Photos Of 2012 Week 03

The Costa Concordia. it’s a name we’ll remember for a little while yet. The Italian cruise liner capsizing was the big story in week three of 2012. Note: You might have noticed that there are no sports pix included in this week’s overview, that is because sport has been giving it’s own stage to sign on. Every Monday we’ll review the week in sports that was. [49 photos total]

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People crowd Gani Fawehinmi freedom square on the fifth day of a protest against a fuel subsidies removal in Lagos January 13, 2012. Nigeria's main trade union said on Friday that protests, which have seen tens of thousands take to the streets in the last five days, will be suspended this weekend to allow talks between government and unions to be held over fuel subsidies. (REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye) #
A veterinarian attends to Puntung, a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. Puntung, an endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, was captured in a tropical forest of Borneo island after four years of observation, raising hopes to save the species from extinction. The female rhino, estimated to be 10 to 12 years old, was airlifted on Christmas day to Borneo Rhino Sanctuary to be a mate for another rhino. Experts believe there are only 200 Sumatran Rhinoceros, scattered in Malaysia's peninsula, in Sabah state on Borneo island and on the Sumatra island of Indonesia. Picture taken January 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Angie Teo) #
Jordan's Prince Hamzeh bin al-Hussein (L), brother of Jordan's King Abdullah, poses with his bride Princess Basma during their marriage ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amman January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Handout/Yousef Allan/Royal palace) #
Supporter Jim Wilson is seen through a mirror as he sits in his pick up truck before a campaign stop for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at the University of South Carolina Aiken in Aiken, South Carolina January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Chris Keane) #
Residents of the Pinheirinho slum stand ready to defend their neighborhood from police they expect to arrive with a court order to evict them from their homes, in Sao Jose dos Campos, 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Sao Paulo, January 13, 2012. Some 1,500 families who have been occupying a private plot land for the past eight years expect to be evicted as the real owner's request for eviction reaches a final decision in a local court. (REUTERS/Marcelo Alves) #
Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot sweats while sitting in the courtroom during the reading of his verdict, in the Lurigancho prison in Lima January 13, 2012. Van der Sloot, who was arrested but never charged in the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Alabama native Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, admitted to killing 21-year-old Peruvian business student Stephany Flores after meeting her in a casino in Lima and is being sentenced today. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares) #
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney laughs during an event with war veterans in Hilton Head, South Carolina January 13, 2012. Charges that Romney's private equity firm Bain Capital got rich by buying and selling companies are winning the former Massachusetts governor new support from party leaders worried that the onslaught might weaken the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The South Carolina primary will be held on January 21. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) #
A woman sweeps the premises of the Maya Devi Temple in the early morning at Lumbini province January 14, 2012. The inauguration ceremony of Visit Lumbini Year 2012 takes place on Saturday. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
Vendors warm themselves by a fire amid stacked cauliflowers at Azadpur wholesale fruit and vegetable market in New Delhi January 14, 2012. The overall inflation situation will be manageable if the declining trend in food inflation continues for the next 3 months, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday. (REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma) #
A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. At least three people were killed and rescuers were looking for other victims on Saturday after a large Italian cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground overnight, took on water and tipped over. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
Taiwan President and Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou celebrates after provisional election results of the Taiwan's 2012 presidential election are announced in Taipei January 14, 2012. Incumbent Taiwan President Ma claimed victory in the island's presidential election on Saturday, pointing to smooth future relations with China and the likelihood of stepped-up economic integration. (REUTERS/Pichi Chuang) #
A man shouts anti-governmental slogans through Romania's national flag with a hole in the middle, symbolizing the 1989 bloody anti-communist Romanian revolution, during a protest against proposed healthcare reforms in downtown Bucharest January 14, 2012. Romania's government pulled its controversial draft healthcare reform bill on Friday after street protests and criticism from experts who say it lacked detail on private sector involvement and risked further damaging the outdated medical system. (REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel) #
A pedestrian walks past a mural by French street artist Tilt, which includes the lyrics to the Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK in the Shoreditch area of London January 14, 2012. Ornate graffiti appears on many buildings and structures in areas of the east London borough of Shoreditch. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning) #
A couple sit on a bench next to their bicycles on a late afternoon at Richmond Park in London, January 14 ,2012. (REUTERS/Kevin Coombs) #
Russian-flagged tanker Renda navigates through ice on its way to the Alaskan port of Nome in this aerial picture taken January 13, 2012 and acquired by Reuters January 14, 2012. The Russian tanker, escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy, reached the frozen Alaskan port of Nome with emergency fuel supplies on Friday after a 10-day voyage through ice-choked seas, the Russian company that owns the vessel said. Picture taken January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Charly Hengen/Handout) #
