Photos Of 2012 Week 07

I think the news most of us will remember from week 07 in 2012 is that of singer Whitney Houston dying in a Los Angeles bathroom, but a lot more and worse things happened. [54 photos total]

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A child, with eyelashes covered with hoarfrost, is seen along a street in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic February 10, 2012. The air temperature in Yakutsk is about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit). (REUTERS/Viktor Everstov) #
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Firemen spray water outside a cabinet meeting during a demonstration in Brussels February 10, 2012. Belgian firefighters on Friday protested against pension reforms in the new government's austerity plan to reduce the budget deficit. (REUTERS/Yves Herman) #
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Vehicles and a building damaged by an explosion are seen in Syria's northern city of Aleppo February 10, 2012. Twenty-five people were killed and 175 people were wounded in two blasts targeting security bases in Aleppo on Friday, state television quoted the Health Ministry as saying. (REUTERS/George Orfalian) #
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An ethic Kayin woman hugs Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after Suu Kyi met with Saw Htay Maung, chairman of the KNU/KNLA Peace Council, in Yangon February 10, 2012. It was the first ever meeting between the 66-year old Noble Peace Laureate and a representative of ethnic armed group. Suu Kyi had earlier last year offered to help mediate between the government and ethnic armed groups but the former ignored it. (REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun) #
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A woman walks across a snow-covered square in the city centre of the North Moravian town of Ostrava February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #
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Coal power plants are pictured in the western town of Neurath February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Ina Fassbender) #
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A worker arranges a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as it is hung out to dry after dyeing it at a workshop in Shardarpara village, south of Kolkata February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) #
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A man is reflected at the work Gestell mit 6 stehenden Scheiben by German artist Gerhard Richter at his recent exhibition in Berlin February 10, 2012. The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Panorama opens its doors to the public at the Neue Nationalgalerie from February 12 till March 13 in the German capital and shows around 135 artworks by Richter, who is considered Germany's most important contemporary artist. (REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz) #
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The Danube Grace ship tries to break the ice on the frozen Danube river near the city of Giurgiu, 70 km (43 miles) south of Bucharest February 10, 2012. Romania and Bulgaria suspended all shipping on the Danube River due to severe frost. (REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel) #
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Jerry Sandusky (C), former Penn State defensive coordinator, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania February 10, 2012. Sandusky is facing charges of child sexual abuse. This hearing is to address the prosecutors' request for a out-of county jury. Sandusky is also requesting bail modification to allow him to see his grandchildren. (REUTERS/Pat Little) #
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A traffic light displays the image of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow February 10, 2012. Images of Putin were stuck on to traffic lights in different parts of the city evidently to support him in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, which are scheduled for March 4. The sign reads: Stop. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) #
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A woman suffering from teargas passes a defaced Bank of Greece sign during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis) #
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A petrol bomb explodes near riot police during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis) #
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Employees work at a fish farm, with the air temperature at about minus 22 degrees Celsius (minus 7.6 degrees Fahrenheit), near the Nazarovo electric power plant, some 200 km (124 miles) west of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 10, 2012. The lake, which doesn't freeze in winter because of the a power station nearby which keeps water at about 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 degrees Fahrenheit), allows employees to breed fish all year long. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #
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A teenager slides along a metal rail while skateboarding at the promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) #
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A member of the Iranian army air force looks up as other members of the air and land force pray during Friday prayers in Tehran February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl) #
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Demonstrators stand in front of Egyptian soldiers during a protest demanding that the army hand power over to civilians, near the defence ministry in Cairo February 10, 2012. Egypt's religious authorities called on unions and youth groups to scrap plans for a wave of strikes aimed at forcing the ruling generals from power, saying the people must show duty to the nation and spare its tattered economy fresh damage. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) #
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An Iranian cleric walks along an avenue as he arrives at a university to attend Friday prayers in Tehran February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl) #
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A forensic technician works near the dead body of man who had been shot dead earlier in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara February 10, 2012. Two men were shot dead by gunmen and one was injured in the same attack at the parking lot of a shopping center, according to local media. (REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta) #
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Lil Debbie poses in a series of three photographs in this combination photo outside of Lincoln Center, the site of the Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week, February 9, 2012. Debbie is a stylist from the California Bay area and this is her first visit to New York's Fashion Week. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A model snaps a champagne flute backstage before the Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2012 show during New York Fashion Week February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Allison Joyce) #
