Sunday 23 November 2014

Business week in pictures


Carlos Martinez plays the Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe video game at Play n Trade video game store June 27 in Miami, Florida. On Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. Photo: Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C-L) pose with government ministers of both countries for a group photo at the Chancellery on June 28 in Berlin, Germany. The Chinese leader is visiting a variety of European countries and in Germany is participating in the first-ever German-Chinese government consultaitons. Photo: Getty Images
Greek protesters hold a huge banner in front of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill in Athens on June 27. Photo: Getty Images
Protesters run away from riot police during a 24-hour general strike on June 28 in Athens. Greece came to a halt on Tuesday as protesters launch a 48-hour general strike against the bankruptcy-threatened government which is desperately trying to push through sweeping austerity cuts. Photo: Getty Images
Greek policemen face demonstrators in front of the Greek parliament. As parliament votes on the drastic belt-tightening measures to unlock €12bn of blocked funds from the EU and IMF, unions have called on Greeks facing hefty tax hikes to stage mass demonstrations. Photo: Getty Images
A demonstrator wearing a gas mask attempts to kick away a can of tear gas which was thrown at demonstartors by police. Photo: Getty Images
Communist-affiliated unionists rally toward the Greek parliament on June 28. Photo: Getty Images
Greek protesters throw stones at riot police on June 28. Photo: Getty Images
Communist-affiliated unionists rally toward the Greek parliament on June 28. Photo: Getty Images
Tourists are seen on the port of Piraeus as communist-affiliated strikers prevent ferries from leaving the harbour. Photo: Getty Images
Rioters use firebombs and stones against the police
A Greek Orthodox priest stands near riot police during the protests
A general view of Syntagma Square outside the Greek parliament yesterday
A rioter wears a gas mask for protection against tear gas which was used by police
A protester hurls a bag of rubbish at riot police. Photo: Reuters
People walk past Thorntons shop in the High Holborn area of London on June 28. The British chocolate firm said it planned to close up to 180 of its shops over the next three years owing to weak consumer spending in Britain. The group, unveiling a major strategy review, said it would withdraw from at least 120 outlets by 2014 as their leases expire and consider the future of an additional 60 shops over the same period. Potentially 1,125 jobs are at risk. Photo: Getty Images
US President Barack Obama speaks on the economy after touring Alcoa Davenport Works Factory in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 28. Photo: Getty Images
US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee conduct a closing news conference June 28 at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. Minister Mukherjee was in Washington to attend the second annual meeting of the India-US Economic and Financial Partnership. Photo: Getty Images
France's Finance and Economy Minister Christine Lagarde is surrounded by the media as she leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at Elysee Palace on June 29 in Paris, France. Lagarde was yesterday named as the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), succeeding Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Photo: Getty Images
The Mobile Harbour, a giant barge with a shallow draught and a stabilised crane is shown off the port of Busan, South Korea on June 29. South Korean researchers showcased an invention which they claim could transform the shipping industry -- a harbour which goes out to a ship. The Mobile Harbour, a giant barge with a shallow draught and a stabilised crane, was put through its paces off the southern port of Busan as journalists looked on. Photo: Getty Images
A riot police man wearing a gas mask walks amid tear gas during clash with demonstrators in a 48-hour general strike in Athens on June 29. Prime Minister Georges Papandreou said Wednesday Greece would do everything possible to avoid a debt default that would threaten the entire eurozone, moments before lawmakers were to vote on a new austerity package. Photo: Getty Images
Protestors clash with riot police in front of the Greek parliament on June 29 in Athens as lawmakers moved towards a vote on a massive austerity package demanded by international creditors. Photo: Getty Images
Thousands of protesters move towards the Greek parliament as the debate on austerity measures goes on inside. Photo: Getty Images
An injured man is evacuated by fellow protesters at the Greek parliament. Photo: Getty Images
Communist party lawmaker Liana Kanelli enters her car after protesters threw yoghurt on her face as she tried to reach the Greek parliament . Photo: Getty Images
A protestor is arrested by riot police. Photo: Getty Images
Riot police detain a protester. Photo: Getty Images
A protester uses a slingshot to fire a projectile towards police. Photo: Getty Images
A demonstrator being detained by riot police in Athens
A protester sprays riot police with a fire extinguisher

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