the head at a brick factory in Bhaktapur November 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
French CRS riot police clash with anti-nuclear demonstrators during a protest in Lieusaint near Valognes November 23, 2011 as protesters try to enter on the tracks before the departure of the train convoy of CASTOR containers which carry radioactive nuclear waste. The train convoy is scheduled to leave Valognes today for the interim nuclear waste storage facility in the northern German village of Gorleben. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier) #
A Buddhist monk cleans up a temple after flood waters recede in Ayutthaya province November 23, 2011. The deluge has killed more than 500 people and affected about 2 million since late July, with tens of thousands relocated or sheltering in evacuation centres after their homes and businesses were engulfed by water. (REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang) #
Inhabitants of Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) during the traditional 'Grindadrap' (whale hunting in Faroese) near the capital Torshavn, November 22, 2011. Residents of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark, slaughter and eat pilot whales every year. The Faroese are descendents of Vikings, and pilot whales have been a central part of their diet for more than 1,000 years. They crowd the animals into a bay and kill them. 'Grindadrap' whaling is not done for commercial purposes, the meat can not be sold and is divided evenly between members of the local community. (REUTERS/Andrija Ilic) #
Passengers stand outside their vehicles to look at a burning oil tanker set ablaze by a bomb explosion after the road to the Afghan-Pakistan border was temporarily shut, on the outskirts of Landikotal November 23, 2011. The tanker, carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan, was attacked and set ablaze on Wednesday in the bomb blast, police said. No casualties were reported. (REUTERS/Shahid Shinwari) #
Railway police and officials collect accident details from villagers, next to the derailed coaches of a passenger train at the site of an accident in Sadura, 65 km (40 miles) south of Srinagar November 23, 2011. Three coaches of a passenger train derailed near a station in south Kashmir injuring 26 passengers, police said at the spot of accident. The cause of the accidents is currently being ascertained, police further added. (REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli) #
A woman jogs through Victoria park in east London November 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) #
Residents watch a bushfire from the top of their cars in Margaret River, Western Australia November 23, 2011. At least 20 homes have been destroyed by an bushfire in Margaret River, according to local authorities. (REUTERS/Raw Nature Photography/Claire Walker) #
A statue of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, is seen in Tbilisi November 23, 2011. (REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili) #
Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina works out during a boxing training session in Madrid November 23, 2011. Martinez believes his most realistic chance of winning recognition as the world's best boxer lies in a bout with American Floyd Mayweather Jr. (REUTERS/Juan Medina) #
Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders perform a stunt during a Ravens NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland October 2, 2011. Cheerleader talent is strong along the east coast and candidates drive to Baltimore for team tryouts each March hoping to join the squad. Hundreds of competitors face three intense days of sudden-death eliminations against returning team members expecting to make the squad. Picture taken October 2, 2011. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) #
A protester carries an Egyptian national flag as riot police fire tear gas during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 23, 2011. Street clashes flared in Cairo again on Wednesday as protesters derided an agreement forged by Egypt's ruling generals and mostly Islamist parties for a swifter transfer to civilian rule. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Arsenal's Theo Walcott (L) and Aaron Ramsey (R) tackle Borussia Dortmund's Sebastian Kehl during their Group F Champions League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London November 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #
A bicycle repairer strokes his dog inside a storage box on his tricycle as he waits for his customer in Beijing November 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Soo Hoo Zheyang) #
A combination photo shows the different expressions of former Olympus Chief Executive Michael Woodford as he speaks about an accounting scandal at the company during an event by the Economist magazine in Tokyo November 24, 2011. Woodford said on Thursday he was confident Japanese authorities would fully investigate the scandal engulfing the disgraced camera maker, as he prepared for a showdown with the directors who sacked him. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) #
A woman farmer carrying paddy crop is silhouetted against the setting sun on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura November 24, 2011. India's inflation is expected to moderate if the current easing trend in weekly food and fuel prices continues, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday after the latest weekly inflation figures showed food inflation at a nine-week low. (REUTERS/Jayanta Dey) #
A multiple exposure picture shows Roger Federer of Switzerland as his serves to Mardy Fish of the U.S. during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals in the O2 Arena in London November 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
The Super Cute Hello Kitty balloon floats down Central Park West during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York November 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Gary Hershorn) #
A demonstrator shouts slogans at policemen during a protest at the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon November 24, 2011. Portuguese workers stage a general strike on Thursday to protest against the pain of a 78 billion euro bailout that led to deep pay cuts and mass job losses as the debt-laden country enters its harshest recession in decades. (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante) #
Riot policemen stand with their shields spray painted by students during a demonstration in Bogota November 24, 2011. Students took part in a nationwide protest against the government reform of public universities, according to student organizations. (REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez) #
Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (3rd L) and his wife Siti Rubi Aliya (3rd R) pose with their parents Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (L) and his wife Kristiani (2nd L) alongside Chief Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa (R) and his wife Okke (2nd R) during their wedding ceremony at the Cipanas Presidential Palace in West Java November 24, 2011. Siti Rubi Aliya is Hatta Rajasa's second daughter. Picture taken November 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Abror Rizki/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout) #
Shoppers ride an escalator at a Target Store in Chicago, November 25, 201. Some stores, looking to grab as big a piece as possible of what is expected to be a middling holiday shopping season, pushed post-Thanksgiving openings into Thursday evening or opened at midnight for the first time in years, getting a jump start on Black Friday, the traditional beginning to the U.S. holiday shopping season. (REUTERS/John Gress) #
A man relaxes at the Rudas Bath during "Night of Baths" in Budapest, November 20, 2011. Music and dance programmes take place from 10 pm until 4 am at the five most popular thermal baths in Budapest during the event. (REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo) #

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