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The week in pictures
From riots in Egypt to Myanmar's first marathon, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2013 09:02


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Protests broke out across Egypt after the death penalty was announced in a case over the deaths of more than 70 fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly football club in a stadium massacre on February 1, 2012, in Port Said. Above, an Egyptian protester runs with a live tear gas canister toward Egyptian riot police following the announcement.


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An elderly man in Myanmar waves as he takes part in the country's first international marathon in decades in Yangon on January 27. Hundreds of runners streamed through Yangon, in another sign of dramatic changes sweeping the country which had been ruled by the military.


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Mourners pray during a mass funeral in Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Hundreds of Iraqi protesters gathered in the western city for the funeral of six protesters killed during shootings by army troops.


Khalid Mohammed/AP
A jail riot in southwestern Venezuela killed dozens of people on Friday, the latest incident in the ongoing crisis in the South American nation's crowded prisons. Violence broke out after news of an inspection to confiscate weapons at the Centro Occidental jail. Local media reports say between 26 and 54 people were killed and dozens wounded. Above, relatives of inmates pray while protesting outside the jail.


Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS
Cars are caught in a traffic jam during a strike by metro workers in Athens. The ten-day strike, which was called to protest pay cuts, ended after Greece's government issued an emergency order forcing striking employees back to work in an escalating standoff over new austerity measures.


Panagiotis Tzamaros/AP
Riot policemen in Azerbaijan detain protestors in central Baku on January 26. Police violently dispersed an unauthorised rally, beating up and arresting scores of people. Several dozen protesters briefly gathered in Baku's central Sahil square to protest against the police using excessive force against peaceful protests.


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Unemployed Juan Bayes, 60, sits as he begs in the Andalusian capital of Seville on January 24. Spain's unemployment rate soared to its highest level since measurements began in the 1970s as a prolonged recession and deep spending cuts left almost 6 million people out of work at the end of last year. The sign reads, "Jobless. Help me. Thanks".


Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS
Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, speaks to members of the press outside his house following his unexpectedly strong showing in Israel's parliamentary elections. The Israeli actor, journalist, author, former TV presenter and news anchor won 19 of 120 parliamentary seats and is expected to form a coalition government with incumbent prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.


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Protests broke out across Egypt after the death penalty was announced in a case over the deaths of more than 70 fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly football club in a stadium massacre on February 1, 2012, in Port Said. Above, an Egyptian protester runs with a live tear gas canister toward Egyptian riot police following the announcement.

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=0dxa3fZh2Sf6MEd GilesGetty ImagesGetty Images

Protests broke out across Egypt after the death penalty was announced in a case over the deaths of more than 70 fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly football club in a stadium massacre on February 1, 2012, in Port Said. Above, an Egyptian protester runs with a live tear gas canister toward Egyptian riot police following the announcement.

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French soldiers man a checkpoint at the French-controlled area of the Bamako airport on January 26. French special forces in Mali with air support seized the airport and a key bridge over the Niger River at the rebel-held stronghold of Gao as France accelerated its ground offensive against al Qaeda-allied fighters.

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=03Xw9v1agR7qaSTRINGERREUTERSReuters Pictures

French soldiers man a checkpoint at the French-controlled area of the Bamako airport on January 26. French special forces in Mali with air support seized the airport and a key bridge over the Niger River at the rebel-held stronghold of Gao as France accelerated its ground offensive against al Qaeda-allied fighters.

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An elderly Myanmar man waves as he takes part in Myanmar's first international marathon in decades in Yangon on January 27. Hundreds of runners streamed through Yangon, in another sign of the dramatic changes sweeping the former army-ruled country.

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 05:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=07agfk60XfgZxSOE THAN WINAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

An elderly Myanmar man waves as he takes part in Myanmar's first international marathon in decades in Yangon on January 27. Hundreds of runners streamed through Yangon, in another sign of the dramatic changes sweeping the former army-ruled country.

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Mourners pray during a mass funeral in Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Hundreds of Iraqi protesters have gathered in the western city for the funeral of six protesters killed during shootings by army troops a day earlier.

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=0689e4EcCB70xKhalid MohammedAPAP Photo

Mourners pray during a mass funeral in Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Hundreds of Iraqi protesters have gathered in the western city for the funeral of six protesters killed during shootings by army troops a day earlier.

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A jail riot in southwestern Venezuela killed dozens of people on Friday, the latest incident in the ongoing crisis in the South American nation's crowded prisons. Violence broke out after news of an inspection to confiscate weapons at the Centro Occidental jail. Local media reports say between 26 and 54 people were killed and dozens wounded. Above, relatives of inmates pray while protesting outside the jail.

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=00cFenMgrT3xaCarlos Garcia RawlinsREUTERSReuters Pictures

A jail riot in southwestern Venezuela killed dozens of people on Friday, the latest incident in the ongoing crisis in the South American nation's crowded prisons. Violence broke out after news of an inspection to confiscate weapons at the Centro Occidental jail. Local media reports say between 26 and 54 people were killed and dozens wounded. Above, relatives of inmates pray while protesting outside the jail.

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Cars are caught in a traffic jam during a strike by metro workers in Athens. The ten-day strike, which was called to protest pay cuts, ended after Greece's government issued an emergency order forcing striking metro workers back to work in an escalating standoff over new austerity measures.

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=03ee8LNf3T00TPanagiotis TzamarosAPAP Photo

Cars are caught in a traffic jam during a strike by metro workers in Athens. The ten-day strike, which was called to protest pay cuts, ended after Greece's government issued an emergency order forcing striking metro workers back to work in an escalating standoff over new austerity measures.

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Riot policemen in Azerbaijan detain protestors in central Baku on January 26. The police has brutally dispersed an unauthorised rally, beating up and arresting scores of people. Several dozen protesters briefly gathered in Baku's central Sahil square to protest against the police using excessive force against peaceful protests.

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Riot policemen in Azerbaijan detain protestors in central Baku on January 26. The police has brutally dispersed an unauthorised rally, beating up and arresting scores of people. Several dozen protesters briefly gathered in Baku's central Sahil square to protest against the police using excessive force against peaceful protests.

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Unemployed Juan Bayes, 60, sits as he begs in the Andalusian capital of Seville on January 24. Spain's unemployment rate soared to its highest level since measurements began in the 1970s as a prolonged recession and deep spending cuts left almost 6 million people out of work at the end of last year. The sign reads, "Jobless. Help me. Thanks".

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=0gPWc1pdS003bMarcelo del PozoREUTERSReuters Pictures

Unemployed Juan Bayes, 60, sits as he begs in the Andalusian capital of Seville on January 24. Spain's unemployment rate soared to its highest level since measurements began in the 1970s as a prolonged recession and deep spending cuts left almost 6 million people out of work at the end of last year. The sign reads, "Jobless. Help me. Thanks".

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Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, speaks to members of the press outside his house following his unexpectedly strong showing in Israel's parliamentary elections. The Israeli actor, journalist, author, former TV presenter and news anchor won 19 of 120 parliamentary seats and is expected to form a coalition government with incumbent prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures-January-27?image_id=0f562dEc936XYUriel SinaiGetty ImagesGetty Images

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, speaks to members of the press outside his house following his unexpectedly strong showing in Israel's parliamentary elections. The Israeli actor, journalist, author, former TV presenter and news anchor won 19 of 120 parliamentary seats and is expected to form a coalition government with incumbent prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.



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