Photos Of 2012 Week 19

It’s photos of the week Friday. Week 19 saw French President Sarkozy become and ex-President as Hollande beat him by a 3% margin in the elections. It means Mrs. Sarkozy is free to pursue her career as Carla Bruni again. Other news includes the Super Moon, protest from here there and everywhere and Obamam finally saying he supports gay marriage. [61 photos total]

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Police carry away a woman who started a protest for personal economic reasons in front of the media outside of Chaoyang Hospita in Beijing (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Men are silhouetted against the setting sun as they walk by the sea in Karachi (ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
Boy, who is member of Samaritan sect, poses for photo with sheep bloodstain on his forehead during traditional Passover sacrifice ceremony on Mount Gerizim (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
Member of security forces jumps before throwing a stone back at protesters near Egypt's Defence Ministry (ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A view shows the explosion of gas-filled balloons during a campaign rally in the central Republic Square in Yerevan (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Greek Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos waves to supporters during a rally in Athens (Kevin Coombs/REUTERS) #
Two men on a scooter ride near soldiers on military vehicles at Abbasiya square near Egypt's Defence Ministry, in Cairo (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
A protester kicks a tear gas canister back towards police during a demonstration against tuition fee hikes in Victoriaville (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS) #
Children swim in front of their home flooded by the rising Rio Solimoes in Anama (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Mantle rounds up horses during the Montana Horses Annual Horse Drive outside Three Forks (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton greets Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Moni after arriving at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
A cow fight enthusiast kisses Herens cow Merlita from Aosta Valley, Italy, after it won the Mont-Blanc region category final during the annual Battle of the Queens cow fight finals in Aproz (VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS) #
An enthusiast, dressed as a zombie, prepares for the Zombie Walk procession in Prague (DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS) #
The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman (ALI JAREKJI/REUTERS) #
People walk past lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
An environmentalist shouts slogans during a protest against the adoption of the new Forest Code at Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
A Russian soldier stands at attention as troops march past during a rehearsal for the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow (DENIS SINYAKOV/REUTERS) #
Palestinian woman harvests wheat by hand on a farm in Khan Younis (IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS) #
Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, holds his ballot in the second round vote of 2012 French presidential election at a polling station in Tulle (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
Boy tries to cross damaged suspension bridge, after flash flood caused by an avalanche in the Annapurna mountain range on Saturday, in Kaski district (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A Pearly King attends the annual crowning of a new generation of Pearly Kings and Queens at the Carpenters Arms pub in east London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Supporters of Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin wave flags during a supporters rally in central Moscow (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
The control tower of the future Berlin Brandenburg international airport Willy Brandt (BER) is pictured in Schoenefeld, south of Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande delivers his speech in Tulle (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
Nicolas Sarkozy, France's incumbent president, reacts after his defeat for re-election in the second round vote of the 2012 French presidential elections as he appears on stage before UMP party supporters at the Mutualite meeting hall in Paris (PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS) #
Supporters of France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande react after the early results during a victory rally at Place de la Bastille in Paris (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
Full-size model of Japan's robot animation character Gundam stands in front of a shopping mall behind trees in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Members of the Rotary International Convention 2012 gather to form the world's biggest smiley during in Bangkok (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Tear gas fired by Israeli troops falls near Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
Suu Kyi leaves the National League for Democracy party Lanmadaw township branch office's opening ceremony in Yangon (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
A cat sleeps in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, in character from his upcoming film The Dictator, speaks during a news conference in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and newly-elected president Francois Hollande attend a ceremony in Paris (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
Russia's President Putin addresses parliament, while former President and prime ministerial candidate Medvedev listens, at Russian State Duma in Moscow (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
Romney, U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, addresses a crowd of supporters during a rally at Lansing Community College in Lansing (REBECCA COOK/REUTERS) #
Seasonal fog is illuminated by the lights of Cape Town harbour as the city prepares for the start of the southern hemisphere winter (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
President Barack Obama gestures shaka at APAICS annual gala (YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS) #
A Los Angeles county helicopter makes a water drop to help firefighters battle a brush fire in Acton, California (GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS) #
Models present lingerie maker Triumph's new concept bra Super Cool Bra during its unveiling in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Russian servicemen take part in the Victory Parade on Moscow's Red Square (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
Government employee wears plastic bag over his head to shield himself from dyed water from cannon used by Indian police to disperse protest by employees, in Srinagar (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
A boy looks towards the camera as he searches for his belongings at the rubble where his house used to stand in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Elephant Tonya looks out of the container during her removal from the Zoo Blijdorp in Rotterdam at Prague Zoo (DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS) #
Wrangler Nate Cummins takes the opportunity to ride by moonlight, the night before the Super Moon during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
Fireworks explode above the Yenisei River as part of the Victory Day celebration in Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
A jaguar cub sits on a scale at the San Diego Zoo (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Soldiers guard a stand to prevent it from falling apart while newlyweds have their group photo taken during a military mass wedding ceremony in Taipei (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
A view of the wreckage of the Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in Mount Salak (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A employee poses with an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond ring from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva (VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS) #
Aerial view shows the site of two explosions in Damascus (SANA/REUTERS) #
Greek actress Menegaki lights the Olympic flame during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
A Somali government soldier, dressed in Uganda People's Defence Forces uniform and trained by the European Union Training Mission team, sits with rifles during passing out ceremony at Bihanga army training school (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
Sculpture of dead Osama bin Laden called He sits on display at an art exhibition during the 11th Havana Biennial (ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS) #
U.S.President Obama hugs cancer patient before he speaks to supporters at a fundraising reception in Seattle (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
French climber Alain Robert, also known as Spiderman, scales the 231 metre First Tower at the La Defense business district outside Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
Members of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team test out an engineering model of its next generation Mars rover, dubbed Curiosity, in the desert near Baker, California (GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS) #
U.S. artist Wenner poses with his 3D art installation at Changi International Airport in Singapore (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #

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