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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

THIS WEEK, THE picture many expressed an interest in seeing is the very one that the US has said it will not be releasing – the photograph of Osama bin Laden’s corpse.

Even so, the world continued turning – see our gallery of the most wonderful, bizarre, moving and fun pictures of the week:

The week in photos
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  • Up in lights

    A neon sign announces the death of Osama Bin Laden at Times Square, New York. (Pic: Shameel Arafin/Demotix/PA)
  • Take it as read

    A Pakistani man reads newspapers displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden in Islamabad. (Pic: Demotix/PA)
  • Death match?

    Figurines of Osama bin Laden, George W Bush and Barack Obama (Image: PA)
  • Banner heads

    Giant banner images of Barack Obama and Elizabeth II are hung out at the Point village in Dublin in anticipation of their visits. (Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Colour me beautiful

    A changeable lizard looks for its prey on a tree branch in Dimapur, Nagaland. (Image: Caisii Mao/Demotix/PA)
  • Children for victory

    Libyan children flash V signs and hold their old national flag as they attend a rally during an entertainment day in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. (Image: Demotix)
  • Say what?

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny met boxing legend Muhammad Ali during his two-day trip to New York this week to promote Ireland. (Image: James Higgins/Photocall Ireland)
  • The natural look

    It was a good week for Enda photocalls. Here the Taoiseach models the windswept look at the annual 1916 State commemoration at Arbour Hill. (Pic:Niall Carson/PA Images)
  • Keeping it cool

    Young Afghan children eat ice lollies outside their house in Kabul, Afghanistan today. (Pic: AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
  • Steward! Whip action!

    Jockeys and people in fancy dress take part in a charity piggyback race prior to the day's racing at Punchestown. (Pic: Julien Behal/PA Images)
  • Russian precision

    Russian policewomen march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. (Pic: Demotix)
  • Scorced earth

    A helicopter dumps water over gorse fires in Mayo earlier this week. (Pic: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Taking a moment

    A Romanian festival singer meditates just before her performance. (Pic: Daryl Edelman/Demotix)
  • Aye aye captain

    Declan Walsh from Tullamore, Co Offaly and his spoon-playing performances are a familiar sight to Dublin city dwellers. (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall)
  • All over bar the counting

    A member of the count staff takes a break next to empty ballot boxes outside Ards Leisure centre where the count for Northern Ireland first Minister Peter Robinson's East Belfast Assembly seat is taking place. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Images)
  • Man of steel

    A labourer works in a steel market in Karachi on International labour Day. (Pic: Syed Yasir Kazmi/ Demotix)
  • Pledge

    Yemeni anti-government protesters pray during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a. (Pic: Demotix/PA)
  • Chorus line

    Tawny owl chicks are measured, tagged and weighed as part of a 30-year conservation program to increase their population in Kielder forest, England. (Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Images)
  • Bathed in grace

    Women splash water on themselves in Thankot as part of Mother's Day in Kathmandu, taking a holy bath to gain some salvation. (Pic: Nabin Baral/Demotix)
  • Bee happy

    A bee collects pollen from a rapeseed crop in a field near Wells, Somerset in glorious sunshine on another dry and sunny day. (Pic: Ben Birchall/PA Images)

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