05 April 2012 10:49 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 6 April 2012

Amman



Coloured chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman, Jordan. (© Ali Jarekji/Reuters)
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  • Coloured chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman, Jordan. (© Ali Jarekji/Reuters)
  • The bow section of the stricken container ship Rena remains above water about 14 nautical miles (22 km) from Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, six months after it ran aground, in what authorities say is one of the nation's worst environmental disasters. (© Maritime New Zealand/Reuters)
  • A model wearing a hat designed from hair in the shape of a horse, poses during the 17th Dubai World Cup at the Meydan racecourse. The Dubai World Cup, with a cash prize of $10 million, is horse racing's richest race. (© Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters)
  • A riot police officer fires teargas during clashes with anti-government protesters after a rally held in support of opposition members currently serving life in prison, in the village of Bilad al-Qadeem, west of Manama, Bahrain. (© Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters)
  • Christina Tchatchou, 30, an actress/singer, poses for a picture in her bedroom in Athens. When asked how she had been affected by the economic crisis, Tchatchou replied, 'I haven't been that affected as I didn't get paid that much before anyway. However I get less work than I did.' (© Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
  • A gaucho is unseated by an unbroken horse during the celebration of "Criolla" (Creole) Week in Montevideo. Gauchos from all over the country and neighbouring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the best rider award. (© Andres Stapff/Reuters)
  • A woman adjusts a Capirote hat on a penitent as he takes part in the Sangre brotherhood procession during Holy Week in Malaga. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (© Jon Nazca/Reuters)
  • An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail at riot police during a march demanding the release of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, in Sanabis, west of Manama. Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 56 days, has been moved to a police hospital as his health deteriorates, raising fears for his life, the government and his lawyer said. Khawaja is one of 14 men in prison for leading a pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain last year after revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. He is serving a life term. An appeal hearing began this week. (© Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters)
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Coloured chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman, Jordan.

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