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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

A PINT-SWILLING PRESIDENT, a beautiful but worrying eruption and the sheer delight of getting time off school – they’re all in our picture gallery of the week:

The week in photos
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  • I'm Barack Obama. Of the Moneygall O'Bamas.

    US President Barack Obama gets the wrong end of the stick when Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented him with a hurley on his first State visit to Ireland on Monday.(Image: Maxwells)
  • County colours?

    A house painted with a US flag in Moneygall, Co Offaly, where Barack Obama has ancestral links (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • He gets the pint

    Obama drinks a Guinness at Ollie Hayes's pub in Moneygall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Captive audience

    Obama delivers his speech to the crowd in College Green, Dublin on Monday evening. (Julien Behal/Press Association)
  • Sign of the times

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny takes note of Barack Obama saying 'I Love You' in sign language. Rock on. (Image: Stephen Kilkenny)
  • Dress down day

    Ireland's two most recent high-profile visitors compare notes after Barack Obama and wife Michelle leave Dublin for London - and make a casual call to Queen Elizabeth II.(AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
  • Eruption causing ructions

    An image taken by a NASA MODIS satellite shows the ash plume pumping out from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland. (AP Photo/NASA)
  • Torn apart

    A flag hangs on a tree as tornado damage is seen in the background in Joplin, Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • The past, the present, the future

    Mary O'Caroll, aged four, watches as her dad Adrian sign the book of condolences for former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald as he lay in state in the Mansion House, Dublin last weekend. (Julien Behal/PA Wire)
  • Revenge

    Spanish bullfighter Miguel Angel Perera is trapped in a bullfight at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
  • School's out

    Students have fun tossing and throwing paper at a high school in Yangzhou, China. (Meng delong/AP/PressAssociation)
  • Don't Hassle the Hoff

    David Hasselhoff shows a sense of humour in London during a display of cars that will participate in this year's Gumball 3000 international car rally. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • Arms out...

    An exhibition of arms and military hardware, the Milex 2011, in Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
  • Ox with their heads

    Oxfam international activists pose as G-8 leaders in Paris as the real heads of state were meeting in the nearby city of Deauville. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Surreal in suburbia

    A woman looks at a small plane which crashed into a residential community in Faridabad, near New Delhi, India killing at least 10 people and injuring another two. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • On the wing

    Pelicans fly in the Danube Delta region of Romania. (AP Photo/Nicolae Dumitrache)
  • Bring out your dead

    People attend the funeral of victims who lost their lives in a suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
  • Srebenica remembered

    A boy walks pass graffiti of war crimes fugitive Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia. He was arrested this week after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/Andrej Cukic)
  • Crisis in Spain

    A demonstrator shows his hands covered with blood of a friend at a sit-in protest over high unemployment and financial crisis. Spanish police officers wielded truncheons at them in Barcelona's Plaza de Catalunya where they had set up a makeshift camp. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  • Black and white and red all over

    London Zoo staff member Rowena Fisher sits with Ricky the rock hopper penguin at the opening of London Zoo's new Penguin Beach exhibit. (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

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