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The week in pictures
From protests in Panama to the naming of seven new saints at the Vatican, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
A Palestinian man casts his ballot for municipal elections at a polling station in the West Bank village of Shiyoukh, north of Hebron. Palestinians voted in local elections in the Israel-occupied West Bank on October 20.
21 Oct 2012
On October 20, a group of lawyers march to protest the law that allows the sale of lands at the Free Zone in the city of Colon, Panama.
Members of the crew of the Argentine naval vessel (***)Libertad(***) walk at Tema port in Accra. A court in Ghana upheld as legal the detention of the naval vessel seized under a court order by creditors pursuing the South American nation over its 2002 debt default.
Pro-life campaigners sing hymns during a protest outside the Marie Stopes clinic, the first private clinic offering abortions in Northern Ireland.
Thousands of British protesters marched through central London, against public spending cuts and tax rises.
Norodom Sihanouk the former Cambodian king died at the age of 89. Buddhist monks and people attend the procession of the body of the king.
A general view of St Peter(***)s Square as Pope Benedict XVI presides over a special mass to name seven new saints, in the Vatican, October 21.
Lebanese anti-government protesters wave national and party flags during a protest a day after a car bomb attack killed Lebanon(***)s intelligence chief Wissam-Al Hassan, and at least seven others in downtown Beirut.
US President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking during a campaign event at Ohio University .Obama continues to campaign in swing states with just under three weeks left till Election Day.
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