Photos Of 2012 Week 05

Week 05 of 2012 is a real pick n mix of news stories. Award shows, demonstrations, cold weather hitting Europe and some cool images to lift the mood. [65 photos total]

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Rescuers remove the body of a victim from the debris of a collapsed building in Rio de Janeiro January 27, 2012. At least 22 people were still missing on Thursday after rescuers recovered four bodies from the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Mayor Eduardo Paes said. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo (seated) is visited by Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as he undergoes medical examinations in a hospital in Sao Paulo, January 27, 2012. Both Lugo and Lula are undergoing treatment for cancer. (REUTERS/Ricardo Stuckert-Instituto Lula/Handout) #
Rose petals crown the face of 62-year-old heart patient Chaudhry Mohammad Gulab as his family members prepare him for burial in Lahore on January 27, 2012. The government in Pakistan's Punjab province is scrambling to recall contaminated drugs that have killed over a 100 people in the last month, local media cited provincial health officials on Friday. Gulab's health started to deteriorate after he was prescribed a new medication by the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on January 18, his younger brother Chaudhry Mohammad Bagh said at his funeral. We returned to PIC on January 25 after Gulab started coughing blood and officials asked us to return his medication and then advised we should admit him to the Mayo hospital. He died two days after being admitted, Bagh said. Officials at the Mayo hospital did not comment on the cause of Gulab's death, although his death certificate states it was due to a heart attack. Government officials have said autopsies would need to be performed before the cause of the recent deaths can be confirmed. (REUTERS/Mani Rana) #
Surfers wait to catch a wave in the Mediterranean Sea as it rains in Israel's southern city of Ashkelon January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) #
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (C) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the Arc of Triomphe in Paris January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Lionel Bonaventure/Pool) #
The photographs of prisoners are seen inside the museum of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau during the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) #
A man is filmed in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the west coast of Italy, outside the harbour at dusk at Giglio island January 27, 2012. Costa Cruises has offered to pay 11,000 euros ($14,500) in compensation to each of the more than 3,000 passengers aboard the ship that capsized near the island of Giglio two weeks ago, Italian consumer groups said on Friday. (REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi) #
A Lego man is launched into space in this combination photo of still images taken from video January 26, 2012. Two Toronto high school students launched a Lego man more than 80,000 feet (24,384 metres) into space using a homemade gas filled balloon. The eye-catching images captured from the flight show the Lego man gripping a Canadian flag against a backdrop of a fast-shrinking skyline that gives way to the darkness of space. (REUTERS/CBC via Reuters TV) #
A protester stands next to the police as he takes part in a demonstration against the traditional annual right wing fraternity ball in Vienna January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner) #
A two-month old Puma Jaguarundi cub (Puma yagouaroundi) is displayed at AMARTE Foundation in Managua January 27, 2012. Pumas are considered to be an endangered species. (REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas) #
Mexican tattoo star Mary Jose Cristerna, better known as the La Mujer Vampiro (Female Vampire), poses during a tattoo exhibition in Caracas January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
Thousands gather at Havana University holding torches during a march in celebration of the 159th birth anniversary of Cuba's independence hero Jose Marti January 27, 2012. Thousands of members from the Cuban Communist Youth Union (UJC) and student organizations participated in the march. (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan) #
Hindu devotees walk past a Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, lying on the thorns of a Babul tree to beg for alms at Sangam during the Magh Mela festival, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 28, 2012. The festival is an annual religious event held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of devotees take a holy dip in the waters of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. (REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash) #
Swiss Riot Police spray tear gas towards Anti-WEF demonstrator during a protest against the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic) #
A woman runs as police starts to shoot tear gas at anti-government demonstrators in Diah, a suburb of Manama January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
Instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler (front) demonstrates a pose during her Yogaqua class, which combines yoga and paddleboarding, in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
A masked Occupy Oakland demonstrator walks in a cloud of smoke from smoke grenades during an attempt to occupy the vacant Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, California January 28, 2012. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters who tried to take over the shuttered convention center on Saturday, arresting 19 people in the latest clash between anti-Wall Street activists and authorities in the California city. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam) #
