Photos Of 2013 Week 12

These are this week’s prize photos when it comes to coolness or news value. have a smashing weekend. [71 photos total]

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A slum dweller throws her belongings amid the remains of her burnt hut in a slum area in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
Handout picture of Aero Albatros jets of the Breitling Jet Team flying past the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Pope Francis I reacts during an audience for members of the media in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
Dzintars, a member of Latvia's parliament from the National block, scuffles with police during the annual procession commemorating the Latvian Waffen-SS unit in Riga (INTS KALNINS/REUTERS) #
A Buddhist monk pauses from cutting the dense vegetation around a temple near Amphawa floating market at Samut Songkhram province (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
ORFK aerial handout photo shows snow-covered western Hungary (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A fighter from the Aoun-bi-allah Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, smokes while resting in Aleppo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Italy's former prime minister Berlusconi is surrounded as he arrives at the Senate in Rome (REMO CASILLI/REUTERS) #
A Swiss woman with her face covered is taken to a hospital by police for her medical examination at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
People perform with fireworks during the Ski and Fashion Festival in Mzaar resort, Mount Lebanon (JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS) #
Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Palau Sant Jordi stadium in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
The inner dome of Basilica of Loyola, built around the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, is reflected in a mirror inside the church, in Azpeitia (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
A forensic medical worker points at a bloodstain at Santa Margarita neighborhood in Zapopan township on the outskirts of Guadalajara (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
Fire-fighter works to extinguish a fire at Talaat Harb Mall in the country's central business district in downtown Cairo (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS) #
A man climbs up a smooth wooden column to win a contest during the celebrations of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, at the Bobrovy Log ski resort on the surburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William pose for an official photograph as they attend a St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
Two protesters hug after hearing the verdict in the trial of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond outside juvenile court in Steubenville (JASON COHN/REUTERS) #
Britain's Prince William supports his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she pulls her heel from a grate during a visit on St Patrick's Day to Mons Barracks in Aldershot, southern England (KIERAN DOHERTY/REUTERS) #
People gather near a bonfire during rituals in celebration of Sirni Zagovezni, the first Sunday before Great Lent, in the village of Lozen (STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS) #
Workers cross tracks at the railroad shunting yard Hamburg-Maschen (FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS) #
Bagpipers from the Romania's Vrancea region perform as they take part in St Patrick's Day parade in Bucharest (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
A woman poses with a glass of wine at a wine and tapas bar in Mumbai (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
People try to control a fire after activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party set fire to a bus in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
A Somali man pauses while carrying a large sailfish on his head as he transports it to Mogadishu's fish market in the Xamar Weyne district of the Somali capital (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators raise their arms in protest as Cypriot President Anastasiades's convoy drives to the parliament in Nicosia (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
A policeman runs through burning vehicles at the scene of an explosion near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu (FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS) #
Buddhist monk walks on the grounds of the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
Combination picture shows the air pollution levels of the sky over Tiananmen Square during the National People's Congress in Beijing (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
Combo picture shows the shoes of Pope Francis and the red shoes of his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
Palestinian labourers wait to cross into Jerusalem at an Israeli checkpoint in Bethlehem (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
Protesters raise their open palms showing the world No during an anti-bailout rally in Nicosia (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
South Sudanese soldiers walk alongside a tank as they withdraw from the town of Jau (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Police escort men accused of a gang rape to a court in Datia district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS) #
Lohan and attorney Heller listen at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court (POOL/REUTERS) #
Attendees photograph U.S. President Obama with their phones at a Women's History Month reception in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
A man sits on Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon during a sunset in Havana (ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS) #
North Korean soldiers look to the South as they patrol at Panmunjom (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks with China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (POOL/REUTERS) #
Ukrainian deputies scuffle during a session in the national Parliament in Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Lane shows his t-shirt with the words Killer at his sentencing in Cleveland (POOL/REUTERS) #
A trader holds a 73.85 carat heart-shaped diamond at the trading floor of Israel's diamond exchange near Tel Aviv (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
German armed forces Bundeswehr soldiers with the 292nd infantry battalion gather during the German-French armed forces exercise Feldberg 2013 (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
Lana and Sarah demonstrate how to use their bullet proof backpacks sold by Elite Sterling Security LLC as shields in Aurora (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
A man walks past trees covered with snow in Beijing (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
Firefighters try to control a fire at a site for stocking wood on the outskirt of Xi'an (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama walks on the red carpet with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu during welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion Airport (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
A honeybee approaches a snowdrop flower in Klosterneuburg on the first day of spring (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street in central London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
The Mini-BER Lego miniature of the Berlin Brandenburg international airport Willy Brandt (BER) is presented to media in Schoenefeld (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
Native indian paints his face at the Brazilian Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
Animal rights activist protests against meat consumption through performance to promote vegetarianism during Day Without Meat in central Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs gestures to photographers at the funeral of Bruce Reynolds, at the church of St Bartholomew the Great in London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
North Korean soldiers attend military drills in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang (KCNA/REUTERS) #
Plastinated human body, part of The Human Body exhibition, is seen during a media tour at Antipa Museum in Bucharest (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
Artists perform during Cirque du Soleil's Varekai show in Bogota (JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS) #
A Buddhist monk uses a traditional needle to tattoo the chest of Salut at Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Pathom province (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Police and emergency cars stand behind the remains of crashed helicopters at the site of the Olympic stadium in Berlin (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
Afghans gather to celebrate Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
An aerial view shows Doha's diplomatic area (FADI AL-ASSAAD/REUTERS) #
A mosque burns during a riot in Meikhtila (Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS) #
A Hindu devotee looks on in a cloud of coloured powder inside a temple during Lathmar Holi at the village of Barsana (VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS) #
A protester tries to pass through a police cordon during a protest by employees of Cyprus Popular Bank outside the parliament in Nicosia (ANDREAS MANOLIS/REUTERS) #
The eyeglasses John Lennon was wearing at the time he was shot and killed are seen in a Twitter photo posted by Yoko Ono (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A boy sorts fish known as Pepesca or Ejote, after fishing with local fishermen at Lake Ilopango, in Ilopango on the outskirts of San Salvador (STRINGER/EL SALVADOR/REUTERS) #
Mexican sewer diver Julio Cu Camara poses for a photo after he went inside a cage for a dive at the city's drainage system plant in Mexico City (EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS) #
A farmer is silhouetted as he pours water, which he collected from a well, onto his bitter melon plants in Taguig City (CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERS) #
Combo photo of mosque in sunshine and during a sandstorm, in Cairo (RUSSELL BOYCE/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Rabbi Israel Meir Lau in the Hall of Remembrance during Obama's visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
Bengal tiger Mulan Jamila plays with keeper Soleh at Al Khaffah Islamic school in Malang (SIGIT PAMUNGKAS/REUTERS) #
Snow sticks to the side of telephone boxes at a salvage yard near Nutts Corner in Co.Antrim after heavy snowfall across Northern Ireland. (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS) #
A police officer uses pepper spray on supporters of a native Indian community living at the Brazilian Indian Museum during a protest against the community's eviction in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #

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