Updated: 28 July 2012 09:59 | By Antony Bennison, MSN UK photo editor
The week in pictures - 27 July 2012

Taking a stand



A protester gets out of a fountain full of foam after demonstrating against government austerity measures in central Madrid (© REUTERS/Susana Vera)
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  • A protester gets out of a fountain full of foam after demonstrating against government austerity measures in central Madrid (© REUTERS/Susana Vera)
  • A hippopotamus gets a shower in its enclosure at the Skopje Zoo in Macedonia (© Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
  • A resident pushes her bicycle on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing (© REUTERS/China Daily)
  • A man is attacked by a bull during a traditional bullfight in Arenal, Bolivar (© Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento)
  • A man prepares cookies to be eaten while breaking fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul (© Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
  • A worker rows a boat in Chaohu Lake, filled with blue-green algae, in Hefei, Anhui province in China (© Reuters/Stringer)
  • A firefighter looks at dead sheep after a forest fire near Darnius, in the northern Spanish province of Girona (© Reuters/Jordi Ribot)
  • A man takes a nap on an inflatable sofa on a flooded street near the Yangtze River in Chongqing municipality, China (© Reuters/Stringer)
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A protester gets out of a fountain full of foam after demonstrating against government austerity measures in central Madrid. A protest movement against the centre-right Spanish government's latest austerity measures swelled this week, after public sector workers stepped up demonstrations in Madrid and around the country after more than a week of spontaneous action.

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