Photos Of 2012 Week 35

We are thundering on in 2012. Schools are or have started after the big Summer breaks, the Paralympics are gathering pace in London and the Republican held a convention in Tampa. [74 photos total]

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Combination picture of handout images of new cigarette packages released by US Food and Drug Administration (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Republican vice-presidential candidate U.S. Congressman Ryan (R-WI) greets audience members at a campaign rally at the Long Family Orchard and Farm in Commerce (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
A boy stands behind a kiosk blown over by Tropical Storm Isaac along the beach in the western city of Barahona (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Students of the Universidade do Amazonas (Amazon University) measure a pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) at the Wildlife Refuge of Sauim Castanheira in Manaus (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Theun de Jong of Netherlands performs during the 2012 Air Guitar World Championshps in Oulu (LEHTIKUVA/REUTERS) #
File photo of Pakistani Taliban group commander Dadullah speaking to the media in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area of Kunar and Bajaur tribal region (STRINGER AFGHANISTAN ADMIN/REUTERS) #
Fire is seen after an explosion at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo, in the Peninsula of Paraguana (STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS) #
A boy with his body painted like a tiger waits backstage before performing during festivities marking the annual harvest festival of Onam in Kochi (SIVARAM V/REUTERS) #
A boy dives into the water from a recreational platform at Magaluf beach, a popular tourist destination in Mallorca (STRINGER/SPAIN/REUTERS) #
Civilians stand outside their building after it was hit by shelling from Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo (YOUSSEF BOUDLAL/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of a Russian cosmonaut working during a mission in open space outside the International Space Station (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A member of the Free Syrian Army holds an unexploded shell as he eats during clashes with Syrian army soldiers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A burnt car is seen in the affected area after an explosion at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo (STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS) #
NASA handout photo of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong smiling in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A woman wades through flood waters as she works to save her possessions from her flooded home in Port au Prince (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, attend a prayer meeting on the occasion of 102nd birth anniversary of Teresa in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
A participant in a fancy dress slides down a chute on a float during a competition at the Bobrovy Log Fun Park Ski Resort near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
A farmer rides a bulls during a traditional bull race in the southern Bavarian village of Muensing near Lake Starnberg (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
A police officer swings his baton at a supporter of veteran Indian social activist Hazare during a protest against corruption in New Delhi (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
An ethnic Uighur girl poses for photo in front of a red curtain at her home in Hetian (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
A man sleeps near a make-shift carousel as he waits for customers in Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
Palestinian boys play on a beach in Gaza City (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
A Jewish settler walks with his daughters in the unauthorized outpost of Migron near Ramallah (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
A boat is stuck on the drying riverbed of the drought-stricken Danube river in Belgrade (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
Participants operate a homemade flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag event in Brasilia (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
A woman jogs on a treadmill during a workout in a gym as the sun sets in Belgrade (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, hold signs during a rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
A child holds his mother's hand as she is helped by a firefighter after a mini tornado, at the Municipal Cemetery in Guatemala City (JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS) #
Spanish matador Salguero is stepped on by bull during bullfight in Mexico bullring in Mexico City (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
A customer is seated on a 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot at the newly opened Robot Restaurant in Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl arrives in a wheelchair at the former lower house of parliament Bundestag in Bonn (WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS) #
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez embraces a victim as he visits the Amuay refinery a day after an explosion in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Fuel storage tanks are seen on fire at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana (STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS) #
A wave is seen in Busan as Typhoon Bolaven batters South Korea (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
A woman dressed as a mermaid swims in a tank during Spirits of Tampa event, which was held for participants of the Republican National Convention, at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A destroyed building is seen in the northern Gaza Strip (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
Paramilitary policemen jump up above their fellow policemen's arms during a psychological training in Tongling (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
A Nepalese man carries a mattress on his head in the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Students cover eyes with red ribbons as symbolic gesture during protest against new Chinese national education course in Hong Kong (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
Chinese fisherman gets out of stranded Chinese fishing boat by using rope while South Korean policemen rescue him and other fishermen in Seogwipo on Jeju Island (NEWSIS/REUTERS) #
New Orleans resident Diana Whipple stands on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as tropical storm Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana (JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS) #
Boys play soccer on hot summer day at La Victoria beach in Cadiz (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
Students take cover as a tear gas canister flies through the air, during clashes with riot police in Santiago (Eliseo Fernandez/REUTERS) #
Evandro Oliveira gives medicine to dogs at the APCA (Protection Association for Abandoned Dogs) centre in Sintra (RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS) #
A delegate from Texas waits for the start of the session during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A group of prisoners stand on the roof of Socabaya prison during a riot in Peru's southern city of Arequipa (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Ann Romney eacts while taking the stage to address the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
A view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's quarup in the Xingu National Park (UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS) #
A man walks in front of tyres set on fire by rioting youths for the third consecutive day in Mombasa (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A Syrian refugee girl looks out of her parents' tent at the Al Za'atri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria (ALI JAREKJI/REUTERS) #
Striking platinum mineworkers listen to a report back on negotiations at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa's North West Province (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
A member of the Free Syrian Army lies down on a bed next to weapons inside a house in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A local man walks on the road in the village of Lapankuri (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
A Sardinian miner stands during a protest by miners blocking the entrance of Carbosulcis mine in Carbonia, west of Cagliari (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
Levi Aron appears with his attorney Howard Greenberg (L) to be sentenced at the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn (POOL/REUTERS) #
Ron Brock cuts Jeanne Kee's hair in front of his truck, covered in anti-abortion posters, outside of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (PHILIP ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's children are seen on a video screen as he accepts the nomination while addressing delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A woman is held back by another woman as she reacts to the killing of several people at a crime scene in Monterrey (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
People take part in an attempt to break the world record for mass-massaging in Muang Thong Thanni (SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS) #
The sun sets during the Burning Man 2012 Fertility 2.0 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
Handout of people standing on large hexagonal columns of volcanic rock on Ninepin Group southeast of Hong Kong (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
US Navy handout of Thomasson scattering his grandfather's ashes in the surf on Iwo Jima (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Boats full of passengers struggle to move through water hyacinth in a dead part of river Buriganga in Dhaka. (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
People arrive at the Diner en blanc event outside the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
An aerial view shows the Burning Man 2012 Fertility 2.0 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
A mailbox with a statue of W.C. Fields stands above the water line on a street flooded by Hurricane Isaac in La Place (LEE CELANO/REUTERS) #
Firefighters walk past a blaze at a forest in Barranco Blanco in Coin (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Romney and vice presidential nominee Ryan pose with members of their staff during a walk through before the last day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair while speaking during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waves as he arrives to accept the nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Romney and vice presidential running mate Ryan are joined by family members after Romney's acceptance speech during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
Youths perform with pom poms during Malaysia's National Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
A view shows the Three Gorges Hotel and the passenger terminal of Chongqing Port (R) collapsing after demolition by explosives in Chongqing (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
People look at a self-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon as they drive past it in Suqian (STAFF/REUTERS) #

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