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The week in pictures

From the Israeli assault on Gaza to the choosing of a new Chinese leader, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2012 12:17


MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli soldiers prepare tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, in preparation for a ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 18. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel is ready to "significantly expand" its operation against fighters in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip as it entered its fifth day.


Hatem Moussa/AP
US President Barack Obama tours the reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok on November 18. Obama kicked off a three-country Asia tour with a visit to Thailand on Sunday, using his first post-election trek overseas to try to show he is serious about shifting America's strategic focus eastwards.


JASON REED/REUTERS
Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on November 17. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by fighters to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.


ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
An election scrutineer counts a ballot at a polling station during the national presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Sierra Leone, seen as a test of the country's post-war recovery, on November 17. It is the west African nation's third election since the end of a brutal civil war.


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People attend a demonstration against the same-sex marriage on November 17 in Lyon, France. France's Socialist government on November 7 adopted a draft law to authorise gay marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition.


BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian rebel takes position in the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey on November 16. France raised the prospect of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it and the Gulf Arab states in recognising the newly unified opposition while fighting raged inside Syria.


STR/EPA
Egyptians inspect the site where a train collided with a school bus in southern Egypt in Assiut Province, about 350 kilometres south of Cairo, on November 17. According to media reports, at least 47 people including including 44 children were killed during the accident. Transport Minister Rashad al-Mateeni and the chief of the state-run rail authority, Mustafa Qenawi, resigned following the accident.


Heng Sinith/AP
Cambodian security personnel patrol at Phnom Penh International Airport as the 21st of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerged as the head of the newly reshuffled seven-member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 15.


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Israeli soldiers prepare tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, in preparation for a ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 18. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel is ready to "significantly expand" its operation against fighters in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip as it entered its fifth day.;*;US President Barack Obama tours the reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok on November 18. Obama kicked off a three-country Asia tour with a visit to Thailand on Sunday, using his first post-election trek overseas to try to show he is serious about shifting America(***)s strategic focus eastwards.;*;Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on November 17. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by fighters to include the prime minister\(***)s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.;*;An election scrutineer counts a ballot at a polling station during the national presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Sierra Leone, seen as a test of the country(***)s post-war recovery, on November 17. It is the west African nation(***)s third election since the end of a brutal civil war.;*;People attend a demonstration against the same-sex marriage on November 17 in Lyon, France. France(***)s Socialist government on November 7 adopted a draft law to authorise gay marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition.;*;A Syrian rebel takes position in the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey on November 16. France raised the prospect of providing Syria(***)s rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it and the Gulf Arab states in recognising the newly unified opposition while fighting raged inside Syria.;*;Egyptians inspect the site where a train collided with a school bus in southern Egypt in Assiut Province, about 350 kilometres south of Cairo, on November 17. According to media reports, at least 47 people including including 44 children were killed during the accident. Transport Minister Rashad al-Mateeni and the chief of the state-run rail authority, Mustafa Qenawi, resigned following the accident.;*;Cambodian security personnel patrol at Phnom Penh International Airport as the 21st of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.;*;Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerged as the head of the newly reshuffled seven-member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation\(***)s top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 15. Daylife ID:
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Israeli soldiers prepare tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, in preparation for a ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 18. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is ready to "significantly expand" its operation against fighters in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip as it entered its fifth day.

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0bCeegJ8c852CMENAHEM KAHANAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Israeli soldiers prepare tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, in preparation for a ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 18. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is ready to "significantly expand" its operation against fighters in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip as it entered its fifth day.

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Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on November 17. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by fighters to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0b0M61HePObjwHatem MoussaAPAP Photo

Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on November 17. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by fighters to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

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US President Barack Obama tours the reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok on November 18. Obama kicked off a three-country Asia tour with a visit to Thailand on Sunday, using his first post-election trek overseas to try to show he is serious about shifting the US strategic focus eastwards.

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=09eb9f0dgE6gPJASON REEDREUTERSReuters Pictures

US President Barack Obama tours the reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok on November 18. Obama kicked off a three-country Asia tour with a visit to Thailand on Sunday, using his first post-election trek overseas to try to show he is serious about shifting the US strategic focus eastwards.

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An election scrutineer counts a ballot at a polling station during the national presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Sierra Leone, seen as a test of the country's post-war recovery, on November 17. It is the west African country's third election since the end of a brutal civil war.

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=08Ec5Ge3zhaiWISSOUF SANOGOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

An election scrutineer counts a ballot at a polling station during the national presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Sierra Leone, seen as a test of the country's post-war recovery, on November 17. It is the west African country's third election since the end of a brutal civil war.

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People attend a demonstration against the same-sex marriage on November 17 in Lyon, France. France's Socialist government on November 7 adopted a draft law to authorise gay marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition.

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0baV27P8CO3JpAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

People attend a demonstration against the same-sex marriage on November 17 in Lyon, France. France's Socialist government on November 7 adopted a draft law to authorise gay marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition.

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A Syrian rebel takes position in the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey on November 16. France raised the prospect of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it and the Gulf Arab states in recognising the newly unified opposition while fighting raged inside Syria.

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0dUc61H8B19YmBULENT KILICAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A Syrian rebel takes position in the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey on November 16. France raised the prospect of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it and the Gulf Arab states in recognising the newly unified opposition while fighting raged inside Syria.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0gHm7Ea7x70qY

Egyptians inspect the site where a train collided with a school bus in southern Egypt in Assiut Province, about 350 kilometres south of Cairo, on November 17. According to media reports, at least 47 people including including 44 children were killed during the accident. Transport Minister Rashad al-Mateeni and the chief of the state-run rail authority, Mustafa Qenawi, resigned following the accident.

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=0gHm7Ea7x70qYSTREPAEPA Images

Egyptians inspect the site where a train collided with a school bus in southern Egypt in Assiut Province, about 350 kilometres south of Cairo, on November 17. According to media reports, at least 47 people including including 44 children were killed during the accident. Transport Minister Rashad al-Mateeni and the chief of the state-run rail authority, Mustafa Qenawi, resigned following the accident.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=029meuU0pPa1F

Cambodian security personnel patrol at Phnom Penh International Airport as the 21st of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=029meuU0pPa1FHeng SinithAPAP Photo

Cambodian security personnel patrol at Phnom Penh International Airport as the 21st of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=05MI42lePkdwJ

Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerged as the head of the newly reshuffled seven-member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 15.

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-November-12_18?image_id=05MI42lePkdwJMARK RALSTONAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerged as the head of the newly reshuffled seven-member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 15.



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