Photos Of 2012 Week 27

We’ve got an eclectic bunch of pictures for you today. Something for everyone I’d say. Some sad, some happy, some wtf and some beautiful. I hope you enjoy them and let us know your favorite in the comments below. [61 photos total]

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An ethnic Roma man carries his child after being rehoused at Cuprom offices in Romania's northern town of Baia Mare (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
Hershkovitz, a Holocaust survivor and winner of a beauty contest for survivors of the Nazi genocide, stands with other contestants during the contest in Haifa (AVISHAG SHAR-YASHUV/REUTERS) #
Lightnings strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Berlin (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
German Chancellor Merkel and other delegates prepare to cast their ballots in the Reichstag in Berlin (FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama surveys fire damaged area with first responders in Colorado Springs (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian groom is thrown in the air during a mass wedding party for 19 Palestinian couples in the West Bank village of Silwad (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
Ducks sit by a pond as the Rose Crest fire burns the hills in Herriman (GEORGE FREY/REUTERS) #
Police officers push members of the media during a pro-democracy protest in front of the hotel where Chinese President Hu is staying in Hong Kong (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
People watch a firework display during the International Fireworks Festival in Zagreb (ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS) #
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying takes oath in front of Chinese President Hu Jintao during the inauguration of the new government in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
A member of the movement Yosoy132 takes part during a demonstration to demand transparency in the next election outside TV broadcaster Televisa building in Mexico city (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
Government officials and guests attend a flag raising ceremony outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
Smoke rises from 120mm mortar barrel after being fired by U.S. Army soldiers in Pech River Valley (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A girl plays with bubbles during a march by pro-democracy demonstrators in downtown Hong Kong (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
A pro-democracy demonstrator holds a portrait of Queen Elizabeth as he marches along downtown Hong Kong, during the 15th anniversary of the territory's handover to China (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Afghan children gesture as they watch soldiers from 12th Infantry Regiment patrol in Pech River Valley (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Flood-affected residents are silhouetted against the setting sun as they travel on a boat through their submerged paddy fields at Himalua village (UTPAL BARUAH/REUTERS) #
Syrian fighters take position at a front line fighting at Hamidiyeh district area in the central city of Homs (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Kids play in a water fountain in the Capital Heights neighborhood to beat heat gripping Washington (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
People lean out of the windows of an office building on fire in Guayaquil (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire blankets a hill in the background as an antlered deer walks through a neighborhood recently evacuated due to the wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colorado (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Members of the female punk group Pussy Riot perform during a concert by US rock group Faith No More in Moscow (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
A woman sits with her child in a boat during heavy rains at a flooded village in Kurigram (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Belarussian servicemen take part in a military parade during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Residents look at damaged vehicles at the site of a bomb attack in a market in Diwaniya (STRINGER/IRAQ/REUTERS) #
Turkish F-16 fighter jets line up for takeoff from Incirlik airbase in the southern Turkish city of Adana (UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS) #
Children eat in a makeshift shelter where they are taking refuge at from the floods in Kurigram (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
IMF Managing Director Lagarde arrives for news conference at IMF headquarters in Washington (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Captain Kopp talks to therapy dog Hank at Combat Outpost Nangalam in the Pech River Valley of Afghanistan (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Two Blackhawk helicopters load passengers in the Pech River Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Man is seen photographing the full moon in Brasilia (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
Lighting strikes as rain clouds approach the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of a 51 pound cancerous tumor removed from a patient from Riverview Medical Center, in Red Bank (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A house is surrounded by a burnt landscape, as a helicopter flies above after dropping water on the Quail Fire in Alpine (GEORGE FREY/REUTERS) #
A woman smears mineral-rich black mud on a man's forehead near the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
File picture shows miners on strike waiting for suspended ANC Youth League President Malema to address them outside the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
Calluses are seen on the knuckles of a young performer during a Shaolin and Wu Dong Martial Arts Extravaganza at Hong Kong's Lantau Island (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
Klitschko, heavyweight boxing champion and leader of Ukrainian political party UDAR, walks away after police fired teargas during a rally in Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Barclays bank former Chief Executive Bob Diamond arrives at Portcullis House in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
A miner kicks a gas canister fired by the Spanish national riot police during the clashes between police and miners in El Entrego (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
A coal miner burns a wood barricade in the surrounding of Pozo Soton coal mine in El Entrego (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
Houses under construction are seen in the West Bank city of Ramallah (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
A group of young people parody U.S. Republican presidential candidate Romney's last name as R-MONEY as they march in a Fourth of July parade in Takoma Park (JIM BOURG/REUTERS) #
Dutch TV presenter and model Van der Vaart presents a creation by Hunkemoeller as her husband watches at Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 in Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
Joey Chestnut competes in the 2012 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Eating Contest at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A helicopter drops water on the north flank of the Fontenelle Fire outside Big Piney, Wyoming (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
People look at fireworks exploding during Macy's Independence Day celebration as seen from Hoboken (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
Soldiers from an honour guard practice ahead of an official welcoming ceremony for Cuba's President Raul Castro at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Animal rights protesters lie covered in fake blood and black paint as they form the words Stop bullfighting during a demonstration in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
Remains collected from the wreckage of Turkish F-4 jet which was shot down by Syria and retrieved from the seabed on Thursday, are seen in this undated picture released by Turkish Chief of Staff in Ankara (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A girl runs through a spray of water leaking from a hose outside the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington Mall (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
People look on from a bridge as riot police stand guard during a blockade by public bus drivers on Roosevelt Avenue in Guatemala City (JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS) #
A penguin swims near Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
A laser beam touches the Gherkin from the Shard during the laser and searchlight show which marks the completion of the exterior of the Shard building in central London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Venezuelan soldiers march during a military parade marking the 201th anniversary of Venezuela's independence, in Caracas (STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS) #
All 20,000 fireworks lit the sky in 15 seconds when they were accidentally set off prematurely by a computer glitch at the San Diego Independence Day show, in San Diego (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
IMF Managing Director Lagarde delivers a speech at a special forum in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
A woman carries water through the flooded Jamam refugee camp at the Upper Nile (ADRIANE OHANESIAN/REUTERS) #
Female giant panda Shin Shin's new baby is seen at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Revellers hold up their red scarves next to a Basque Country flag during the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #

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