Photos Of 2012 Week 17

It’s another Friday feast of images from the past week. It’s number 17 of the year and this week’s main stories are the French elections, a plane crash in Pakistan, a pending war between Sudan and South Sudan and a touching story of a Japanese football. [61 photos total]

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Defendant Anders Behring Breivik, who is expected to give his account of events on the July 22, 2011 attacks at Utoeya island, is pictured in court on the fifth day of his trial in Oslo (SCANPIX NORWAY/REUTERS) #
An employee works next to the shells of a wind turbine tower outside the assembly workshop in The Shanghai Electric Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd. in Shanghai (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
Fisherman Siswanto rides on a self-built wooden cable car, created by himself, to cross the sea at Timang beach in Gunung Kidul (DWI OBLO/REUTERS) #
Fisherman Siswanto rides on a self-built wooden cable car, created by himself, to cross the sea at Timang beach in Gunung Kidul (DWI OBLO/REUTERS) #
Man sits in front of graffiti painted on a wall near the site where protesters perform weekly Friday prayers in Sanaa (MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS) #
Female bear Ursina carries one of her cubs in her enclosure at Juraparc animal park near Vallorbe (DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS) #
People look at light installation by British artist McCall during exhibition Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture in Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
Ugandan soldiers, who are tracking down LRA fugitive leaders, walk at a forest near river Chinko (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A security official yells for help as rescue workers search through the wreckage of the Bhoja Air passenger plane which crashed on the outskirts of Islamabad (MIAN KHURSHEED/REUTERS) #
Police arrest CU Boulder students, including Gabriel Kuettel, for trespassing on the campus in Boulder, Colorado (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla prepares to drive a sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville (Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS) #
People smoke marijuana joints at 4:20 p.m. as thousands of marijuana advocates gathered at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
An undertaker carries a coffin on his head outside the Municipal Auditorium in Tuxpan (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS) #
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Romney speaks during a rally in Tempe (JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS) #
Bosnian Muslim women sit before a mass funeral in the town of Vlasenica in the Serbian part of Bosnia (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, is kissed by a supporter in Tulle (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
People work on the top of a brick kiln near Hlawga village (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Firefighters participate in funeral services for New York city firefighter Lt. Nappi in Ronkonkoma (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
A boy picks buttercup flowers in a field near the southern town of Kiryat Gat (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Zaynab al-Khawaja, daughter of Bahrain human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, is stopped by women riot-police as she tries to march in the main market in the capital Manama (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
NASA handout photo of Camilla the chicken at 120,000 feet above California (NASA/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters flash victory signs as they burn tyres in Budaiya (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
Le Pen. National Front Party Candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, arrives at the polling station to vote in Henin-Beaumont (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
A combination photo shows participants during a competition for the 2012 best moustache of Brussels, in central Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy exit the voting booth before casting his ballots in the first round of 2012 French presidential election at a polling station in Paris (POOL/REUTERS) #
A resident sits next to a tyre of the Boeing 737 airliner which crashed in Islamabad (FAISAL MAHMOOD/REUTERS) #
Neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman leaves the Seminole County Jail after posting bail in Sanford (DAVID MANNING/REUTERS) #
Anti-riot policemen used their batons to hit a squatter after a violent attempt to demolish shanties in Sucat, Paranaque city, metro Manila (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
A SPLA soldier looks at warplanes as he lies on the ground to take cover beside a road during an air strike in Rubkona (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Austrian Airlines AUA staff members arrive for a works council meeting at the airport in Schwechat (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
Models unveil the Lamborghini URUS concept SUV next to Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann at Auto China 2012 in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
David Baxter and his Japanese wife Yumi pose with a soccer ball which they found at a remote site in the Gulf of Alaska (KYODO/REUTERS) #
Paltso, an ethnic Tibetan woman holds her daughter Ihamo outside their tent at makeshift camp for people affected by the 2010 earthquake in Yushu (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Woman sits in rain on place where her shack once stood before fire razed it down in Durban (ROGAN WARD/REUTERS) #
Female mourner participates in the funeral procession of Salah Abbas Habib in the district of al-Bilad al-Qadeem (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
A defected army soldier sits in the rain as he guards the entrance to Taghyeer (Change) Square, where protesters have been camping for more than a year to demand regime change, in Sanaa (MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS) #
A paratrooper with a parachute in the colours of the Colombian flag prepares to land in a simulated rescue exercise, during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta and his Colombian counterpart Pinzon to a military base in Tolemaida province (JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS) #
PC Alberta leader Redford talks on the phone while walking back to her hotel after she won the provincial election in Calgary. (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
Cusack poses with a raven named Suge at the premiere of The Raven at the Los Angeles theatre in Los Angeles (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
A boy cools off with water from a hose on a hot day in Manila (CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERS) #
Palestinians are reflected in mirrors as they sit outside their store in Gaza City (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague (PAUL VREEKER/REUTERS) #
US soldiers patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
A South Sudan's army, or the SPLA, soldier sits in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
A farmer wades in polluted water as he and his fellow farmers dig a pond to filter the water for their farmlands nearby, in Lagu township of Huize county (WONG CAMPION/REUTERS) #
Rodney King demonstrates how he was knocked to the ground during a signing of his book The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption in New York (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
Australians walk along Hellfire Pass after a memorial ceremony on ANZAC Day in Kanchanaburi province (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Miner Rahmat Halim and other miners stand on the stones containing gold materials at the site of Poboya gold mining area in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS) #
Japan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa is seen in a car as he leaves the Tokyo District Court (KYODO/REUTERS) #
India's PSLV C-19 blasts off, carrying the country's first radar imaging satellite RISAT-1 from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
A pylon is reflected in floodwater near the village of Bogolyubovo (DENIS SINYAKOV/REUTERS) #
Street vendor watches live broadcast of verdict being delivered by United Nations-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown (FINBARR O'REILLY/REUTERS) #
News Corporation Chief Executive and Chairman ,Rupert Murdoch, smiles as he leaves after giving evidence for the second day at the Leveson Inquiry at the High Court in London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Israeli girl plays with an inflatable hammer in a park on Israel's Independence Day in Jerusalem (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Chinese jet fighters release flares as they fly over a Chinese vessel during the fleet's review of the China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
An employee walks on top of an oil tank at a Sinopec refinery in Wuhan, Hubei province (DARLEY SHEN/REUTERS) #
U.S. soldier points his rifle after coming under fire in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Comic book fan Felipe puts on his Iron Man character mask at the unveiling of the Marvel Superhero Experience at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
A U.S. Army Officer walks through a poppy field while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Protesters carry petrol bombs during clashes in the Manama neighbourhood of al-Bilad al-Qadeem (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
Students stand in formation on a field as a smiley face which they attempt to break a world record to celebration their 110th university anniversary in Nanjing (SEAN YONG/REUTERS) #

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