The NYPD redecorate OWS residences, Italy’s new government struggles with protesters as they begin to introduce anti-crisis austerity measures and a predominant player in the Arab world is ousted from the Arab League, this and more in this week’s week in pictures.
A student, his face covered with blood, lies on the ground following clashes with police during a demonstration in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. University students are protesting in various Italian cities against budget cuts and a lack of jobs, hours before new Italian Premier Mario Monti reveals his anti-crisis strategy in Parliament. Across Italy, transport unions called all-day walkouts or strikes of several hours Thursday to demand better work contracts. Scuffles among students were reported in Turin, Palermo, and in Milan, where they hoped to march to Bocconi University, which trains Italy’s business elite. Monti, an economist, is Bocconi’s president. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, Lapresse)
It was a homecoming of sorts for Barack Obama when he landed in Bali, Indonesia on Nov 17, 2011. The President is there to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia Summit. ASEAN has agreed to let Myanmar chair the regional block in 2014 after the hermit nation has made some rudimentary steps towards reform. Myanmar is slowly opening up, leaving the country ripe for international investment and business opportunities. (AP Photo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in New York. Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy protest movement was cleared by authorities, demonstrators marched through New York’s financial district and promised a national day of action with mass gatherings in other cities. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The pressure is on Congress’ deficit reduction supercommittee as they inch closer and closer to a Nov 23 deadline to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. Accounting gimmicks are being employed to make a deal easier but still an agreement is yet to be reached. If there is no deal by Nov 23 then spending cuts will automatically start to take place in 2013, including $600 billion from the Pentagon budget. Picutred above, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., prepares for a meeting with Democratic members of the supercommittee. (AP Photo)