The Week in Pictures

From a storm in the Northeast to protests in Bahrain, here's a look at what dominated the headlines this week SLIDE SHOW

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    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama waves as he prepares to board Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, en route to Minnesota.

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    Bahrain

    Bahraini anti-government protesters carry signs and national flags during a march Feb. 3, 2013, in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain. Hundreds shouted "down with the government" during the march, called by several opposition groups to demand freedom for political prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom.

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    Afghanistan

    Afghan boys warm their hands over a brick factory fire during a cold day in the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 04, 2013. Kabul has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow for several days.

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    Francois Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech at the European Parliament Tuesday in Strasbourg, eastern France. Hollande warns of a tough European Union summit later this week if countries including Britain continue to demand drastic cuts to the EU budget while refusing to make concessions themselves.

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    Tina Maze

    Slovenia's Tina Maze speeds down the course during the women's super-G, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday.

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    Joe Flacco

    Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco led his team to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game on Sunday in New Orleans.

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    Tunisia

    Protesters surround the ambulance carrying the body of Chokri Belaid after he was shot to death in Tunisia, Wednesday. The Tunisian opposition leader critical of the Islamist-led government and violence by radical Muslims was shot to death Wednesday,— the first political assassination in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The killing is likely to heighten tensions in the North African nation whose path from dictatorship to democracy so far has been seen as a model for the Arab world.

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    Cameron Percy

    Cameron Percy of Australia follows his shot from the fairway to the ninth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during a practice round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Wednesday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

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    Syria

    Egyptian and Syrian protesters chant slogans as they protest against Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during his visit to Egypt for the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in front of the Iranian diplomatic representation office in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday.

    (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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    Mali fighting

    Malian soldiers patrol the streets of Gao, northern Mali, Tuesday. Troops from France and Chad moved into Kidal in an effort to secure the strategic north Malian city, a French official said Tuesday, as the international force put further pressure on the Islamic extremists to push them out of their last major bastion of control in the north.

    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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    Luxury Hong Kong

    Luxury houses are seen on Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's most exclusive neighborhood Thursday. While the city's richest residents live on the Peak, a social welfare group estimates some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing. The category also includes apartments subdivided into tiny cubicles or filled with coffin-size wood and metal sleeping compartments as well as rooftop shacks.

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    Bob Marley

    Bob Marley’s granddaughter Donisha Prendergast, right, dances to reggae music during the celebration of Marley's 68th birthday at the yard of his Kingston home, in Jamaica, Wednesday. Marley's relatives and old friends were joined by hundreds of tourists to dance and chant to the pounding of drums to honor the late reggae icon who died of cancer in 1981 at age 36.

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    Chris Brown

    Singer Chris Brown, left, appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation revocation hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Prosecutors are seeking probation revocation because they say they could not find credible evidence that Brown completed his community labor sentence stemming from the 2009 beating of his girlfriend Rihanna.

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    Leon Panetta

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivers his speech to Georgetown University students and faculty on leadership and public service in Washington, Feb. 6, 2013.

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    Paraguay

    The flower-covered hearse carrying the coffin of former Gen. Lino Oviedo, who was a presidential candidate with the UNACE party, leaves Congress where a wake was held, to the UNACE party headquarters for another wake in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday. The presidential hopeful died Saturday in a helicopter crash. Oviedo was returning with his bodyguard from a political rally in northern Paraguay Saturday night when his pilot encountered bad weather. All three were killed in the crash. The deadly crash ended a dramatic political career for Oviedo that included coups and several attempts to become the leader of this poor, grain-producing country.

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    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves a news conference after telling reporters that the looming sequester and resulting budget cuts would be like "taking a meat ax to our government," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Eager to buy time and avoid economic pain, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1.

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    Snow Northeast

    A pedestrian walks through the snow in Washington Park on Friday in Albany, N.Y. Parts of the New York region still cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy are bracing for a winter storm that's expected to blanket the Northeast with heavy snow Friday and Saturday.

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    Diplo

    DJ and music producer Diplo poses for a portrait at the Mad Decent Studios on Feb. 7, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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    Egypt

    An Egyptian protester displays a wedding picture of her relative, Mohammed Gamal, who she says was killed during recent clashes with the police, during a protest in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Friday. Thousands of Egyptians are staging rallies in cities across the country to denounce the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood group.

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