Photos Of 2012 Week 20

We’ve got all sorts again in week 20′s selection of best or most newsworthy photos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. [56 photos total]

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Residents untie the hose of a cement mixer to douse water on a fire engulfing houses at a slum community in Manila (CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERS) #
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Baboons climb into a Hyundai i30 hatchback at Knowsley Safari Park during a promotional event by the manufacturer to test the car's durability in Merseyside (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Samaritan sect take part in the traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover near Nablus (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
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A woman walks past a graffiti art of Colombian artist Stinkfish at the Poliniza Festival of Urban Art at the Polytechnic University in Valencia (HEINO KALIS/REUTERS) #
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A resident holds on to his belongings while floating in the waters of Manila bay as fire engulfs houses at a slum community in Manila (CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERS) #
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Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the 2012 Yeosu Expo (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
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A man is silhouetted against the setting sun as he walks with his camel in the outskirts of Karachi (ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite holds hand of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko during her visit to a hospital in Kharkiv (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Giant ants appear to crawl up and down facade of Fausto Theater, in sculpture created by Colombian artist Barros, during exhibition set up for Havana Biennal (ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS) #
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Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of ash and steam high into the air in Puebla (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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An employee carries a pelican from its cage to an open air enclosure, during summer, at the Royev Ruchey zoo, on the suburb of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
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A Leica 0 series camera, number 116, is seen on a shelf in Westlicht gallery in Vienna (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Onlookers walk past a stranded Taiwanese fishing trawler, which ran aground, in thick fog off Cape Town's popular Clifton beach (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
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Romney watches proceedings during the commencement ceremony at Liberty University in Lynchburg (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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A woman cries as she mourns her deceased relative in Minxian county, Gansu province (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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A demonstrators wears a Guy Fawkes mask during a protest marking the one year anniversary of Spain's Indignados (Indignant) movement in Puerta del Sol (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Policemen take pictures of the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft during transportation to its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
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Palestinian protester gestures in front of a U.N. vehicle during a protest in Gaza City (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Buddhists pray during a ceremony to commemorate the birth of Buddha, at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
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Rescue team stand below as a helicopter lifts up logistical supplies at the peak of Mount Salak, near Sukabumi (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
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An Indonesian soldier eats breakfast, in the early morning, before embarking on a search and rescue mission for possible casualties from the Sukhoi Superjet air crash on top of Mount Salak (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
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A Sunni Muslim gunman fires during clashes at the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Kraft, top candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Loehrmann of the Greens hug each other before giving a TV interview following the NRW federal state election in Duesseldorf (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Lord's Resistance Army commander Caesar Achellam is presented to the media in Djema (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
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Women stand on 'The Human Floor' as he lays on a bed of broken glass at the Watch City Festival celebrating Steampunk in Waltham (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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An abandoned building stands in the middle of ploughed fields on the outskirts of Venice (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Madame Tussauds employee Lisa Burton poses with a paintbrush on a new figure of Britan's Queen Elizabeth, produced in honour of her Diamond Jubilee in London (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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To match story CHINA/INSTANT-BUILDING/ (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Tattoo artist Dave Hurban displays an iPod Nano which he has attached to his wrists through magnetic piercings in his wrist in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
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Haitians purchase cow heads and skin from a truck of a Dominican vendor during the bi-weekly market in Dajabon (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A rainbow is seen in the sky as lightning strikes after a rainstorm in Haikou (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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Fuel tankers, which were used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, are parked at a compound in Karachi (ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
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A woman holds her malnourished child inside the pediatric ward at Banadir Hospital of Somalia's capital Mogadishu (OMAR FARUK/REUTERS) #
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France's new President Francois Hollande stands up in his car as he rides up the Champs-Elysees after the handover ceremony in Paris (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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Anna-Rae Douglass sorts through a dumpster for edible food behind an organic grocery store in Coquitlam, British Columbia (BEN NELMS/REUTERS) #
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Head of Greece's Left Coalition party Alexis Tsipras arrives for a meeting in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
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A boy smokes a hookah, or waterpipe, as he sits at a waterpipe delivery service shop in a poor neigborhood south of Beirut (JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS) #
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Yawalapiti youth chief Anuia leads a dance in the Xingu National Park (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
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German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande listen to national anthems during a ceremony at the Chancellery in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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A forensic technician lifts the legs of a dead woman at a crime scene in San Pedro on the outskirts of Monterrey (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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Firminger holds an elver in Portland (JOEL PAGE/REUTERS) #
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A German riot police woman is covered with paint after being attacked by demonstrators as police clears the camp of occupy protestors in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Cast member Willis poses during a photocall at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, (ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS) #
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The loading screen of the Facebook application on a mobile phone is seen in this photo illustration taken in Lavigny (VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS) #
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Uggie, the dog from the film The Artist, is interviewed by Larry King before the start of the Friars Club Roast of Betty White in New York (ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS) #
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Artists Emily Frankoski and Dolores Bilke paint a tornado damaged tree in Joplin (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
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A man smokes inside the theater before a show at Pamir Cinema in Kabul (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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Mejra Dzogaz prays near the graves of her two sons before the television broadcast of the court proceedings of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic's in Potocari, near Srebrenica (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
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NASA handout image taken from the International Space Station (NASA/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip cruise around Liverpool's Albert Dock on a converted amphibious landing craft (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Handout photo of George Zimmerman's head (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Barn owls chicks sit in a box in Israel's Beit Shean Valley, near the border with Jordan (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
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Maintenance man laughs as an actor dressed as the character Baby Nadder from film How To Train Your Dragon makes his way through pedestrians in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
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A woman walks past riot policemen in La Paz (DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS) #
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Transgendered contestant Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition wearing her evening gown in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Marylebone Cricket Club members read newspapers as they wait in a queue outside the ground at Lord's cricket ground in London (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #

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