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The week in pictures
From renewed fighting in Congo to the trial of Ratko Mladic, Al Jazeera showcases the week of May 14 - 20 in pictures.
Last Modified: 20 May 2012 15:34


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Renewed fighting in eastern Congo in recent weeks has caused thousands of Congolese to flee into neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda.


Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images
After tense negotiations, Chen Guangcheng - a blind activist who daringly escaped from house arrest in China last month - was allowed to leave China for the US on a student visa, where he will attend New York University Law School.


ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
After dramatically tying the game in the 88th minute, Chelsea FC defeated Bayern Muenchen on penalty kicks to win the UEFA Champions League on May 19.


DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS
Protests erupted in Chicago as the 25th annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit brought delegations from about 60 countries to discuss the war in Afghanistan and European missile defence.


ZEF NIKOLLA / HO/EPA
In the most highly anticipated initial public offering of the year, Facebook - the world's second-most-visited website - began trading its stock on the NASDAQ exchange.


POOL/REUTERS
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic went on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. But just a day after the trial started, the judge postponed the trial, citing "errors" made by prosecutors.


STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit northern Italy near Bologna, killing seven and damaging historic buildings, including Delle Rocche castle.


John Moore/Getty Images
Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, regarded as a moderate Islamist, addresses a crowd as the May 23-24 election approaches.


REUTERS TV/REUTERS
Abdulbasit al-Megrahi - the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing - died on May 20 after a lengthy fight with cancer.


JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images
The presidential candidate for the Dominican Revolution party, Hipolito Mejia, is greeted by supporters during a rally in Santo Domingo. Dominicans are electing a new president on May 20.


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Renewed fighting in eastern Congo in recent weeks has caused thousands of Congolese to flee into neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda.

Sat, 19 May 2012 19:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=05Cu43LeXX6mBAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Renewed fighting in eastern Congo in recent weeks has caused thousands of Congolese to flee into neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda.

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After tense negotiations, Chen Guangcheng - a blind activist who daringly escaped from house arrest in China last month - was allowed to leave China for the US on a student visa, where he will attend New York University Law School.

Sun, 20 May 2012 01:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=008a4W0dqSd0FAndy JacobsohnGetty ImagesGetty Images

After tense negotiations, Chen Guangcheng - a blind activist who daringly escaped from house arrest in China last month - was allowed to leave China for the US on a student visa, where he will attend New York University Law School.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0e0Y7ppeX87Ma

After dramatically tying the game in the 88th minute, Chelsea FC defeated Bayern Muenchen on penalty kicks to win the UEFA Champions League on May 19.

Sun, 20 May 2012 10:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0e0Y7ppeX87MaODD ANDERSENAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

After dramatically tying the game in the 88th minute, Chelsea FC defeated Bayern Muenchen on penalty kicks to win the UEFA Champions League on May 19.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=06Ck9mJacP7Va

Protests erupted in Chicago as the 25th annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit brought delegations from about 60 countries to discuss the war in Afghanistan and European missile defence.

Sun, 20 May 2012 04:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=06Ck9mJacP7VaDARREN HAUCKREUTERSReuters Pictures

Protests erupted in Chicago as the 25th annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit brought delegations from about 60 countries to discuss the war in Afghanistan and European missile defence.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0ftL5WL4HccCC

In the most highly anticipated initial public offering of the year, Facebook - the world's second-most-visited website - began trading its stock on the NASDAQ exchange.

Fri, 18 May 2012 14:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0ftL5WL4HccCCZEF NIKOLLA / HOEPAEPA Images

In the most highly anticipated initial public offering of the year, Facebook - the world's second-most-visited website - began trading its stock on the NASDAQ exchange.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=01i4agfc49eUO

Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic went on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. But just a day after the trial started, the judge postponed the trial, citing "errors" made by prosecutors.

Wed, 16 May 2012 07:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=01i4agfc49eUOPOOLREUTERSReuters Pictures

Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic went on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. But just a day after the trial started, the judge postponed the trial, citing "errors" made by prosecutors.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=08Jt2Tl4qN6te

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit northern Italy near Bologna, killing seven and damaging historic buildings, including Delle Rocche castle.

Sun, 20 May 2012 12:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=08Jt2Tl4qN6teSTRINGER/ITALYREUTERSReuters Pictures

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit northern Italy near Bologna, killing seven and damaging historic buildings, including Delle Rocche castle.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=07HFeJj2Pu9S5

Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, regarded as a moderate Islamist, addresses a crowd as the May 23-24 election approaches.

Fri, 18 May 2012 21:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=07HFeJj2Pu9S5John MooreGetty ImagesGetty Images

Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, regarded as a moderate Islamist, addresses a crowd as the May 23-24 election approaches.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0dxo7jy6Ms3vJ

Abdulbasit al-Megrahi - the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing - died on May 20 after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=0dxo7jy6Ms3vJREUTERS TVREUTERSReuters Pictures

Abdulbasit al-Megrahi - the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing - died on May 20 after a lengthy fight with cancer.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=03TZ0ra9Zh4i2

The presidential candidate for the Dominican Revolution party, Hipolito Mejia, is greeted by supporters during a rally in Santo Domingo. Dominicans are electing a new president on May 20.

Sat, 19 May 2012 00:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-14_20?image_id=03TZ0ra9Zh4i2JUAN BARRETOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The presidential candidate for the Dominican Revolution party, Hipolito Mejia, is greeted by supporters during a rally in Santo Domingo. Dominicans are electing a new president on May 20.



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