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The week in pictures
A look at some of the events from April 30 - May 6 in pictures, including crucial elections in both France and Greece.
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 19:59


PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
Government supporters demonstrate outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Amr Nabil/AP
Egyptian protesters wave flags as they chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square to condemn this week's deadly clashes and denounce the ruling military council.


Natacha Pisarenko/AP
A buffalo is stranded in mud water triggered by floods in the Annapurna region, in Kaski district, Nepal. At least 14 people were killed by the flash floods and more than 50 are still missing.


BIJAYA NEUPANE/EPA
A police officer stands guard in the middle of two images featuring blind activist Chen Guangcheng during a protest in front of the Chinese central government's liaison in Hong Kong. China has since announced it will allow Chen to leave for the US.


Vincent Yu/AP
Supporters of Antonis Samaras's New Democracy, a conservative Greek party, wave flags during a pre-election speech. The party went on to win the highest percentages of votes but failed to win a clear majority with their socialist coalition partner Pasok.


ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama addresses troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death.


Charles Dharapak/AP
A Colombian demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on International Workers' Day, or May Day, in Bogota.


JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ/REUTERS
Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, India. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain, while more than 100 people remain missing.


Anupam Nath/AP
France's Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 Presidential election Francois Hollande arrives at his polling station for the second round of the election.


ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images
Sudanese soldiers step on the South Sudan flag painted on a seized tank for the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in the oil region of Heglig. The African Union is currently in the process of roadmapping an agreement to avoid all out war between the two nations.


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Government supporters demonstrate outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill in Buenos Aires, Argentina.;*;Egyptian protesters wave flags as they chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square to condemn this week(***)s deadly clashes and denounce the ruling military council. ;*;A buffalo is stranded in mud water triggered by floods in the Annapurna region, in Kaski district, Nepal. At least 14 people were killed by the flash floods and more than 50 are still missing. ;*;A police officer stands guard in the middle of two images featuring blind activist Chen Guangcheng during a protest in front of the Chinese central government(***)s liaison in Hong Kong. China has since announced it will allow Chen to leave for the US. ;*;Supporters of Antonis Samaras(***)s New Democracy, a conservative Greek party, wave flags during a pre-election speech. The party went on to win the highest percentages of votes but failed to win a clear majority with their socialist coalition partner Pasok.;*;President Barack Obama addresses troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden(***)s death. ;*;A Colombian demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on International Workers(***) Day, or May Day, in Bogota.;*;Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, India. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain, while more than 100 people remain missing. ;*;France(***)s Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 Presidential election Francois Hollande arrives at his polling station for the second round of the election. ;*;Sudanese soldiers step on the South Sudan flag painted on a seized tank for the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in the oil region of Heglig. The African Union is currently in the process of roadmapping an agreement to avoid all out war between the two nations. Daylife ID:
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France's Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 Presidential election Francois Hollande arrives at his polling station for the second round of the election. Opinion polls have shown that incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy trails significantly behind the socialist, especially after recently levelled allegations of corruption.

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France's Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 Presidential election Francois Hollande arrives at his polling station for the second round of the election. Opinion polls have shown that incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy trails significantly behind the socialist, especially after recently levelled allegations of corruption.

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Egyptian protesters wave flags as they chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square to condemn this week's deadly clashes and denounce the ruling military council.

Sun, 06 May 2012 14:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=034UenF8SE44HAmr NabilAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Egyptian protesters wave flags as they chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square to condemn this week's deadly clashes and denounce the ruling military council.

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Government supporters demonstrate outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sun, 06 May 2012 13:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=007t5UH5G27dcNatacha PisarenkoAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Government supporters demonstrate outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A buffalo is stranded in mud water triggered by floods in the Annapurna region, in Kaski district, Nepal. At least 14 people were killed by the flash floods and more than 50 are still missing.

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A buffalo is stranded in mud water triggered by floods in the Annapurna region, in Kaski district, Nepal. At least 14 people were killed by the flash floods and more than 50 are still missing.

Nine killed by flash flood from avalanche in Nepal
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A police officer stands guard in the middle of two images featuring blind activist Chen Guangcheng during a protest in front of the Chinese central government's liaison in Hong Kong. China has agreed to let Chen Guangcheng, the focus of a diplomatic crisis between the country and the US, leave the country soon.

Sun, 06 May 2012 13:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=03r97H1dTtdHTVincent YuAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

A police officer stands guard in the middle of two images featuring blind activist Chen Guangcheng during a protest in front of the Chinese central government's liaison in Hong Kong. China has agreed to let Chen Guangcheng, the focus of a diplomatic crisis between the country and the US, leave the country soon.

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Supporters of Leader of the Greek conservative party New Democracy Antonis Samaras wave flags during a pre-election speech. Sunday's election is expected to see Greek voters, many of them fed up with grinding austerity drives, vote for parties that say they would scrap deals with the EU and IMF.

Thu, 03 May 2012 19:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=02r17Sq58z2t7ARIS MESSINISAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Supporters of Leader of the Greek conservative party New Democracy Antonis Samaras wave flags during a pre-election speech. Sunday's election is expected to see Greek voters, many of them fed up with grinding austerity drives, vote for parties that say they would scrap deals with the EU and IMF.

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President Barack Obama addresses troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death.

Sun, 06 May 2012 14:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=0aCl77d9F91KFCharles DharapakAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

President Barack Obama addresses troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death.

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A student demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on May Day in Bogotahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=0bFA6Lk9Eg1SbA student demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on International Workers' Day, or May Day, in Bogota May 1, 2012.Tue, 01 May 2012 21:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=0bFA6Lk9Eg1SbJOSE MIGUEL GOMEZREUTERSReuters PicturesA student demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on International Workers' Day, or May Day, in Bogota May 1, 2012.A student demonstrator tries to stop fellow protesters from throwing stones and paintballs at riot policemen during clashes on May Day in Bogotaboat.JPGhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=090J9zDepSchI

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, India. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain, while more than 100 people remain missing.

Sun, 06 May 2012 13:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=090J9zDepSchIAnupam NathAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, India. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain, while more than 100 people remain missing.

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Sudanese soldiers step on the South Sudan flag painted on a seized tank for the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in the oil region of Heglig. The African Union is currently in the process of roadmapping an agreement to avoid all out war between the two nations.

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-12?image_id=018Adljfksb1AASHRAF SHAZLYAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Sudanese soldiers step on the South Sudan flag painted on a seized tank for the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in the oil region of Heglig. The African Union is currently in the process of roadmapping an agreement to avoid all out war between the two nations.

Sudanese soldiers step on the South Suda


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