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The week in pictures
From a plane crash in Nigeria to the Euro 2012 football championship, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck announced three days of national mourning after more than 150 people were killed when a passenger airplane crashed in Lagos. Everyone onboard was killed. The tragedy occurred just one day after a cargo plane crashed in Accra, Ghana, killing at least 10.
Published On 10 Jun 2012
10 Jun 2012
Protesters gathered outside the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan, following news of more mass killings in Syria in recent weeks.
A satellite captures the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, as seen from space. The transit, which took place on June 5-6, will not occur again until the year 2117.
Eurozone finance ministers agreed on June 9 to lend Spain up to 100bn euros ($125bn) to shore up its teetering banks. In Madrid(***)s Puerta del Sol square, demonstrators held up signs reading: "This isn(***)t a rescue, it(***)s a fraud", and "Hands up, this is a rescue", in reference to the bailout.
Marine Le Pen, head of the French far-right political party National Front, campaigns at a rally in Bompas, southern France, ahead of legislative elections. The first round of the elections is taking place on June 10, and a run-off vote is scheduled for June 17.
The Euro 2012 football championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, kicked off on June 8. Sixteen teams are competing for the championship, which was last won in 2008 by Spain. Above, Portugal(***)s Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a match against Germany in Lviv, Ukraine.
A butter lamp is seen in front of a globe made from vermilion powder during World Environment Day celebrations on June 5 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Participants gathered around the globe to spread awareness of environmental issues.
Massive forest fires have been ravaging the southwestern US, aided by dry weather conditions. Above, a helicopter drops retardant on a wildfire in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.
In a controversial split decision, Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao on June 9 to win the WBO welterweight boxing championship.
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