Photos Of 2012 Week 48

No change from week 47. The world is still burning in Congo, Egypt and Syria. Let’s hope things change soon. [72 photos total]

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Tear gas is thrown as police scuffle with anti-government protesters near the government house in Bangkok (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A general view of Xijiang village before Miao New Year's day in Leishan County (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Tear gas is thrown as police scuffle with anti-government protesters in Bangkok (SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS) #
A schoolgirl tries to climb out of a Schilka tank during an exhibition organised by the Indian army in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh (AJAY VERMA/REUTERS) #
Masai herders walk with grazing cattle during a celebration of an initiation ceremony in the remote village of Eremit (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Police officers shield themselves during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government house in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Turkish Shi'ite women shout Islamic slogans as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
Demonstrator makes his way amid tear-gas during clashes with riot gendarmes on land that will become new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
An elk searches for food on the wooded edge of meadow in Banff National Park near Lake Louise (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
People watch fireworks during the Dev Diwali, or diwali of god, festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
People dressed in the historic uniforms of the Imperial Russian and French army take part in a re-enactment of the 1812 Battle of Berezina, to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle, near the village of Bryli (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
Sign is seen in front of homes destroyed by a fire during Hurricane Sandy, in the Breezy Point neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
Undated handout photo show a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet taking off from the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier (XINHUA/REUTERS) #
A monkey nips a woman's hair at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple during the Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Members of the police inspect a garment factory after a devastating fire in Savar (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A Shi'ite Muslim boy runs on burning charcoals as part of the Ashura religious festival in Yangon (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Palestinians hold placards depicting President Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas' efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, in Ramallah (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
A Shi'ite Muslim breathes fire during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #
General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo (ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS) #
Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, reads a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita on a train in New Delhi (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators gather on a blockaded country road as evacuation operations continue on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
72-year-old Liu Qianping, also known as MaDiGaGa, poses during a modelling shoot in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
Men take a shower while standing on a leaking water pipeline under a bridge in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian worker shovels sand as he repairs a damaged smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
A swan swims through flood waters from the River Soar at a caravan park in Barrow Upon Soar (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
Farmers stand during a demonstration called 1,000 tractors to Brussels by European milk producers in central Brussels (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
A woman dances inside a train carriage during a concert at the Leopoldina train station in downtown Rio de Janeiro (PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS) #
European milk producers dump milk on the European Parliament during a demonstration in Brussels (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
A visitor casts a shadow on the ground as she looks at art made from trash picked from Mount Everest at a visual art symposium in Kathmandu (STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS) #
Handout photo shows a sculpture of J. R. R. Tolkien character Gollum hanging from the roof of Wellington International Airport (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A soldier stands guard behind main gate of the Bayi Building in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
Joggers stand amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
man dressed in tradtional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in Heitwerwang (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah is greeted by footmen after arriving to meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle during his state visit in west London (POOL/REUTERS) #
Anti-Mursi protesters carry a wounded man away from tear gas during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
Anti-Mursi protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
Contractors that have been hired locally work to clean sand deposited by the storm surge of superstorm Sandy out of a pool in the Queens borough region of the Rockaways in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A man prays inside the Halil-ur-Rahman mosque, built by the Ayyubids in 1211, in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
Photographer Steve McCurry poses with models for the launching of the Pirelli Calendar 2013 in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
A man takes a picture of a giant Kuratas robot at an exhibition in Tokyo (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawai (HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS) #
Migratory birds fly above a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna river (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
Scarf of a garment worker is seen in the burnt interior of garment factory Tazreen Fashions, after a devastating fire, in Savar (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A man wearing devil horn as he sells toys on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
Handout of Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia lining up in the middle of the night ahead of a ground advance in an area south-west of the Somali capital Mogadishu (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
South Korean rapper Psy performs during a concert in Bangkok (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Albanian Kosovar youths wear masks of the Albanian flag as the nation marks the 100th anniversary of their independence in Pristina (HAZIR REKA/REUTERS) #
An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland almost a month after the Oakwood neighborhood in the Staten Island borough of New York was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
A man reads next to his makeshift bicycle repair cart along a road in front of a poster of a construction site, in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
A motor boat sails through a frosty fog across the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after appearing to face charges linked to alleged corrupt payments to public officials in London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
A combination photo shows students holding on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school and students going to school on a bridge built to replace the collapsed bridge, (BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS) #
A woman walk her dog on a snow covered street in central Stockholm (SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS) #
Honour guards march at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall during a heavy snowfall in central Moscow (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
Lord Justice Brian Leveson poses with an executive summary of his report following an inquiry into media practices in central London (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
Dockers hold up flares during a protest in front of Portugal's parliament in Lisbon (RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS) #
Former SAS soldier Danny Nightingale kisses his wife Sally outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
Models with physical disabilities present creations by French designer Boston in Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
Pilots salute as U.S. soldiers carry a casket containing human remains believed to belong to a U.S. servicemen missing in action during the Vietnam War during a repatriation ceremony at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi (KHAM/REUTERS) #
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House as it is bathed in red light to mark World AIDS Day (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
Man walks at a waste dump of a copper mine in Sarlingyi township (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Russian soldiers walk during snowfall in central St. Petersburg (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
Corporal Neil Dobson, a survival equipment fitter, poses with his contest-winning Movember moustache in the cockpit of a World War Two Spitfire fighter plane at RAF Coningsby (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A M23 rebel fighter walks past a resident as they withdraw from the town of Sake (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Handout photo of NYPD officer DePrimo giving boots to a homeless man in New York (Jennifer Foster/REUTERS) #
A masked Palestinian stone-throwing protester uses a sling to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security officers during clashes near Ramallah (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
A protester burns tyres during clashes with police in Siliana (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St. Andrew's near Pangbourne, southern England (POOL/REUTERS) #
A general view of protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo (MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS) #
A man looks out from the window of his flat in a residential building in Torremolinos (JON NAZCA/REUTERS) #

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