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The week in pictures
A glimpse of events from around the world during the week of April 16 - 22.
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2012 17:21


Mohammed Ballas/AP
Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, previously jailed in Israel, was released after he went on a 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge. Read his interview with Al Jazeera here.


SOE THAN WIN/AFP/Getty Images
Roses with the names of the 77 victims are tied to the fence close to the front door of the courthouse in Oslo where Anders Behring Breivik is being charged with mass murder for the two attacks that rocked Norway last July. He has entered a plea of not guilty.


Kyrre Lien/EPA
A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy, has threatened to boycott the parliament's opening session over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.


YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Incandescent materials, ash and smoke are spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano in the Mexican central state of Puebla.


FAISAL MAHMOOD/REUTERS
Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad. Pakistani officials promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people.


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Soldiers of South-Sudan's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) leave Sudan's main oilfield at Heglig. US president Barack Obama urged the two nations to hold talks and end the dispute.


VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of France's incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy waves a national flag. French citizens will head to the polls in a first round of voting. Follow Al Jazeera's ongoing coverage here.


Khalil Hamra/AP
Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo's Tahrir Square in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military.


Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
Athens prepares for national elections in two weeks. An early general election was called after landmark financial relief deals were instated to rescue the country from bankruptcy.


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To look at the pictures from April 2 - 8, click here.


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Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, previously jailed in Israel, was released after he went on a 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge. Read his interview with Al Jazeera here. ;*;Roses with the names of the 77 victims are tied to the fence close to the front door of the courthouse in Oslo where Anders Behring Breivik is being charged with mass murder for the two attacks that rocked Norway last July. He has entered a plea of not guilty.;*;A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi(***)s party, the National League of Democracy, has threatened to boycott the parliament(***)s opening session over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.;*;Incandescent materials, ash and smoke are spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano in the Mexican central state of Puebla. ;*;Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad. Pakistani officials promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people.;*;Soldiers of South-Sudan(***)s Sudan People(***)s Liberation Army (SPLA) leave Sudan(***)s main oilfield at Heglig. US president Barack Obama urged the two nations to hold talks and end the dispute. ;*;A supporter of France(***)s incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy waves a national flag. French citizens will head to the polls in a first round of voting. Follow Al Jazeera(***)s ongoing coverage here. ;*;Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo(***)s Tahrir Square in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military.;*;Athens prepares for national elections in two weeks. An early general election was called after landmark financial relief deals were instated to rescue the country from bankruptcy. Daylife ID:
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Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, previously jailed in Israel, was released after he went on a 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge. Read his interview with Al Jazeera here.

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=025H0Sw8Qng9OMohammed BallasAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, previously jailed in Israel, was released after he went on a 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge. Read his interview with Al Jazeera here.

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A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy, has threatened to boycott the parliament's opening session over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=0297ffT8LBfYjSOE THAN WINAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy, has threatened to boycott the parliament's opening session over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.

A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition
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Roses with the names of the 77 victims are tied to the fence close to the front door of the courthouse in Oslo where Anders Behring Breivik is being charged with mass murder for the two attacks that rocked Norway last July. He has entered a plea of not guilty and told the court he trained for five years to suppress his emotions.

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=03Vm4R9fNqdJiKyrre LienEPAEPA Images

Roses with the names of the 77 victims are tied to the fence close to the front door of the courthouse in Oslo where Anders Behring Breivik is being charged with mass murder for the two attacks that rocked Norway last July. He has entered a plea of not guilty and told the court he trained for five years to suppress his emotions.

NORWAY ATTACKS BREIVIK TRIAL
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Incandescent materials, ash and smoke are spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano in the Mexican central state of Puebla.

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 08:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=0enHayKcXL7y7YURI CORTEZAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Incandescent materials, ash and smoke are spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano in the Mexican central state of Puebla.

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Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad. Pakistani officials promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people, but many remain sceptical that it will lead to answers.

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=01gy5facnc0G0FAISAL MAHMOODREUTERSReuters Pictures

Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad. Pakistani officials promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people, but many remain sceptical that it will lead to answers.

Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad
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Soldiers of South-Sudan's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) leave Sudan's main oilfield at Heglig, a move which had sparked fears of a wider war, but Sudan said its forces had chased them out. US president Barack Obama urged the two nations to negotiate a viable settlement to end the dispute.

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=00za0yLeRRcFYAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Soldiers of South-Sudan's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) leave Sudan's main oilfield at Heglig, a move which had sparked fears of a wider war, but Sudan said its forces had chased them out. US president Barack Obama urged the two nations to negotiate a viable settlement to end the dispute.

Soldiers of the South-Sudan's Sudan Peop
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A supporter of France's incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy waves a national flag during a campaign rally. On Sunday April 22, French citizens will head to the polls to choose between ten candidates in a first round of voting. Follow Al Jazeera's ongoing coverage here.

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=0bLbdbkg4Eb7lVALERY HACHEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A supporter of France's incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy waves a national flag during a campaign rally. On Sunday April 22, French citizens will head to the polls to choose between ten candidates in a first round of voting. Follow Al Jazeera's ongoing coverage here.

A supporter waves a French national flag
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Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo's Tahrir Square in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military, aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in upcoming presidential elections.

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=00ic8ZDcAG2JJKhalil HamraAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo's Tahrir Square in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military, aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in upcoming presidential elections.

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The Greek Parliament is seen behind country's flag in Athens two weeks before crucial national elections. Lucas Papademos, the country's prime minister, called an early general election after his coalition government pushed through landmark financial relief deals in a bid to rescue the country from the threat of bankruptcy.

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-10?image_id=054Q6xY903974Thanassis StavrakisAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Greek Parliament is seen behind country's flag in Athens two weeks before crucial national elections. Lucas Papademos, the country's prime minister, called an early general election after his coalition government pushed through landmark financial relief deals in a bid to rescue the country from the threat of bankruptcy.

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