Photos Of 2012 Week 23

Damn, we’re nearly half way through 2012 already. Time flies when you have stuff to do. No one real news story stood out for me this week, it was a week of the weird, wonderful and downright horrible. Venus moving across the sun, The Queen’s jubilee celebrations, Mubarak sentenced to life in prison and a stone cold killer from Canada caught in Berlin. [62 photos total]

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German design collective Urbanscreen projects images onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the Vivid Festival in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
Bullet casings are seen near sandbags in the center of Houla (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A woman walks past U.S. Army soldiers of 82nd Airborne Division securing an area during a patrol in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
A man poses for photographers with an oversized donut during a donut giveaway marking the 75th annual National Donut Day in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
A worker rests on a truck after unloading vegetable in a wholesale market at Kawranbazar in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Trader Mario Picone works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
Space Shuttle replica Explorer moves by barge into Clear Lake towards the dock at the Johnson Space Center in Houston (RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS) #
Canadian singer Bieber listens to fans from a balcony of his record label after singing a musical set in Paris (JULIEN MUGUET/REUTERS) #
A truck overloaded with straw travels to a paper-making factory on the outskirts of Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom in Cairo (REUTERS TV/REUTERS) #
A helicopter makes an approach to a base in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
A boy bathes next to a well while his family members collect water at a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad (REBECCA CONWAY/REUTERS) #
Contestant Zhu Wen competes during the 2nd China Pole Dance semi-final in Tianjin municipality (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Brazilian native Indian Zahy Guajajara checks her computer at the former Indian Museum where she lives, in Rio de Janeiro (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
Mist and drizzle shrouds Tower Bridge and the former Royal Navy cruiser HMS Belfast museum on the Thames river ahead of the Queen's flotilla in London (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
The wreckage of a cargo plane sits just off the runway in Ghana's capital Accra (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave during a pageant in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
Men cool down in a canal in the eastern city of Lahore (MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS) #
The Orvillecopter by Dutch artist Jansen flies in a gallery as part of the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Members of Queer Utah Aquatic Club dance in a gay pride parade in Salt Lake City, Utah (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
People gather near the engine of a plane, after it crashed into a neighbourhood in Ishaga disrict, an outskirt of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos (AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE/REUTERS) #
Cherson is carried by her father Alan prior to Celebrate Israel parade in New York (ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS) #
Soldiers stand guard upon the arrival of a plane carrying Yemen's former Deputy Prime Minister Sadiq Amin Abu-Rass at Sanaa International Airport (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
Actress Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for best on-screen dirtbag for her role in Horrible Bosses at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
Former Societe Generale trader Kerviel arrives with his lawyer Koubbi for the first day of his trial to appeal his three-year jail term in Paris (JULIEN MUGUET/REUTERS) #
Coal miners run during confrontations with the riot Civil Guard after setting an incendiary device to a barricade near highway A-66 in Vega del Rey (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
People take part in candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on 23rd anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
Buddhists monks and followers walk with lighted candles in hand around Wat Phra Dhammakaya during Vesak Day (SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS) #
Yemeni army forces fire a missile towards al Qaeda-linked militants positions in the southern province of Abyan (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
US Marine Col. John Miniclier at the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway (MARCO GARCIA/REUTERS) #
Australian singer Kylie Minogue performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
Former U.S. President Clinton and U.S. President Obama wave at fundraiser in New York (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are driven foe a service to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at St Paul's Cathedral in London (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
Inhabitants of Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales during the traditional 'Grindadrap' near Sandur on Sandoy island (ANDRIJA ILIC/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian protester uses a sling during clashes near Ramallah (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
A soldier from the United States Army's Charlie Company, 1-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division keeps watch at night at Observation Post Mustang in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves Westminster Hall after a lunch to mark her Diamond Jubilee, in central Londo (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly in formation over Buckingham Palace as the royal family stand on the balcony to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in central London (POOL/REUTERS) #
Berlin police handout photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A woman with a towel wrapped around her head looks out at anti-riot police walking up to protesters in Guatemala City (JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS) #
A pig named Funtik is seen in its cage in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
Nancy Reagan observes the eighth anniversary of the passing of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in California (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Attendees pass between display areas during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles (PHIL McCARTEN/REUTERS) #
South Korean primary school students wearing masks with solar viewers watch Venus passing between the Sun and the Earth at the Gwacheon National Science Museum in Gwacheon, south of Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
A helicopter flies past as the planet Venus makes its transit across the sun over Tijuana (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama walks up stairs towards Air Force One outside Washington (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Workers attach huge placard displaying Euro 2012 trophy as they decorate building near Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
Space Shuttle Enterprise is lifted onto deck of Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on retired USS Intrepid Aircraft carrier in New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser in Los Angeles in California (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Singer Carrie Underwood performs at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville (HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS) #
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department photograph of a dock that has washed ashore on Agate Beach one mile north of Newport Oregon (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A couple kiss at a tram stop in front of the soviet era statue Worker and Kolkhoz woman near Moscow's All Russia Exhibition Centre (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
A soldier runs across open ground to avoid sniper fire at Combat Outpost Pirtle-King in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
Kasidiaris, the spokesman for Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn, slaps Communist Party deputy Kanelli on live television in this still image taken from video (REUTERS TV/REUTERS) #
England's national football team manager Roy Hodgson appears in a 108 foot tall reproduction of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue above the White Cliffs of Dover (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is pictured as a Joint Economic Committee hearing on economic outlook and policy on Capitol Hill in Washington (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Models are seen during the reality TV show Germany's next top model by Heidi Klum in Cologne (WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS) #
Natasha Tretheway wipes her eyes after she began to cry following her naming as 19th U.S. poet laureate, in Decatur, Georgia (TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS) #
Actress Roberts winks as she tells a story about MacLaine at the TV Land cable channel taping of the AFI Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles (FRED PROUSER/REUTERS) #
Firefighters carry out rescue operations at the wreckage of a police car after a bus crashed into it on a street in central Beijing (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Parents wait at the gate of a school compound as their children take part in the National College Entrance Exam in Huaibei (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Kashmiri Muslim women perform Friday prayers in Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #

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