Photos Of 2012 Week 04

4 Days to go and January 2012 is history. Time flies when your having fun or working hard. Week 4 of 2012 so a bit of everything. Some more Costa Concordia stuff, loads more news on Republican Presidential candidates having a war of words with each other, the one year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution and let’s not forget the fight against the European equivalent of SOPA called ACTA. [60 photos total]

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Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village January 19, 2012. Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001, on Monday according to Epi Sopian, the head of Sanghiang Tanjung village. Sofiah, a student crossing the bridge, says she will need to walk for an extra 30 minutes if she were to take a detour through another bridge. Picture taken January 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Beawiharta) #
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People look at the Aztec Maiden, a Philippine-registered freighter, off a Dutch beach in Wijk aan Zee January 20, 2012. The Philippine cargo ship ran aground off the Dutch coast on Friday after breaking its anchor, Dutch media reported. (REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos) #
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A bench engraved with the name of the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship (seen at rear) is seen washed up on the shore of Giglio island, January 20, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokesman Luca Cari said. (REUTERS/Paul Hanna) #
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Visitors take pictures in front of a dragon-shaped lantern which has been set up for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Beijing, January 7, 2012. In the year of the Black Water Dragon, investors could get torched again if they leap back into the market too soon. But the outlook is expected to brighten considerably later in the year. In a world of economic turmoil that's scorched investors, it's tough to make predictions, but that's the forecast for Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index if one follows the principles of feng shui - the ancient Chinese art, or science, based on 'Qi', the natural flow of energy - according to brokerage CLSA. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. Picture taken January 7, 2012. (REUTERS/China Daily/Files) #
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A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tyre towards Israeli security officers (not pictured) during clashes at a weekly protest against a nearby Jewish settlement in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, January 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman) #
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney throws apples to supporters during a campaign rally in Gilbert, South Carolina, January 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #
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Verdi Fire Chief Jon Sieben (C) and other firefighters mop up hot spots just south of Reno, Nevada, January 20, 2012. A wind-driven fire that raged through parched brush near Reno, Nevada, engulfing at least 20 homes and forcing residents and livestock to flee by the thousands, was 50 percent contained on Friday morning, officials said. (REUTERS/Max Whittaker) #
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The caisson carrying the casket of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Luke Weathers II (Ret-USAF) arrives at his burial site at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington January 20, 2012. Colonel Weathers, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, earned a Distinguished Flying Cross flying P-51 and P-39 fighters in World War II. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron) #
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Melinda Star Guido, one of the smallest surviving baby born according to the Global Birth Registry, is placed in her carrier by her 22-year-old mother Haydee Ibarra (2nd R) and Newborn Respiratory Services Director Richard Hernandez (L) as her 24-year-old father Yovani Guido (R) looks on during a news conference announcing the baby's discharge at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California January 20, 2012. Guido was born on August 30, 2011 at 24 weeks and weighs 9.5 ounces at birth. (REUTERS/Jason Redmond) #
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A rainbow is pictured over the remains of a burned home south of Reno, Nevada January 20, 2012. A fierce brush fire on the outskirts of northern Nevada's largest city left 26 houses in ruins, but most of the thousands of people chased from their homes were allowed to return even as a major freeway remained closed on Friday, officials said. (REUTERS/Max Whittaker) #
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A man is hit by a bull during a traditional Corraleja or bullfight in Sincelejo January 20, 2012. (REUTERS/John Vizcaino) #
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Mohammad Naeem, 35, a Pashtun man, gestures as he asks for donations from pedestrians while sitting along the road in Quetta January 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed) #
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Palestinian children play at Zeitoon neighborhood in Gaza City January 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy attends a meeting with local authorities and inhabitants in Talwen, French Guiana, January 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer) #
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A Red-bellied Woodpecker perches on a suet feeder during a winter storm in the village of Nyack, New York, January 21, 2012. The first major winter storm of 2012 to hit the northeast U.S. was expected to drop up to eight inches of snow on the region. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) #
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United Airlines planes take off and land at San Francisco airport, California January 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
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Would-be immigrants keep warm after arriving at the southern Spanish port of Motril after being rescued from sea, January 21, 2012. Some 44 would-be immigrants aboard a fishing boat were intercepted off the southern Spanish coast as they were heading to European soil from Africa, authorities said. (REUTERS/Pepe Marin) #
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A scale model of the U.S. RQ-170 unmanned spy plane package is pictured at the Aaye Art Group factory office in Tehran January 22, 2012. The toys are being produced by the privately-owned company in Tehran. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl) #
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Police walk past a barrier set on fire by residents of the Pinheirinho slum, who are resisting police arrival to evict them by court order, in Sao Jose dos Campos, 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Sao Paulo, January 22, 2012. Some 1,500 families who have been occupying a private plot of land for the past eight years were evicted after a lengthy legal process by the real owner, police sources said. (REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio) #
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A Syrian security officer walks at a government building which was burnt and damaged during recent protests in the southern Syrian city of Deraa January 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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Commuters ride on the roof of a train as they come back to the city after attending the final prayer of Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka January 22, 2012. Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the second phase of the Muslims congregation concluded by seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday, local media reported. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj) #
