Photos Of 2012 Week 10

Time waits for no one, we are in week 10 already. This week’s stories come from China where the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the floods in Australia, the celebration of Purim by ultra-orthodox Jews, the ever on-going Republican primaries and of course International Women’s Day. [72 photos total]

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Dogs fight during a traditional dog fighting competition in Kabul. OMAR SOBHANI/ (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
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Snow falls on top of graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem. AMIR COHEN/ (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
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A man gets a shave by a roadside barber in a slum area in Mumbai. DANISH SIDDIQUI/ (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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A man removes snow covering his car after a heavy snowstorm in the Aley area, eastern Lebanon. MOHAMED AZAKIR/ (MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS) #
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Buddhist novice monks sit near U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world, in Mandalay. Soe Zeya Tun/ (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
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People ride a small boat in Taungthaman Lake near U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world, in Mandalay. Soe Zeya Tun/ (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
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A man shields himself from a woman playfully beating him with a bamboo stick during Lathmar Holi at Barsana. ADNAN ABIDI/ (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
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French journalists Edith Bouvier is carried on a stretcher after her arrival in a government plane at Villacoublay military airport near Paris. GONZALO FUENTES/ (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Canada's PM Harper walks down the Hall of Honour with Israel's PM Netanyahu on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. CHRIS WATTIE/ (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
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Men throw red colour powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Barsana. ADNAN ABIDI/ (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
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Tourists wait to see the rupture of the leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. STRINGER/ (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Makpal Abrazakova trains her golden eagle Akzhelke outside her home village of Aksu-Ayuly in central Kazakhstan. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/ (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
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Members from a military band perform during the rehearsal ahead of the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. JASON LEE/ (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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Students fix voting booths during preparations for the upcoming presidential elections at a polling station at the Rostov River College. VLADIMIR KONSTANTINOV/ (VLADIMIR KONSTANTINOV/REUTERS) #
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A woman dries her saree after washing it on the banks of river Tawi in Jammu. MUKESH GUPTA/ (MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS) #
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A tank drives to position during fighting against Islamist insurgents al Shabaab in Mogadishu. FEISAL OMAR/ (FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS) #
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A seller demonstrates Matryoshka dolls bearing the faces of Putin and Medvedev in St. Petersburg. ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/ (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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A Saudi man plays with snow after a heavy snowstorm in the desert, near Tabuk. STRINGER/ (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Martha Righthouse is embraced by her neighbor Debbie Gilbert near the ruins of her home in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/ (Bernstein/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Prince Harry visits the Xunantunich Mayan temple near Benque Viejo. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/ (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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A bulldozer carries Chinese workers to the White Nile Sugar Factory in El Diwaym. MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/ (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Polish emergency services work at the site of a train crash near the town of Szczechociny. STRINGER/ (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A boy gets his head shaved by a Buddhist monk as he is sent by his family to live the life of a monk for seven days as part of a ritual in Yangon. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/ (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
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A woman casts her ballot in a mobile ballot box brought to her home in Russia's southern city of Krasnodar. SERGEI KARPOV/ (SERGEI KARPOV/REUTERS) #
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. JOSHUA ROBERTS/ (JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS) #
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Russia's current PM and presidential candidate Putin addresses supporters during a rally in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in central Moscow. MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY/ (MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY/REUTERS) #
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Hotel guides for delegates jump to pose for a photo at Tiananmen Square during the opening ceremony of National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. DAVID GRAY/ (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays as another one ties a thread on the window of the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, on Jeelani's death anniversary, in Srinagar. FAYAZ KABLI/ (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
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A man rides his horse on a hilltop in Kabul. OMAR SOBHANI/ (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
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A cleaner abseils down the side of a newly renovated building in Beijing. DAVID GRAY/ (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Wooden makeshift trolleys carrying passengers move along a railway line in Manila. ROMEO RANOCO/ (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
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Morning commuters walk through the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal in New York. ADREES LATIF/ (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
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A surfer takes advantage of large waves caused by hurricane Irina which is sitting some 200 nautical miles off Durban. ROGAN WARD/ (ROGAN WARD/REUTERS) #
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Linda Workman holds a recovered doll as Bryan Workman walks from their grandmother's house, which was damage by a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/ (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
