Photos Of 2012 Week 28

This week’s collections feature plenty from the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which has once again attracted thousands of revellers to drink and party the night away and to risk life and limb the next morning by running with the bulls. The rest of the images are as usual, from all over. [84 photos total]

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A man holds an umbrella to shield himself from the rain as he walks at Girgaum Chowpatty beach during a monsoon shower in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and German Foreign Minister Westerwelle attend the third meeting of the Friends of Syria group in Paris (POOL/REUTERS) #
Workers weld a wind tower in Gdansk Shipyard (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
Brides speak to their grooms during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman (ALI JAREKJI/REUTERS) #
Men place slippers on an image of U.S. President Obama during a demonstration in Quetta (NASEER AHMED/REUTERS) #
Women, wearing nylon masks, swim in the water during their visit to a beach in Qingdao (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
People take part in a water fight on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
A man walks past a destroyed building in Sirte (ANIS MILI/REUTERS) #
A riot police vehicle sprays water at an Amazonian indigenous demonstrator in La Paz (GASTON BRITO/REUTERS) #
Bennett and dog Brody, five-year-old Golden Doodle, ride on jet ski on Pigeon Lake near Bobcaygeon (FRED THORNHILL/REUTERS) #
Dare-devil Jay Cochrane walks a tightrope from the Skylon Tower to the Hilton over the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario (DOUG BENZ/REUTERS) #
Buddhist monks walk in lines past people who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok (SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS) #
A runner is dragged by his scarf by a Dolores Aguirre fighting bull at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
A woman walks by a ballot booth during the National Assembly election at a polling station in Tripoli (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
Worker smokes on the steel frame at a construction site in Hefei (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
A worker carries chickens from a truck at a poultry market in Mumbai (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
Local residents watch as sediment-laden flood water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in Luoyang (CARLF ZHANG/REUTERS) #
Children sit on a window sill as they watch the statue of San Fermin, patron saint of the San Fermin festival, being carried through the streets during a procession in his honour in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
Girl poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting at the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition in Hangzhou (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Women compete in a race in high heels in central Moscow (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
A stranded car is seen in a recently flooded street in the southern Russian town of Krymsk (STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS) #
A Congolese rebel fighter walks through an abandoned classroom, which was used as an armory for Congolese army, in Bunagana (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
Light emanates from the inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it waits for passengers at FOB Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the Rapa Das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo (MIGUEL VIDAL/REUTERS) #
A participant stuffs tobacco in her nose during world tobacco sniffing championship in Peutenhausen (GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
This full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the planet Mars (NASA/REUTERS) #
A combination of twelve pictures shows the portraits of revellers taking part in a zombie walk through downtown Frankfurt (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
Man waves gun from balcony to threaten anti-PRI protesters from Yosoy132 in Xalapa (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
France's President Hollande and Germany's Chancellor Merkel kiss each other after their speech during the 50th anniversary ceremony of a reconciliation meeting in Reims (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
A recortador performs a pass during a contest at Pamplona's bullring on the third day of the San Fermin festival (JOSEBA ETXABURU/REUTERS) #
Congolese refugees queue for porridge at the Nyakabande refugee transit camp in Kisoro town (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
A Russian Yak130 is pictured during preparation ahead of the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
Soldiers from Canada's Lord Strathcona's Horse stand ready for inspection at the Spruce Meadows North American event in Calgary. (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
Feet of homeless boys are pictured as they sleep at the premises of a temple in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Members of the newly formed Moranbong band perform during a demonstration performance in Pyongyang (KCNA/REUTERS) #
European Commission President Barroso visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) #
A bull chasing revellers jumps into the sea during the Bous a la Mar festival in the eastern Spanish coastal town of Denia (HEINO KALIS/REUTERS) #
Airbus A380 flies through cloud during a display flight at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
A combination of pictures show the site of the memorial center, in Potocari during the year 2002 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre near Srebrenica (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama is pictured as he delivers a statement calling for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts, in the East Room of the White House in Washington (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Milky Way shines in the sky behind a MRAP vehicle parked at the entry to FOB Goode near the town of Gardez in Afghanistan's Paktia Province (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Revellers are showered with sparks from the Fire Bull, a man carrying a metal structure loaded with fireworks on the fourth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
