The Week in Pictures

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    In a 1948 file photo, actress Celeste Holm poses as her character Anne from the motion picture "Gentleman's Agreement." Holm, who won an Oscar for the film, died Sunday. She was 95.

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    This undated film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, left, and Michael Caine as Alfred in a scene from the action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises," which is released Friday.

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    President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday. Obama is heading to Texas for fundraising and campaign events.

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, right, accompanied by her husband Will Smith and their daughter Willow Camille Reign Smith, left, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing on "The Next Ten Years in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking the Problem with the Right Tools" on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

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    Bystanders gather around a derailed train in the Badrashin neighborhood of Giza, Egypt, on Tuesday. An Egyptian security official said angry passengers who were fed up with waiting for their train to move put rocks and logs onto the railway Monday, forcing a speeding train to crash into another one, leaving cars overturned and injuring several people.

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    Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia gestures during a hastily called news conference following his brief visit and meeting with his Philippine counterpart Albert del Rosario (not pictured) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines.

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    Greek Socialist Party leader Evangelos Venizelos, left, and Fotis Kouvelis, the leader of the Democratic Left Party, exit the Prime Minister's office in Athens on Wednesday. The heads of three parties supporting Greece's month-old coalition government are meeting to try and finalize a new round of austerity measures worth 11.5 billion euros ($14.1 billion) demanded by international rescue creditors.

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    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, meets with former South African President Nelson Mandela at Mandela's home in Qunu, South Africa, on Tuesday, the eve of Mandela's ninety-fourth birthday.

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    American singer Madonna performs in Hyde Park, London, on July 17, 2012.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, welcomes Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, right, in front of the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday.

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    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hand with Chinese President Hu Jintao before adjourning to a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.

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    Police interview neighbors near the scene of a shooting in Toronto on Tuesday. Two people were killed and 19 were injured when gunfire broke out late Monday night at an outdoor community barbecue attended by more than 200 people. Police described the shootout, which involved multiple guns, as an "unprecedented" episode of violence.

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, shakes hands with a police officer during a graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. President Karzai is trying to negotiate a peace settlement with the Taliban, but he warned insurgents on Tuesday that their attacks on civilians would not be forgotten by the Afghan people.

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    Former President George W. Bush, left, visits with Harlan Crow during a book release party for "The 4 Percent Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs" on Tuesday in Dallas. The George W. Bush Institute is launching its first book, which features experts weighing in on ways for the U.S. to jumpstart the economy toward 4 percent gross domestic product growth.

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    Azriel "Al" Blackman signs an autograph for an aviation enthusiast after flying in a DC-3 on Wednesday in New York. American Airlines is celebrating the 70-year service of the New York City mechanic, who says he has no plans to retire. Blackman was 16 years old when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942.

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    During an even at the Lenfest Police Athletic (PAL) Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, left, and other elected officials, discusses her Let's Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity.

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    Actor Fred Willard was arrested in a Hollywood theater on Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in a lewd act, police said.

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    In this citizen-journalist image, smoke billows over Damascus, Syria, after a bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting on Wednesday, killing three top regime officials. Syrian state-run TV said the blast came during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials in Damascus, which has seen four straight days of clashes between rebels and government troops.

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    Thursday, a male Cuban crocodile surfaces inside the Reptile Discovery Center of the National Zoo in Washington. Two hatchlings were born recently from surprise eggs laid by a female 50-something Cuban crocodile at the zoo.

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    Relatives react as the coffins of Israelis killed in a bombing in Bulgaria arrived at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday. The attack, which left five Israelis dead, occurred shortly after the Israelis boarded a bus outside the airport in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, a popular destination for Israeli tourists.

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    Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a fiery chain-reaction crash in a roadwork zone on Route 11 on Thursday in Antwerp, N.Y. Police say a tractor-trailer driven by James A. Mills Jr. of Myerstown, Pa., struck several vehicles that had slowed or stopped on the road. Five people died in one SUV.

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    On Friday, police use a video camera to look inside an apartment where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theater lived in Aurora, Colo.

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