Photos Of 2012 Week 45

After Sandy dominated the news last week, it was Obama’s turn this week. $800 Million or so spent on politican campaigning and it all stays largely the same. [64 photos total]

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Single room is illuminated in a block of high-rise apartment buildings that remain devoid of power in Brighton Beach (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat due to superstorm Sandy in Coney Island (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kody Kuhlman of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment stands guard behind a bullet-riddled windshield of an armoured vehicle at the guard post of Combat Outpost Musa Qal-Ah in Helmand province (ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS) #
Afghans walk with camels on a dusty road near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik applies finals touches to a sand art sculpture he created ahead of the U.S. presidential elections, in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
Visitors enjoy an amusement ride in an Athens luna park (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
A combination photograph showing 2007 and 2012 aerial view of the barrier island of the New Jersey coastal town Mantoloking just north of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Ocean County New Jersey (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally in Dubuque (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
A police helicopter hovers overhead as it drops supplies for residents in the Staten Island Borough of New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
A man walks along a path as he looks at tracks left in snow after an overnight snowfall in central Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
A victim of hurricane Sandy takes blankets from a aid distribution site in the Staten Island borough of New York (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A crowd inspects a damaged vehicle after an explosion in front of a police station Benghazi (ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS) #
Murphy performs with Wonder during the taping of the Spike TV special tribute Eddie Murphy: One Night Only at the Saban theatre in Beverly Hills (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
Muslim brides interact with each other as they wait for their wedding ceremonies to start during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
Russian nationalists cover their faces as they walk in a smog during a Russian March demonstration on National Unity Day in Moscow (MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY/REUTERS) #
An Afghan man holds his prayer beads as walks past brick kilns outside Kabul (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an election campaign rally in Concord (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Moayed, a 9-year old Syrian refugee boy, lies over cotton clumps as the other Syrians work in a cotton field in the village of Bukulmez (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
Supporters of US Republican presidential nominee Romney attend a campaign rally in Des Moines (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
U.S soldiers blows up a roadside bomb near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally in Newport News (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Russian servicemen, dressed in historical uniform, take part in a military parade rehearsal in Red Square in Moscow (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
A man with Romney and Ryan written on his shoes listens as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally at the airport in Sanford (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
Springsteen performs for U.S. President Obama at an election campaign rally in Columbus (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's son Sam is seen backstage after a campaign event in Reno (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A carved pumpkin greets voters at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the U.S. presidential election in Indianapolis. AARON P (BERNSTEIN/REUTERS) #
The coffin of murdered prison officer David Black is carried from Molesworth Presbyterian Church in Cookstown, Northern Ireland (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS) #
Voter casts his vote at Marie's Golden Cue pool hall during the U.S. presidential election in Chicago (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
A combination photograph showing U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on election day (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
A voter leaves the Ohio Union after voting during the U.S. presidential election at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
A man walks down Shore Front Parkway surrounded by debris pushed onto the streets by hurricane Sandy in the Queens borough region of the Rockaways in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waits in his campaign plane upon his arrival in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
U.S. flags are projected on facade of the U.S. Embassy, during during the U.S. Presidential election, in London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
Warren addresses supporters during her victory rally in Boston (Gretchen Ertl/REUTERS) #
Genetically engineered fish (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus var.) glow in a tank during a news conference before the 2012 Taiwan International Aquarium Expo in Taipei (PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS) #
A police officer stands guard in front of the Great Hall of the People at Beijing's Tiananmen Square (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
People watch Electoral College Map during 2012 U.S. Election Watch Event hosted by the U.S. Embassy at a hotel in Seoul (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
A man rows his boat while fishing in Xin'an River in Huangshan, Anhui province (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
Ajay Narayan cheers as the race is called for U.S. President Barack Obama by a television network during the Nevada State Democrats' election night party at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas (SAM MORRIS/REUTERS) #
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Republican presidential nominee Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd with his family during his election night victory rally in Chicago, (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago (LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their families stand on stage as confetti falls after President Obama gave his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A visitor walks within an installation titled Chairs by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata during Abu Dhabi Art at Saadiyat island (JUMANA EL HELOUEH/REUTERS) #
Members of the Afghan Local Police showcase their skills during a graduation ceremony in Laghman province (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
Gaggle of geese stand in pasture near the village of Edlitz in Lower Austria (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
Spanish dance group Los Vivancos performs at Ruben Dario Theater in Managua (OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS) #
A boy is silhouetted against the setting sunlight as he plays over a damaged hut at Marina beach in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
An explosion is seen in the Syrian village of Bariqa close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Afghan children play soccer beside an old swimming pool on a hill in Kabul (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
Protestors gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at a riot police water cannon during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
Masked protesters walk through a cloud of tear gas during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
A masked protester holds a metal bar during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama, first lady Michelle and their daughters walk to Air Force One in Chicago (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
A man walks toward a police car during a nor'easter, also known as a northeaster storm, in the Red Hook Neighborhood of New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Delegates sit at stage before opening ceremony of 18th National Congress of Communist Party of China at Great Hall of People in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Hotel guides pose for photo with paramilitary policeman standing guard on Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People, the venue of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
A model presents a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A man looks at portraits displayed during the opening of a photo exhibition entitled Little Black Jacket by Chanel's creative director Lagerfeld in Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
A lone security guard takes off his hat as he stands guard in front of the National Grand Theatre in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Palestinians mourn next the body of Abu Dagah, who was killed by gunfire from Israeli forces, during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
Newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury Welby, speaks to the media during a news conference at Lambeth Palace in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #

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