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The week in pictures
From the Mongolian elections to the destruction of historic shrines in Mali, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 16:46


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By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The most controversial provision of the law, which requires most uninsured Americans to buy health insurance, was found to be constitutional.


STRINGER/REUTERS
Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali, armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes, began destroying prized mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed northern city of Timbuktu on June 30. The Islamist Ansar Dine group considers the shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam to be idolatrous.


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Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greeted supporters during his final campaign rally before Mexicans vote on July 1. If he wins, the PRI will return to power 12 years after losing the presidency to the ruling National Action Party.


HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
A Mongolian woman prepared to cast her vote at a polling station in Ulaanbaatar during parliamentary elections on June 28.


POOL/REUTERS
In a historic gesture, the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth shook hands on Wednesday with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the Irish Republican Army.


JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS
Storm-damaged trees littered the east lawn of the US capitol on June 30. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 127 kilometres per hour were reported in and around the Washington, DC area, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.


Frank Augstein/AP
Thomas Mueller, third from left, reacts after Germany lost to Italy during the Euro 2012 football championship semi-final match on June 28.


STRINGER/KOREA/REUTERS
A European Union embargo on providing insurance to tankers carrying Iranian oil took effect on July 1, causing the Iranian currency to depreciate. South Korea became the first major Asian consumer of Iranian crude to announce a halt to imports as a result of the embargo.


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Cyprus, whose banks are highly exposed to Greek debt, became the latest eurozone country to request a financial bailout. Officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF will begin assessing how much money the country will need.


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Week in Pictures- June 25- July 1http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 01 Jul 2012 09:43:53 GMTSun, 01 Jul 2012 14:26:13 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=0coycb26LN9Hj

By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare". The most controversial provision of the law, which requires most uninsured Americans to buy subsidised health insurance, was deemed to be constitutional.

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=0coycb26LN9HjAlex WongGetty ImagesGetty Images

By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare". The most controversial provision of the law, which requires most uninsured Americans to buy subsidised health insurance, was deemed to be constitutional.

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Al Qaeda-linked Islamists in Mali, armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes, began destroying prized mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed northern city of Timbuktu on June 30. The Islamist Ansar Dine group considers the shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam to be idolatrous.

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=0a0L7pIczjcYiSTRINGERREUTERSReuters Pictures

Al Qaeda-linked Islamists in Mali, armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes, began destroying prized mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed northern city of Timbuktu on June 30. The Islamist Ansar Dine group considers the shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam to be idolatrous.

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Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greeted supporters during his final campaign rally in Monterrey City before Mexicans vote on July 1. If he wins, the PRI will return to power twelve years after losing the presidency to the ruling National Action Party (PAN), in 2000.

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=04fy4iDaJGceIDaniel AguilarGetty ImagesGetty Images

Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greeted supporters during his final campaign rally in Monterrey City before Mexicans vote on July 1. If he wins, the PRI will return to power twelve years after losing the presidency to the ruling National Action Party (PAN), in 2000.

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A Mongolian woman prepared to cast her vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on June 28.

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=02zF2qzeyNdrzHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

A Mongolian woman prepared to cast her vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on June 28.

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In a historic gesture, the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth shook hands on Wednesday with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the Irish Republican Army.

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=0crU3CxbZpcFRPOOLREUTERSReuters Pictures

In a historic gesture, the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth shook hands on Wednesday with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the Irish Republican Army.

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Storm-damaged trees littered the east lawn of the US capitol on June 30. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 127 kilometres per hour were reported in and around the Washington, DC area, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=01ce7RK6j956mJONATHAN ERNSTREUTERSReuters Pictures

Storm-damaged trees littered the east lawn of the US capitol on June 30. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 127 kilometres per hour were reported in and around the Washington, DC area, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.

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Thomas Mueller, third from left, reacts after Germany lost to Italy during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match on June 28.

Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=01Gl91o9ILen6Frank AugsteinAPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Thomas Mueller, third from left, reacts after Germany lost to Italy during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match on June 28.

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A European Union embargo on providing insurance to tankers carrying Iranian oil took effect on July 1, causing the Iranian currency to depreciate. South Korea became the first major Asian consumer of Iranian crude to announce a halt to imports as a result of the embargo. Above, a policeman looks on as his car is fuelled in central Seoul.

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=0dsI4qX39sazMSTRINGER/KOREAREUTERSReuters Pictures

A European Union embargo on providing insurance to tankers carrying Iranian oil took effect on July 1, causing the Iranian currency to depreciate. South Korea became the first major Asian consumer of Iranian crude to announce a halt to imports as a result of the embargo. Above, a policeman looks on as his car is fuelled in central Seoul.

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Last week Cyprus, whose banks are highly exposed to Greek debt, became the latest eurozone country to request a financial bailout. Officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund will begin assessing how much bailout money the country will need.

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures%3A-June-25_-July-1?image_id=084c08DcAEbO8KATIA CHRISTODOULOUEPAEPA Images

Last week Cyprus, whose banks are highly exposed to Greek debt, became the latest eurozone country to request a financial bailout. Officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund will begin assessing how much bailout money the country will need.



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