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The week in photos

Our pick of the wonderful and sometimes poignant pictures that shaped the week.

GREAT JOY AND great sadness existed side by side this week in the world outside the general election…

The week in photos
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  • Golden circle

    Source: Spanish King Juan Carlos and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meet with businessmen in St Petersburg, Russia. Pic: AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov.
  • Where to begin?

    Rescue efforts continue around a collapsed building that housed the King's Education language school in Christchurch, New Zealand. (PA Images).
  • Final mission

    Space shuttle Discovery lifts off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its final trip to the International Space Station. Pic: AP Photo/Terry Renna.
  • It's NOT Google, okay?

    A Chinese internet user browses the new internet search engine Panguso.com launched by China Mobile and Chinas state-run Xinhua News Agency. Pic: PA Images/Xie zhengyi.
  • Support for Libya

    A Libyan living in Malaysia holds a picture of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Pic: AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin.
  • Rush hour

    A stray dog sleeps on the roof of a platform at the New Delhi railway station, India. Pic: AP Photo/Manish Swarup
  • Shop 'til you...

    Visitors rest in front of mannequins at the China Wedding Expo 2011 in Shanghai. Pic: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko.
  • Art with knobs on

    New art from important contemporary sculptor Anthony Cragg keeps visitors busy in Duisburg, Germany. Pic: AP Photo/Martin Meissner.
  • Good news from New Zealand

    Emma Howard shows her joy at her wedding to Chris Greenslade just days after she was pulled from the rubble of the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Pic: AP Photo/Mark Baker
  • Greek riots

    The fire from a Molotov cocktail thrown on a riot police officer in Athens, Greece during this week's protests is damped down by a colleague. Pic: PA Images/Demotix
  • Floating on home

    The Anna Livia statue takes a trip on the Liffey from which she takes her name to take up a new resting place in the Croppy Acre on Dublin's north quays. Pic courtesy of Dublin City Council.
  • Election? What election?

    One-year-old Rose Verveen quite sensibly doesn't have her head turned by the action around her at a polling station in Glenealy, Co Wicklow today. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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