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The Week in Pictures - April 22, 2011

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Property magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump speaks at a South Florida Tea Party rally in Boca Raton, Fla., April 16. Trump currently has the highest approval ratings of any GOP contender for the presidency, but critics wonder how long Trump outpoll potential rivals such as Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Joe Skipper


Greece’s Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou holds a news conference during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, April 16. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A Lowe’s employee takes a picture outside a storm-damaged Lowe’s Home Improvement store after a tornado in Sanford, N.C., April 17. The death toll from three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 39, with hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed in North Carolina alone, weather and emergency officials said. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A digital clock that tracks the U.S. national debt hangs on a wall above an Internal Revenue Service office in New York April 18. The Internal Revenue Service gave taxpayers until April 18 to file their 2010 returns and pay their tax bills because of a holiday on April 15. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, April18. Standard & Poor’s threatened to downgrade the United States’ prized AAA credit rating unless the Obama administration and Congress find a way to slash the yawning federal budget deficit within two years. EPA/Gino Domenico

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi delivers remarks during a press conference April 18 at the Claudia Allen Senior Center in Orlando, Fla. Pelosi slammed an overhaul of Medicare proposed by House Republicans. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT

A KFC restaurant in Burbank, Calif., April 19. KFC is part of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest company of system restaurants, including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC. Yum! Brands released its first-quarter earnings April 20. Net income rose to $264 million, up 9.5% from the total for the first quarter of 2010. Meanwhile, as National Underwriter Life & Health reports in the current cover story, obesity-related health care costs the U.S. health insurance industry about $80 billion a year. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves a federal courthouse after participating in court-ordered talks regarding labor and revenue issues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association in Minneapolis April 19. Among the sticking points are possible rules that would constrain kickoff plays, as serious head and neck injuries occur disproportionately during those plays. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Nikolaus von Bomhard, chief executive of German reinsurer Munich Re, gives a speech at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Munich April 20. Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, will post a significant loss for the first quarter as a result of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, it said. The company has already reported receiving the equivalent of $3.9 billion natural disaster-related claims for the quarter — more than 14 times the first-quarter average. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Prime Minister David Cameron (second right) sits next to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley (right) at 10 Downing Street, London during a meeting with health professionals. U.K. officials are pressing for a 4% increase in efficiency at the National Health Service over the next four years. Peter MacDiarmid/PA

A man walks past Japan’s Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company headquarters building in Tokyo April 21. Dai-Ichi Life, Japan’s second-largest life insurer, says it plans to bolster its holdings of bonds denominated in yen this financial year and trim holdings of higher-risk assets, or at least hold them steady. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Gene Simmons of the band Kiss appears on stage at the Mini news conference at the New York International Auto Show in New York April 21. Simmons has also been making recent media appearances to promote Cool Springs Life Equity Strategy, a life insurance premium financing firm he helped found last year. REUTERS/Mike Segar


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