A woman holds her British Short-hair cat during an international cat exhibition held in Holon near Tel Aviv January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) #
Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler (front, C) is crowned by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan after being named Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus) #
Costa Concordia cruise liner captain Francesco Schettino (R) is escorted by a Carabinieri in Grosseto January 14, 2012. Schettino, the captain of the Italian cruise liner that ran aground off Italy's west coast, was arrested on the charges of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, police said on Saturday. Italian rescue workers were searching for nearly 40 people still missing early on Sunday, more than a day after the cruise ship with more than 4,000 on board capsized, killing at least three people and injuring 70. Picture taken January 14. (REUTERS/Enzo Russo/ANSA) #
An overcrowded train leaves for the city after the final prayer ceremony of Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka January 15, 2012. Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the first phase of the Muslims congregation concluded by seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday, according to local media. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
A Hindu pilgrim walks after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 15, 2012. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of Makar Sankranti. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
Israeli police officers detain a Jewish ultra-Orthodox protester after a rally in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood January 15, 2012, against the arrest of five members of their community for alleged fraud after they were suspected of pocketing millions of shekels by posing as charity collectors. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun) #
Two wrestling camels fight at the Pamucak arena during the Selcuk-Efes Camel Wrestling Festival in the town of Selcuk, near the western Turkish coastal city of Izmir January 15, 2012. Hundreds of wrestling camels competed in the annual event watched by thousands of enthusiasts in western Turkey. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) #
Members of the Lebanese Red Cross and civil defence search for residents among the debris of a collapsed building in Fassouh area in Beirut January 15, 2012. The five-storey building collapsed on its tenants in the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Fassouh on Sunday, leaving a 15-year-old girl dead and several people injured, trapped or unaccounted for, according to National News Agency. (REUTERS/Sam Tarling) #
Deloris Blakeley (2nd R) shouts slogans during a candlelight vigil and march to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined by Occupy Wall Street members in New York January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #
Producer Thomas Langmann (L), actor Jean Dujardin (C), winner of the best performance by an actor in a motion picture - comedy or musical, and director Michel Hazanavicius pose backstage with Uggie the dog, after The Artist won the best comedy or musical motion picture award at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
A member of the Occupy WEF movement uses a saw to cut blocks of snow inside of the first igloo at their camp site in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 16, 2012. The Occupy WEF members will stay in a camp of several igloos to protest during the World Economic Forum (WEF) which takes place from January 25 to 29. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) #
A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) dress rehearsal at the upcoming Bread and Butter fashion trade show in Berlin January 16, 2012. Bread and Butter runs from January 18 till 20 in the German capital. (REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz) #
A bus is seen on fire on a street in front of Pinheirinho slum where residents try to fight eviction attempts by police whom they expect to arrive with a court order, in Sao Jose dos Campos, 50 miles (80 kms) northeast of Sao Paulo January 17, 2012. Some 1,500 families who have been occupying a private plot of land for the past eight years are expected to be evicted as the land owner's request for eviction reaches a final decision in a local court. (REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio) #
A commuter comes out of a closed metro station during a 24-hour metro strike in Athens January 17, 2012. Striking Greek workers brought the Athens metro to a standstill on Tuesday and kept ferries docked to protest against austerity as the country's lenders visited Athens to try to avert a disorderly debt default. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis(GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)) #
Calligrapher Mohammad Sabir Khedri (centre right) gives information about the biggest Koran in the world to Afghan officials during its inauguration ceremony in the Hakim Nasir Khosrow Balkhi library in Kabul January 12, 2012. The Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world's biggest Koran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and traditions have been damaged but not destroyed by 30 years of war. Picture taken January 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail) #
Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (311 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai, January 17, 2012. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
Hindu devotees wearing headsets listen to a fortune-telling machine at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash) #
Road cracks caused by an earthquake are seen in an empty shopping street in Tomioka town, inside the exclusion zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture, January 15, 2012. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was hit on March 11, 2011 by a tsunami that exceeded 15 metres in some areas. The tsunami knocked out the plant's cooling systems, resulting in meltdowns of nuclear fuel, and became the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years. The government announced in December that reactors at the plant had reached a state of cold shutdown, a milestone in cleanup efforts and a pre-condition for allowing the return of about 80,000 residents evacuated from a 20km (12 miles) radius of the Daiichi plant. The government also said it would draw up new evacuation zones by the end of April, and areas where annual radiation levels are currently higher than 50 millisieverts would not be deemed suitable for living for at least five years. Picture taken January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
