The Week in Pictures

From Occupy's first birthday to labor struggle in South Africa, a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    Occupy's first birthday

    "Occupy" security-style tape is stuck to Laura Nagy during an Occupy Wall Street anniversary concert in Foley Square in New York on Sunday. The Occupy Wall Street movement marked its first anniversary on Monday.

    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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    Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel in Berlin Monday.

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    Spanish train strike

    Public transport workers demonstrate during a partial national rail strike in Barcelona, Spain, Monday. Hundreds of Spanish train services have been canceled as rail and subway workers staged strikes to protest wage cuts and reforms. State rail company RENFE said Monday it had canceled some 300 high-speed and intercity trains. The banner reads in Spanish "No more cutting budgets, transport of Barcelona struggling."

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    Afghanistan

    A French soldier investigates the scene of a suicide bombing Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a minibus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early Tuesday, killing at least nine people in an attack a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.

    (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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    Indonesia protest

    Indonesian Muslims burn an American flag during a protest against an American film that ridicules Prophet Muhammad outside the U.S. consulate in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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    Wang Lijun

    Chinese policemen stand guard near the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court, where Wang Lijun will be tried on Tuesday, in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday. At the height of his career, Wang Lijun led a police crackdown on the violent underworld in a sprawling metropolis, arresting hundreds of gangsters and government officials, some of whom were sentenced and executed in a matter of months. Now the former police chief is in the hands of the opaque Chinese justice he once brandished against others.

    (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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    Sergei Grits

    Belarus plainclothes security officer (center right) reaches his hand to grab a journalist's camera as two others run, right, in Minsk, Tuesday. Associated Press photographer Sergei Grits was beaten and briefly detained by plainclothes security officers in the Belarusian capital. Sergei Grits says he was among eight journalists covering a protest by four opposition activists calling for a boycott of this weekend's parliamentary elections when plainclothes security officers attacked them in downtown Minsk.

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    Egyptian diplomacy

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, center, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey).

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    Female body armor

    Female soldiers train on a firing range while wearing new body armor on Tuesday, in Fort Campbell, Ky. Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, are field testing the first Army body armor designed to fit women's physiques in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan this fall.

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    India protests

    Indian policemen baton charge protesting Muslims, during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Chennai, India, Tuesday. The protest was held against an anti-Islam film called "The Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

    (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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    South Africa strike

    Miners return to work at the Lonmin Platinum mine after Lonmin resolved a five-week strike by agreeing to pay raises of up to 22 percent, in Marikana, Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday.

    (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

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    Georgia protest

    Georgian women kick a police bus outside a prison during a protest rally against prison abuse in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday. Street protests against the brutal abuse of prisoners escalated Thursday in the Georgian capital, fueling anger against the Western-allied government and possibly boosting support for the opposition before a tight parliamentary election.

    (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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    Day of Peace, Myanmar

    Participants hold placards as they march in a gathering to mark the International Day of Peace in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Friday. They pray in hope of a cease-fire in the long-running ethnic insurgency in their Kachin State.

    (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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    Greek Prime Minister

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, left, with his Italian counterpart Mario Monti, at Palazzo Chigi government office in Rome, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    NYSE

    Trader Peter Mancuso, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. A batch of worrying economic figures tugged stock markets slightly lower Thursday. Measures of manufacturing and business activity in both China and Europe slumped.

    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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    Pittsburgh evacuation

    People evacuated by Pittsburgh Police from the Gateway Three office building wait outside as the police negotiate with a man who claims to have a bomb in a suite in the 16th floor, in downtown Pittsburgh, Friday. A call about an armed man inside the building prompted the evacuation amid reports of a hostage situation.

    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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    Nigeria airline

    Nigeria's largest airline announced Thursday that it has halted all domestic flights alleging that government corruption made it impossible for it to fly. Arik ending its domestic flights will add further chaos to Nigeria's aviation industry. The country is still trying to recover from an airline crash that killed more than 160 people in June.

    (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff)

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    James Holmes

    This photo released on Friday by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes. Holmes is being held on charges in the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater on July 20 that killed 12 people and wounded 52.

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    Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets members of law enforcement in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday.

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    Lebanese protest

    Lebanese girls chant slogans during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek Friday. Tens of thousands of people take part for the latest in a series of protest rallies organized by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

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