Photos Of 2012 Week 38

I was gone for a week and loads has happened. We have an international dispute between Japan and China over a group of little islands. William and Kate are putting on a brave face with regards to the topless photos published of her in French, Italian, Danish and Irish magazines, The space shuttle Endeavour made her last trip as a passenger to L.A.. And the Occupy movemnt celebrated it’s first anniversary by being arrested by NYC’s finest. I was at the OWS protest site the day before, just walking around and trying to figure it out, to be honest, most people there were anarchists, idealists and jobless. If they would put the same effort into starting their own companies as they do in these protests they can change the system from the inside instead of shouting from the outside. Just my 2 cents. [78 photos total]

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Spanish Crown Prince Felipe holds his daughter Infanta Leonor as his wife Princess Letizia and their daughter Infanta Sofia rest in his official residence in Madrid (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with U.N.-Arab League peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus (SANA/REUTERS) #
Demonstrator swings an iron bar to smash goods at a Japanese-funded shopping centre during a protest in Qingdao (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
A man is arrested by police at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa's North West Province (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
A Lebanese soldier looks on as he patrols before Pope Benedict XVI arrives to meet youths in Bkerke in Harissa, near Beirut (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
Balloons in the shape of a rosary decorate the sky as faithful youths gather to meet Pope Benedict XVI at Bkerke (SHARIF KARIM/REUTERS) #
Woman embraces a riot policeman in front of the IMF office during a protest against austerity in Lisbon (JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO/REUTERS) #
A contestant runs with her shoes in her hand during the 4th annual Maharashtra State Open DanceSport Championship in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
A demonstrator shouts in front of riot police during a protest against Japan's decision to purchase disputed islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku and China calls the Diaoyu, in Shenzhen (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
Protesters laugh and take pictures next to a burned Japanese national flag during an anti-Japan protest in Wuhan (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, board a decorated truck at Honiara International Airport (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
An aerial view of the waterfront where a mass is being held by Pope Benedict XVI in Beirut (POOL/REUTERS) #
Man tries to pull his opponent over the table during the traditional Bavarian finger-pulling championships, called Fingerhakeln, in the Bavarian village of Warngau (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
A model rehearses for the Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Members of the Mexican army stand in formation during a military parade celebrating Independence Day at the Zocalo square in Mexico City (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Occupy Wall Street protester holds up a banner during activities organized by the movement OWS at Foley Square (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
A firefighting jet airplane flies drops retardant on the North Merna wildfire in the Bridger National Forest west of the town of Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
A ferry terminal at Tongyeong port is seen flooded by rains brought by Typhoon Sanba in Tongyeong (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
People exercise during a health promotion event to mark Japan's Respect for the Aged Day at a temple in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
A police official talks on his mobile phone while standing amidst the damaged wagons of a passenger train after it collided with another in Karachi (AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS) #
An Afghan policeman points his rifle towards protesters in Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
An aerial view of Mount Gamalama as it spews volcanic ash after it erupted at the Indonesia's Ternate Island (STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS) #
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta hands coins to U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Indonesian Muslim protester throws Molotov cocktail towards police during protest in in Jakarta (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
Security guards and Spanish riot police prevent picketers from accessing the railway platforms during a railway and metro strike at Atocha station in Madrid (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
People walk past the Grand Mosque of Djenne, a UNESCO World-Heritage listed site, in Djenne (JOE PENNEY/REUTERS) #
An ethnic Shan Buddhist monk carries his robe as another looks out the window of their monastery in Yangon (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
An Occupy Wall Street activist is escorted by New York Police Department officers after being arrested while demonstrating in the financial district during the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
New York Police Department officers arrest a Occupy Wall Street activist outside of the headquarters of Goldman Sachs during demonstrations through the financial district on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney pauses during his address to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, California (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
An Occupy Wall Street activist yells at friends after being arrested during demonstrations on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
An Occupy Wall Street activist looks out from under a bandage after being arrested during demonstrations on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Chinese military troops stand at attention for U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the Bayi Building in Beijing (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
A girl is covered by a shawl to protect her from rain while being carried by her mother after returning from Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators shout slogan as they march with Chinese national flags and banners near the Japanese consulate during a protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China, in Shanghai (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton meets with Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi at the State Department in Washington (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
