The Republican Primary contest continues to see-saw with no decisive favorite emerging no matter what Romney’s press apparatus says, a coup of sorts in the Maldives leaves this nascent democracy in the Indian Ocean wondering what went wrong and a union of sorts for models? This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum puts on a cowboy hat after meeting with supporters at a rally Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Plano, Texas. Santorum defeated Republican front runner Mitt Romney in a primary and caucuses in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)
A branded flag flies outside the ING head office in Amsterdam, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. One-off gains from the sale of businesses helped Dutch bank and insurance group ING Groep NV post a significant profit advance in the fourth quarter of last year even though Europe’s debt crisis increasingly weighed on business. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, photo flames rise from burning vehicles at a police station after it was set afire by supporters of former President Mohamed Nasheed, in Addu City, Maldives. Maldives police commissioner Abdullah Riyaz said 18 police stations on several islands, along with an undetermined number of court houses and police vehicles, were destroyed in the violence. A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Nasheed, one day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledging Indian Ocean democracy. (AP Photo)