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People rush to place joss sticks at the Guan Yin temple in Singapore January 23, 2012. Worshippers gather annually at the temple on the eve of the Lunar New Year with hopes to be the first person to offer joss sticks when the clock strikes midnight, believed to bring prosperity and luck. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS/Edgar Su) #
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A devotee smiles while speaking with her friends after taking a holy bath in the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu January 23, 2012. The month-long festival dedicated to Goddess Swasthani, involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by her in almost every Hindu household. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
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Devotees are reflected on the banks of the Bagmati River during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu January 23, 2012. The month-long festival dedicated to Goddess Swasthani, involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by her in almost every Hindu household. The picture has been rotated 180 degrees. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
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An aerial view shows the snow covered church of the village of Jenisberg near the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) #
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A general view for the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, January 23, 2012. Egypt's parliament began its first session on Monday since an election put Islamists in charge of the assembly following the overthrow of Mubarak in February. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #
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A Syrian boy stands in front of a damaged armoured vehicle belonging to the Syrian army in a street in Homs January 23, 2012. Syria on Monday rebuffed as a conspiracy an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down in favour of a unity government to calm a 10-month-old revolt in which thousands of Syrians have been killed. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #
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A firefighter hangs from a chopper over the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 23, 2012. Divers on Monday found two more bodies on deck number four of the Costa Concordia, the capsized cruise liner resting half-submerged near the port of Italy's Giglio island, said Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency. (REUTERS/Vigili del Fuoco/Handout) #
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An Indian policeman is silhouetted against the setting sun as he stands guard on the banks of river Tawi ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 23, 2012. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Thursday. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta) #
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Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discuss a point during the Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida, January 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Scott Audette) #
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A man takes a bath outside his shanty in front of the Indian national flag in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai January 24, 2012. Female workers at Dharavi made a 151ft-long (46m) Indian flag to celebrate India's Republic day, according to organisers. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui) #
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A member of Swiss special police forces stands on the roof of a hotel during strong snow fall in Davos, January 24, 2012. The annual meeting of the WEF takes place under heavy security measures from January 25 to 29 in the Alpine resort, and will be attended by top politicians, monetary policymakers and senior business executives. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann) #
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses the audience during a meeting of All Russia People's Front, an umbrella movement of his supporters, in the city of Kemerovo, January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Pool) #
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A nurse handles quadruplets in Stella Maris hospital in Medan, Indonesia's North Sumatra province January 24, 2012. A male and three other female babies are born to Indonesian couple Sonta Ria Nababan, 39, and Jon Pieter Manik, 38, on Monday. The babies are conceived under the insemination program after a four year wait by the couple, local media reported. (REUTERS/Roni Bintang) #
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Artist Frank Buckley sits on the toilet of the house he has built out of 1.4 billion decommissioned euro notes from the Central Bank's mint, January 24, 2012. Bricks of money make up the walls and shredded bills carpet the ground on the first floor of the empty office building for let on Coke Lane in Smithfield where Buckley has set up camp. He has been building for 12 hours every day, and living on-site since December 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton) #
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The new Porsche 911 sports car is reflected in a roof at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivers his pre-emptive rebuttal to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech in Tampa, Florida January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder) #
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin instructs a trainee during a judo demonstration at a regional judo centre in the city of Kemerovo, January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Pool) #
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U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich leaves the courtroom after his sentencing at Camp Pendleton January 24, 2012. Wuterich, accused of leading a 2005 massacre of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, was spared jail time on Tuesday for his role the killings that brought international condemnation of American troops. Wuterich, 31, was sentenced instead to a demotion to the rank of private, the lowest rank in the service, a day after he pleaded guilty to a single count of dereliction of duty. (REUTERS/Alex Gallardo) #
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U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head during a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, in January, 2011, as Rep. Jeff Flake (L) and other members of Congress look on, prior to the president's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) #
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Founder of online file-sharing site Megaupload.com Kim Dotcom, a German national also known as Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor, attends a hearing at the North Shore District Court in Auckland, in this still image taken from video January 25, 2012. A New Zealand judge ordered Dotcom to be held in custody for another month on Wednesday, saying the suspected Internet pirate posed a significant flight risk. Dotcom was remanded in custody until Feb 22 ahead of a hearing of an extradition application by the United States. Prosecutors say Dotcom was the ringleader of a group that netted $175 million since 2005 by copying and distributing music, movies and other copyrighted content without authorisation. Dotcom's lawyers say the company simply offered online storage and that he will fight extradition. (REUTERS/Television New Zealand (TVNZ) via Reuters TV) #
