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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

FIRES IN LOS Alamos, dressing-up time in China, and a group of meerkats getting behind their favourite tennis player… it must be the week in pictures.

The week in photos
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  • In the spotlight

    An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange after all lights and air conditioning were turned off due to power shortages following Japan's nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
  • We are sailing

    The Christian Radich Tall Ship heads up the River Suir under heavy storm clouds to Waterford City (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • It's just a passing Vlad

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the home of Dasha Varfolomeyeva, left. Two years ago Dasha asked Putin for a fairy tale dress on television. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin)
  • Diana at 50

    Kathy Martin and John Loughrey put up their Princess Diana 50th birthday tributes on fencing outside Kensington Palace in London (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • Spot on

    An Indian mother feeds her child in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar (AP Photo/ Biswaranjan Rout)
  • Put your back into it

    Hundreds of Kosovo Muslims pray in the capital Pristina during a protest calling for extra space in mosques. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
  • Under control

    The control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Nebraska (AP Photo/Josh Funk)
  • Take a seat

    Italian police officers in riot gear clash with demonstrators during a protest against proposals for a high-speed train line (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse)
  • Wildfire

    A fire burns near the nuclear laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)
  • Had your chips

    James Gibbs smiles after breaking the current record of 368.5kg for the biggest portion of chips ever served, at Southend-on-Sea, Essex (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)
  • Power grab

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore compare shadow puppets (possibly) at the launch of a visa waiver programme (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Poster girl

    Supporters of Ukraine's former leader Yulia Tymoshenko at a rally in Kiev as she went on trial for abuse of office (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
  • Bags of room

    Children on the way home from school in a three wheeled motor rickshaw in Ahmadabad, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
  • Aftermath

    A Jewish settler carries a wooden panel after Israeli troops demolished an illegal settlement in the West Bank (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
  • Splashing out

    Nepalese farmers splash muddy waters at each other as they celebrate a rice-planting festival (AP Photo/Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi)
  • Cooling off

    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man takes an alternative shower at a gender-segregated beach in Tel Aviv, Israel (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • The big man

    A woman walks by a gate with a painting depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who today admitted he is suffering from cancer (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
  • Having a ball

    The meerkats at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland show their support for local boy, tennis player Andy Murray (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
  • What a grind

    Filipinos throw pirated DVD's into a mechanised grinder during a ceremonial destruction of counterfeit goods seized in raids (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • Sharp shooter

    A Chinese tourist dressed as a Red Army soldier poses for photos as China marks the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
  • Gimme shelter

    An Indian girl covers herself with her mother's sari during heavy rains in Dharmsala, India (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
  • Going solo

    A priest stands during a general audience of Pope Benedict XVI (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
  • Getting ahead

    A Libyan student completes her final exam in a health course at university in Tripoli (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
  • Hands up

    An elderly anti-government protestor in Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
  • Missed a spot

    A worker throws a bucket of orange paint as the Boudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, is cleaned. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)
  • Off the rails

    A wet mouse seeks safety from waters on a railway track near the flooded town of Percival, Iowa (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • It's a great yarn

    Khadija Ighilnassaf of Morocco weaves a carpet during the opening of the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival 2011 in Washington DC (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
  • Up to our ears

    Floodwaters from the Souris River surround homes in Minot, North Dakota (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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