Members of the community police shout slogans as they are hit by riot police's water cannon during a demonstration in Algiers (LOUAFI LARBI/REUTERS) #
Guests are served dinner as a British flag is projected over the table of Ultraviolet restaurant in Shanghai (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Observers take pictures as an extreme cycling enthusiast performs a stunt with a bicycle during a diving activity at the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Young male gymnasts stretch their legs as a female gymnast jumps on a stage at a local juvenile sports school in Jiaxing (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo sits in the ICC courtroom in the Hague (POOL/REUTERS) #
Performers dressed as traditional figures dance through the streets during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS) #
A reveller sleeps next to empty bottles before the fourth running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
A worker's child sleeps on the floor next to a stack of finished products at a glass bangle factory in Old Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A house, with its foundation washed away, hangs over a rain-swollen creek at Nyhammar in Dalarna (SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS) #
A Pashtun girl stands at the doorway to her family dwelling in the outskirts of Peshawar (FAYAZ AZIZ/REUTERS) #
The word NEVER is seen painted on the slopes of Mount Shpirag in Berat. It took Sheme Filja, 10 days and an army of villagers to paint the name ENVER on the side of Albania's Mount Shpirag in 1968, in tribute to then communist dictator Enver Hoxha (Now, as part of a documentary project, Filja has swapped the first two letters with the help of his nephew and a whitewash pump, leaving the word NEVER to tower over Berat for the foreseeable future ARBEN CELI/REUTERS) #
France's President Francois Hollande reviews a Guard of Honour in central London (POOL/REUTERS) #
Fishermen take part in a protest against a new fisheries law proposed by the government in Congress, in Valparaiso city (Eliseo Fernandez/REUTERS) #
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
Women look at a metal structure filled with fire pots as World Heritage site Stonehenge is illuminated during an elemental Fire Garden display, which is part of the London 2012 Festival, in Salisbury (KIERAN DOHERTY/REUTERS) #
Performer wearing mask depicting a fish takes part in a dress rehearsal of Old Salt: (A) Portrait of Seamen by the rubberbodies theatre collective during the Malta Arts Festival in Vittoriosa in Valletta's Grand Harbour (DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/REUTERS) #
A patient suffering from facial paralysis undergoes acupuncture treatment at a traditional Chinese medical hospital in Jiaxing (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station on World Population Day in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
Runners sprint alongside fighting bulls at the Estafeta corner during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
A Bosnian Muslim woman touches the coffin of her relative at Memorial Center in Potocari before a mass burial, near Srebrenica (DADO RUVIC/REUTERS) #
A resident uses a pail of water to douse a fire in a slum area in Tramo, Pasay city (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
Entrepreneur Branson waves a model of LauncherOne cargo spacecraft from a window of an actual size model of SpaceShipTwo on display, after the LauncherOne announcement and news conference, at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
An injured protester is detained by riot police during clashes at the end of a march by Spanish coal miners in Madrid (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
A male snow leopard, Villy, is pictured in an enclosure at the zoo in Zurich (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
Tribesmen loyal to the al-Houthi Shi'ite rebel group shout slogans during a gathering in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
Three year-old boy Alessandro plays near a banana-shaped meeting point for lost children on the beach of Oostduinkerke (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Spanish bullfighter Saul Jimenez Fortes prepares before the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
Handout shows the Rolling Stones posing in front of The Marquee Club in London (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
An dog is seen carrying a banner during a protest by Occupy Wall Street activists at Zuccotti Park in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome (SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS) #
Combo pic of a photographer being knocked down by a wild cow during festivities in the bullring following the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
A wild cow jumps over revellers during festivities in the bullring following the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
Workers construct satelite dishes for the world's media ahead of the Olympic Games in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
U.S. pop singer Madonna performs during a concert of her MDNA world tour at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Girl runs past a giant picture bearing a hole where the face of former president Mubarak used to be, on a highway in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
Residents walk through shacks in Cape Town's crime-ridden Khayelitsha township (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
A man rides his bicycle through water fountains in front of the skyline in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
Page watches the festivities during the Iowa 80 Truckstop's 33rd Annual Truckers Jamboree in Walcott (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Vender counts money at shoe store in Taiyuan (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Women in traditional summer kimonos costumes look at paper lanterns during the annual Mitama festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo (ISSEI KATO/REUTERS) #
Firefighting planes fetch water from the Beniares reservoir to fight a wildfire next to the Sierra Mariola Nature Park in Cocentaina (HEINO KALIS/REUTERS) #
Three-days-old gorilla baby lies in the arm of its mother Rebecca at the zoo in Frankfurt (ALEX DOMANSKI/REUTERS) #

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