Employees from various maritime industries wearing special survival wetsuits, which enable a person to remain in freezing waters for up to six hours, float during a training course at the AFZ shipping school in Rostock, northern Germany January 17, 2012. All employees wishing to work in any aspect of the maritime industry in Germany must complete an AFZ training course. (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer) #
Muppet characters Miss Piggy (L) and Kermit the Frog pose during a photocall promoting the movie 'The Muppets' in Berlin, January 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) #
A boy rides on the back of a bicycle amid dense fog on a cold morning in Lahore on January 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohsin Raza) #
Palestinians look through a hospital window at the body of a man (not pictured) killed by an Israeli strike in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip January 18, 2012. An Israeli aircraft and tank strike killed at least one Palestinian close to the border fence in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, medics said. (REUTERS/ Mohammed Salem) #
The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is shown run aground off the coast of Giglio in this January 17, 2012 DigitalGlobe handout satellite photo obtained by Reuters January 18, 2012. Eleven people are confirmed dead and at least 23 are still missing from more than 4,200 passengers and crew after the Concordia ran aground two hours into a week-long cruise of the western Mediterranean. #
A tribal militant loyal to the powerful al-Ahmar family looks on as barricades they have erected during recent fighting with security forces are being removed in Sanaa January 18, 2012. A military committee, set up under a Gulf Cooperation Council peace deal signed in Saudi Arabia in November, continued on Wednesday the breaking down of military and militant fortifications that have divided the Yemeni capital since protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule began in January last year. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah) #
A man is surrounded by steam after taking a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's town of New Jerusalem in Moscow Region, January 19, 2012. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. (REUTERS/Anton Golubev) #
The head of the NGO S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina Richard Tesore takes a bath with a 15-day-old male baby seal (Arctocephalus australis) in the sea before feeding it near the sea side resort of Piriapolis, 90 km (56 miles) east of Montevideo January 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Andres Stapff) #
A woman wipes her tears with her partner's scarf as they part at Beijing west railway station, January 19, 2012. Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the biggest of two Golden Week holidays, giving migrant workers their only chance of the year to return to their home provinces with gifts for their families. More than 200 million people are expected to take to the railways over this year's holiday, the biggest movement of humanity in the world. (REUTERS/Jason Lee) #
Carabinieri's scuba divers inspect around the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 19, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokeman Luca Cari said. Picture taken January 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri/Handout) #
India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2012. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. (REUTERS/B Mathur) #
Protesters gather in front of the Agos newspaper office during a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink in Istanbul January 19, 2012. A man was sentenced to life in prison in Turkey on Tuesday for the 2007 killing of prominent journalist Dink in a verdict that drew criticism from rights groups for failing to explore alleged complicity of state officials. Editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos and Turkey's best known Armenian voice abroad, Dink was shot in broad daylight in a busy Istanbul street as he left his office. Dink had angered Turkish nationalists with articles on Armenian identity and references to a Turkish genocide of Christian Armenians in 1915 - which the Turkish state strenuously denies. The case was seen as a test for democracy and human rights in European Union candidate Turkey. The placards in Turkish and Armenian read, #
Students take cover behind a tree from a water sprayed by riot policemen during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education in Santiago, January 19, 2012. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is the profiteering in the state education system. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #
Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller speaks during a news conference introducing a digital textbook service in New York January 19, 2012. Apple Inc unveiled a new digital textbook service called iBooks 2 on Thursday, aiming to revitalize the U.S. education market and quicken the adoption of its market-leading iPad. During the event, Apple also introduced tools to craft digital textbooks and demonstrated how authors and even teachers can create books for students. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) #
The acrobatic troupe of Shanghai performs during the opening ceremony of the 36th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo in Monaco January 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) #
Firefighters wait as the Washoe Dr. Fire makes its way down a hill off Highway 395 in Washoe City, Nevada January 19, 2012. The wind-driven fire raged through parched brush near Reno, Nevada, on Thursday, engulfing a number of homes, and prompting residents and livestock to flee by the thousands as belching smoke from the blaze forced the closure of a major highway. (REUTERS/James Glover II) #

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