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The week in pictures
From elections in Pakistan to a spacewalk at the International Space Station, Al Jazeera showcases the week in images.
Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister and head of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, cheer as they listen to him outside his residence after his party victory in general election in Lahore on May 11, 2013. Sharif declared victory for his centre-right party in Pakistan(***)s landmark elections, as unofficial partial results put him on course to win a historic third term as premier.
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Cesar Calderon (right), lawyer of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (left), speaks during the genocide trial against Rios Montt in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City. The court found Rios Montt guilty of genocide against indigenous groups during his 1982-83 rule, in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala(***)s civil war.
Officials work on one of the sites of twin car bomb attacks in the town of Reyhanli of Hatay province near the Turkish-Syrian border on May 12.The blasts killed 43 people in the town near the Syrian border and the government said it suspected Syrian involvement.
People bow their heads during a memorial on May 12 commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in the ruins of the old town of Beichuan. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake left almost 90,000 people dead or missing. Beichuan was one of the worst-hit cities.
British fugitive Andrew Moran was arrested on May 10 as he relaxed next to the pool of a luxury villa in Alicante, Spain. Moran has been on the run since 2009 when he assaulted four security guards, vaulted over the court dock during his trial in England and escaped, and was listed among the most wanted British fugitives who was known to be on the loose in Spain.
Posters and banners adorned a street near the voting precincts as the Philippines held mid-term elections on May 13, seen as crucial test for President Benigno Aquino. More than 18,000 positions are being contested - from the town level up to the nation(***)s congress.
A view outside the house where Ariel Castro allegedly held captive Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. Castro was arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges for abducting the three women and holding them for about 10 years.
Libyan protesters hold placards and banners during a demonstration in support of the "political isolation law" in Libya(***)s landmark Martyrs Square in Tripoli. Libya(***)s General National Congress, under pressure from armed militias, voted through a controversial law to exclude former regime officials from government posts.
US astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn conducted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on May 11 to fix a leak discovered in the spaceship(***)s cooling system, NASA reported.
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