Nine-day old male Indian rhinoceros Jari stands beside his mother Quetta in an enclosure at zoo in Basel (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Romney greets boy scout troop after stepping off his campaign plane in Salt Lake City, Utah (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
An injured unionized mine worker is helped onto an ambulance after clashes with independent miners in La Paz (DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS) #
A squirrel smells the feet of a man in Mexico City (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
A man, dressed as the Muppet character Elmo, is arrested in New York's Times Square (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
Lightning illuminates the sky during a tropical thunder storm in Havana (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
A man walks near burnt vehicles and gas storage tanks at a gas facility of Pemex in Reynosa (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A man swims in a polluted canal in central Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Resident steps over puddle of water dyed red by Rhodamine B extra in Jinan (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
A Nepalese man rides his bicycle along the streets of Bashantapur Durbar Square during sunset in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Kennedy Space Center for the last time in Florida (MICHAEL BROWN/REUTERS) #
People help each other to cross the street during a heavy wind storm in Montevideo (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
Devotees gather around an idol of Vishwakarma, the Hindu deity of architecture and machinery before its immersion in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
Microsoft CEO Ballmer and HTC CEO Chou display new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system phones at a launch event in New York (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
Bubble artist Melody Yang looks through a bubble she created on a table during a demonstration in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
A man redraws the graffiti along Mohamed Mahmoud street, a day after the walls were believed to be painted by government workers to cover former graffiti, in downtown Cairo (MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS) #
Nepalese women offer prayer along the bank of the Bagmati River, during Rishi Panchami festival, in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators from the Samajwadi Party shout slogans after they stopped a passenger train during a protest against price hikes in fuel and FDI in retail, near Allahabad railway station (JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
Megaupload founder Dotcom talks to members of the media outside the New Zealand Court of Appeals in Wellington (MARK COOTE/REUTERS) #
Firefighters and local residents try to control a fire at a slum next to a Padma garments factory in Begunbari, Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A participant does push-ups backstage during a bodybuilding competition in Srinagar (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
Men wearing cardboard hats, depicting Apple's new iPhone 5, pose for photos as they wait for the release of the phone near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
An employee of Maariv, one of Israel's largest tabloid newspapers, holds a placard at a protest in Tel Aviv (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
A woman poses with a locust on her tongue at a discovery lunch in Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
Protesters smash the windscreen and windows of a car during an anti-America protest march in Islamabad (FAISAL MAHMOOD/REUTERS) #
Actors perform a theatrical re-enactment of the Red Army and the beginning of the Long March in Jinggangshan (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
U.S. House Minority Leader Pelosi reacts as U.S. House Speaker Boehner helps hammer in her nail during a ceremony for the Presidential inauguration construction on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
The friends and family of Lance Corporal Duane Groom grieve as his coffin is driven away from the Memorial Garden outside the RAF base at Brize Norton after his repatriation from Afghanistan in Carterton, central England (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
Devotees walk past an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
The tower at 157 West 57th Street is seen in New York (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
Tourists spend day on the beach at a five-star all-inclusive resort in Varadero (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
School girls ride on a pedicab to their homes after attending classes in Tondo, Manila (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
A riot policeman keeps watch during a demonstration in Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
A boy looks at an elephant from a touring circus bathing in the harbour of the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok (YURI MALTSEV/REUTERS) #
Polish soldiers stands in front of a wall with names of Polish victims of Soviet-era repressions, at the memorial near the village of Bykivnia (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A municipal agent leads suspected crack users away during an operation by Rio de Janeiro's Social Action Secretariat to bring crack addicts to shelters for rehabilitation, in the Madureira neighborhood (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
A tent camper is seen under a star-filled night sky in the Southern California mountains near Alpine (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
Spectators display a huge Chinese national flag during the Nanning International Arts Festival of Folk Songs, the gala show for the opening of the China-ASEAN expo (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
France's President Hollande and Germany's Chancellor Merkel kiss each other during 50th anniversary ceremony of reconciliation speech of France's President Charles de Gaulle to Germany youth after World War II, in Ludwigsburg (MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS) #
Residents gather inside a church, which was set on fire by a mob during an anti-U.S. protest a day earlier, in Mardan in Pakistan's northwest (KHURAM PARVEZ/REUTERS) #

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