Photos Of 2012 Week 18

Here is another selection of cool or newsworthy photos showing you what went on around the world in week 18. [72 photos total]

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People assist an injured woman at the scene of an explosion in Dnipropetrovsk (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Lebanese Druze men mourn the death of Sheikh Abou Mohammad Jawad Walieddine, the head of the spiritual Druze council around his body lying in a glass coffin at his house in Baakline village in the Chouf area, Mount Lebanon (MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS) #
An armed police officer walks in Tottenham Court Road in central London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
The Soyuz TMA-22 capsule carrying International Space Station (ISS) crew lands in Kazakhstan (POOL/REUTERS) #
Still image taken from video shows blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng holding a petition in his village home in Linyi in eastern Shandong province (REUTERS TV/REUTERS) #
Armed police officers walk in Tottenham Court Road in central London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
Customers purchase vegetables from a roadside vendor amid fumes caused by a municipal worker fumigating a residential colony at Noida (PARIVARTAN SHARMA/REUTERS) #
Former Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko shows what she claims an injury in the Kachanivska prison in Kharkiv, in this undated handout picture (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
NATO peacekeepers from Austria march together after arriving at Djakovica Airport in Kosovo (HAZIR REKA/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pay respects to fallen Fort Stewart in Georgia (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
The Black Sea is seen at dusk in Mamaia seaside resort (RADU SIGHETI/REUTERS) #
Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies past skyline of Manhattan as seen from Weehawken (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
A student organizes his papers before meeting with potential employers at the Big Apple Job and Internship Fair in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Fishermen stand on Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon as the sun sets (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
A protester shouts during clashes with the police in Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
Protester lies on road to stop riot police vehicle firing water cannon from advancing during clashes in Kuala Lumpur (STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS) #
Armed policemen are seen through the shattered window of a police van which was damaged during a firefight in Karachi's Lyari area (ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
People stroll under pink cherry blossoms in a Stockholm park (SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS) #
Girls dressed in evening gowns pose for photograph at Zocalo square in Mexico City (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
A Kuna indigenous boy dives into the water as his friends watch on Gardi Sugdub Island in Comarca de Kuna Yala at the San Blas region (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Comedian Robin Williams reacts after receiving the Stand Up Icon Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York (STEPHEN CHERNIN/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama laughs at comedian Jimmy Kimmel at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
People raise their hands to vote during the annual Landsgemeinde meeting at a square in the town of Appenzell (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election arrives to deliver a speech during a campaign rally in Paris (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
Armed tribal militants man a checkpoint on a road linking the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the oil-rich province of Marib (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
A rock fan gestures as he crowd surfs during a performance at the 2012 Strawberry Music Festival at Tongzhou Canal Park in Beijing (BARRY HUANG/REUTERS) #
Investigators work at scene of crash where van carrying seven drove off highway overpass in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
Churchgoers perform as they dance with signs and flags during Sunday service at First AME Church in Los Angeles (HYUNGWON KANG/REUTERS) #
An Airbus A330-300 aircraft of Taiwan's Eva Airlines is seen with Hello Kitty motifs in Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
A North Korean soldier gestures toward a Chinese tourist boat after monitoring with a pair of binoculars on the bank of Hwanggumpyong island (JACKY CHEN/REUTERS) #
Sun Fengqin, participates in a pole-dancing class in Nanjing, Jiangsu province (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Suitcases are piled up behind check-in desk test run at airport terminal of the future Berlin Brandenburg international airport Willy Brandt (BER) in Schoenefeld (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
Vicky, a 40-year-old, Canadian-born, Greek drug addict, prepares a cocktail known as speedball, a cocaine and heroin mix, on a central Athens sidestreet (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands walks in a ticker tape parade during the annual Queens' day in Veenendaal (POOL/REUTERS) #
Job seeker Mugavero waits in front of the training offices of Local Union 46 in the Queens borough of New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
Russian servicemen line up before a rehearsal for the annual Victory Day parade in Red Square in Moscow (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
Luiza Ezaledo undergoes a session of hydrotherapy at the AACD in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
Attendees of the 9/11 Memorial are seen from the 90th story of One World Trade Center in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepare to give a news conference after their meeting at Suu Kyi's home in Yangon (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Armed North Korean soldiers joke with Chinese tourists as they keep guard at Hwanggumpyong Island, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong (JACKY CHEN/REUTERS) #
A girl stands on a plot of farmland in the area of Bani Matar (MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS) #
France's President and UMP party candidate for his re-election in the 2012 French presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy waves to supporters as he arrives on stage at Trocadero square in Paris (PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS) #
Cuba's President Castro gestures at May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
A man protesting against a ban on selling cannabis to foreigners pretends to smoke a mock joint in front of the central train station in Maastricht (MICHAEL KOOREN/REUTERS) #
A SPLA-N fighter stands near Gos village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
A medic wearing a gas mask is seen during May Day demonstrations in Los Angeles (JASON REDMOND/REUTERS) #
A left-wing protestor rests on a street during May Day demonstrations in Berlin's Kreuzberg district (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
Occupy Wall Street movement activist Jeremy Deheart is arrested by police during a march through downtown Manhattan, New York (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen stand guard after being hit by paint balls from students in clashes during International Workers' Day, or May Day, at the central square of Bogota (JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS) #
Masked protestors attempt to smash the glass storefront of an American Apparel store during May Day demonstrations in downtown Seattle (ANTHONY BOLANTE/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama salutes troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
Demonstrator is arrested during a rally on the streets of Oakland as part of nationwide May Day protests, in California (JANA ASENBRENNEROVA/REUTERS) #
Sana plays on a cloth sling hanging from a signalling pole as smoke from a garbage dump rises next to a railway track in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
A trainer and his female student box under a street light in Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
South Koreans attend a candle-lit rally demanding a full ban on the import of U.S. beef, in Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
Tear gas fired by Israeli troops falls near Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes near Ramallah (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
A man uses a mobile phone to take a photograph of his friends on the demolished site of a compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad (MIAN KHURSHEED/REUTERS) #
Conservative supporters during a pre-election rally in the town of Thessaloniki (GRIGORIS SIAMIDIS/REUTERS) #
Actress Scarlett Johansson poses by her star after it was unveiled on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
A gang member and inmate stands near masked police officers inside the jail in Quetzaltepeque (STRINGER/EL SALVADOR/REUTERS) #
Researchers dressed in panda costumes transfer giant panda Tao Tao to new living environment in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Pedestrian walks past traditional colonial-era Board House on Pademba Road in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown (FINBARR O'REILLY/REUTERS) #
Nepalese police personnel charge at the people suspected of creating trouble during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Researcher closes cage door after giant panda Tao Tao climbed in, in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the guards during the ceremony to present new colours to the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle, near London (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
Italian Carabinieri with bulletproof vests stand in front of office of Equitalia in the northern Italian city of Bergamo (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
Michele Bachmann speaks next to Mitt Romney during a rally at Crofton Industries in Portsmouth (MARK MAKELA/REUTERS) #
Model Linda Evangelista leaves Manhattan Family Court after facing her former beau Francois Henri-Pinault in New York (ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS) #
Lawmakers celebrate at the end of a debate in the Argentine Congress over the nationalization of Argentina's biggest oil company YPF in Buenos Aires (ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS) #
A man offers butter lamp near the chariot of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley (REUTERS TV/REUTERS) #
Greenpeace activists in an inflatable boat hold up a banner near the Finnish icebreaker Nordica in the Baltic Sea, close to Ruegen island (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #

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