Photos Of 2012 Week 41

Can you feel the tension yet? Only a few weeks to go until the USA picks it’s next leader. Romney went head to head with Obama and Bidem took on Ryan. The polls say this and the polls say that. What the polls say doesn’t matter one bit. The final count is the only thing that will go down in history. [56 photos total]

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A boy, with a Syrian opposition flag on his bicycle, flashes a 'V' sign in Kafranbel near Idlib (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Romney and his wife Ann are greeted as they arrive for a campaign rally in St. Petersburg (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Magician Blaine channels bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity during a stunt on Pier 54 in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
A Serbian Orthodox nun and a woman rest outside the St George's Church on Oplenac Hill in Topola (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
A combination of photographs shows the demolition of a chimney in the eastern German town of Boxberg (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A farmer takes a nap along the national highway during Jan Satyagraha march at Morena district of Madhya Pradesh (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
Thousands of spectators gather on Lille's Grand Place during the opening parade for the festivities of Lille 3000 Fantastic (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
A man plays with his dog during a walk in honor of World Animal Day in Managua (OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS) #
Afghan men work at a brick factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
A slum dweller throws water from a bucket after a fire in a slum at Mohakhali in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Participants descend from a hill on a homemade roller cart during the 24th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin (ALBEIRO LOPERA/REUTERS) #
Locals from Sabah wave Malaysian flags during the Malaysia Day celebrations marking Sabah's entry into Malaysia, in Kota Kinabalu (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
Space Launch Complex 40 is illuminated by a Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off at 8:35 p.m. EDT carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (NASA/REUTERS) #
Rescuers attempt to stop a man from committing suicide on a bridge in Wuhan (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Buddhist monk holds poster during demonstration protesting against violence on Buddhists in Bangladesh in front of Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
People look at the remains of a Sudanese military plane after it crashed at the North Korodofan State border near Khartoum (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS) #
Kudryavtsev does leg-splits while reading a book in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
Chef Tommaso Moroni cooks pasta with sauce at the Barilla Academy in Parma (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally in a downpour in Newport News, Virginia (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance during Simhat Torah celebrations in Jerusalem (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an Obama Victory Fund concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
A man smokes a cigarette near a goat standing on a pole of a temple at Khokana in Lalitpur (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A woman sorts books at a booth during the preparations for the upcoming book fair in Frankfurt (RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators burn a flag emblazoned with a swastika during a demonstration against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in central Athens (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Passers-by photograph and examine an art installation promoting an exhibition at Leopold museum in Vienna (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
A naked protester runs past the parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case in Bellefonte (PAT LITTLE/REUTERS) #
Islamist cleric al-Masri is seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New York (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A man rides his bicycle on the highway in Puntarenas (JUAN CARLOS ULATE/REUTERS) #
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria leaves his capsule after his mission was aborted due to high winds in Roswell (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A salmon jumps out of the water while feeding as sports fishermen cruise by at the mouth of Capilano River in West Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
Amazonian Indians, fishermen and local residents react as helicopter flies over them during protest against Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
People wearing hats in the colours of Taiwan's national flag take part in the country's National Day celebrations in front of the presidential office in Taipei (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
Researchers wait for giant panda Taotao to get into a cage, in Wolong National Nature Reserve (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Syrians cross to Turkey by boat over the Orontes river on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa in Hatay province (OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS) #
Actor and former California governor Schwarzenegger presents his book 'Total Recall' during a news conference during the book fair in Frankfurt (RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS) #
Brussels Town Hall is seen illuminated during light show at Grand Place in Brussels (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Fishermen work at sunset in the Caribbean sea on a deteriorated pier in Puerto Colombia (JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS) #
Aerial view of a flock of geese swimming in a branch of Yangtze river in Dongtu county (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
Madonna performs at Staples Center as part of her MDNA world tour in Los Angeles (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of a free-swimming robot submarine manoeuvring beneath sea ice in Eastern Antarctica (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Milk teeth are seen in a detail of artist Gina Czarnecki's sculpture Palaces at the The Wasted Works exhibition at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
Syrian refugee girls, who were injured during the violence in their country, hold their father's mobile phone showing a picture of them before their injuries during a psychological therapy session in Amman (ALI JAREKJI/REUTERS) #
A Swiss Air Force F18 fighter jet releases flares during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over the Axalp (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
A pigeon leaves trails on snow covered ground outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
A Fallow deer grazes on the banks of the River Lin in Newtown Linford, central England (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
Obama pin purchased in Danville, Kentucky (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
A labourer washes freshly harvested apples at a factory in the Golan Heights (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
Massey prepares his partner Frost's vest before registering their marriage at the City Clerk's Office in New York (ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS) #
U.S. Vice President Biden makes a point in front of Republican vice presidential nominee Ryan and moderator Raddatz during the vice presidential debate in Danville (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde curtsies to Japan's Finance Minister Jojima as she enters a venue for a family photo session at the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Monks harvest soybean in a field of the Baima Temple in Luoyang (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
People gather around lit-up candles at Kuta Beach in remembrance of the victims of the Bali Bombing during the 10th anniversary of the incident, in Kuta, Bali (STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS) #
Children talk to U.S. army soldier SPC Terry Lazaro of Task Force Lancer, 563 Military Police Company while on patrol in Kandahar city (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #

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