Turmoil in Greece, trade agreements in Detroit, a struggling global economy, riots in Greece and the death of a dictator. This and more in the Week in Pictures.
By Bill Coffin|October 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM|Originally published on Lifehealthpro
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Turmoil in Greece, trade agreements in Detroit, a struggling global economy, riots in Greece and the death of a dictator. Take a look at the week that was.
President Barack Obama applauds as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak puts on a Detroit Tigers baseball cap, after their tour of the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Mich., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, to promote the free trade agreement between Washington and Seoul that was passed by Congress this week. The GM operation is a U.S. and South Korean collaboration where the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic is produced. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sunshine Ludder, center right, economic policy strategist with the Center for Working Families, speaks in front of New York’s City Hall Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 as community groups and labor organizations came together to launch a renewed campaign to stop the expiration of New York state’s millionaire’s tax, set to end December 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Job seekers crowd around tables to get information and drop off resumes during a job fair in Boston Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Fewer people likely applied for unemployment benefits last week, suggesting the job market may be improving slightly. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A man looks at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Asian stock markets tumbled in early trading Tuesday, a day after German leaders warned that a comprehensive solution to Europe’s debt crisis may not be near. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average lost 137.03 points to end morning session at 8742.57. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Maggie Anderson, who is Medicaid director for the North Dakota Department of Human Services, speaks on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., at a meeting of a North Dakota legislative committee that is drafting health care legislation. The committee is writing a bill to establish a state-run health benefit exchange, which is called for in the new federal health care law. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)
A protester throws a stone at riot police during clashes in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. A protester died during an anti-austerity demonstration that turned violent in the Greek capital Thursday, authorities said, hours before lawmakers were to vote on deeply unpopular new cutbacks demanded by creditors to keep Greece afloat. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A Greek riot policeman tries to extinguish a fire after his colleague caught fire from a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during clashes in central Athens, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. A protester died during an anti-austerity demonstration that turned violent in the Greek capital Thursday, authorities said, hours before lawmakers were to vote on deeply unpopular new cutbacks demanded by creditors to keep Greece afloat. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
This video frame grab image taken from Libyan TV, purports to show former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi alive and surrounded by revolutionary fighters in Libya, Thursday Oct. 20, 2011. Arab satellite TV stations have broadcast the video showing Gadhafi captured alive by revolutionary forces. The video shows a wounded Gadhafi with a blood-soaked shirt and bloodied face leaning up against the hood of a truck and restrained by fighters. They then push him toward another car, as he shouts and struggles against them. (AP Photo/Libyan TV)
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