Photos Of 2012 Week 24

I’m ashamed to say I’ve not really followed the news too much this past week. A little baby and football on the TV will do that to a person. Thankfully I have to make sure I have a selection of best photos ready for your enjoyment at the end of each week and it allowed me to catch up with some world events. Which is your favorite image? [55 photos total]

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A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad (KRISHNENDU HALDER/REUTERS) #
Palestinian protesters run away as an Israeli military bulldozer clears a road block placed by the protesters during clashes near Nablus (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
A mother eats with her family during a demonstration against the verdict for deposed leader Hosni Mubarak and against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik in Cairo's Tahrir Square (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
A soldier from the U.S. Army's Alpha Company, 1-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, guards an LZ at night at COP Pirtle-King in Afghanistan (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
A mourner reacts during the funeral for Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees at St. Mary's Chrurch in Thame, central England (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
A farmer, wearing plastic sheets to cover himself from the rain, sits near coffee beans at a coffee farm in the jungle of Villa Rica (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #
A farmer works at a pig farm on the outskirts of Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
A child carries a suona as he walks past a receiving line for greeting visitors at Pianpo Village in Kai county, Guizhou province (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
A stray dog stands on a rubbish dump at the seafront in Sidon (ALI HASHISHO/REUTERS) #
The Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft wait to be transferred to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Britain's Prince Philip waves to members of the media as he leaves the King Edward VII Hospital in London (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
Survivor Sfoundouris points at memorial on eve of anniversary of Nazi wartime Distomo massacre in village of Distomo (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
The USS Iowa makes her way through the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles to her permanent home, Berth 87, in San Pedro (LORI SHEPLER/REUTERS) #
A protester burns a China national flag during a protest to urge Chinese authorities to carry out a proper investigation into the death of Li Wangyang ,outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
A damaged L-410 plane is seen in a field near Borodyanka aerodrome (ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS) #
Afghan boys look at a U.S. Army soldier of 5-20 Infantry Regiment attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, in Zharay district of Kandahar province (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
A woman leaves her house through a decorated doorway during Corpus Christi day in Zahara de la Sierra (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
Man dressed in a red and yellow costume representing the devil, known as El Colacho, jumps over babies placed on a mattress during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, northern Spain (RICARDO ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
Souheil Duchene, 5, looks at his confiscated schoolbag next to his father Denis near the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS) #
Smoke fills the air over a small barn turning the sky orange as the High Park Fire burns near Laporte, Colorado (MARC PISCOTTY/REUTERS) #
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs during the American Theatre Wing's 66th annual Tony Awards in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Shawn Davis and his five-year old son Emerson fly-fish for trout at Spring Creek near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
Ethnic Rakhine people get water from a firefighter truck to extinguish fire set to their houses during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe (STAFF/REUTERS) #
An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe (STAFF/REUTERS) #
The body of a victim of the helicopter crash is seen on a zip line during the recovery operation in the Hualla Hualla area of Quispicanchis (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A man walks past a damaged passenger bus which was hit by a bomb attack in Mastung (NASEER AHMED/REUTERS) #
Coal miners blocked the Madrid-Gijon railway during a protest against government cuts in the mining sector in Cinera (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
Venezuela's President Chavez waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
A rocket is launched from M-270A1 MLRS during a combined rocket live fire training exercise in Cheorwon (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
Workers spread maize crop for drying at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh (AJAY VERMA/REUTERS) #
People gather around a humpback whale that beached itself in White Rock (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
Incoming Lieutenants participate during a ceremony at a police school in Bogota (JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS) #
Producer of sisal fibres works at his farm in Conceiao do Coite in the state of Bahia (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Fellow workers, a firefighter and doctors work together to cut steel bars which were pierced through a worker's body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs as Queen Elizabeth gestures while they watch part of a children's sports event during a visit to Vernon Park in Nottingham (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
Protester screams at JPMorgan Chase and Company CEO Jamie Dimon as he testifies before U.S. Senate Committee in Washington (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
A pair of sandals lies on bloodstained ground after shelling at the Talbisah area in Homs city (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Indigenous children from Paresi tribe talk at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
Children play in the water in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Benghazi (ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS) #
People watch an exhibition at the Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janeiro (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Models present creations from the Adriana Degreas collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012/2013 in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
An usher waits in the doorway of a train, as a conductor watches remaining passengers board at the Beijing South railway station (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi attends a news conference after addressing the 101st session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organisation at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva (VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS) #
Soldiers patrol through a neighbourhood that was burnt during recent violence in Sittwe (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Soldiers pay a silent tribute after completing the exhumation of the remains of South Korean soldiers at an excavation site on a mountain in Sokcho (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
A fireman looks damaged Parmesan cheese inside a collapsed storage in Rolo (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
U.S. Army soldiers react after their comrade was wounded at patrol by an IED in southern Afghanistan (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
Hungarian Istvan Puskas poses with his wooden chopper in Tiszaors (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
A man rummages through a garbage container in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
Italian PM Monti and French President Hollande review an honour guard as they arrive for a meeting at Chigi palace in Rome (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
Captain Brownlee during a ceremony to pay homage to the British soldiers who died in the war, in Stanley (ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS) #
Bom, Minzy and Dara of 2NE1 and a promoter pose during a red carpet event to promote new movie ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' in Seoul (STRINGER/KOREA/REUTERS) #
People attend the White Dinner event in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
File photo of Rohingya children from Myanmar playing in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Coal miners fire a rocket during a clash with Spanish national riot police in the surroundings of the El Soton coal mine in El Entrego (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #

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