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The week in pictures
From the Greek elections to the first Chinese woman in space, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2012 14:33


MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
On June 16-17, Egyptians voted in a divisive run-off presidential election, choosing between two candidates, Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq. Above, an Egyptian women shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Cairo.


FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladesh closed its borders to Muslim refugees, members of the Rohingya ethnic group, who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar. Above, a member of the Border Guard of Bangladesh inspects a boat carrying Rohingya refugees trying to get into Bangladesh.


ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS
Yemen's army reportedly recaptured the last al-Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday. The southern towns of Zinjibar and Jaar had been under al-Qaeda control for about a year, but chaos in Yemen had prevented its national army from taking effective action until recently.


Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS
On June 16, China launched its Tiangong 1 space module, regarded as the country's most ambitious space mission to date. The three astronauts include Liu Yang, the first Chinese women to enter outer space.


HE YUAN/EPA
Greeks went to the polls on Sunday in an election that could decide whether or not their heavily indebted country remains in the eurozone. Analysts say the outcome may unleash shocks that could break up the single currency.


JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS
On June 11, Rafael Nadal became the first person to win seven French Open titles, breaking Bojorn Borg's six title record. 


Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
China's one-child policy has come under scrutiny after reports circulated online of a woman in the northern province of Shaanxi forced to undergo an abortion in the seventh month of her pregnancy.


HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
On June 15, aerialist Nik Wallenda took an unconventional route from the US to Canada: He walked across Niagara Falls on a two-inch-wide wire, the first person in history to do so.


John Moore/Getty Images
United Nations observers monitoring the turmoil in Syria suspended operations in response to escalating violence, which threatens to kill off a tattered peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan. Above, a damaged United Nations vehicle is seen near a hotel in Damascus.


KHALED AL-HARIRI/REUTERS
The Euro 2012 football tournament was marred by violence on June 12, when Polish and Russian football fans fought one another four days ahead of a match between the two countries.


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On June 16-17, Egyptians voted in a divisive run-off presidential election, choosing between two candidates, Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq. Above, an Egyptian women shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Cairo.

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=00D6f3aa6jdCqMOHAMMED ABEDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

On June 16-17, Egyptians voted in a divisive run-off presidential election, choosing between two candidates, Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq. Above, an Egyptian women shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Cairo.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, died at the age of 79 due to cardiac problems. Prince Nayef had served as the kingdom's interior minister for decades. It is widely believed that Saudi Defence Minister Prince Salman will soon be named as the new next-in-line to the throne.

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0fXo4adfTNbbvFAYEZ NURELDINEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, died at the age of 79 due to cardiac problems. Prince Nayef had served as the kingdom's interior minister for decades. It is widely believed that Saudi Defence Minister Prince Salman will soon be named as the new next-in-line to the throne.

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Bangladesh closed its borders to Muslim refugees, members of the Rohingya ethnic group, who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar. Above, a member of the Border Guard of Bangladesh inspects a boat carrying Rohingya refugees trying to get into Bangladesh.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=08gB0Fyf0gghPANDREW BIRAJREUTERSReuters Pictures

Bangladesh closed its borders to Muslim refugees, members of the Rohingya ethnic group, who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar. Above, a member of the Border Guard of Bangladesh inspects a boat carrying Rohingya refugees trying to get into Bangladesh.

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Yemen's army recaptured the last al-Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday. The southern towns of Zinjibar and Jaar had been under al-Qaeda control for about a year, but chaos in Yemen had prevented its national army from taking effective action until recently.

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0e4k34I4d0duUKhaled AbdullahREUTERSReuters Pictures

Yemen's army recaptured the last al-Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday. The southern towns of Zinjibar and Jaar had been under al-Qaeda control for about a year, but chaos in Yemen had prevented its national army from taking effective action until recently.

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On June 16, China launched its Tiangong 1 space module, regarded as the country's most ambitious space mission to date. The three astronauts include Liu Yang, the first Chinese women to enter outer space.

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=09BhgvSfogeKXHE YUANEPAEPA Images

On June 16, China launched its Tiangong 1 space module, regarded as the country's most ambitious space mission to date. The three astronauts include Liu Yang, the first Chinese women to enter outer space.

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Greeks went to the polls on Sunday in an election that could decide whether their heavily indebted country remains in the euro zone or not. The outcome may unleash shocks that could break up the single currency.

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 06:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=05Yqf5d6Kb9GkJOHN KOLESIDISREUTERSReuters Pictures

Greeks went to the polls on Sunday in an election that could decide whether their heavily indebted country remains in the euro zone or not. The outcome may unleash shocks that could break up the single currency.

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On June 11, Rafael Nadal became the first person to win seven French Open titles, breaking Bojorn Borg's six title record. 

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0d6P2U7fYUaDpClive BrunskillGetty ImagesGetty Images

On June 11, Rafael Nadal became the first person to win seven French Open titles, breaking Bojorn Borg's six title record. 

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China's one-child policy has come under scrutiny after reports circulated online of a forcible abortion of a woman who was seven months pregnant in the northern province of Shaanxi.

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=08ln8eg0H223wHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

China's one-child policy has come under scrutiny after reports circulated online of a forcible abortion of a woman who was seven months pregnant in the northern province of Shaanxi.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0dvI7vzgIIdKk

On June 15, aerialist Nik Wallenda took an unconventional route from the US to Canada: He walked across Niagara Falls on a two-inch-wide wire, the first person in history to do so.

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0dvI7vzgIIdKkJohn MooreGetty ImagesGetty Images

On June 15, aerialist Nik Wallenda took an unconventional route from the US to Canada: He walked across Niagara Falls on a two-inch-wide wire, the first person in history to do so.

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United Nations observers monitoring the turmoil in Syria suspended operations in response to escalating violence, which threatens to kill off a tattered peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan. Above, a damaged United Nations vehicle is seen near a hotel in Damascus.

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0e11fS85wjcwWKHALED AL-HARIRIREUTERSReuters Pictures

United Nations observers monitoring the turmoil in Syria suspended operations in response to escalating violence, which threatens to kill off a tattered peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan. Above, a damaged United Nations vehicle is seen near a hotel in Damascus.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0dN8eJIc312W8

The Euro 2012 football tournament was marred by violence on June 12, when Polish and Russian football fans fought one another four days ahead of a match between the two countries.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures_-10th_17-june?image_id=0dN8eJIc312W8WOJTEK RADWANSKIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Euro 2012 football tournament was marred by violence on June 12, when Polish and Russian football fans fought one another four days ahead of a match between the two countries.



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