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The Olympic Stadium and Orbit tower are seen at sunset in Stratford in east London. TOBY MELVILLE/ (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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An ibex is silhouetted during sunrise in southern Israel's Negev desert. AMIR COHEN/ (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
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Russian police detain a participant during an opposition protest demanding fair elections in central Moscow. THOMAS PETER/ (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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Homes damaged by a tornado are seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/ (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
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Sato looks at his wife and son as they pose in front of a destroyed Minamisanriku town hospital in Minamisanriku. YURIKO NAKAO/ (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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Paramilitary recruits march during a training session as a banner in Chinese that reads Rigorous trainings, Strict requirements is reflected in a puddle at a military base in Nanjing. CHINA DAILY/ (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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Spiders are seen in their webs spun round dry sticks on a bush next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga. DANIEL MUNOZ/ (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Local residents look at a road submerged in flood waters near Wagga Wagga. DANIEL MUNOZ/ (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Models pose in front of cars on the Abarth booth during the first media day of the Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo in Geneva. DENIS BALIBOUSE/ (DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS) #
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Students of Rabindra Bharati University apply coloured powder to a fellow student's face as they celebrate Holi in Kolkata. (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Prince Harry and Olympic gold medallist Bolt pose at the Usain Bolt track at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/ (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Allen Stanford arrives at the Federal Courthouse where the jury has reached a verdict in his criminal trial in Houston. RICHARD CARSON/ (RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS) #
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Oprah Winfrey gives a hug to Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, during an interview in Atlanta, Georgia. HANDOUT/ (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney hugs family members with his wife Ann at his side after speaking at his Super Tuesday primary election night rally in Boston. JESSICA RINALDI/ (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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A boy holds a photograph of his mother, who has been missing since May 26, 2011, outside his home in Ciudad Juarez. STRINGER/MEXICO/ (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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Combo photo shows the tsunami-devastated Higashimatsushima city in Miyagi prefecture. KYODO/ (KYODO/REUTERS) #
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A worker test drives a car in the shape of a heels on a road in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. KRISHNENDU HALDER/ (KRISHNENDU HALDER/REUTERS) #
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Worker uses the tapping process to separate nickel ore from other elements at the nickel processing plant owned by PT Vale Indonesia,Tbk in Sorowako of Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province. YUSUF AHMAD/ (YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS) #
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A Hublot employee shows the new 5 Million Dollar Diamond Watch at Baselworld fair in Basel. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/ (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
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A boy hugs a greyhound that will be placed in temporary foster care at his home in Los Angeles. STRINGER/MEXICO/ (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews read Book of Esther during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak. NIR ELIAS/ (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
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A protester is detained by riot police while protesting in Santiago. VICTOR RUIZ CABALLERO/ (VICTOR RUIZ CABALLERO/REUTERS) #
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Actors Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy pose for photographers at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. GUS RUELAS/ (GUS RUELAS/REUTERS) #
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Maria Jose Cristerna, 36, a mother of four, tattoo artist and former lawyer, applies make-up to her face at her home in Guadalajara. STRINGER/MEXICO/ (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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Delegates of the CPPCC yawn and sleep during the second plenary meeting of the NPC in Beijing. JASON LEE/ (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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Pictures of victims of violence are hung on the facades and walls of houses in the neighbourhood of Cerro Gordo in Ecatepec. HENRY ROMERO/ (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS) #
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A boy smiles as he is applied coloured powder by other boys while celebrating Holi in Kolkata. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/ (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
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Floodwaters surround the central business district of the town of Forbes. STRINGER/AUSTRALIA/ (STRINGER/AUSTRALIA/REUTERS) #
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Zoltan Kohari, known as the Slovak Batman, puts on his costume in his home in the town of Dunajska Streda. RADOVAN STOKLASA/ (RADOVAN STOKLASA/REUTERS) #
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Segway tour near the Capitol in Washington. KEVIN LAMARQUE/ (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch a fashion show at De Montfort University during a visit to Leicester. POOL/ (POOL/REUTERS) #
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A Jewish worshipper holds up a Torah scroll at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. BAZ RATNER/ (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
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Elderly couples view the ocean and waves along the beach in La Jolla. MIKE BLAKE/ (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Women wearing veils take part in a march to mark International Women's Day in Santiago. VICTOR RUIZ CABALLERO/ (VICTOR RUIZ CABALLERO/REUTERS) #
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Models rest backstage during the Plataforma K fashion event in Barranquilla. STRINGER/COLOMBIA/ (STRINGER/COLOMBIA/REUTERS) #
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Vendors arrange chickens at their stall as they wait for customers at a wholesale market in Hefei. JIANAN YU/ (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
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A gaucho is thrown off an untamed horse during the Patria Gaucha Festival in Tacuarembo. ANDRES STAPFF/ (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands dressed in a costume during celebrations for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem. BAZ RATNER/ (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #

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