Photos Of 2012 Week 44

I think it is a fair assumption to let Sandy take week 44 as her own. Loads of other things happened, as you can see in the selection of pictures, but the images that will stay in our minds the longest will be those of the destruction some water and wind can do. [85 photos total]

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U.S. musician Steve Vai performs in Riga (INTS KALNINS/REUTERS) #
A member of the Free Syrian Army talks to a woman during a patrol to search for pro-government forces in Haram town, Idlib Governorate (ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS) #
A Syrian refugee boy points a plastic toy pistol at a man in a Mickey Mouse costume on the first day of Eid al-Adha at a park in Beirut (JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS) #
Supporters of the pro-President Yanukovich Regions Party attend a pre-election rally in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan wave to the crowd at the conclusion of a campaign rally in North Canton (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Riot police arrest a protester during a protest against the plans to expand a petrochemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi (B MATHUR/REUTERS) #
A Muslim man offers prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
A boat is framed by the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a part of Pauktaw township that was burned in recent violence (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Tourists sit in St. Mark Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
A girl joins others collecting pieces of metal from the rubble of a neighbourhood in Pauktaw township that was burned in recent violence (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
People walk through a snowy landscape near the village of Dorndorf-Steudnitz (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
Aide Garrett Jackson talks to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as they are driven to the airport in Toledo (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wipes his face during a news conference at Villa Gernetto in Gerno near Milan (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
A street vendor sits near a fire set alight to stalls by their owners during a police operation against the illegal sale of stolen, pirated merchandise at the historic center at downtown San Salvador (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Clouds gather over New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Vujicic, a motivational speaker born without limbs, is helped onto his wheelchair after giving a conference as part of the Fourth World Meeting of Human Values in Monterrey (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Policeman removes a statue of Saint Rose from a barricade during clashes between workers and residents living close to the La Parada wholesale market, and riot police officers, in Lima (ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS) #
A child wearing a Darth Vader Halloween costume adjusts his face mask on the boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island (CHIP EAST/REUTERS) #
A woman holds a photo of Thailand's King Bhumibol as anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
A girl arranges her hair while working on a paddy field at Bihar (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Fisherman looks for fish in the mud of a carp pond during dry fishing in Waidhofen an der Thaya (HERWIG PRAMMER/REUTERS) #
A man is silhouetted against the reflection of the sun in lake Tegel on a sunny autumn day in Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
A person pushing a pram is silhouetted against the reflection of the sun in lake Tegel on a sunny autumn day in Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama sits with Fugate for a briefing about Hurricane Sandy as it threatens the East Coast, at FEMA headquarters in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
Free Syrian Army fighters fire a rocket towards a castle where pro-government forces are based, in Haram town, Idlib Governorate (ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS) #
U.S. soldier of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry Regiment kneels during night foot patrol in Paktika province (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
A judge inspects a White Persian during the World Cat Show in Zagreb (ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS) #
Supporters of Macedonia's largest opposition party SDSM and its coalition partners shout party slogans and wave Macedonian flags during an anti-government rally in Skopje (OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS) #
Incoming waves from the Atlantic Ocean reach the boardwalk as spectators walk along the path in Ocean City, Maryland (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
A woman and child walk through an aisle, emptied in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, in a Wal-Mart store in Riverhead (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
U.S. soldiers fire a 120 mm mortar shell during a mortar registration exercise at COP Sar Howza in Paktika (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Penguin books are seen in a bookshop in central London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
A woman takes photographs of waves pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
An abandoned home is inundated with water at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A man walks on the shore of the Sea of Galilee during sunset near the northern city of Tiberias (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
A police car patrols the Brooklyn waterfront as storm clouds blow over the Manhattan skyline in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
Storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy break onto homes in Southampton, New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Handout shows Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy as it makes landfall about five miles southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Anti-airport protesters clash with French riot gendarmes amid a cloud of teargas during an evacuation operation on the land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
A general view shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by giant storm Sandy in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
