Photos Of 2012 Week 46

It’s the world going to sh*t or is it just me? Violent demonstration all over the world, military conflicts in Africa and Syria. And now the Israelis and Palestinians are fighting each other with heavy weapons again. It’s why a chose the photo of the sea turtle going back to the ocean as a cover this week. Let’s just keep it beautiful and peaceful. We’ll all be much happier (except the weapons manufacturers of course.). [74 photos total]

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About 800 school children and teachers from 14 schools form the shape of a Chinese white dolphin at Repulse Bay in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
People carry the coffins of ten members of the Vasquez Gomez family who died from the earthquake that struck on Wednesday in Guatemala (JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS) #
A woman receives warm meals from a Disaster Relief truck run by the American Red Cross in the Midland Beach neighborhood in Staten Island (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
A shepherd guards his flock of sheep near the A1 motorway between Burgos and Madrid (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
Rioting prisoners fire weapons and cheer from a roof during clashes with Sri Lanka's Special Task Force at Welikada prison in Colombo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A tourist takes a picture of the Eiffel tower as he visits the Trocadero square in Paris (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
Police officers patrol in front of graffiti of a soccer player at the Brasilandia favela during a security operation in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
A general view of damaged buildings in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Indian artist Gill gives final touches to his new creation on the image of U.S. President Obama made by vegetables in Amritsar (MUNISH SHARMA/REUTERS) #
Israeli soldiers are seen during a patrol outside the northern Gaza strip (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Shopkeepers search for their belongings from the debris of their burnt firecracker shops after a fire broke out in the western Indian city of Vadodara (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian man is reflected in a hospital morgue as he reacts upon the death of his relative in Israeli shelling in Gaza (AHMED ZAKOT/REUTERS) #
Britain's Prince Charles greets a returned soldier as he attends the Armistice Day Commemoration at the Auckland War Memorial Museum (NIGEL MARPLE/REUTERS) #
Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Guo is seen through viewfinder of a TV camera during a news conference held on sidelines of the 18th National Party Congress in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Chris Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, waits to speak on the Andrew Marr political talk show at BBC studios in London (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
People fish through holes in the ice on the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
Afghan men scavenge for items to sell, at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
A man walks through a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
Riot police stand between demonstrators as violence breaks out at a parade celebrating Poland's national holiday in Warsaw (AGENCJA GAZETA/REUTERS) #
Riot police confronts demonstrators as violence breaks out at a parade celebrating Poland's national holiday in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
A team of Libyan experts and military engineers dump away fuel from expired SA-2 missiles in Tripoli (ISMAIL ZITOUNY/REUTERS) #
A church near the Israeli city of Haifa can be seen as lightning strikes the Mediterranean sea off northern Israel (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Muslim woman, displaced by recent violence in Kyukphyu township, cries after arriving at Thaechaung refugee camp outside of Sittwe (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
A tree is seen standing amid ruins of a neighborhood burnt in violence at East Pikesake ward in Kyaukphyu (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
U.S. singer Swift celebrates with 'Best Look' trophy during MTV European Music Awards 2012 in Frankfurt (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
People dressed in World War One French military outfits re-enact trench warfare during Armistice Day, at France's World War One military battlefield museum in Notre Dame de Lorette (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama arrives to place a Veterans Day wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
Two workers clean the windows of a of high-rise building in Mexico City (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
South Korean singer Psy celebrates with the 'Best Video' trophy during MTV European Music Awards 2012 in Frankfurt (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
Members of the Marine Corps march up 5th Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A Virgin Mary statue is seen amongst the rubble of a destroyed row of houses after Hurricane Sandy hit, in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Streets damaged during Hurricane Sandy are seen in Ortley Beach (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A costumed performer takes part in a traditional folk festival in San Martin, in the province of Meta (FREDY BUILES/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General Petraeus shaking hands with author Broadwell (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Kashmiri men sit around as they start a fire to keep themselves warm as a boatman rows pasts through the waters of Anchar Lake in Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
Israeli tanks stand in position overlooking Syrian village from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Members of the U.S. Army's 62nd Medical Brigade Preventive Medicine Detachment take water samples during early morning fog in Breezy Point, after the neighborhood was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A fire burns beside an old aircraft during a major aircraft accident training exercise at Malta International Airport outside Valletta (DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/REUTERS) #
A home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is seen in Union Beach, New Jersey (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
Cast member Pattinson poses at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in Los Angeles (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada leaves Long Lartin Prison in South Littleton (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
French Farmers demonstrate with their tractors downtown Strasbourg (VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS) #
People block an entrance of Mercabarna at Zona Franca in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
Military delegates pose for photos on Tiananmen Square, outside the Great Hall of the People, the venue of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, before the closing ceremony, in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
A Belgian worker holds a flare during an European strike at North rail station in Brussels (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Picketers clash with riot police officers as they try to stop a truck at the entrance of Malaga's main food warehouse MercaMalaga, at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Smoke rises after Israeli air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
Paula Broadwell is seen at her brother's home in Washington (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A Muslim prays during Maghrib prayer on the night of the Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic new year at Al Azhar mosque in old Cairo (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
A protester confronts riot police officers during clashes at 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon (RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS) #
A protester hides behind a barricade during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in central Madrid (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
An Olive ridley turtle hatchling crawls to the ocean after being released by tourists in Mazatlan (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
China's new Politburo Standing Committee members Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan, line up as they meet with press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
An Israeli soldier watches as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near Beersheba (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
A paramilitary police officer stands in front of the Great Hall of the People, venue of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus gestures at a visitor inside a giant aquarium as part of celebrations for Christmas at the Manila Ocean Park (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
An injured Israeli baby is held by a security officer inside an ambulance at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in Kiryat Malachi (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Lu Changshan is seen in a bus which has been converted into a dwelling for him and his wife in Hefei (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
The brother of Palestinian boy Walid al-Abadlah, who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike, kisses his body during his funeral in Khan Younis (IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS) #
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa and her daughter walk through a cemetery in Kabul (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
Fisherman is silhouetted against the sun as he fishes in the Atlantic ocean, venue of the Ibero-American Summit, in Cadiz (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian stone-thrower runs after Israeli security forces fired tear gas during clashes against Israel's military operation in Gaza (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
Smoke trails are seen as an Iron Dome intercepts a rocket which was launched from Gaza, near Sderot (RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) #
Singer Rihanna performs during her concert in Mexico City (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Olive Ridley turtle returns to the ocean after nesting at the La Flor Wildlife Refugee (OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS) #
Private St-Hilaire looks at his Star of Military Valour at Rideau Hall in Ottawa (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
The silhouette of Japan's highest Mt. Fuji is seen beyond buildings in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
A Jordanian gendarmerie policeman fires tear gas at protesters during a demonstration against an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman (MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS) #
Fernandez performs during the 13th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
Doris, a supporter of opposition presidential candidate Bio, poses at Bio's final campaign rally in Freetown (JOE PENNEY/REUTERS) #
An Afghan man poses for a picture for his friend among pigeons outside a mosque in Kabul (ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS) #
The Houses of Parliament are seen in late afternoon mist in central London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #

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