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The week in pictures

From forest fires in Tasmania to unrest in Iraq, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2013 09:20


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On January 4, Malala Yousafzai left the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Pakistani schoolgirl activist had been shot in the head by Taliban gunmen because of her advocacy of girls' education.


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Hopes that the conflict in the Central African Republic may be resolved through negotiation took a hit when rebels said on January 4 they had not been informed about plans for peace talks that have the support of the United States and the UN Security Council. Above, Central African soldiers patrol in the capital, Bangui.


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Iraqi Sunni protesters gathered on the main highway to Syria and Jordan near Ramadi in Anbar Province, during a demonstration against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The protesters called for the release of prisoners they allege were arrested on sectarian grounds by Iraq's Shia-led authorities.


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Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea. On January 1, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently.


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Smoke from a bushfire billows over hills near Forcett, on the Australian island of Tasmania. Bushfires destroyed more than 80 homes as temperatures on the island peaked at record highs on Friday, local media reported.


ALI ALI/EPA
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians attended a rally in the Gaza Strip on January 4 organised by the Fatah party, in the first pro-Fatah rally in the enclave in more than six years. Above, Fatah supporters are silhouetted against the sun as they wave flags in central Gaza City.


Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS
Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a staunch ally of Hugo Chavez to head the National Assembly on January 5, putting him in line to be caretaker president if the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery. By choosing the incumbent, Diosdado Cabello (right), the "Chavista"-dominated legislature cemented the combative ex-soldier's position as one of the most-powerful figures in the government.


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Former US vice president Al Gore sold his cable channel Current TV to Qatar-based Al Jazeera for a reported $500m. Gore will net $100m for his 20-percent stake in the company.


View previous weeks' galleries here: December 24-30, December 17-23, December 10-16


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On January 4, Malala Yousafzai left the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Pakistani schoolgirl activist had been shot in the head by Taliban gunmen because of her advocacy of girls' education.

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=00zZ8KO5RI5leHandoutGetty ImagesGetty Images

On January 4, Malala Yousafzai left the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Pakistani schoolgirl activist had been shot in the head by Taliban gunmen because of her advocacy of girls' education.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0eqnbQ5fKn274

Hopes that the conflict in the Central African Republic may be resolved through negotiation took a hit when rebels said on January 4 they had not been informed about plans for peace talks that have the support of the United States and the UN Security Council. Above, Central African soldiers patrol in the capital, Bangui.

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0eqnbQ5fKn274SIA KAMBOUAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Hopes that the conflict in the Central African Republic may be resolved through negotiation took a hit when rebels said on January 4 they had not been informed about plans for peace talks that have the support of the United States and the UN Security Council. Above, Central African soldiers patrol in the capital, Bangui.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0bTO7sA3qi201

Iraqi Sunni protesters gathered on the main highway to Syria and Jordan near Ramadi in Anbar Province, during a demonstration against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The protesters called for the release of prisoners they allege were arrested on sectarian grounds by Iraq's Shia-led authorities.

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0bTO7sA3qi201AZHER SHALLALAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Iraqi Sunni protesters gathered on the main highway to Syria and Jordan near Ramadi in Anbar Province, during a demonstration against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The protesters called for the release of prisoners they allege were arrested on sectarian grounds by Iraq's Shia-led authorities.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=05rl6z90S40xX

Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea. On January 1, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 06:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=05rl6z90S40xXAPAPAP Photo

Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea. On January 1, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=07Nm8Am9nEapb

Smoke from a bushfire billows over hills near Forcett, on the Australian island of Tasmania. Bushfires destroyed more than 80 homes as temperatures on the island peaked at record highs on Friday, local media reported.

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=07Nm8Am9nEapbHANDOUTREUTERSReuters Pictures

Smoke from a bushfire billows over hills near Forcett, on the Australian island of Tasmania. Bushfires destroyed more than 80 homes as temperatures on the island peaked at record highs on Friday, local media reported.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0a1u2poeZwaB9

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians attended a rally in the Gaza Strip on January 4 organised by the Fatah party, in the first pro-Fatah rally in the enclave in more than six years. Above, Fatah supporters are silhouetted against the sun as they wave flags in central Gaza City.

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0a1u2poeZwaB9ALI ALIEPAEPA Images

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians attended a rally in the Gaza Strip on January 4 organised by the Fatah party, in the first pro-Fatah rally in the enclave in more than six years. Above, Fatah supporters are silhouetted against the sun as they wave flags in central Gaza City.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0gnI9Su2hL8YQ

Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a staunch ally of Hugo Chavez to head the National Assembly on January 5, putting him in line to be caretaker president if the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery. By choosing the incumbent, Diosdado Cabello (right), the "Chavista"-dominated legislature cemented the combative ex-soldier's position as the third-most-powerful figure in the government.

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 20:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=0gnI9Su2hL8YQCarlos Garcia RawlinsREUTERSReuters Pictures

Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a staunch ally of Hugo Chavez to head the National Assembly on January 5, putting him in line to be caretaker president if the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery. By choosing the incumbent, Diosdado Cabello (right), the "Chavista"-dominated legislature cemented the combative ex-soldier's position as the third-most-powerful figure in the government.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=028aexP6vA5dk

Former US vice president Al Gore sold his cable TV channel Current TV to Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera for a reported $500m. Gore will net $100m for his 20-percent stake in the company.

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week-in-pictures-January-6?image_id=028aexP6vA5dkJustin SullivanGetty ImagesGetty Images

Former US vice president Al Gore sold his cable TV channel Current TV to Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera for a reported $500m. Gore will net $100m for his 20-percent stake in the company.



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