Photos Of 2012 Week 15

I think it is safe to say that in large parts of the world Week 15 was all about Easter; family dinners, church services, chocolate eggs, sexy bunnies and even some people pretending to be Jesus. In other news a fighter jet crashed on a housing block, a Japanese ghost ship was sunk by the US coast guard, Rick Santorum took the least painful way out of the Presidental race and North Korea showed the world once again what a failure of a state they really are with their attempt at launching a long range missile. [51 photos total]

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Japanese fishing vessel, Ryou-Un Maru, shows significant signs of damage after U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anancapa fired explosive ammunition into it, west of the Southeast Alaskan coast (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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11,541 red chairs are pictured along Titova street in Sarajevo as the city marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
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Christian worshipper walks to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Good Friday in Jerusalem (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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A man depicting Jesus holds a cross as he walks towards the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Good Friday in Jerusalem (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Workers from the Athens central groceries market clash with police officers during a rally in front of the Bank of Greece in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
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The full moon raises over the Colosseum before the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession in downtown Rome (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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An activist chants slogans near a banner showing a Euro coin on the facade of the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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An actor dressed as Jesus Christ is seen on the cross in a re-enactment of Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday in Caracas' biggest slum of Petare (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Penitents light their candles as they take part in the Calvario brotherhood procession during Holy Week in Malaga (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
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A defected army soldier pushes a disabled person across a street as barricades erected by defected army forces are dismantled in Sanaa (MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS) #
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U.S. soldiers walk through poppy field during joint mission with Afghan Army in Maiwand district in Kandahar province (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
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U.S. soldiers from Charlie troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade, 82nd Airborne division smoke cigarettes before a joint mission with the Afghan Army in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
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Woman plays with her dog amides feathers that are strewn across lawn after pillow fight flashmob in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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A cosplay enthusiast wearing contact lenses poses at the Polymanga show in Lausanne (VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS) #
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A cardinal adjusts his mitra as Pope Benedict XVI leads a Vigil mass during the Easter celebrations in Vatican (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Dressed as zombies from the video game 'Dead Island' Dawn Angus and her son Andrew stop to take a picture of a vendor booth at the PAX East gaming conference in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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An Orthodox priest baptizes a child in a church while believers celebrate Palm Sunday in Bobruisk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Filipino fishermen check their nets as they fish in the shallow waters off Ulong beach in Mogpog, Marinduque (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
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A soldier stands guard in front of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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A woman attends the Easter Bonnet Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
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A woman pumps mustard oil in the ear of a girl who suffers from PEM in Kaudihar (JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
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Thousands of residents applaud at a square during the inauguration of a mosaic portrait of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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A woman holds tea leaves at a tea plantation in Moganshan (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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A woman takes a photograph of illuminated cherry blossoms in full bloom along the Chidorigafuchi moats in Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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U.S. President Obama reacts waves as he stands beside Easter Bunny during 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn in Washington (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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Rescue workers take part in rescue operation of nine miners trapped at Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine in Ica (MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS) #
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Civil rights activists and protesters march in downtown Los Angeles (JASON REDMOND/REUTERS) #
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Frogs rest in a pond where they are being raised as food, inside a factory on the outskirts of Pyongyang (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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The carcass of a well-preserved baby mammoth, named Lyuba, is seen during a media preview in Hong Kong (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
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An Indian Sikh pilgrim looks out from a train carriage as he arrives at the Wagah border in Pakistan, to attend the Baisakhi festival (MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS) #
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Pedestrian crosses street painted in yellow near Madou metro station in Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Fire engulfs textile factory in Gurgaon on outskirts of New Delhi (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
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Rescue workers and miners dry clothes as they help with rescue operations of the nine trapped miners at Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine, near the mine in Ica (MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS) #
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Karen Santorum tears up as husband Rick announces he is suspending his bid to win the Republican nomination during a news conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Mark Makela/REUTERS) #
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Colombian policemen patrol on horseback near Cartagena's historic walls (STRINGER/COLOMBIA/REUTERS) #
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Women cry on a street in Banda Aceh after a strong earthquake struck off Indonesia (STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS) #
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A boy practises fixing a car engine at a makeshift motor garage in southern Mogadishu Hodan district (FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS) #
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A scientist points at screen at German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam that shows epicenters of earthquake and its aftershocks off coast of Indonesia (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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The HMCS Windsor is lowered into the water from a dry dock at CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia (PAUL DARROW/REUTERS) #
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Anais Verbraeken of Belgium poses on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the mid-Atlantic Ocean (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Afghan Special Forces participate in a night raid training exercise in Kabul April 11, 2012. It's a special-forces entry like no other and guaranteed to spoil the element of surprise, but Afghanistan's new elite soldiers insist they will be no less effective in countering insurgents than controversial night raids by U.S. forces (MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
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President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and foreign representatives attend World Congress on the Juche Idea in Pyongyang (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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Former parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as Mali's interim president in the captial Bamako (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A man is silhouetted as he fishes on a pier at Uleelheu port in Banda Aceh (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
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Nepal's PM Bhattarai is pictured on a screen of a video camera as he addresses the nation from his office in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
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Young men attend a punk show during the water festival at a music bar in Yangon (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A visitor looks at a work by South Korean artist Kang Hyung-Koo in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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A Shinto shrine gate, with the moon behind it, is seen amidst Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, in Takashima, Shiga prefecture in western Japan April 6, 2012. Prefectures like Shiga, which have never been courted by the nuclear industry but lie close enough to reactors to be wary of them, are emerging as a serious complication for government and industry efforts to get nuclear power running again. Picture taken April 6, 2012 (REUTERS/Toru Hanai) #
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Raindrops are seen on a plastic sheet covering a girl on a rainy day in Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
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Britain's PM Cameron listens to Nobel laureate and newly elected parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence in Yangon (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #

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