Swiss Army soldiers hold up a banner in the finish area during the slalom competition of the women's Alpine skiing World Cup super combined race in the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz January 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Pascal Lauener) #
Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus to take part in a peace march in Kolkata January 29, 2012. Four hundred and eighty-five children from the Training Resource and Care for Kids (T.R.A.C.K.S), a charity for single mothers and children living without support at railway stations, took part in a peace march on Sunday in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for being the largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
People enjoy sunny weather by the seaside in Saulkrasti January 29, 2012. After the start of an unusually warm winter, the weather has since dropped to approximately -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit), with meteorologists forecasting a further dip in temperatures to about -30 degress Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) for the coming week, local media reported. (REUTERS/Ints Kalnins) #
Revelers performs a dragon dance during the Chinese New Year parade at Chinatown in New York January 29, 2012. The Lunar New Year began on January 23 and marked the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #
Actress Octavia Spencer accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for The Help, at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
Public buses are seen from the observation deck of Sapphire Tower as they are parked at the Levent garage in Istanbul January 30, 2012. The 261 metres high (285.4 yards) Sapphire Tower of Istanbul is the country's highest building. Picture was taken through glass. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) #
A curator at the Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits (Letters and Manuscripts Museum) displays the miniature manuscript dated 1830 written by Charlotte Bronte at the museum in Paris January 30, 2012. The museum bought the second issue of Young Men's Magazine, which contains over 4,000 words on 19 pages, written when Bronte was 14 years old, for £690,850 826,287 euros) at auction in December. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau) #
A Taliban militant poses for a picture after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Herat January 30, 2012. Some thirty Afghan Taliban have joined the program, Herat governor Daoud Shah said. (REUTERS/Mohammad Shoiab) #
A soldier (R) explains how a machine gun works to children at an exhibition organised by the Indian army in Kolkata January 31, 2012. The one-day exhibition was held to increase interest among youths to join the Indian Army, an army official said. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
A girl looks out from a curtain at the back of a truck in Sanaa January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah) #
A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at riot gendarmeie during clashes in Cheraga, on the outskirts of Algiers January 31, 2012. Anger erupted in Cheraga, on the outskirts of the Algerian capital, after a local man was stabbed to death. Ten suspects were arrested for the stabbing, but several were later released, prompting some residents to allege that the authorities were failing to investigate the crime properly because some of the suspects belong to wealthy and well-connected families. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) #
Members of the Mashco-Piro tribe observe an expedition of the Spanish Geographical Society from across the Alto Madre de Dios river in the Amazon basin of southeastern Peru, as photographed through a telescope by Spanish explorer Diego Cortijo on November 16, 2011, and distributed by Survival International on January 31, 2012. Survival International has the Mashco-Piro tribe listed as one of around 100 uncontacted indigenous tribes in the world. Picture taken November 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Diego Cortijo-Spanish Geographic Society via Survival International) #
Pieces of ice flow on Vistula River next to the Zeran Heat Power Station in the Bialoleka suburb of Warsaw January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Peter Andrews) #
An anti-government demonstrator throws rocks at the police during a protest against Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade in the capital Dakar January 31, 2012. Rock-throwing protesters clashed on Tuesday with Senegalese security forces who fired tear gas as thousands gathered in Dakar to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade's decision to seek a third term in the Feb. 26 presidential election. (REUTERS/Joe Penney) #
An unfinished residential building is reflected in a pool of water in Marbella, near Malaga, southern Spain January 31, 2012. Many residential building projects in the country have come to a standstill due to the financial crisis. The collapse of the property market after the 2007 global credit crunch and shrinking consumer confidence have hit the economic cornerstones of construction and services, leaving Spain struggling to grow since emerging from recession in 2010. (REUTERS/Jon Nazca) #
