The Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: January 8-14, 2011

From Tucson to Tunisia and Brazil to Brisbane, it's been a brutal seven days

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    AP/Karim Kadim

    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during his first public appearance in Baghdad

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    AP/James Palka

    Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez move Gabrielle Giffords

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    AP/Pima County Sheriff's Dept. via The Arizona Republic

    Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner

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    The six people killed at a political event with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday

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    Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

    Flags fly at half staff near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Sunday in honor of the victims of the shooting in Arizona

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    Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

    People take part in the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride

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    Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, holds the congresswoman’s hand in her room

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    Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

    Actress Natalie Portman smiles at the premiere of her movie “No Strings Attached”

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    AP/Grace Kassab

    A wrapped statue of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stands in a small garden in front of the Government House in Beirut

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    AP/Ramon Espinosa

    A man with two children sits in the rubble of an earthquake damaged cathedral

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    Reuters/Ahmad Masood

    Wounded Afghan men rest in a hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul Wednesday

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    Reuters/Mike Segar

    President Obama wipes his eye as he addresses the crowd at the “Together We Thrive: Tucson and America” at the University of Arizona

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    Reuters/Mick Tsikas

    A row of flooded eateries is seen in the Brisbane suburb of Saint Lucia Thursday

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    AP/Rick Wilking/Mamta Popat

    John Green kisses his son Dallas on the head as the family follows the casket of daughter and sister Christina Green

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    Reuters/Antonio Parrinello

    Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily Thursday

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    AP/Sunday Alamba

    Delegates from Abia State, Nigeria, attend a ruling party primary in Abuja Thursday

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    AP/Felipe Dana

    People bury victims of a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday

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    AP/Jacquelyn Martin

    Massiah Butler, right, and Kaya Myers, both 9, raise their linked hands with other fourth grade students from Watkins Elementary Thursday

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    AP/Hedi Ben Salem/Christophe Ena

    A Tunisian riot police officer stands behind a barricade during riots in Tunis

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    AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele walks off stage after announcing that he would drop his reelection bid