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From protests in Bangladesh to campaigning in the Italian elections, Al Jazeera showcases the week in images.
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 14:06


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Italian comedian-turned-political candidate Beppe Grillo speaks at his final rally in Rome's Piazza San Giovanni plaza. Grillo's anti-establishment 5 Star Movement has gained significant momentum during Italy's election build-up, and polls indicate the party could come in third in voting Sunday and Monday.  


Themba Hadebe/AP
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. The double-amputee was granted $113,000 bail over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 


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Egyptian anti-government protesters shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir square. Morsi's government issued a decree over the weekend declaring Egypt will hold parliamentary elections in four, two-day stages starting April 22.


JORGE SILVA/REUTERS
People hold candles during a prayer ceremony for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. The cancer-stricken leader is still suffering respiratory problems since returning from Cuba after surgery.


Aijaz Rahi/AP
Friends, family members and others surround the coffin of Aijaz Ahmed who was killed in an explosion in Hyderabad, India. Police are investigating who was responsible for a dual bomb attack that killed 16 people outside a movie theatre and a bus station.


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Nuns cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's last Angelus Prayer in St. Peter's Square. The Vatican has accused Italian media of fabricating negative news reports ahead of the secret conclave to elect the Pope's successor in order to influence the outcome.


Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Drivers Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, Brian Scott, and Brad Keselowski are involved in an accident at the finish of the US NASCAR Nationwide Series before the Daytona 500 in Florida. The incident caused 28 injuries as debris flew off the cars and into the stands.


JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS
A woman stuck in her car reacts as flood waters gush past her during heavy rain in a suburb of Athens, Greece. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding throughout the city and some of its surroundings over the weekend.


FREDERIC LAFARGUE/AFP/Getty Images
Malian soldiers engaged in a gun battle after clashes erupted in the city of Gao, Mali's biggest northern town. Gao suffered extensive damage over the weekend as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure the volatile north against jihadist rebels.


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Jamaat-e-Islami activists shout slogans at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Protesters and journalists were injured in clashes during demonstrations demanding the execution of what they called "atheist bloggers", for allegedly defaming the Prophet Muhammad. The country has witnessed weeks-long unrest linked to controversy over the sentencing of war criminals.


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Italian comedian-turned-political candidate Beppe Grillo speaks at his final rally in Rome's Piazza San Giovanni plaza. Grillo's anti-establishment 5 Star Movement has gained significant momentum during Italy's election build-up, and polls indicate the party could come in third in voting Sunday and Monday.  

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Italian comedian-turned-political candidate Beppe Grillo speaks at his final rally in Rome's Piazza San Giovanni plaza. Grillo's anti-establishment 5 Star Movement has gained significant momentum during Italy's election build-up, and polls indicate the party could come in third in voting Sunday and Monday.  

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Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. The double-amputee was granted $113,000 bail before the murder trial over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=0d976Cm7etbZwThemba HadebeAPAP Photo

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. The double-amputee was granted $113,000 bail before the murder trial over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

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Egyptian anti-government protesters shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir square. Morsi's government issued a decree over the weekend that Egypt will hold parliamentary elections in four, two-day stages starting April 22.

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Egyptian anti-government protesters shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir square. Morsi's government issued a decree over the weekend that Egypt will hold parliamentary elections in four, two-day stages starting April 22.

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People hold candles during a prayer ceremony for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. The cancer-stricken leader is still suffering respiratory problems after surgery in Cuba two months ago, the government said in its first communique since his return.

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=0h2K5PL713gDZJORGE SILVAREUTERSReuters Pictures

People hold candles during a prayer ceremony for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. The cancer-stricken leader is still suffering respiratory problems after surgery in Cuba two months ago, the government said in its first communique since his return.

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Friends, family members and others surround the coffin of Aijaz Ahmed who was killed in an explosion in Hyderabad, India. Police are investigating who was responsible for a dual bomb attack that killed 16 people outside a movie theatre and a bus station.

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=02UR6xke4L6IbAijaz RahiAPAP Photo

Friends, family members and others surround the coffin of Aijaz Ahmed who was killed in an explosion in Hyderabad, India. Police are investigating who was responsible for a dual bomb attack that killed 16 people outside a movie theatre and a bus station.

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Nuns cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's last Angelus Prayer in St. Peter's Square. The Vatican has accused Italian media of fabricating negative news reports ahead of the secret conclave to elect Benedict's successor in order to influence the outcome.

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=01428pZfVUcYaFILIPPO MONTEFORTEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Nuns cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's last Angelus Prayer in St. Peter's Square. The Vatican has accused Italian media of fabricating negative news reports ahead of the secret conclave to elect Benedict's successor in order to influence the outcome.

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Drivers Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, Brian Scott, and Brad Keselowski are involved in an accident at the finish of the US NASCAR Nationwide Series before the Daytona 500 in Florida. The incident caused 28 injuries as debris flew off the cars and into the stands.

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=0d7EeW3fuvcLvChris GraythenGetty ImagesGetty Images

Drivers Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, Brian Scott, and Brad Keselowski are involved in an accident at the finish of the US NASCAR Nationwide Series before the Daytona 500 in Florida. The incident caused 28 injuries as debris flew off the cars and into the stands.

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A woman stuck in her car reacts as flood waters gush past her during heavy rain in a suburb of Athens, Greece. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding throughout the city and some of its surroundings over the weekend.

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=0fOYdUc9Vy4boJOHN KOLESIDISREUTERSReuters Pictures

A woman stuck in her car reacts as flood waters gush past her during heavy rain in a suburb of Athens, Greece. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding throughout the city and some of its surroundings over the weekend.

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Malian soldiers engaged in a gun battle after clashes erupted in the city of Gao, Mali's biggest northern town. Gao suffered extensive damage over the weekend as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure the volatile north against jihadist rebels.

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1361696730327?image_id=004JcIu2wLdUwFREDERIC LAFARGUEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Malian soldiers engaged in a gun battle after clashes erupted in the city of Gao, Mali's biggest northern town. Gao suffered extensive damage over the weekend as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure the volatile north against jihadist rebels.

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Islamist activists shout slogans at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Protesters and journalists were injured as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas as demonstrators demanded the execution of what they called "atheist bloggers", for allegedly defaming the Prophet Muhammad. The standoff was part of weeks-long unrest linked to controversy over the sentencing of war criminals.

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Islamist activists shout slogans at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Protesters and journalists were injured as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas as demonstrators demanded the execution of what they called "atheist bloggers", for allegedly defaming the Prophet Muhammad. The standoff was part of weeks-long unrest linked to controversy over the sentencing of war criminals.



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