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Week in Pictures | June 8, 2012

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Longevity risk gets an international nod, Disney and Michelle Obama; a powerful alliance, Ben Bernanke testifies once again on the health of the nation’s economy and a walking mouse, even more unbelievable when you hear how. This and more in the week’s Week in Pictures. 

In this photograph taken by AP Images for Prudential, John Strangfeld, third from left, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial Inc. and vice chairman of The Geneva Association, discusses the impact of increased longevity on pension systems around the world as Patrick M. Liedtke, left, secretary general and managing director of The Geneva Association, Nikolaus von Bomhard, second from left, chairman of The Geneva Association, and Richard Jackson, right, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, listen during a briefing hosted by The Geneva Association at The National Press Club in Washington Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The Geneva Association, an international insurance think tank, launched its latest research report, “Addressing the Challenge of Global Ageing – Funding Issues and Insurance Solutions.” (Steve Ruark / AP Images for Prudential)

Disney’s packed sliced sweet apples is held with other Disney food products, at the Newseum in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, during a news conference where first lady Michelle Obama and Walt Disney Company announced that Disney will become the first major media company to introduce new standards for food advertising on programming targeting kids and families. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Dr. Francis Tham, DDS, and dental assistant Latasha Johnson attend to Medicaid patient Pamela Scott, at the Chicago Family Health Center, Friday, June 1, 2012, in Chicago. The Illinois Legislature cut $1.6 billion from Medicaid spending, including coverage of regular dental care for adults. Emergency dental care, such as teeth extractions, still will be covered by the health program for poor and disabled residents. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, holds his first cabinet meeting at the state Capitol Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Madison, Wis., after Walker beat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election.The vote was seen as some pundits as referendum on liberal policies.Walker is flanked by his Chief of Staff Eric Schutt, left, and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the Joint Economic Committee about the health of nation’s economy, the slumping recovery, and the European debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In this photograph taken by AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation volunteer Julnelle Fortes demonstrates an HIV screening test on fellow volunteer Hector Alcantara, as part of ‘Condom Nation’, a its six-month, 25 state free condom hand-out tour on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Providence, R.I. (Aynsley Floyd/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

In this undated photo provided by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, a previously paralyzed rat in a special harness walks voluntarily after several weeks of rehabilitation in a laboratory in Switzerland. In the new experiment reported in the Friday, June 1, 2012 issue of the journal Science, researchers led by Gregoire Courtine, of the University of Zurich and the technical university EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, stimulated spinal nerve circuits and used physical training. The stimulation was electrical current from implanted electrodes plus injections of a chemical mix, helping the rodents overcome paralysis to walk and climb stairs. (AP Photo/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)


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