Photos Of 2012 Week 33

You thought I’d forgotten about The photos of 2012 week 33 right? Wrong. Week 33 was the week that saw the Olympic games in London come to a close and the troubles in Syria still be as serious as ever. New this week is the violence in South Africa, where more than 30 miners were killed by police becasue they were on strike for better pay. Here’s a tip to all future strikers, don’t go on strike carrying machetes and spears and refuse to put them down. Let’s hope week 34 brings us a bit more joy. [52 photos total]

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton pays her respects during the funeral of Ghana's late President Mills in Accra, Ghana (POOL/REUTERS) #
A girl shouts Islamic slogans during an anti-government demonstration in Bennish (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
A police official stands guard while confiscated drugs burn inside a military base in Santo Domingo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Marcel, a 30 month-old pig-wild boar crossbreed plays with Chloe Lutz in the small village of Kolbsheim near Strasbourg (VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS) #
Andean women fight for ball during a soccer match in Lim (MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS) #
Ruth picks up one of her cats from the train tracks outside a train carriage she calls home in Cadereyta on the outskirts of Monterrey (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky at the Mont-Tendre near Montricher, north of Geneva (DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS) #
Steven, a six-month-old baby, looks up as he is being fed in a room full of migrants at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Mexico City (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
Volunteers and rescuers search for survivors in the water after a footbridge collapsed in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire an RPG as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during heavy fighting in Salaheddine neighborhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Ramoncito Campo kisses his wife Hernelie Ruazol Campo on flooded street during monsoon that battered Manila (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Indian policemen take part in rehearsal for the country's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Romney introduces U.S. Congressman Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate during a campaign event in Norfolk (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
Flames are seen burning in the forested area of La Cumbre, near Santiago del Teide (SANTIAGO FERRERO/REUTERS) #
A woman takes shelter from the sun with her baby behind a burnt-out house in Caldono (JAIME SALDARRIAGA/REUTERS) #
Billionaire investor George Soros and girlfriend Tamiko Bolton are pictured at Soros' residence in Southampton, New York (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Local men fish with cormorants perched on their boats at an ancient village in Yongjia County (LEO LANG/REUTERS) #
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano on the Great Wall in Beijing (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Goasslschnoizer wearing traditional Bavarian Lederhosen take part in a whip cracking interlude on Germany's tallest mountain Zugspitze (MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS) #
Hostmann, Bavarian beer queen, taps a barrel of beer during a celebration six weeks prior to the start of Oktoberfest, on Zugspitze (MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS) #
The Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red Arrows, performs during an air show at Zhukovsk (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
An overview of the Olympic Stadium as athletes attend the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
Indian yoga guru Ramdev leans out of a bus window after he was detained by police along with his supporters during a protest march against corruption in New Delhi (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
Policemen prepare to rappel during a demonstration of K9 unit and police techniques at the Secretary of Public Security in Guadalupe (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
A Kashmiri villager stands next to his swans at a field in Bandipora (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
The injured captain of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter lies next to the crash site at Mount Kenya (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A boy covered in an Israeli flag lifts a curtain during a welcoming ceremony for Jewish immigrants at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his sniper rifle from a house in Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
A USGS researcher examines a Burmese python next to a truck in the Everglades National Park (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Protesters take part in Amnesty International flash mob demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Edinburgh (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
View of giant carpet made of flowers at Brussels' Grand Place (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama talks to the media on the Heil Family Farm in Haverhill (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Elephant newborn is fed by its mother during presentation to public at Berlin Zoo (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
A boy tries to control an Indian national flag from the wind as it is installed at a wholesale market on the occasion of India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
Man stands on house destroyed during recent Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Shi'ite masked gunmen from the Meqdad clan, gather at the Meqdad family's association headquarters in the southern suburbs in Beirut (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Striking miners chant slogans outside a South African mine in Rustenburg (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
Firefighting tanker plane drops fire retardant on homes threatened by Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Washington (ROBERT SORBO/REUTERS) #
A horse, a boxer dog and a podenco dog are silhouetted in Marinaleda (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
A police officer gestures as a protester throws a traffic cone towards the Japanese embassy, in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Thai vegetable market vendors pull back awnings and their produce off a railway track to allow a cross-country train to dissect through the middle of the town of Maeklong (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Passengers sit on top of an overcrowded train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A jockey of the Valmontone parish rides to win the Palio race in Siena (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
A soldier of the Ivorian Army gestures during a patrol in Dabou (THIERRY GOUEGNON/REUTERS) #
A protester licks his spear outside a South African mine in Rustenburg (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft gun at a Syrian Air force helicopter in Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
A Hindu devotee washes himself after performing rituals on the banks of the Bagmati River while celebrating Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) at Gokarna Temple in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A firefighting tanker plane flies above a portion of a forest devastated by a wildfire near Lacanau (STRINGER/FRANCE/REUTERS) #
A member from the airforce contingent lies on the ground after fainting during a ceremony marking Indonesia's 67th Independence Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta (ENNY NURAHENI/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during clashes in central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
NASA handout image of the Curiosity rover on Mars (NASA/REUTERS) #
A premature baby receives milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital in Rio de Janeiro (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #

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