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Week in Photos

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

‘NO WORRIES’, the graffiti read – does the last picture in our gallery of the week’s most striking images express how you feel?

This is how the week looked to us:

The week in photos
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  • Could have fooled us...

    Graffiti in Dublin on the day it was revealed €26bn extra will be needed to recapitalise AIB, Bank of Ireland, IL&P and the EBS. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire.
  • Rubbish mountain

    Impoverished Somali children sift through a mountain of garbage in Mogadishu's southern Hamarjajab neighborhood. Pic: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh.
  • April Fool

    A Chinese internet user tries out the Google Time Machine Search - an April Fool prank that claimed it could send users back to history and, of course, Chinese history only. Pic: Zhou junxiang/PA Images. April Fools Day, time for Google to release its annual hoax. On Friday (1 April 2011) morning, Google China ( releases a product called Google Time Machine Search, a search engine that can send users back to history, and, of course, Chinese history only.
  • Floods in Thailand

    Residents wade through flood waters Nakorn Sithamarat Province, south Thailand. Pic: AP Photo/Sumeth Parnpetch.
  • Gaddafi's foothold in Europe

    Smoke rises from the Libyan-owned Tamoil oil refinery near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The refinery is evidence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's strong foothold in Europe. Pic: AP Photo/Frank Jordans.
  • The illusion of peace

    A buddha statue lies relatively unharmed in the debris in the tsunami-destroyed town of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan today. Pic: AP Photo/Vincent Yu.
  • The speed of light

    The tail lights of a car traveling down a road during a spring snowstorm leaves a light trail in this 30-second time exposure in Freeport, Maine, USA. Pic: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty.
  • Libyan unrest

    A woman holds a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi during a staged demonstration in the heart of Gaddafi's Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya. Pic: AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito.
  • Just because...

    A gold-plated Infiniti G37 car is displayed at a jewellery shop in Nanjing in east China. Pic: Dong Jinlin/Color China Photo/AP Images.
  • Fluffy rice

    An artist of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre dances amid golden rice at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. Pic: Wu Jiandao/Color China Photo/AP Images
  • Wish you were here?

    Shanghai has built an artificial beach at the south Bund. Pic: Zhang Yudong/Color China Photo/AP Images.
  • It could be worse... right?

    Two elderly couples watch marchers protesting unemployment and the government's austerity measures in Portugal. Pic: AP Photo/Armando Franca.
  • Hold me, squeeze me

    The baby gorilla born at Dublin Zoo just in time for Mother's Day. Pic: Dublin Zoo.
  • Maximum exposure

    Volunteers travel on the London Underground on behalf of breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of breast checks. Pic: PA Images/David Parry
  • Twins

    London Mayor Boris Johnson takes former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger for a ride in London. Words fail us. Pic: PA Wire/Stefan Rousseau.
  • Golden wedcrumbs

    A pair of Kate Middleton and Prince William lookalikes try some finger-lickin' good chicken in London today. Pic: PA Images/John Phillips.
  • Where's Wally? Are you blind?

    A crowd of people dressed as 'Where's Wally' in Dublin for the launch of the Where's Wally World Record bid as part of the Street Performance World Championship in Cork, Portlaoise and Dublin this June. Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire.

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