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Week in pictures: April 23 - 29
A glimpse of events from around the world during this past week.
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2012 14:19


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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife address the crowd at a campaign rally. Romney earned a commanding lead over rival Newt Gingrich after winning five more primary polls, leading Gingrich to say he would pull out of the race.


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Ansar Dine fighters near Timbuktu, in rebel-held northern Mali, prepare for the release of a Swiss hostage. See more pictures from Mali here.


MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS
Soldiers and riot police they block the road leading to the Saudi Arabia embassy in Cairo after protests erupted over the detention of an Egyptian human rights lawyer. Saudi Arabia has since broken off diplomatic ties with Egypt.


ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
A victim of Sierra Leone's civil war watches the trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in the Hague. Taylor was convicted of aiding and abetting the arming of militia in Sierra Leone in a historic verdict.


Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Former News International chairman James Murdoch leaves the United Kingdom's High Court. His father, Rupert, owner of News Corp, admitted there was a "cover-up" over phone hacking at his now defunct News of the World tabloid, but that it was kept hidden from him.


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Activists of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party shout slogans during a protest against the contempt of court verdict handed to Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Gilani. Read more about the country's current legal and political challenges here.


JASON LEE/REUTERS
Paramilitary police officers patrol near the US embassy in Beijing. Claims that Chen Guangcheng, a blind legal activist who escaped from home imprisonment, has been taking refuge in the embassy is threatening to eclipse a planned visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week.


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A man looks through the remains of a house destroyed by a Sudan Armed Forces airstrike in Tabanya. After an attack by rebel forces in South Kordofan, thousands of people from the Nuba Mountains have fled to neighboring Yida to escape the fighting and retaliatory airstrikes.


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Hundreds of indigenous Bolivians participate in a church service before a march to protest against a project to build a road inside the Tipnis national park.


FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of France's Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande tote campaign posters. After winning the first round of voting, Hollande is the opinion poll favourite, on course to oust right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.


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Week In Pictures 11http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:34:10 GMTSun, 29 Apr 2012 13:04:11 GMTMitt Romney Gives Speech In NH As He Sweeps Four Primarieshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0ddI2NZgVwffa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife address the crowd at a campaign rally. Romney earned a commanding lead over rival Newt Gingrich after winning the primaries of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0ddI2NZgVwffaChip SomodevillaGetty ImagesGetty Images

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife address the crowd at a campaign rally. Romney earned a commanding lead over rival Newt Gingrich after winning the primaries of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

Mitt Romney Gives Speech In NH As He Sweeps Four Primaries
Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine are pictuhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=04EJg3o1EIaQB

Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine near Timbuktu, rebel-held northern Mali, prepare for the release of a Swiss hostage. See more pictures from life in Mali after rebels in the north declared the independent state of Azawad and a coup d'etat rocked the country earlier this month here.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=04EJg3o1EIaQBAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine near Timbuktu, rebel-held northern Mali, prepare for the release of a Swiss hostage. See more pictures from life in Mali after rebels in the north declared the independent state of Azawad and a coup d'etat rocked the country earlier this month here.

Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine are pictu
Army soldiers and riot police stand in line as they block off a road leading to the Saudi Arabia Embassy during in Cairohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bCQ5MwgE42Yl

Army soldiers and riot police stand in line as they block off a road leading to the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Cairo after protests erupted over the detention of an Egyptian human rights lawyer. Saudi Arabia has since broken off diplomatic ties with Egypt by closing the embassy and recalling its ambassador.

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bCQ5MwgE42YlMOHAMED ABD EL GHANYREUTERSReuters Pictures

Army soldiers and riot police stand in line as they block off a road leading to the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Cairo after protests erupted over the detention of an Egyptian human rights lawyer. Saudi Arabia has since broken off diplomatic ties with Egypt by closing the embassy and recalling its ambassador.

Army soldiers and riot police stand in line as they block off a road leading to the Saudi Arabia Embassy during in Cairo
A victim watches the trial of Liberian ehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0g0ygED0yWbJW

A victim watches the trial of Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor taking place in the Hague. Taylor was convicted of arming rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war in return for blood diamonds in a historic verdict for international justice.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0g0ygED0yWbJWISSOUF SANOGOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A victim watches the trial of Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor taking place in the Hague. Taylor was convicted of arming rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war in return for blood diamonds in a historic verdict for international justice.

A victim watches the trial of Liberian e
James Murdoch Gives Evidence At The Leveson Inquiryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=00oG9C196y1QF

Former News International chairman James Murdoch leaves the High Court in London, England. Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp, told press ethics that there was a "cover-up" over phone hacking at his now defunct News of the World tabloid, but that it was kept hidden from him and senior executives in his media company.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=00oG9C196y1QFDan KitwoodGetty ImagesGetty Images

Former News International chairman James Murdoch leaves the High Court in London, England. Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp, told press ethics that there was a "cover-up" over phone hacking at his now defunct News of the World tabloid, but that it was kept hidden from him and senior executives in his media company.

James Murdoch Gives Evidence At The Leveson Inquiry
Activists of the ruling Pakistan Peopleshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bvN4378dyf1D

Activists of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party shout slogans during a protest against the contempt of court verdict handed to Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Gilani. Read more about the political situation in the country here.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bvN4378dyf1DARIF ALIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Activists of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party shout slogans during a protest against the contempt of court verdict handed to Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Gilani. Read more about the political situation in the country here.

Activists of the ruling Pakistan Peoples
Paramilitary police officers patrol near the U.S. embassy in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=08HU0jZ5pn8Ug

Paramilitary police officers patrol near the US embassy in Beijing. Claims that Chen Guangcheng, a blind legal activist who escaped from home imprisonment, has been taking refuge in the embassy is threatening to eclipse a planned visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week.

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=08HU0jZ5pn8UgJASON LEEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Paramilitary police officers patrol near the US embassy in Beijing. Claims that Chen Guangcheng, a blind legal activist who escaped from home imprisonment, has been taking refuge in the embassy is threatening to eclipse a planned visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week.

Paramilitary police officers patrol near the U.S. embassy in Beijing
A man looks through the remains of a houhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0fYg4L453R1ml

A man looks through the remains of a house destroyed by a Sudan Armed Forces airstrike in Tabanya. After an attack by rebel forces in South Kordofan, thousands of people from the Nuba Mountains have fled to neighboring Yida to escape the fighting and retaliatory airstrikes.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0fYg4L453R1mlAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A man looks through the remains of a house destroyed by a Sudan Armed Forces airstrike in Tabanya. After an attack by rebel forces in South Kordofan, thousands of people from the Nuba Mountains have fled to neighboring Yida to escape the fighting and retaliatory airstrikes.

A man looks through the remains of a hou
Bolivian indigenous march against the build of a roadhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=01jlgdNetFh2T

Hundreds of indigenous Bolivians participate in a Mass before a march to protest against a project to build a road inside Tipnis national park in Trinidad, Bolivia.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:13:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=01jlgdNetFh2TSTREPAEPA Images

Hundreds of indigenous Bolivians participate in a Mass before a march to protest against a project to build a road inside Tipnis national park in Trinidad, Bolivia.

Bolivian indigenous march against the build of a road
Supporters of France's Socialist Party (http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bD2dnR1sn1yo

Supporters of France's Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande tote campaign posters. After leading in the first round of voting, Hollande is the opinion poll favourite, on course to oust right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-In-Pictures-11?image_id=0bD2dnR1sn1yoFRED DUFOURAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Supporters of France's Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande tote campaign posters. After leading in the first round of voting, Hollande is the opinion poll favourite, on course to oust right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Supporters of France's Socialist Party (


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