The Week in Pictures

From rapt audiences in America to soaring markets in China, here's a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    Cuba Travel

    Nino Diaz reads a Spanish language newspaper at a Cuban cafe in Miami's Little Havana section, Tuesday. The Cuban government has announced that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed bureaucratic procedure that has been a major impediment for many seeking to travel overseas for more than a half-century.

    (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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    Debate audience

    Raul L. Martinez Jr., left, Lourdes Diaz, center, and Carlos J. Gonzalez, supporters of President Barack Obama, watch a televised debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Tuesday, in Miramar, Fla.

    (AP Photo)

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    Shangai markets

    An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Tuesday in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets advanced Tuesday, led higher by exporters after a report on U.S. retail sales showed consumers in the world's biggest economy stepped up spending.

    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    Debate

    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greet each other as they arrive for the second presidential debate, Tuesday, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

    (AP Photo/Paul White)

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    Madrid job market

    Office workers make their way to work in Madrid's business district, Wednesday. Rising speculation that Spain will soon ask for outside help to keep a lid on its borrowing costs has helped ease the pressure on the country in financial markets.

    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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    Dallas Mavericks

    Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany, laughs as he talks with Chris Kaman, right, during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, in Dallas. Nowitzki did not play in the 100-94 loss to the Suns.

    (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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    Gaza City

    Palestinians sit by the port in Gaza City, Wednesday. The Israeli military calculated the number of calories Gaza’ residents would need to consume to avoid malnutrition during a sweeping blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory between 2007 and mid-2010, according to a document the Defense Ministry released reluctantly under a court order.

    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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    Juan Verlander

    Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws in the sixth inning during Game 3 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Tuesday in Detroit.

    (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

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    Guatemala/US Soccer

    U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) tries a header against Guatemala goalkeeper Ricardo Jerez Jr. (1) as Guatemala defender Jonathan Lopez (23) watches during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday.

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    Google data centers

    Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. The unprecedented peek is being provided through a new website unveiled Wednesday. The site features photos from inside some of the eight data centers that Google Inc. already has running in the U.S., Finland and Belgium.

    (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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    Denver police

    A Denver Police officer stands watch at Fero's Bar and Grill in Denver on Wednesday, where the bodies of a man and four women were discovered after firefighters extinguished a fire at the bar early Wednesday morning. Police think the blaze was set to cover up their slayings.

    (AP Photo/Las Vegas Police Department)

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    Flavor Flav

    This image released by the Las Vegas Police Department shows rapper Flavor Flav, also known as William Jonathan Drayton Jr., in a police booking photo taken Wednesday.

    (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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    Students' Madrid Protest

    Students protest during a demonstration against education cuts in the street in Madrid, Thursday. The Spanish government said Wednesday it will decide within the next few weeks whether to ask for outside financial help, noting it might opt for a precautionary line of credit instead of bailout cash.

    (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto, Lapresse)

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    Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi salutes as he arrives for a court hearing in Milan, Italy, Friday. Berlusconi has denied in court having had sex with an underage Moroccan girl.

    (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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    Livestrong

    Livestrong CEO and president Doug Ulman discusses the future of the organization, Wednesday, in Austin, Texas. Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity on Wednesday.

    (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad)

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    Slide 15

    Grandmother, left, and and aunt of Bangladeshi Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis weep in his home in the Jatrabari neighborhood in north Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. The FBI arrested 21-year-old Nafis on Wednesday after he tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb, according to a criminal complaint. His family said Thursday that Nafis was incapable of such actions.

    (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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    WNBA Finals

    Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings (24) takes a shot against Minnesota Lynx forward Devereaux Peters (14) in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Finals Wednesday, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 83-71.

    (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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    Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

    Prince Albert and Princess Charlene in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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    NYSE

    On Thursday, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets fell Friday as disappointing U.S. corporate earnings provided a reason to book profits on recent gains while investors waited for a progress report from European leaders concluding a summit on the region's debt crisis.

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