Photos Of 2012 Week 39

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A visitor with an umbrella stands during heavy rain after the opening of the 179th Oktoberfest in Munich (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
A girl dressed in white, carries a copy of a Koran as she takes part in a protest organized by supporters of Nasrallah against a film made in the U.S. that mocks the Prophet Mohammad, in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil (ALI HASHISHO/REUTERS) #
Austrian police officers wait in front of US embassy during protest by Muslims against film that denigrate Prophet Mohammad in Vienna (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
Revellers enjoy a ride in a roller coaster at the Munich Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
A combination photo shows participants during the 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships in Wittersdorf near Mulhouse (VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS) #
Regina Bakai competes in the Hungarian pole dance competition in Budapest (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
Tova (R), the mother of Israeli soldier Corporal Natanel Yahalomi, kisses his flag-draped coffin before his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin near Tel Aviv (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential candidate Romney kisses wife Ann after she spoke at campaign fundraiser in Beverly Hills (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Taylor Swift performs with member of her band during 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
A volunteer adds vegetables to create the world's biggest vegetable salad during a World Guinness Record attempt in Pantelimon (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
Rescue team members carry a tourist after an avalanche at Mount Manaslu Base Camp (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A boy hangs from a wall as he watches people immerse statues of the Hindu god Ganesh in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
Riot police use pepper spray as they try to disperse Muslim protesters during a rally in central Athens (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
Goldfish swim in a plastic pool as ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys are reflected in the water while performing the Tashlich ritual in the southern city of Ashdod (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Competitor rides his home-made vehicle during Red Bull Soapbox Race non-motorized event on Warsaw street (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
Italian designer Giorgio Armani acknowledges applause at end of his Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
Tracy Morgan lies onstage, pretending to have passed out, as host Kimmel stages a Facebook and Twitter stunt at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
Several dozen fishing boats set off to the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyutai in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan, from Suao port in Ilan County (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
A university student majoring in Korean traditional dance wears traditional costume while peforming during the grand Confucian ceremony of Seokjeon at a shrine at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
Militant Islamists react as they attend their verdict at a court in Ismailia city (STRINGER/EGYPT/REUTERS) #
A member of a government demolition team searches for cover next to his colleagues who are throwing back rocks at illegal settlers during a demolition near Manila's Makati financial district (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
A model displays a creation of DSquared 2 Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
Trainees prepare to pose for a group photo after finishing a training course at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong in Shanghai (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter plays a guitar as he walks through a street near Aleppo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Smoke from a wildfire engulfs a hillside next to a house in Pedralba near Valencia (HEINO KALIS/REUTERS) #
A U.S. Navy BQM-74E drone launches from the flight deck of the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man takes part in the Tashlich ritual in Ashdod ahead of Yom Kippur (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Man observes the artwork You will not see me, You will not hear me on the Cosmic Underground art train in Riga railway station (INTS KALNINS/REUTERS) #
A tuk-tuk driver drives through the rain on the streets of Colombo in Sri Lanka (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sits on car hood as he listens during a campaign rally in Acarigua (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
Surfers wait for waves as dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
File photo of Korean rapper-singer Psy performing in New York (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
A man attends a training at the FLN movement (North Liberation Forces) camp in Sevare (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
German Chancellor Merkel applauds as former German chancellor Kohl arrives for CDU and CSU party faction meeting in Berlin (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
Protesters surround Police vans close to Spain's Parliament during a demostration in Madrid (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS) #
A demonstrator struggles with Spanish National Police riot officers outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
An officer looks at a candidate as she does push-ups during the selection process for a professional contract in the Russian army, at a recruitment centre in Stavropol (EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS) #
Ivan, a 4-year-old lion, sits inside a private roadside zoo in Novi Pazar (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Former U.S. President Clinton kisses Chen Li, a disabled woman who has opened a school for the disabled in China, at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Military cadets march during a military parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of North Yemen's revolution in Sanaa (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
An Indian policewoman looks on from inside a police van at Kashmiri female nursing students during their protest sit-in in Srinagar (FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS) #
File photo shows two Sukhoi Su-30 planes from the Venezuelan Air Force taking part in a military parade to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Venezuela's independence in Caracas (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
A man walks along an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
Dress designer Dana Kruszynska looks at a dress to be worn at Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Debutante Alice Palmer is told off for walking too fast by former debutante Patricia Woodall as she rehearses for Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Volunteer cleans shoes of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos on display at Marikina Footwear Museum (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
A riot police officer prepares to throw a teargas cannister to protestors near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
A demonstrator comfronts a riot police officer near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he sits with his delegation prior to his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
Hillary Clinton winks after addressing an event to discuss leveraging AIDS response during the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Actor Krisch performs on stage during a dress rehearsal of Raimund's Der Alpenkoenig und der Menschenfeind in Vienna (HERWIG PRAMMER/REUTERS) #
People conduct rescue operations after a bus plunged into the Purna River in Maharashtra's Buldhana district (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
A visitor looks at Langlands & Bell's Sign of the Times, at the AKA Peace exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in central London (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
A fisherman throws his net at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #
A soldier uses a welding torch to destroy the chamber of a pistol on the outskirts of San Salvador (STRINGER/EL SALVADOR/REUTERS) #
A whale shark is seen in the Galapagos Islands (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Capriles greets supporters during a campaign rally in Maracay (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
A halite salt crystal in the shape of a heart is seen in the Nemocon salt mine (JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS) #
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei reacts to a question during an interview at his studio in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen stand guard as Muslim protesters pray outside a shopping mall in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
BASE jumper Navacerrada of Spain leaps before opening his parachute from Kuala Lumpur Tower (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
A Peugeot Onyx concep-car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
Staff set up the light in front of a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and representing Mona Lisa before a presentation in Geneva (DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS) #
Golden Moon, a giant lantern sculpture for Mid-Autumn Festival, is constructed at Victoria Park in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
Devotee with their faces covered with coloured powder dance in an alley during a procession on the ninth day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
Chen Mingzhi, a shoe designer, lies inside of his handmade 1.9 metre-long right shoe at his family store in Wenling, Zhejiang province (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
A paramilitary police officer stands guard Beijing's Tiananmen Gate (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Stewart sits at his desk in MacLeod's used bookstore in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney passes crying baby back into crowd outside American Legion Post 176 (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Gloria Thompson, 68, receives an eye exam at the Care Harbor/LA free clinic in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
Franciscan friar Alessandro Brustenghi, 34, performs at the Santa Maria degli Angeli basilica in Assisi (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
Brazilian artist Grapiuna works on his iron sculpture using a welding machine at his workshop in Rio de Janeiro (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #
A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Wreckage of a Dornier aircraft is seen at a crash site in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Rescue team members douse a plane after it crashed in Kathmandu (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Workers stand on one of the spheres of Brussels' Atomium, during a site cleaning (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Printout of a blessing is placed on a sleeping baby before his circumcision in Jerusalem (RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) #
Farmer uses his oxen to till his land in front of a satellite dish set up in an adjacent field in Narayangaon (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #

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