The Week in Pictures

From union struggles in Chicago to Mideast protests, a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    Indian policemen line up to control residents protesting against the Russian built Kudamkulam nuclear plant on the Bay of Bengal coast at Kudamkulam, Tamil Nadu state, India, Monday. Activists opposed to the plant argue that Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami last March showed that such plants are vulnerable to natural disasters.

    (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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    Public school teachers picket outside Amundsen High School on the first day of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union, Monday, in Chicago. The school is one of more than 140 schools in the Chicago Public Schools' "Children First" contingency plan, which feeds and houses students for four hours during the strike.

    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the first session of the budget 2012 debate at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday.

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    Prince William Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, view an orchid hybrid named after Diana, Princess of Wales, during a tour the Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanical Gardens in Singapore, Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess are on their first stop of a 10 day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee.

    (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs against San Diego Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams (58) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Monday.

    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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    Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar arrive at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., for a 9/11 memorial service, Tuesday.

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    Monday, Shiite Muslims pray inside the Shiite mosque of Imam Bargah Kallah in Pakistan's violent Baluchistan capital of Quetta, Pakistan, where radical Sunni Muslim rivals have terrorized and murdered minority Shiites in a wave of suicide bombings and target killings.

    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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    Judges Britney Spears, left, and Demi Lovato sign their names during a handprint ceremony at "The X Factor" Season 2 premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, in Los Angeles.

    (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Nda looks on during a debate by Democratic Party presidential election candidates at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo Wednesday. Noda and three others from the Democratic Party of Japan,— none of them high-profile politicians, — announced Monday that they will run in the Sept. 21 poll.

    (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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    The Tribute in Light lights up lower Manhattan, Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York.

    (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

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    Protesters chant slogans amid orange smoke outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. Egyptian protesters, largely ultra-conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, went into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with Islamic inscription, in protest of a film deemed offensive of Islam.

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    Overseas Filipino Workers, who fled the civil war in Syria, cry upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via a chartered flight by the International Organization for Migration on Tuesday, in Manila, Philippines. The nearly 300 workers, all of them young women who worked as baby sitters and maids in Syria, said they were scared for their safety and sought shelter at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus until their repatriation Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

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    Conservative VVD supporters react as the first results of the general elections are announced in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday.

    (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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    A large group of public schoolteachers rally at John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Wednesday in West Chicago.

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    The alleged leader of the Gulf drug cartel, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, aka "El Coss," is shown during a media presentation at the Mexican Navy's Center for Advanced Naval Studies in Mexico City,Thursday. One of Mexico's most-wanted men, the 41-year-old is charged in the U.S. with drug-trafficking and threatening U.S. law enforcement officials. U.S. authorities offered $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

    (AP Photo/Louisa Gouliamaki, pool)

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    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, center, and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, right, meet with French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, in Athens, on Thursday.

    (AP Photo/UNHCR, Jason Tanner)

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    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Syrian refugee children in an undisclosed refugee camp close to the Syrian border in eastern Turkey Thursday. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and his Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, continued their regional tour visiting Turkey today, to hear accounts from Syrian refugees.

    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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    Yoko Ono arrives at a "Lady Gaga Fame" fragrance launch event at the Guggenheim Museum on Thursday in New York. The black tie masquerade event will feature a performance art piece by Lady Gaga.

    (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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    Spain's David Ferrer celebrates after winning against Sam Querrey of the U.S., unseen, in the first singles match at Davis Cup World Group Semi-final tennis match in Gijon, northern Spain, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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    Sweden's Linda Wessberg plays to the green on the 18th hole during the first round of the Women’'s British Open golf championships at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England, Thursday.

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