A beam of sunlight shines on Faizan, 22, a labourer working in a factory molding parts of irons, in Karachi (ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS) #
A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Residents stand over vehicles which were submerged in a parking structure in the financial district of Lower Manhattan, New York (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A French riot gendarme smeared with paint stands guard after clashes with anti-airport protesters during an evacuation operation on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
The skyline of New York is pictured at night on October 1, 2012, (top), and pictured in darkness in the early morning hours of October 30, 2012, in this combination photo (STAFF/REUTERS) #
Waves crash against the U.S. Coast Guard building at the port of Milwaukee as large surf batters the Milwaukee coastline, a far-reaching effect of Hurricane Sandy, in Wisconsin (DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS) #
A man, who identified himself as Ocean, walks nude through Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
People walk as waves crash on the 'El Malecon' seafront boulevard, which is closed to traffic due to rough seas, in Havana (DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS) #
Amateur photographer takes a picture on an autumn day at Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
Model presents a creation by Chinese designer Zhang Zhifeng for the East Asia fashion show at China Fashion Week in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Afghan local police smoke cigarettes before the start of a basic police course training conducted by the Police Advisor Team of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment at Combat Outpost Musa Qal-Ah in Helmand province (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
Sudanese naval officials wave at Iranian Navy helicopter carrier Kharg at Port Sudan at the Red Sea State (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS) #
A plane is seen parked in a kindergarten in the town of Rustavi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
People cycle through the snow-covered landscape near the Swiss village of Hirzel (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
Helicopters fly over the skyline of lower Manhattan as it sits in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama is greeted by New Jersey Governor Christie at Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
An aerial view of the damage around Atlantic City, New Jersey is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (POOL/REUTERS) #
People in skull masks walk near an altar assembled in homage of people who died of diabetes and obesity in Mexico City (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS) #
A model presents a creation for Forum's Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
A man visits graves of his relatives in a cemetery in Managua (OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS) #
Steam rises from out of a vent in the middle of a blackout in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Children go trick-or-treating for Halloween in Santa Monica (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
Smoke rises after an explosion which severely damaged an industrial building in eastern Riyadh (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A worker attachs Korea traditional lanterns on the eve of the Seoul Lantern Festival 2012 at the Cheonggye stream in central Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
A man rows a kayak in front of flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
Farmers fill their bottles with water from a water tanker during a protest rally organized by the All India Farmers Union and the Indian Farm Worker Union in Delhi (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A coast guard officer waves red flares in front of the parliament as he takes part in an anti-austerity protest in Athens (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
Combination photo shows New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Stoffer shaving off moustache to raise money for prostate cancer research in Ottawa (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
A man lights candles during All Saints Day at cemetery Mirogoj in Zagreb (ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS) #
NYPD K9 Unit searches for possible victims bodies amid boats and debris washed ashore by Hurricane Sandy on the south side of the Staten Island section of New York City (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
The hands of U.S. President Obama are seen with his teleprompters at a campaign event in Las Vegas (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood dance at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville (HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS) #
Willie Nelson accepts a lifetime achievement award from Brad Paisley at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville (HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS) #
A passenger jet flies in front of the moon in Bogota (STRINGER/COLOMBIA/REUTERS) #
U.S. and Afghan soldiers walk near a U.S. Army Chinook during an operation near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Zookeeper Kim touches the mouth of Asian elephant Koshik at South Korea's largest amusement park Everland in Yongin (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
Sri Lankan army soldiers dig out heavy weapons from the sand on a beach in Mulaittivu (STRINGER/SRI LANKA/REUTERS) #
Dee-Lite, a contestant from the U.S., gets her picture taken before the start of the final night of Miss International Queen 2012 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
A worker's hands are covered with gunpowder as he makes fire crackers at a factory in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
A Christian woman places a candle on the grave of her relative at a cemetery as she observes All Souls Day in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
Russian servicemen hold flags during a military parade rehearsal in Red Square in Moscow (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
A cadet lies on the grass after collapsing during a ceremony for graduating cadets at the police school in Bogota (JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS) #
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Etna (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #

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