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The week in pictures

From demonstrations in Kuwait to the Hamas chief's historic visit to Gaza, Al Jazeera showcases the week in images.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2012 12:27


STEPHANIE MCGEHEE/REUTERS
Tens of thousands of Kuwaiti protesters marched to Kuwait Towers in a peaceful demonstration against a parliament elected last week in the Gulf Arab state under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition.


STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his intention to resign - once next year's budget is approved in parliament - after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support for his technocrat government. Only hours earlier, Berlusconi said he would run for a fifth term of office as Italian prime minister.


Hassan Ammar/AP
An Egyptian protester takes a picture with his mobile of his children on top of an Egyptian army tank outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Weeks of unrest have led President Mohamed Morsi to rescind the decree that expanded his powers, but the referendum on a draft constitution, another point of tension, remains on the books for next week.


AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS
Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal, second from right, hugs the son of late Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari, who was killed in an Israeli air strike earlier this month. Meshaal ended decades of exile from Palestinian land with a triumphal first ever visit to the Gaza Strip.


Bullit Marquez/AP
A rare cloud formation is seen amid a destroyed banana plantation after typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines, causing massive damage to farm lands and claiming nearly 600 lives.


KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images
Activists shout slogans and carry placards during a rally in Doha to demand urgent action to address climate change, as the United Nations Convention on Climate Change wrapped up in the Qatari capital with an agreement to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.


MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images
Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks to reporters at the presidential palace in Kabul after security chief Asadullah Khalid was targeted by an attacker, posing as a Taliban peace envoy, who carried a bomb reportedly hidden in his underwear.


Luc Gnago/REUTERS
A supporter of the opposition New Patriotic Party's presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo parades on a street in Accra. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election, largely seen as a test of the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa, was extended to a second day after technical glitches hindered the voting process.


Mario Tama/Getty Images
New York City protesters from Carpenters Local 926 demonstrated for better wages for low income workers and a fair deal in the looming "fiscal cliff" negotiations, in which Republicans and Democrats must find common ground in order to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in at the end of 2012.


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The week in pictures, December 3 - 9http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 09 Dec 2012 07:27:41 GMTSun, 09 Dec 2012 09:05:17 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=04q831a1Kj0rf

Protestors march to Kuwait Towers during as they protest against new voting rules at the Gulf Road in Kuwait City. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis marched in a peaceful demonstration against a parliament elected last week in the Gulf Arab state under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition.

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=04q831a1Kj0rfSTEPHANIE MCGEHEEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Protestors march to Kuwait Towers during as they protest against new voting rules at the Gulf Road in Kuwait City. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis marched in a peaceful demonstration against a parliament elected last week in the Gulf Arab state under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti leaves after a media conference at Chigi Palace in Rome in this . Monti announced his intention to resign once next year's budget is approved in parliament after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support for his technocrat government this week. Only hours before, Berlusconi said he would run to become premier for a fifth time.

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 22:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0crJ8WA8rUcvuSTEFANO RELLANDINIREUTERSReuters Pictures

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti leaves after a media conference at Chigi Palace in Rome in this . Monti announced his intention to resign once next year's budget is approved in parliament after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support for his technocrat government this week. Only hours before, Berlusconi said he would run to become premier for a fifth time.

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An Egyptian protester takes a picture with his mobile of his children on top of an Egyptian army tank outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Weeks of unrest have led President Mohamed Morsi to rescind the decree that expanded his powers, but the referendum on a draft constitution, another point of tension, remains on the books for next week.

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 19:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0bRc4ZJ6SvcqbHassan AmmarAPAP Photo

An Egyptian protester takes a picture with his mobile of his children on top of an Egyptian army tank outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Weeks of unrest have led President Mohamed Morsi to rescind the decree that expanded his powers, but the referendum on a draft constitution, another point of tension, remains on the books for next week.

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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal, right, hugs the son of late Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari, who was killed in an Israeli air strike earlier this month. Meshaal ended decades of exile from Palestinian land with a triumphal first ever visit to the Gaza Strip.

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0eeb3nK5yog4UAHMED JADALLAHREUTERSReuters Pictures

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal, right, hugs the son of late Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari, who was killed in an Israeli air strike earlier this month. Meshaal ended decades of exile from Palestinian land with a triumphal first ever visit to the Gaza Strip.

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A rare cloud formation is seen amidst destroyed banana plantation after typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines, causing massive damage to farm lands and claiming nearly 600 lives.

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 12:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0gmNbcCaTv3BdBullit MarquezAPAP Photo

A rare cloud formation is seen amidst destroyed banana plantation after typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines, causing massive damage to farm lands and claiming nearly 600 lives.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=00z03sM7m96ye

Activists shout slogans and carry placards during a rally in Doha to demand urgent action addressing climate change as the United Nations Convention on Climate Change continues in the Qatari capital. The conference ended this week as countries agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 08:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=00z03sM7m96yeKARIM JAAFARAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Activists shout slogans and carry placards during a rally in Doha to demand urgent action addressing climate change as the United Nations Convention on Climate Change continues in the Qatari capital. The conference ended this week as countries agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul. The press conference came after Asadullah Khalid, who heads Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), was targeted by an attacker with a bomb hidden in his underwear posing as a Taliban peace envoy earlier in the week.

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 10:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=03hn9zhd9Dd5kMASSOUD HOSSAINIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul. The press conference came after Asadullah Khalid, who heads Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), was targeted by an attacker with a bomb hidden in his underwear posing as a Taliban peace envoy earlier in the week.

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A supporter of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo parades on a street in Accra. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election, which was largely seen as a test of the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa, was extended to a second day after technical glitches hindered the voting process.

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0cJZf5q5PH6P0Luc GnagoREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A supporter of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo parades on a street in Accra. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election, which was largely seen as a test of the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa, was extended to a second day after technical glitches hindered the voting process.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0bQx1cL1Gw9Oq

New York City protesters from Carpenters Local 926 demonstrated for better wages for low income workers and a fair deal in the looming "fiscal cliff" negotiations, in which Republicans and Democrats must find common ground in order to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in at the end of 2012.

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-December-3-_-9?image_id=0bQx1cL1Gw9OqMario TamaGetty ImagesGetty Images

New York City protesters from Carpenters Local 926 demonstrated for better wages for low income workers and a fair deal in the looming "fiscal cliff" negotiations, in which Republicans and Democrats must find common ground in order to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in at the end of 2012.



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