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The week in pictures
From flooding in the Philippines to a raid in Egypt's Sinai Desert, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2012 13:22


GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS
A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during heavy fighting in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo.


SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, a staunch fiscal conservative, as his vice presidential nominee.


JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images
Flooding has devastated the central Philippines, killing dozens. Above, residents commute along a flooded stretch of road in Calumpit town, north of Manila, on August 11.


PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS
French police evacuated about 150 Roma people who lived in an illegal camp in northern France. Above, Roma families push shopping carts with their belongings as they are evicted from a camp in Villeneuve d'Ascq.


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Egypt launched air raids against suspected Islamist fighters in the Sinai in retaliation for an ambush on August 5 that cost the lives of 16 soldiers. Above, a member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula.


JANE HAHN/EPA
A soldier salutes as the military guard surrounds the casket of late Ghana President John Atta Mills during his funeral at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on August 10. Mills died suddenly on July 24 after fighting a battle against throat cancer, an ailment which he refused to divulge to his supporters. He was 68.


SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images
The monsoon in India this year has been more than 20 per cent below its average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades. Above, an Indian farmer ploughs his field as a smoky fire burns to ward off mosquitos near Ahwa town.


CHAFIK ARICH/EPA
The February 20th Youth Movement of Morocco has staged several protests around Morocco to protest repression. Above, protesters in Rabat, Morocco's capital, carry pro-reform placards, with the one in centre reading, "No to political arrests".


Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake of Jamaica celebrate after winning gold medals and setting a new world record of 36.84 seconds during the Men's 4x100 metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


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Week in Pictures August 6-12http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 12 Aug 2012 06:49:29 GMTSun, 12 Aug 2012 07:27:04 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=01c2eoi4gf7Rv

A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during heavy fighting in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=01c2eoi4gf7RvGORAN TOMASEVICREUTERSReuters Pictures

A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during heavy fighting in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo.

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US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, a staunch fiscal conservative, as his vice presidential nominee.

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=054TgbS3YI8CHSAUL LOEBAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, a staunch fiscal conservative, as his vice presidential nominee.

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Flooding has devastated the central Philippines, killing dozens. Above, residents commute along a flooded stretch of road in Calumpit town, north of Manila, on August 11.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0e0UgSz0dl1sbJAY DIRECTOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Flooding has devastated the central Philippines, killing dozens. Above, residents commute along a flooded stretch of road in Calumpit town, north of Manila, on August 11.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=090xfzFaCK5ZD

French police evacuated about 150 Roma people who lived in an illegal camp in northern France. Above, Roma families push shopping carts with their belongings as they are evicted from a camp in Villeneuve d'Ascq.

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=090xfzFaCK5ZDPASCAL ROSSIGNOLREUTERSReuters Pictures

French police evacuated about 150 Roma people who lived in an illegal camp in northern France. Above, Roma families push shopping carts with their belongings as they are evicted from a camp in Villeneuve d'Ascq.

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Egypt launched air raids against Islamist militants in Sinai in retaliation for an ambush on August 5 that cost the lives of 16 soldiers. Above, a member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula.

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=064C9megU46aESTRINGERAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Egypt launched air raids against Islamist militants in Sinai in retaliation for an ambush on August 5 that cost the lives of 16 soldiers. Above, a member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0cC0gq4cFY0LH

A soldier salutes as the military guard surrounds the casket of late Ghana President John Atta Mills during his funeral at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on August 10. Mills died suddenly on July 24 after fighting a battle against throat cancer, an ailment which he refused to divulge to his supporters. He was 68.

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0cC0gq4cFY0LHJANE HAHNEPAEPA Images

A soldier salutes as the military guard surrounds the casket of late Ghana President John Atta Mills during his funeral at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on August 10. Mills died suddenly on July 24 after fighting a battle against throat cancer, an ailment which he refused to divulge to his supporters. He was 68.

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The monsoon in India this year has been more than 20 per cent below its average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades. Above, an Indian farmer ploughs his field as a smoky fire burns to ward off mosquitos near Ahwa town.

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0flS0ya4WbdmCSAM PANTHAKYAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The monsoon in India this year has been more than 20 per cent below its average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades. Above, an Indian farmer ploughs his field as a smoky fire burns to ward off mosquitos near Ahwa town.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0clz0CngPDe3B

The February 20th Youth Movement of Morocco has staged several protests around Morocco to protest repression. Above, protesters in Rabat, Morocco's capital, carry pro-reform placards, with the one in centre reading, "No to political arrests".

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0clz0CngPDe3BCHAFIK ARICHEPAEPA Images

The February 20th Youth Movement of Morocco has staged several protests around Morocco to protest repression. Above, protesters in Rabat, Morocco's capital, carry pro-reform placards, with the one in centre reading, "No to political arrests".

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0fMy7fXa365kL

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake of Jamaica celebrate after winning gold medals and setting a new world record of 36.84 seconds during the Men's 4x100 metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-Pictures-August-6_12?image_id=0fMy7fXa365kLBryn LennonGetty ImagesGetty Images

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake of Jamaica celebrate after winning gold medals and setting a new world record of 36.84 seconds during the Men's 4x100 metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.



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