Portraits of homeless people inside an overcrowded shelter set up by the city hall in Bucharest, are seen in this combination picture taken January 31, 2012, as temperatures plunge to minus 16 degrees Celsius (minus 3 degrees Farenheit) overnight. More than 60 people have died in a cold snap across Eastern Europe, authorities said on Tuesday, forcing some countries to call in the army to help secure food and medical supplies and set up emergency shelters for the homeless. The temperature in Ukraine sank to minus 33 degrees Celsius (minus 27 Fahrenheit), the coldest in six years, while eastern Bosnia experienced lows of minus 31 C (minus 24 F) and Poland, Romania and Bulgaria minus 30 C (minus 22 F). Thirteen people have died from the cold in Romania, according to local media. The people pictured are Radu Florian Pavel, 21, Vasile Calin, 27, Bogdan Oprisor Radulescu, 28 (top row, L-R), Ion Iordache, 40, Jean Raducanu, 41, Iuliana Pricop, 54, (middle row, L-R), Nicolae Grozea, 57, George Zaharia, 58, and Ion Decu, 66 (bottom row, L-R). (REUTERS/Radu Sigheti) #
A couple embraces on top of a rock in Central Park during an unseasonably warm day in New York January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) #
The dog Uggie, featured in the film The Artist, sits during a ceremony where the cast and crew received the inaugural Made in Hollywood commendation at Red Studios in Los Angeles, California January 31, 2012. Red Studios substituted for Kinograph Studios in the film. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) #
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses supporters after the television networks declared him the winner of the Florida primary, at his primary night rally in Tampa, Florida January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Carlson) #
A caparisoned elephant is seen during an annual temple festival in the southern Indian city of Kochi February 1, 2012. The festival features a colourful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts. (REUTERS/Sivaram V) #
Homeless people brave low temperatures as they sleep under the Libbensky bridge in Holesovice district in Prague February 1, 2012. More than 60 people have died in a cold snap across Eastern Europe, authorities said on Tuesday, forcing some countries to call in the army to help secure food and medical supplies and set up emergency shelters for the homeless. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #
An election campaign tent for candidate Mohammed al-Juwiehel is seen burning in Kuwait City, January 30, 2012. Tribesmen torched the campaign tent of a candidate who insulted their tribe, days ahead of an election to choose the Gulf state's fourth parliament in six years. The incident is likely to raise tensions ahead of Thursday's vote, which was called in a bid to end the country's deepest political standoff in years. Picture taken January 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
People walk below a frost covered Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the 1838 metres (6030 feet) high Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell February 1, 2012. Snow and temperatures close to -14 degrees Celsius (7 degrees Fahrenheit) have hit parts of southern Germany in the last few days. German met office DWD expected the icy high pressure front from northern Russia to last well into next week. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #
An adult white-tailed eagle flies along the remote Sorfjorden-Fjord on the west coast of Norway about 200 Kilometers(125 miles) north of the town of Trondheim January 30, 2012. The Norwegian coastline is the most important stronghold of this endangered bird-species in Europe with still more than 1500 breeding pairs. Picture taken January 30. (REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker) #
Cups, containing coffee latte, are on display, with cinnamon powder illustrations of presidential candidates Vladimir Putin (C top), Gennady Zyuganov (R top), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (L bottom), Sergei Mironov (R bottom) and Mikhail Prokhorov seen on the milk skin, at the Kofein cafe in Moscow February 1, 2012. The coffee chain offered its visitors to take part in a symbolic presidential election by ordering a cup of coffee displaying their favourite candidates, while showing the results of votes on a screen nearby. The Russian presidential elections are scheduled for March 4. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) #
A seagull sits at the observation deck of the historical Galata tower with snow-covered Karakoy district and the old city in the background in Istanbul February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) #
A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) dress rehearsal in Tel Aviv February 1, 2012. Fuerza Bruta are in Israel for shows as part of their world tour. (REUTERS/ Nir Elias) #
A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting is displayed at Madrid's El Prado Museum February 1, 2012. The painting was completed by one of Da Vinci's pupils at the same time as the original and in the same workshop, according to a statement by El Prado Museum. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez) #
A man is being gored by a bull as others run during the annual Candlemas celebrations in Tlacotalpan February 1, 2012. A pack of bulls is let loose to rampage through the streets for hours as crowds taunt them as part of the week-long religious celebration. (REUTERS/Oscar Martinez) #
Police officers investigate the site where three people were found in a state of cardiac arrest after they were caught in an avalanche in Senboku, Akita prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 2, 2012. The three victims were killed after they were caught in the avalanche while taking a bedrock bath at a hot spring inn. Heavy snow and blizzards hit areas along the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, with the weather agency warning of continuous heavy snowfall till Friday, local media reports. Mandatory Credit (REUTERS/Kyodo) #
Toto Tiongco, a fishmonger, dries his daily catch of herring locally known tambang before selling the fish at a wet market in Manila February 2, 2012. Tiongco said herrings are sold at around 100 pesos ($2.32) per kilo. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco) #
