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Week in Pics

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

TEMPERATURES DIP and temperatures rise, Obama turns 50 and horses go wild, Syria turns blood-red and homelessness suddenly becomes visible. It’s all in the lens of a camera in‘s choice of the picture’s most expressive photographs:

The week in photos
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  • Give us a twirl

    Whirling dervishes perform at the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall, founded in 1491 by Ottomans, in Istanbul, Turkey (AP Photo)
  • Pooling resources

    Two friends jump into a cool public pool in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on a hot day. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
  • Mubarak on trial

    Anti-Mubarak protesters chant slogans as a helicopter carrying Egypt's ousted president flies over them ahead of his trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
  • Art reflects life

    A statue of a homeless man catches the eye of passers-by in Dublin as part of a DePaul art project on homelessnes. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Exercise regime

    Soldiers of Zhejiang Armed Police Forces in China take part in daily training. (Li Zhong/ChinaFotoPress)
  • Breaking bread

    An Indian Muslim woman argues with a volunteer handing out free food to those about to break the Ramadan fast at the Sufi Nizamuddin Shrine in New Delhi, India.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
  • Obama at 50

    US President Barack Obama hugs Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a fundraiser on the eve of his 50th birthday on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Fighting for Syria

    Syrians who live in Greece and Greek supporters shout slogans outside the Syrian embassy in Athens as Syrian troops killed nearly 100 people in two days. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
  • Cabbage head

    Harrogate Autumn Flower show Director Martin Fish with a giant cabbage. (John Giles/PA Wire)
  • Celebration of light

    The Burrard Street Bridge as fireworks blast during the Celebration of Light in Vancouver, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
  • Hats off to them

    Two ladies bedecked in their finery for Ladies' Day at the Dublin Horse Show. (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
  • Thread carefully

    Threadmakers prepare threads for flying kites in Jammu, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
  • Dublin Horse Show...

    A member of the Ukranian Cossack group perform horsemanship tricks in the main arena at the RDS Dublin. (Julien Behal/Photocall Ireland).
  • ...Not the Dublin Horse Show

    A member of the Rockin' Horse Equestrian Stunt Team rides his horse through flames as part of the Thornton-le-Dale Country Show near Pickering, North Yorkshire. (AP Photo/Anna Gowthorpe)
  • Typhoon season

    Chest-deep floodwater submerges suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
  • smoaliaAp-Farah-Abdi-Warsameh

    A young girl from southern Somalia stand in a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
  • Out of the race

    Senator David Norris faces the media outside his home in Dublin as he announces he is withdrawing his bid to be nominated in the Presidential race. (Julien Behal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Clammed up

    A clammer drags freshly dug clams in a sled in Brunswick, Maine, USA.(AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
  • Back to school?

    Indian schoolchildren are ferried in an overcrowded auto rickshaw in Ahmadabad, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
  • Who? Me?

    An audience member is drawn into participation at a production of Carmen as part of the annual Opera in the Open series in Dublin. (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • O come away, stolen bride

    Romanian brides pose for pictures at the Triumph Arch in Bucharest, Romania, a rendezvous place for brides after midnight on the wedding night during the stealing of the bride ritual.To get them back the groom must pay usually money or alcoholic drinks. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
  • Rearranging the deckchairs

    Empty deckchairs on Clapham Common during wet weather in the UK. (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)
  • Black and white and cool all over

    Meanwhile, in London, penguins at the Zoo cool down with the help of a Dyson bladeless fan. (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)
  • Foot soldiers

    A woman splashes water to cool the feet of Hindu devotees arriving from different parts of Nepal in the holy 'Bol Bom' pilgrimage in Katmandu. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
  • Mr Sandman

    A sculpture at the annual sand sculpture exhibition at Dublin Castle. (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

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