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Demonstrators take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising at Tahrir square in Cairo January 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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Demonstrators take part at Tahrir square during a protest marking the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising in Cairo January 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) #
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A Colombian anti-drug policeman stands guard after burning a cocaine laboratory in Puerto Concordia near Meta province January 25, 2012. At least 90 members of the drug police are participating in Operation Republica 73, aimed at destroying labs that belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Meta province. (REUTERS/John Vizcaino) #
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A scuba diver enters a cave in La Cueva de los Peces (Cave of the Fish) along the coast of Playa Giron, near the Bay of Pigs, 160 km (99 miles) south-east of Havana, in central Cuba January 24, 2012. The Arab Spring, changes in U.S. policy and economic reforms at home are driving a tourist rush that is giving communist-run Cuba one of its best seasons ever and stretching its ability to accommodate demand. Cuba just completed its best year for tourism with 2.7 million visitors in 2011, and experts say current bookings suggest it will almost certainly beat that number in 2012. Picture taken January 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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An undated police mugshot photo shows Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the French Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) company, displayed on the red notice posted by Interpol on its website. Mas, whose breast implant firm has sparked an international health scandal by using substandard silicon, was arrested on January 26, 2012 and could be charged with manslaughter, a French police source told Reuters. (REUTERS/Interpol/Handout) #
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A man stands near debris at the scene of a fire that razed an entire market in Hamaerweyne district south of capital Mogadishu January 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar) #
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Lilly Earp, 8, hugs her five-week-old sister Emily in their apartment at Hope Gardens Family Center, a shelter for homeless women and children, run by Union Rescue Mission on 77 acres (0.31 square km) of countryside away from Skid Row, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California January 25, 2012. One in 45 children, totalling 1.6 million, is homeless, the highest number in United States' history, according to a 2011 study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. California is ranked the fifth highest state in the nation for its percentage of homeless children. Picture taken January 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
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Firefighters carry the body of a victim among the debris of a collapsed building in Rio de Janeiro January 26, 2012. Two buildings collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, in the latest incident highlighting the failure of authorities to improve the city's infrastructure amid preparations to host soccer's World Cup and the Olympics. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
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A member of the Cryophil amateur winter bathing club enters the Yenisei River with an air temperature some minus 26 degrees Celcius in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #
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Dogs run alongside a house during a stage in the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, January 26, 2012. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in this race series. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #
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Members of Ruch Palikota Party wear masks during a vote of no confidence for Health Minister Bartosz Arlukowicz in Poland's parliament in Warsaw January 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Wojciech Olkusnik/Agencja Gazeta) #
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Participants in the Frisian Shorttrack Championships wear traditional wooden skates in Techendorf, Austria's southern Carinthia province, January 26, 2012. Techendorf is hosting the Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee), a traditional Dutch series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 6,000 participants, from January 23 to February 4. (REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader) #
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Hospital staff sit behind the counter of a pharmacy as they distribute free medication to cardiac patients at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore January 26, 2012. The government in Pakistan's Punjab province is scrambling to recall contaminated drugs that have killed at least 100 people over the last month, provincial health officials said on Thursday, local media reported. (REUTERS/Mohsin Raza) #
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Regan Reaney, owner of the the world's largest emerald looks over the gem at the Western Star Auction House in Kelowna, British Columbia January 26, 2012. The 57,500 carat emerald, named Teodora, which weighs 11.5 kg (25.35 lb) was mined in Brazil and cut in India. The stone will be publicly auctioned this weekend. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #
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A frozen house is seen on a track of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, January 26, 2012. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in this race series. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #
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Devotees cross the Triveni River in Panauti near Kathmandu during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival, January 27, 2012. The month-long festival dedicated to Goddess Swasthani, involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by her in almost every Hindu household. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
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Michael Jackson's daughter Paris (L) and brother Tito Jackson share a moment at a ceremony where the singer is immortalized with hand and foot imprints in cement in the courtyard of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles January 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Phil McCarten) #
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A dog sits near its owner at the Termini railway station in Rome January 27, 2012. Italian rail workers went on strike on Friday against government measures aimed at opening up public services, including trains and buses, and professions to more competition. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) #
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Workers push down the gate of a factory to encourage fellow workers to rally and block the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road in Bekasi, Indonesia's West Java province January 27, 2012. The workers staged a rally on Friday and blocked the toll road to protest the ruling of the Bandung State Administrative Court (PTUN) in a case raised by the Indonesian Employers Association's (Apindo), that revokes the minimum wage set by the local administration on Thursday at 1.49 million rupiah ($166) a month, and reverts it to the previous 1.29 million rupiah ($144), local media reported. (REUTERS/Beawiharta) #

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