Villagers perform a dragon dance to pray for good luck and celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, February 1, 2012. The dragon, made with bamboo and paper, is a traditional in Xiage county and celebrates the Lantern Festival. Picture taken February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/China Daily) #
A demonstrator ignites an aerosol spray to create fire during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qudsaya, near Damascus, February 1, 2012. Picture taken February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
People gather around a train as they wait for the arrival of those wounded during clashes in Port Said stadium, at Ramses metro station in Cairo early February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao before a news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing February 2, 2012. Merkel on Thursday urged China to use its influence to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear programme, at the start of a three-day visit when she will also seek China's support for the ailing euro. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
A protester clowns about near the former Liebig 14 left-wing housing project on the first anniversary of its police-enforced eviction in Berlin, February 2, 2011. More than 2000 riot police clearing out one of Berlin's last squats clashed with protesters in pitched battles last year, formally ending a long-standing tug-of-war over this apartment building that has become a symbol of resistance in what many Berliner's see as an exacerbating climate of gentrification. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) #
Snow covered trees are pictured at the skiing area of the western city Winterberg February 2, 2012. Record-low temperatures in parts of Eastern Europe pushed the death toll from Arctic conditions to at least 89 people on Wednesday, and have forced Russian gas provider Gazprom to warn over supplies to Europe. (REUTERS/Ina Fassbender) #
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the 60th annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington February 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) #
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask attends a demonstration against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Prague February 2, 2012. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) #
Vultures battle for a cow carcass as they feed at a vulture restaurant in Nawalparasi, southwest of Kathmandu February 2, 2012. The restaurant, established in 2006 to provide a place where vultures can feed healthily, aims to boost the population of wild vultures which are considered an endangered species in Nepal. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar) #
A man warms himself by sitting on a sewer pipe with warm steam at a bus station in Bucharest February 2, 2012. Temperatures dropped to as low as -30 degree Celsius in some parts of Romania and 14 people have died in the snap cold. (REUTERS/Radu Sigheti) #
Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a protest condemning the death of soccer fans at Port Said stadium, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 2, 2012. Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo on Thursday as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) is endorsed by businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada February 2, 2012. Ann Romney is at left. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus) #
A Romany child stand in front of their makeshift home, which is an old, discarded factory, in Skopje February 2, 2012. At least 139 people have died across Eastern Europe and Germany since the cold snap began, interrupting what had been an unusually mild European winter. (REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski) #
Demonstrators burn a British flag outside the British embassy in Buenos Aires February 2, 2012. Activists protested against the arrival of Britain's Prince William to the Falkland Islands, also known as Las Malvinas in Spanish, for a planned military stint. Britain has controlled the islands, about 300 miles (480 km) off the southern Argentine coast, since 1833. In 1982, Britain sent a naval force and thousands of troops to reclaim the islands after Argentine forces sent by the country's then-military junta occupied them. About 650 Argentine and 255 British troops died in the 10-week conflict. (REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci) #
Life rafts carrying survivors float on rough waters after the MV Rabaul Queen ferry sank off Papua New Guinea February 2, 2012. About 100 people are feared trapped inside a ferry that sank in rough weather off Papua New Guinea, a rescue official said on Friday, a day after the crowded boat went down with about 350 people on board. Rescuers plucked 238 people from the sea off Papua New Guinea's northeast coast after the MV Rabaul Queen was hit by three large waves and quickly sank, Rony Naigu, a rescue official from Papua New Guinea's maritime safety authority, said on Friday. Picture taken February 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Papua New Guinea Post Courier) #
People enter a subway station in People's Square, Shanghai February 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #
Onlookers and rescue workers gather around the derailed coaches of a passenger train in Bangapara village near the northeastern city of Guwahati February 3, 2012. At least three people were killed and dozens injured in a train accident on Friday after seven coaches of a passenger train derailed after colliding with an excavator at an unmanned crossing in the Kamrup district of India's northeastern state of Assam, local media reported. (REUTERS/Utpal Baruah) #

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