The week in pictures

From Aurora aftermath to the beginning of Ramadan, here's what dominated the headlines this week

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    Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual convention of the National Association of Police Organizations, Monday, in Manalapan, Fla.

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    European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, left, talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, prior to the start of an EU foreign affairs meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday.

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    James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court, Monday, Centennial, Colo. Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations stemming from a mass shooting last Friday in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured dozens of others.

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    Kanwarias, worshippers of Hindu God Shiva, walk in Bareilly town in Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday. Police say the Muslims offering morning prayers on the second day of Ramadan were upset by devotional singing by Hindus who were on their way to a temple for a regular Monday ceremony offering water and milk to Lord Shiva.

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    Pakistani truck drivers chant prayer before breaking their fast, on the third day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday. Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are steeling themselves for the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades with no food or drink, not even a sip of water during the hottest time of the year.

    (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, John Davenport)

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    Jose Perez, a resident of nearby Berclair, Texas, sprinkles holy water Monday, where a truck crashed into a tree on the side of U.S. Highway 59 Sunday evening. The truck, overloaded with nearly two dozen illegal immigrants, veered off a highway and crashed into trees, killing at least 14, authorities said.

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    People work on the Bolivar's Mausoleum white tower in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday. The 160-foot (50-meter) mausoleum is to be inaugurated in the coming days.

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    Ghana Vice President John Mahama, center, sits on a chair after being sworn in as new president of Ghana in parliament after the passing of the late Ghana President John Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Tuesday.

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    French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen workers demonstrate past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Wednesday. The maker of two-thirds of France's cars is in a tailspin as a deepening recession in many markets in Europe takes its toll on its business.

    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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    Actor Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, visit a memorial to the victims of Friday's mass shooting, Tuesday in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire during a late-night showing of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises," which stars Bale as Batman.

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    Activists hold slogans againt former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as they await her release outside a government hospital in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday.

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    Wednesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, Ri Sol Ju, center left, visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, which is nearing completion. North Korea's new, young leader Kim Jong Un is married, state TV reported Wednesday for the first time in a brief and otherwise routine announcement that ends weeks of speculation about a beautiful woman who has accompanied him to recent public events.

    (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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    Wednesday, Somali President Sharif Sheik Ahmed speaks during the opening ceremony for the beginning of a nine-day meeting on Wednesday to examine, debate and vote on the proposed new constitution, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somali leaders are debating a new constitution that protects the right to abortion to save the life of the mother and bans the circumcision of girls.

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    Chinese soldiers carry sandbags to build a makeshift dam to prevent flooding on Dongsha River in Fangshan district in Beijing, China, Wednesday. Last Saturday's heavy rain was unusual in normally dry Beijing.

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    A woman holds flowers before placing them at the memorial across from the movie theater, Wednesday, in Aurora, Colo . Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."

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    Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov, with his movement flags in the background, speaks at an opposition rally in support of opposition activists they allege were arrested over their role in a violent protest in May, in Moscow, Thursday. Opposition activists and rights groups called the arrests a part of a widening government crackdown on dissent that followed Vladimir Putin's election to a third presidential term in March.

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    Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles speaks with his supporters during a Facebook video conference at a television studio in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday.

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    In this photo provided by Guy Oseary, Madonna performs onstage during her MDNA concert at Olympia Hall in Paris on Thursday.

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    Umbrellas buckle under high winds as a massive storm loomed above Times Square, Thursday, in New York. The storm resulted in more than 20,000 customers without power in the Elmira area in upstate New York, where buildings were damaged, power lines and trees toppled, and hospitals placed on disaster status after a possible tornado hit the city Thursday afternoon.

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    French finance minister Pierre Moscovici addresses reporters during a press conference held at the Finance Ministry in Paris, Thursday. Markets have been recently rattled by fears that Spain, the eurozone's fourth-largest economy, will need a bailout along the lines of Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

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    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday.

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    Pedestrians walk in the rain at the shopping district in Hong Kong, Thursday. Asian stock markets rose Thursday amid hopes Europe will give its bailout fund more financial firepower but gains were tempered as South Korea reported its economic growth slowed to a two-year low.

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