Photos Of 2012 Week 12

Here they are, the best photos of week 12. A bit later then usual, but I’ve still got my hands full with my newborn and all the paperwork that goes with her being born prematurely and in a foreign country. I’ve no idea what’sbeen going on in the news, but I hope you enjoy this set either way. Don’t forget we’ll have the best sports photos coming up this Monday. [50 photos total]

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Mandaeans perform religious rituals under a parasol on the first day of the Benja festival in Baghdad. (SAAD SHALASH/REUTERS) #
One of the coffins of victims of the Sierre bus crash is carried out of a cargo plane at Melsbroek military airport after returning from Switzerland. (POOL/REUTERS) #
A labourer rests on sacks filled with charcoal as he takes a break inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu. (MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS) #
A vendor rests next to sacks of onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
Naomi Laet, 22, an Israeli pro-Palestinian activist, is escorted by Israeli border police officers during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
A technical worker brushes a human skeleton in a mass grave in a cemetery at Teba. (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
An electoral worker helps a woman dip her finger into a bottle of ink to vote during the country's presidential election in Dili. (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
File photo of convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk. (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents a shamrock to 'Conmael', the mascot Irish hound at Aldershot army base in southern England. (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
Syrian security officials inspect a damaged building near the intelligence building after an explosion in Damascus. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers parade as part of a passing-out ceremony in Mogadishu. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Sostis feeds his chickens on a bay near his house on the the volcanic islet of Palaia Kameni located in the caldera of Santorini. (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is depicted as a vampire during a protest in Bochum. (WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS) #
The fountain on the South Lawn of the White House flows with water dyed green for St. Patrick's Day, in Washington. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
The New York Fire Dept. marches past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the 251st St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York. (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A worker walks near a soccer ball inside the national stadium Mane Garrincha as they prepare to take part in the Solidarity Cup in Brasilia. (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
Buddhist monks walk in lines past people who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok. (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
People are reflected in the water as they look at snow in a lake at Ritan Park in central Beijing. (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Girl smiles as her face is covered in coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
Child plays on the road near the bank of Yangon River. (STAFF/REUTERS) #
A fan of Dynamo Kiev reacts during a local soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev. (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
French police inspect outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, southwestern France. (JEAN-PHILIPPE ARLES/REUTERS) #
An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail towards riot police after the funeral procession of Sabri Mafooz in the village Sarakan, south of Manama. (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
Effigies burn during the finale of the Fallas festival in Valencia. (HEINO KALIS/REUTERS) #
Vehicles of the U.S. Army, are unloaded from MV Green Ridge at Pier 8 in Busan. (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul. (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
A boy plays in the mud on the bank of the Bago river in Bago. (STAFF/REUTERS) #
Lifeguards and rescue workers try to push a dead Bryde's whale, as identified by the Aqualung Institute, near Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro. (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
Military police and mourners surround ambulance carrying coffin of Pope Shenouda III upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun. (MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS) #
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney waves with his wife Ann at his Illinois primary night rally in Schaumburg. (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
A steel-worker is pictured at a furnace at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter.. (FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS) #
People carry the body of Monsonego during a joint funeral in Jerusalem. (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
The coffins of the victims of a bus crash in Switzerland, are seen during a ceremony at the Soeverein Arena in Lommel. (POOL/REUTERS) #
An Ethiopian girl looks as she waits with her family for repatriation at a transit center in the western Yemeni town of Haradh, on the border with Saudi Arabia. (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
Indio smokes at the entrance of the national congress, during a protest against two proposed constitutional amendment (PEC) presented by parliamentarians that alter the process of demarcation of indigenous lands. (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
Police officers stand near Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York's Union Square. (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A combination of pictures shows booth assistants in costumes posing at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012 in Tokyo. (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
A student protester walks past burning tyres during a protest against the government's plans to raise fuel prices near a fuel station in Makassar. (YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS) #
A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in Allahabad. (JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
Workers prepare to launch a 45-foot paper airplane from the Pima Air and Space Museum over the desert in Eloy, Arizona. (JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen charge through Lisbon's downtown during the Portuguese general strike. (HUGO CORREIA/REUTERS) #
Shepherds lead their flock of sheep along on the Guozigou segment of the Lianyungang-Horgos expressway as vehicles drive past the other side of the expressway. (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
A Balinese man hits another with fire during a ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali. (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
A Maharashtrian dressed up as the 10-headed mythical demon king Ravana takes part in celebrations in Mumbai. (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
A man holds up his Tibetan mastiff as they perform on stage during a dog beauty contest in Shenyang. (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Somali police arrest a suspected member of al Shabaab among beach goers at the Lido beach north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. (FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS) #
A man drinks coffee in front of a mural near the coastal town of Kalamatta in the Messinia area of Greece. (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS) #
A man is silhouetted against the setting sun while selling balloons and bubbles from a stall at the Rawal Lake Park in Islamabad. (STRINGER/REUTERS) #

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