The Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: January 1-7, 2011

A new year: New disasters; new leaders; and a new chance at life for a man, a team and a turtle

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    Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva

    Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square

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    AP/Ahmed Ali

    Egyptian Muslims and Christians raise a copy of the Quran and a Cross

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    AP/Niall Carson/Wikipedia

    Pete Postlethwaite and Anne Francis

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    Reuters/Gil Montano

    People use ropes to get from one area to another in Barrio Altavista in Caracas, Venezuela

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    AP/John Froschauer

    Seattle Seahawks’ Will Herring (54) celebrates along with Aaron Curry

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    AP/Columbus Dispatch, Doral Chenoweth III

    Ted Williams holds a sign advertising his smooth radio voice near a highway ramp in Columbus, Ohio

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    Reuters/David Gray

    Workmen put the finishing touches to a snow sculpture at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display

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    AP/Tariq Waseem

    A commando of Pakistan’s elite force, Mumtaz Qadri, center, who allegedly killed Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer, sits in a police van

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    AP/Charles Dharapak

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up the gavel after receiving it from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California

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    Reuters/Nir Elias

    Tzvika, an injured female turtle, walks with the aid of her newly attached wheels

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    AP/Reed Saxon

    Michael Jackson’s sisters Rebbie, left, and Janet arrive for the preliminary hearing for Michael Jackson’s doctor

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    Reuters/Dwi Oblo

    A villager stands near her tent at a refugee shelter at Jumoyo village, near Indonesia’s Muntilan city

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    Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

    Tsiuri Kakabadze (right), 80, performs during the “Super Grandmother and Super Grandfather” contest

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    AP/Millard Public Schools

    The son of a police detective opened fire at a Nebraska high school Jan. 5, 2011, fatally wounding the assistant principal

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    Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

    Katy Perry speaks after being presented with the prizes at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards

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    AP/Carolyn Kaster

    President Obama listens as his new White House chief of staff William Daley makes a statement

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    Reuters/Fred Prouser

    Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is interviewed at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network launch cocktail reception

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    AP/Alex Brandon

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill