Photos Of 2012 Week 22

If you think you’ve got it bad, why not check out some of the situations pictured in our selection for week 22. Remember, you could be living in the killing fields that is Syria (Hello, Western politicians, what’s the difference between Libya and Syria? Oil?), you could be without work in Spain, you could be living in the civil war torn African continent or you could be the Amazon rainforest currently under siege from people burning up the trees to make charcoal. All in all, if you are able to view these images on your home PC you haven’t got it that bad. [64 photos total]

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A Palestinian protester looks through the slot of a hand-made shield during clashes with Israeli soldiers at a demonstration near Nablus (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
People hold candles in a protest against the shortage of electricity after opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the crowd in Yangon (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Buranovskiye Babushki of Russia perform their song Party For Everybody during a rehearsal for the Eurovison Song Contest final in Baku (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayer in Binsh (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Actress Stewart arrives on the red carpet ahead of the screening of the film Cosmopolis in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival (JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS) #
German design collective Urbanscreen projects images onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House at the opening night of the Vivid Festival in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), listens in Afgoye (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Coast Guard and government officials examine garbage washed out to sea by the 2011 Japan tsunami, which litters the wreck line of Montague Island (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A woman walks along the Hudson River as the sun sets on One World Trade Center and the skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
Revellers attend Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
Models present creations from Lenny's collection during Fashion Rio Summer 2012/2013 in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
Kites are flown at an open-air ethnographic museum during a kite festival in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
A police officer reconstructs a shooting incident on a building rooftop of the crime scene, using the rifle recovered elsewhere from a gunman who opened fire in a Finnish town centre in Hyvinkaa (LEHTIKUVA/REUTERS) #
U.S. military academy cadets throw their caps into the air after their graduation ceremony at West Point (ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS) #
Pilgrims ride on horses near the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Huelva (JAVIER DIAZ/REUTERS) #
A boy runs past the V-22 Osprey during a demonstration put together by the Marines as a part of Fleet Week in East Meadow, New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Loreen of Sweden performs her song Euphoria after winning the Eurovision song contest in Baku (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
An artist performs during the annual Kiev fire fest in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators from animal rights society AnimaNaturalis take part in a protest against Ringling Brothers Circus in front of the Mexico City Arena (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Riot police officers stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building as the midnight deadline of Nepal's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Muslims sit at the Jama Masjid after offering their evening prayers in the old quarters of Delhi (B MATHUR/REUTERS) #
Boys working at a shop selling coal take a break in Yangon (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Women work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Yangon (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Director Haneke reacts after receiving the Palme d'Or award for the film Amour during the awards ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
A U.S. Marine salutes motorcycle riders in the annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
A girl walks amongst graves of military veterans at the Cyprus Hills National Cemetery in New York (ALLISON JOYCE/REUTERS) #
A woman presents an African-Colombian hairstyle during the Afro-Hairstyles VIII Competition in Cali (JAIME SALDARRIAGA/REUTERS) #
Former British Prime Minister Blair arrives before giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media at the High Court in central London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
Labourer smokes after loading coal onto trucks at a coal yard near Chiwaki railway station in the northern Indian city of Allahabad (JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
Woman holds her malnourished child at therapeutic feeding center at al-Sabyeen hospital in Sanaa (MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS) #
People jostle while holding water pots as they collect water from lorry from WASA in outskirts of Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A woman lies on the floor of her home, a tent provided by the United Nations' refugee agency in southern Mauritania (JOE PENNEY/REUTERS) #
Agents from Brazil's environmental protection agency IBAMA destroy clandestine ovens used to make charcoal in Goianesia (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
A protester shouts during a protest against presidential candidates Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq at Tahrir square in Cairo (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
Obama's shadow is reflected on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as he delivers remarks during an observance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, on the National Mall in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
A child looks at the prosthetic legs of Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team members during a Memorial Day Parade in Binghamton, New York (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
Labourer rests inside wagon of coal train as he takes a break from shovelling coal at a coal yard on the outskirts of Jammu (MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS) #
Italian artists Garullo and Ottocento look at their exhibit entitled The Dream Of Italian, which comprises of a wax figurine representing Italy's former prime minister Berlusconi as being dead, at the Ferrajoli Palace in downtown Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
A relative carries the body of a South African teenager during a funeral procession in Doha (HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS) #
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a cup of tea at the VIP lounge of Yangon's airport (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
A striking coal miner places a burning tyre onto a barricade on the A-66 motorway in Campomanes (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
Supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party sing the National Anthem during a rally commemorating the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
A passenger walks with a suitcase during a cleaning staff protest at Barcelona's airport (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
A man falls into the water as he walks in flooded street in Montreal (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS) #
A Bolivian policeman stand in Pampa Colorada at the Carrasco national park (DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS) #
A rescue worker patrols in front of a building which was damaged in an earthquake, in Medolla (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
Member of SLA stands guard as UNAMID delegation arrives to open a new clinic in Forog, north Darfur (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A young woman drinks tea as she waits for her turn to get food supplies outside a food distribution center in Tarenguel, Mauritania (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
French reporter Langlois speaks after his release by Colombia's FARC guerrillas in Caqueta in this still image taken from video (REUTERS TV/REUTERS) #
Chinese bridal couples pose after their symbolic wedding in Fuessen (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison ponders upon a question during a news conference at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, Maryland (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
A boy cools himself off as he sits under a fountain in New Delhi (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A man kisses a camel at the Pyramids Plateau in Giza (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
Man transports ducks on a motorcycle to a market in Nam Ha province (KHAM/REUTERS) #
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 82nd Airborne Division, takes cover during a controlled detonation to clear an area for setting up a check point in Zahri district of Kandahar province (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
U.S pop singer Madonna performs during the opening concert of her MDNA world tour at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
An aerial view shows a clandestine airstrip used for drug smuggling after it was destroyed in a military operation approximately 35 km (22 miles) from the border with Colombia (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
NASA photo illustration depicts a view of the night sky just before the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Xiao Cao performs as a cultural revolution red guard at a park in Shanghai (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
Members of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group use an improvised bomb to blast through the main door of a building during an anti-terrorism drill at Taguig city (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
A boy jumps into a step well built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #

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