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The week in pictures
From Egypt's landmark election to the Eurovision Song Contest, Al Jazeera showcases the week in pictures.
Last Modified: 27 May 2012 11:45


MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
On May 23-24, Egypt voted in the first free presidential elections in the country's history. Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is set to face off against former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in a runoff, disappointing many pro-revolution Egyptians.


HANDOUT/Reuters
A massive forest fire ravaging the US state of New Mexico has spread over about 85,000 acres. Hot, windy weather has made containing the blaze difficult. Meanwhile, on Friday, another fire broke out on the Utah-Colorado border.


MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images
On May 24, a suicide bomber killed 101 Yemeni soldiers at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, and injured hundreds more. Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, took responsibility for the attack.


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Millions turned their eyes to the sky on May 20-21 on both sides of the Pacific as a solar eclipse created a "ring of fire" from Asia to the western United States. Here, the annular solar eclipse is seen from the coast of Xiamen in southeastern China.


HANDOUT/REUTERS
African Union forces took control this week of the strategic town of Afgoye, about 30km northwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The town had been a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab.


Maks Levin/ASSOCIATED PRESS
In Ukraine, a parliamentary debate over a controversial bill that would allow wider use of the Russian language in Russian-speaking regions of the country descended into fisticuffs.


FAYAZ AZIZ/REUTERS
Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to 33 years in jail by a tribal court for treason. The sentencing of Afridi, who is currently in Peshawar's Central Jail (above), drew strong condemnation from US officials.


ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS
Bankia, Spain's fourth-biggest bank, announced on Friday that it would seek $23.8bn in loans from the Spanish government. Fears are rising that Spain, like Greece and Ireland before it, may have to seek a financial bailout.


VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
Azerbaijan hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time last week. Swedish chanteuse Loreen won the contest with her song "Euphoria". Above, Russia's entrant in the competition, the sextet Buranovskiye Babushki, added a grandmotherly touch to the affair.


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To look at the pictures from May 7 - 13, click here.

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On May 23-24, Egypt voted in the first free presidential elections in the country's history. Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is set to face off against former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in a runoff, disappointing many pro-revolution Egyptians.

Thu, 24 May 2012 18:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=06qO5KA7LOdLBMAHMUD HAMSAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

On May 23-24, Egypt voted in the first free presidential elections in the country's history. Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is set to face off against former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in a runoff, disappointing many pro-revolution Egyptians.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0a0a5Jc4ba678

A massive forest fire ravaging the US state of New Mexico has spread over about 85,000 acres. Hot, windy weather has made containing the blaze difficult. Meanwhile, on Friday, another fire broke out on the Utah-Colorado border.

Fri, 25 May 2012 22:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0a0a5Jc4ba678HANDOUTReutersReuters Pictures

A massive forest fire ravaging the US state of New Mexico has spread over about 85,000 acres. Hot, windy weather has made containing the blaze difficult. Meanwhile, on Friday, another fire broke out on the Utah-Colorado border.

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On May 24, a suicide bomber killed 101 Yemeni soldiers at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, and injured hundreds more. Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, took responsibility for the attack.

Thu, 24 May 2012 15:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0bTj1U1beK1yrMOHAMMED HUWAISAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

On May 24, a suicide bomber killed 101 Yemeni soldiers at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, and injured hundreds more. Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, took responsibility for the attack.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0cuo6Hz74W1RI

Millions turned their eyes to the sky on May 20-21 on both sides of the Pacific as a solar eclipse created a "ring of fire" from Asia to the western United States. Here, the annular solar eclipse is seen from the coast of Xiamen in southeastern China.

Mon, 21 May 2012 05:15:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0cuo6Hz74W1RIAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Millions turned their eyes to the sky on May 20-21 on both sides of the Pacific as a solar eclipse created a "ring of fire" from Asia to the western United States. Here, the annular solar eclipse is seen from the coast of Xiamen in southeastern China.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=09aaaArbv0glS

African Union forces took control this week of the strategic town of Afgoye, about 30km northwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The town had been a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab.

Fri, 25 May 2012 19:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=09aaaArbv0glSHANDOUTREUTERSReuters Pictures

African Union forces took control this week of the strategic town of Afgoye, about 30km northwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The town had been a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=077n3JMdhnaoo

In Ukraine, a parliamentary debate over a controversial bill that would allow wider use of the Russian language in Russian-speaking regions of the country descended into fisticuffs.

Sat, 26 May 2012 09:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=077n3JMdhnaooMaks LevinASSOCIATED PRESSAl Jazeera Upload Images

In Ukraine, a parliamentary debate over a controversial bill that would allow wider use of the Russian language in Russian-speaking regions of the country descended into fisticuffs.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0dUG4C41YHdB7

Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to 33 years in jail by a tribal court for treason. The sentencing of Afridi, who is currently in Peshawar's Central Jail (above), drew strong condemnation from US officials.

Thu, 24 May 2012 10:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0dUG4C41YHdB7FAYAZ AZIZREUTERSReuters Pictures

Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to 33 years in jail by a tribal court for treason. The sentencing of Afridi, who is currently in Peshawar's Central Jail (above), drew strong condemnation from US officials.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=02ynfjy9jca74

Bankia, Spain's fourth-biggest bank, announced on Friday that it will seek $23.8bn in loans from the Spanish government. Fears are rising that Spain, like Greece and Ireland before it, may have to seek a financial bailout.

Fri, 25 May 2012 09:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=02ynfjy9jca74ANDREA COMASREUTERSReuters Pictures

Bankia, Spain's fourth-biggest bank, announced on Friday that it will seek $23.8bn in loans from the Spanish government. Fears are rising that Spain, like Greece and Ireland before it, may have to seek a financial bailout.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0eZI8Ju8Ny0iJ

Azerbaijan hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time last week. Swedish chanteuse Loreen won the contest with her song "Euphoria". Above, Russia's entrant in the competition, the sextet Buranovskiye Babushki, added a grandmotherly touch to the affair.

Fri, 25 May 2012 18:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-May-21_27?image_id=0eZI8Ju8Ny0iJVYACHESLAV OSELEDKOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Azerbaijan hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time last week. Swedish chanteuse Loreen won the contest with her song "Euphoria". Above, Russia's entrant in the competition, the sextet Buranovskiye Babushki, added a grandmotherly touch to the affair.



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