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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

A PENGUIN LEARNS to swim, a prince has his first day at school, and we discover that it really is all about the Benjamins: brings you the last seven days in photos from all over the world.

The week in photos
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  • How do you like them apples?

    A judge inspects apples at the Illinois State Fair (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
  • Scores on the doors

    Derelict Georgian doors on Henrietta Street on the north side of Dublin city (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Load up

    Aid from charities Oxfam and UNICEF is loaded at Stansted Airport before being flown to Ethiopia for victims of the East African food crisis (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)
  • A school fit for a prince

    Young Prince Christian of Denmark on his way to his first day at school (Julian Parker/UK Press)
  • Bathtime

    Elephant attendants bathe their elephant in Kandy, Sri Lanka (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • Robo dino

    Winny Saur, the Australian Museum's robotic Muttaburrasaurus, makes friends with two-year-old Matthew Kealy in Sydney (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
  • Crabby

    A crab vendor waits for customers in Taungbyone, central Myanmar (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
  • All about the Benjamins

    A police officer presents a sample of the nearly two million confiscated dollars in counterfeit US$100 bills in Lima, Peru (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
  • Fashion show

    Saleswoman Sedigheh Heidari waits for customers to buy her chadors at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in Tehran, Iran (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • Hats all over

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend a prayer in the religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
  • Sleeper

    A boy sleeps inside a wooden cart in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
  • Standing alone

    Remaining pieces of the original Berlin Wall in a yard in the German capital (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
  • We're sunk

    A passenger bus lies half buried in rubble after heavy rainfall on the outskirts of Jammu, India (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
  • Foot scrub

    22-year-old armless boy Wu Jianping brushes his teeth using his feet in Zhengzhou, China. Wu has just been admitted to university (Photo by Chen Xiaodong/ChinaFotoPress)
  • Shielded

    Police officers use riot shields to shelter themselves during a rain shower at a protest in New Delhi, India (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
  • That fishbowl feeling

    Goldfish swim in a spherical water tank in an art aquarium exhibition in Tokyo, Japan (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
  • Taking stock

    An investor covers his mouth as he looks at the stock price monitor in Shanghai, China (AP Photo)
  • Towers growing

    Progress on the Three World Trade Centre building at the World Trade Centre site in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
  • A sense of plates

    A volunteer arranges plates for people gathered to break their fast during Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)
  • Feeding time

    A four-week-old Caribbean Flamingo with keeper Alex Gray at Chester Zoo, who is hand rearing the chick (Peter Byrne/PA Wire)
  • Swimming lessons

    A Gentoo penguin learns to swim after being moved by Edinburgh Zoo staff into a special penguin creche (David Cheskin/PA Wire)
  • Grape expectations

    Peruvian workers labor to harvest hand-picked grapes for distribution (The Canadian Press / Mark Samala)
  • Broom with a view

    Local residents who volunteered to clean up following rioting in Battersea, south London (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • Room for high flyers

    The Presidential suite of Tianjin Aircraft Carrier Hotel. Docked in Tianjin, China, a former Soviet aircraft carrier has been converted into a hotel (Photo by Wang Huan/ChinaFotoPress)
  • London burning

    A store on fire near Reeves Corner, Croydon, south London on the third night of rioting (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)
  • Nazi business

    Performers from Hitler the Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (David Cheskin/PA Wire)
  • Presidential hearing

    Undeclared presidential candidate Gay Byrne answers questions outside Grease the Musical at Dublin's Grand Canal Theatre (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Beat bobbies

    Police officers sleep at their desks between duties during the UK riots (PCStanleyWMP on Twitpic)

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