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The week in pictures
A glimpse of events from around the world during the week of April 16 – 22.
Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, previously jailed in Israel, was released after he went on a 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge. Read his interview with Al Jazeera here.
22 Apr 2012
Roses with the names of the 77 victims are tied to the fence close to the front door of the courthouse in Oslo where Anders Behring Breivik is being charged with mass murder for the two attacks that rocked Norway last July. He has entered a plea of not guilty.
A supporter cheers on Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi(***)s party, the National League of Democracy, has threatened to boycott the parliament(***)s opening session over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.
Incandescent materials, ash and smoke are spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano in the Mexican central state of Puebla.
Soldiers stand amid the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner that crashed in Islamabad. Pakistani officials promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people.
Soldiers of South-Sudan(***)s Sudan People(***)s Liberation Army (SPLA) leave Sudan(***)s main oilfield at Heglig. US president Barack Obama urged the two nations to hold talks and end the dispute.
A supporter of France(***)s incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy waves a national flag. French citizens will head to the polls in a first round of voting. Follow Al Jazeera(***)s ongoing coverage here.
Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo(***)s Tahrir Square in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military.
Athens prepares for national elections in two weeks. An early general election was called after landmark financial relief deals were instated to rescue the country from bankruptcy.
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