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Refugee children from Myanmar's Bhamo city play inside a tent at a rescue camp in the Chinese southwestern border city of Longchuan, Yunnan province February 10, 2012. In an obscure part of southwest China, a refugee crisis from one of the world's longest running and least known conflicts in Myanmar is slowly unfolding, largely ignored by the outside world and denied by China. Thousands of refugees bringing tales of rape and violence have flooded across the border into China, fleeing fighting between Myanmar government troops and ethnic minority Kachin rebels. (REUTERS/Wong Campion) #
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds up a banknote bearing the face of former president Nelson Mandela in Pretoria February 11, 2012. Zuma on Saturday announced the launch of new notes bearing the image of Mandela to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Mandela's release from prison. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Fishing boats are stuck in the frozen Dojran lake, 170 km (106 miles) ) south from the Macedonian capital Skopje February 11, 2012 as icy weather continues across Europe. (REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski) #
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A man looks at the ice bar during an international ice sculpture festival in Jelgava February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Ints Kalnins) #
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Whitney Houston bows after performing I Didn't Know My Own Strength at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California in this November 22, 2009 file photo. Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at age 48, media reports said on February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files) #
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People walk on the frozen outer Alster lake on a freezing cold day in Hamburg, February 12, 2012. For the first time in 15 years thousands of people took to the frozen artificial lake to celebrate winter, after local authorities granted permission for festivities to take place on the frozen surface. The worst February cold spell Europe has seen in decades may last until the end of the month, leading meteorologists said. (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer) #
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People examine Luminous Field a sound and video show projected at Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean in Millennium Park in Chicago, February 11, 2012. The show created by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero will be projected nightly until February 20. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #
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Sheila Shirah, 17, the 2011 Miss Silver Spurs, rides around the arena during a prayer at the start of the Silver Spurs Monster Bull event held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee February 11, 2012. Bull riders from across the country competed for a chance to win $2,000. (REUTERS/Octavian Cantilli) #
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People enjoy a sunny winter afternoon on the frozen Lac de Joux in Le Pont February 12, 2012. With a surface area of 9.5 square kilometres (3.33 square miles) the lake is the largest natural ice rink in Switzerland. With a thickness of ice of up to 30 cm (11.8 inches) it is due to support the estimated 15,000 people that will enjoy it over the weekend. Temperatures have plummeted in parts of Europe close to minus 40 degrees Celsius (minus 40 Fahrenheit) in the coldest February snap the region has seen in decades. Meteorologists say it could last till the end of the month. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) #
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An olive tree is seen in the west outskirt of Rome February 12, 2012. Heavy snow fell across Italy on Saturday, blanketing the capital Rome, cutting off mountain villages and disrupting roads, railways and airports around the country. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #
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A child looks at clownfish at the Pets Festival in Lisbon February 12, 2012. The Pets Festival is the largest national festival dedicated to pets in Portugal. (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante) #
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A petrol bomb explodes at riot police during a huge anti-austerity demonstration in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square February 12, 2012. February 12, 2012. Historic cinemas, cafes and shops went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
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Umar Patek (C), a suspected bomb-maker for Jemaah Islamiah, arrives at a courtroom in Jakarta February 13, 2012. Patek is on trial for multiple charges including those of the 2002 Bali bombings. (REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni) #
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Adele performs Rolling in the Deep at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) #
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A client whose face is covered with gold leaves is seen at the Viet My beauty salon in Hanoi February 13, 2012. Despite tough economic conditions, including soaring inflation, people in Vietnam seem to be spending heavily as usual on special occasions like Valentine's Day. Viet My is one of a small number of salons in Vietnam that provides 24k gold leaf face mask therapy, said to help make skin whiter. A single facial costs 1.8 million Vietnam dong ($86.41). (REUTERS/Kham) #
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A worker touches the hand of an inflatable sex doll during a test process at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, February 13, 2012. The company started producing sex dolls three years ago, and now owns a total of 13 types of dolls at the average price of 100 RMB (16 USD). More than 50,000 sex dolls were sold last year, about fifteen percent of which were exported to Japan, Korea and Turkey, according to the company. (REUTERS/Jason Lee) #
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Sugar Baby, a Miniature Poodle is groomed in the benching and grooming area before competing during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden, February 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) #
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) honors National Medal of Arts recipient Al Pacino in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 13, 2012. Obama honored 17 people and organizations for their service in the arts and humanities. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) #
