Photos Of 2012 Week 09

And that was February 2012 done and dusted. Week 9 keeps on going the way the previous 8 weeks have been going. Loads of protests across the globe against this that and the other. Oh and another Costa cruise liner in trouble. I would not like to be in that CEO’s shoes right now. [60 photos total]

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Afghan protesters burn a U.S. flag during a protest in Jalalabad province. (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
A track drives past a traffic sign emerging from deep snow near the town of Saryshagan. (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
Albanian soldiers carry the coffin of Albanian Captain Vogli at the Palace of Congress in Tirana. (ARBEN CELI/REUTERS) #
An Afghan boy who works at a bakery watches a protest outside his a window in Kabul. (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
Swiss air force pilots fly their Pilatus PC-7 planes in a formation during an exercise over the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana. (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of a rare Shepherd's beaked whale at Bass Strait, off the town of Portland. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Venezuela's President Chavez greets supporters on his way to the airport before his departure to Cuba, in Caracas. (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
An Oscar statue waits to be unveiled in the red carpet arrival area during preparations for the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood. (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
A boy smiles from a train bound for Mandalay train at the Myitkyina station in Myanmar's northern Kachin State. (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Anti-riot policemen walk towards protesters at a train station after the body of the 51st victim was found in the wreckage of a train accident two days ago, in Buenos Aires. (ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS) #
Protesters demonstrate against against ACTA in Vienna. (LISI NIESNER/REUTERS) #
People hold a giant Libyan flag during a march to Martyrs Square in Tripoli. (ANIS MILI/REUTERS) #
A combination photograph shows the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, posing for a photograph with the first edition of The Sun in 1969 and with the first edition of The Sun on Sunday as it comes off the presses at Broxbourne. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A woman dances during a Trimery celebration in the city of Strumica. (OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS) #
Policemen walk past while demolition work is carried out on the building where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces last May, in Abbottabad. (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A man bathes his sheep on the banks of a canal in Faisalabad. (FAYYAZ HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
A nomadic shepherd stands with a sheep while listening to music from his mobile phone along a road in Noida. (PARIVARTAN SHARMA/REUTERS) #
Opposition supporters take part in a protest rally called The White Ring by forming a human chain along the Garden Ring road in Moscow. (DENIS SINYAKOV/REUTERS) #
Serviceman of the Belarussian Interior Ministry's special unit breaks flaming tiles with his head during Maslenitsa celebrations in Minsk. (VLADIMIR NIKOLSKY/REUTERS) #
An Iranian couple walks down a stairway decorated with a tile mural in northern Tehran. (MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL/REUTERS) #
An aerial view of a VIA passenger train that derailed in Burlington Ontario, is pictured in this screen grab from video, provided to Reuters by CTV. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Best Actor winner Dujardin kisses Uggie the dog after The Artist won the for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood. (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
Afghan National Army soldiers inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Jalalabad province. (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
Ukraine's former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko looks out from the defendant's cage during a court session in Kiev. (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
A former soldier of the Sandinista Popular Army (EPS) prepares to fire a homemade mortar in San Benito town. (OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS) #
An Ohio State highway patrol helicopter prepares to leave the grounds of Chardon High School in Chardon. (RON KUNTZ/REUTERS) #
Riot police remove a protester from the Occupy encampment on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London. (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
The sun sets over the skyline in Phoenix. (JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS) #
A protester is detained by riot police after being removed by bailiffs from the last remaining structure of the Occupy encampment outside St Paul's Cathedral in London. (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
A handout photograph shows the cruise liner Costa Allegra drifting in the Indian Ocean after an engine room fire. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Members of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry work at the site of a partially collapsed nine-storey building in the southern city of Astrakhan. (STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS) #
Li Jingchun, a farmer, sprays paints onto his self-made aircraft on top of his house in Xiahe village. (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Miners wait for suspended ANC Youth League President Julius Malema to address them outside the Impala platinum mine in Rustenburg. (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
People walk past a woman begging for change along a street in Yangon. (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Naval officer walks between coffins of Vieira Figueiredo and Lopes dos Santos during a funeral ceremony at a military base in Rio de Janeiro. (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
A firefighter raises flares as he protests in front of the parliament in Athens. (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
People takes pictures during a video exhibition on the Duomo cathedral facade downtown in Milan. (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
Alleged gunman Lane is escorted out of the Geauga County Courthouse Annex by Sheriff deputies for his court appearance after shooting and killing three students and wounding two others at Chardon High School in Chardon. (AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS) #
Physically disabled Chen Liting and an instructor practise modern dance in Beijing. (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney clenches his fist as Romney wins the Arizona Primary in Phoenix. (JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS) #
U.S. singer Badu cries during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur February 29, 2012. (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
A farmer sows watermelon seeds in a field on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad. (JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
The Waterways, an empty and unsold housing development, is pictured in the village of Keshcarrigan. (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS) #
Polar bear Huggies licks her twin cubs while breastfeeding them during their first public appearance at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen. (MICHAEL KOOREN/REUTERS) #
People hold national flags and torches during an event on the eve of the anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement in Cheonan. (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth views the interior of the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House at King's College in London. (POOL/REUTERS) #
Police block demonstrators near venue of Mobile World Congress during protests against spending cuts in public education in Barcelona. (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
A storm approaches the snow covered mountain range of Panachaiko. (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
Carissa Westfall helps salvage products from Nature's Sunshine Health Foods in Branson. (SARAH CONARD/REUTERS) #
A woman looks on outside her house next to the word Beautiful in an alley (viela), in the Brasilandia favela of Sao Paulo. (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
A man performs on the slackline at a park in Lima. (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #
A passenger looks for his bags after alighting from the Costa Allegra cruise ship in Seychelles Island. (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
A man walks by the destroyed St. Joseph's Catholic Church which was damaged by a tornado in Ridgway, Illinois. (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
A South Sudanese child waits inside a train to be transported to Wau in South Sudan, in Khartoum. (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS) #
A satellite image of the Baba Amr district of Homs. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A male stripper waits for customers in his booth during the Sex and Entertainment 2012 adult exhibition at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. (TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS) #
Stoever trains at Cirque School in Hollywood, Los Angeles. (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
Honour guards march in step during the changing of the guards ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow. (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
A man shows tattoos on his body at Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Pathom province. (SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS) #
Aiming for the heavens: This stunning laser rainbow projection was created by artist Yvette Mattern in Whitley Bay, England. The light installation celebrated the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the North East of England. (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images) #

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