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Week in Pictures | May 11, 2012

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The Treasury Department begins to unload AIG stock, new doctor incentives for keeping patients healthy, elections in France and Greece and the implications back home and Obama is done ”evolving” on the gay marriage issue. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures. 

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, right, looks on as Steven Walsh, chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, speaks about the health care legislation introduced by DeLeo and the House at the Statehouse in Boston, Friday, May 4, 2012. House leaders unveiled a health care payment bill they say will lower family premiums by nearly $2,000 annually over the next five years. The bill detailed Friday is designed to cut waste and duplication from the health care system while rewarding doctors and hospitals for keeping patients healthy instead of paying them for each operation or service they provide. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Flags of the German insurer Allianz SE wave prior to the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Insurance company Allianz SE says net profits shot up more than 50 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Dr. Tina Stoner, an Air Force dentist, treats an unidentified patient in a makeshift clinic in Hayneville, Ala., on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. A military program to provide health care in some of the South’s poorest communities has care for more than 12,000 people in less than two weeks, helping fill a health care gap in Alabama’s Black Belt region. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Specialist Henry Becker, left, works at his post during the secondary stock offering of AIG, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, May 7, 2012. The Treasury Department is selling $5 billion worth of stock in bailed-out insurance giant American International Group Inc. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

In this May 8, 2012 photo, outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and President-elect Francois Hollande observe a minute of silence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during commemorations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The elections that drove Sarkozy out of power in France and left Greece scrambling to build a coalition government pose a financial threat to the United States that could undermine President Barack Obama’s efforts to cast himself as the agent of a U.S. economic revival. That could feed Mitt Romney’s argument that the economy under Obama is too weak to sustain a financial shock from across the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

Oklahoma state Sen. Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a speaker at a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Johnson said Republicans are assaulting the rights of women with proposals such as the now-defeated “personhood” bill and a proposal asking voters to wipe out affirmative action programs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In this photo released by The White House, President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Washington. Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)


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