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Candles are seen in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the World War II bombing of the city, February 13, 2012. The destruction of Dresden, in which 25,000 people were killed, sparked a debate on whether breaking public morale through the raids was justifiable since the defeat of Hitler's Nazis was imminent by then. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #
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A Syrian flag is reflected on a man watching a rally through a window in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights, which stand at the heart of a long-standing conflict between Israel and Syria February 14, 2012. Hundreds of members of the Druze community took part in the rally on Tuesday, marking the 31st anniversary of Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau which it captured in the 1967 Middle East War. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner) #
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A bomb disposal expert works at the site of an explosion in Ekamai area in central Bangkok February 14, 2012. An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok on Tuesday when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off, police and government officials said, but they declined to speculate on whether he was involved with any militant group. Shortly before, there had been an explosion in a house the man was renting in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, and shortly afterwards, another blast on a nearby road. (REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa) #
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A Ninjutsu practitioner performs a split as members of various Ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym at Karaj, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Tehran February 13, 2012. Currently about 3000 to 3500 women train in Ninjutsu in independently run clubs throughout Iran working under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports' Martial Arts Federation. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #
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A man works on the final preparations at the Sambadrome for the upcoming carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro February 14, 2012. The samba school's parade will be held during the Rio de Janeiro Carnival which will last from February 18 to 21. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
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The Sterett Destroyer escorts the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz, February 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh) #
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This combination picture shows three men suspected to be involved in three blasts in Bangkok in still images taken from closed-circuit television footage on February 14, 2012. An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok on Tuesday when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off in an incident Israel said was an attempted terrorist attack by Iran. Shortly beforehand, there had been an explosion in a house the man was renting in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok. Soon after that, there was a third blast on a nearby road, Thai police and officials said. (REUTERS/TPBS via Reuters TV) #
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A snow covered bactrian camel stands in an enclosure at the zoo in Zurich February 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) #
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An employee of the Workers Housing Organisation threatens to jump from the office where she worked because her wage has been cut and she and her husband were threatened with layoffs, in Athens February 15, 2012. Workers Housing Organisation is a state owned company that is on the list of state entities that may be shut down to cut costs under the terms of the new 130-billion-euro ($170 billion) bailout agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. (REUTERS/Panayiotis Tzamaros) #
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Actor Sean Penn wears a miner's helmet during a meeting with Bolivia's President Evo Morales at the government palace in La Paz February 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Gaston Brito) #
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Inmates, who survived a prison fire, sit in the prison in Comayagua, February 15, 2012. A massive fire raged through the overcrowded prison in Honduras, killing more than 350 inmates, many of them trapped and screaming inside their cells. It was one of the world's worst prison fires and was apparently started by one of the inmates late on Tuesday night at the jail in Comayagua, about 75 km (45 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa. By the end of it, 359 people were dead, said Danelia Ferrera, a senior official at the attorney general's office. (REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez) #
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Severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni is weighed by health workers at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh February 1, 2012. India has failed to reduce its high prevalence of child malnutrition despite its economy doubling between 1990 and 2005 to become Asia's third largest. A government-supported survey last month said 42 percent of children under five are underweight - almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa - compared to 43 percent five years ago. The statistic - which means 3,000 children dying daily due to illnesses related to poor diets - forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to admit last month that malnutrition was a national shame and was putting the health of the nation in jeopardy. Picture taken February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi) #
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A file picture shows a 'Brookesia micra' chameleon on the fingernail of a researchers hand in Madagascar, March 16, 2007. The so-called 'Brookesia micra' chameleon, believed to be the world smallest, has been discovered on the island of Madagascar, German and American biologists announced on February 16, 2012. The lizard, with a 16-millimetre body, measures 29 millimetres with its tail full extended. Picture taken March 16, 2007. (REUTERS/Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen/Frank Glaw) #
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A general view of the state opera during the traditional Opera Ball (Opernball) in Vienna, February 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) #
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Activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society prepare to throw glass projectiles containing butyric acid towards Japanese Research vessel, Yushin Maru No. 3, in the Antarctic in this handout photo taken on February 15, 2012 and released by the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR). Picture taken February 15, 2012. Mandatory Credit (REUTERS/The Institute of Cetacean Research/Handout) #

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