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Week in Photos

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

THERE WAS NO shortage of photocalls in Ireland this week thanks to a certain high-profile visitor. We have snuck one of those pictures into our picks of the week’s photography but this, essentially, is what’s being going on in the rest of the world…

The week in photos
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  • Garret FitzGerald RIP

    The late Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, who died Thursday morning and who will be afforded a State funeral on Sunday in Dublin. (PhotocallIreland)
  • Pest control

    Pakistani Khalid Akeel, 13, organises mosquito nets to attract customers outside the shop where he works in the Pakistani town of Taxila. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
  • Pain in Spain

    A demonstrator is seen inside his tent as he spends the night in Sol square during a protest in Madrid against austerity measures taken to end Spain's debt crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  • Make mine a Maochiatto

    Wang Jinlong, chairman of the board of Starbucks Greater China, serves the first coffee to a customer in the first Chinese Starbucks cafe in Kunming, Yunnan province. (Long yudan/AP/Press Association Images)
  • How high?

    Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and TDs Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Richard Boyd Barrett meet ballerina Emma O'Kane at the National Campaign of the Arts 'Meet and Greet'. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Colour me beautiful

    A man, his face painted with the colours of the Brazilian flag, poses during a march against homophobia in Brasilia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
  • In step

    Bosnian high school graduates dance the Fledermauss-Quadrille in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record, in Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
  • Sticky wicket

    Asian workers play cricket on their day off in Hamad Town, Bahrain.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
  • Human cargo

    This handout X-ray photo, provided by Chiapas State Attorney General Office, shows, according to the attorney's office, migrants from Latin America and Asia inside a truck heading to the US at a checkpoint near Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Mexico's southern Chiapas state - over 500 migrants were found on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks. (AP Photo/Chiapas State Attorney General)
  • Heat break

    An Indian barber sleeps at his roadside shop on a hot summer afternoon in Allahabad, India - hot and humid conditions have thrown normal life out of gear in many parts of the country. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • Health and safety?

    Afghan laborers pass bricks at the construction site of a house in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Ahmad Nazar)
  • Your No1 fans

    Over 1,000 workers perform the Taichi Fan at the opening ceremony of the second Xuchang Workers Sports Games in Xuchang city, China. (Niu shupei/AP/Press Association Images)
  • Portrait of the accused

    Former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn is sketched by a court artist as he leaves for a recess in his rape allegation case in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
  • On edge

    People outside their damaged houses after an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude late Thursday in Simav in northwest Turkey - three people were killed. (AP Photo)
  • No end in sight

    A masked Palestinian demonstrator uses a slingshot to hurl stones at Israeli troops, not pictured, during the weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah. President Barack Obama on Thursday finally uttered the words the Palestinians had been waiting to hear for two years: that the basis for border talks with Israel is the pre-1967 war line. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
  • Mideast Libya

    Rebel fighters act as security in downtown Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
  • Pride of place

    Queen Elizabeth II, President Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney walk out the tunnel towards the pitch at Croke Park, Dublin, during her historic visit to Ireland this week. Croke Park was scene of one of the worst British atrocities of the War of Independence. (Maxwells)
  • ...No prizes...