Some New Yorkers say: “Hey, Mayor, leave our drinks alone,” Spain gets a bank bailout as well as tax hikes and spending cuts, the soap opera of extending tax cuts hits prime time again in Congress and Mitt Romney draws some boos at the NAACP. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
Protester Eric Moore sips on an extra-large beverage during a protest against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to prohibit licensed food establishments from using containers larger than 16 ounces to serve high-calorie drinks at City Hall in New York, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A sunflower stands in front of the Euro sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 5 2012.The European Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to a record low of 0.75 percent to boost a eurozone economy weighed down by the continent’s crisis over too much government debt. The move followed a rate cut by China’s central bank and new stimulus measures by the Bank of England as global financial authorities seek to shore up a slowing global economy. European leaders last week agreed on new steps to strengthen market confidence in their shared euro currency bloc. They agreed to set up a single banking supervisor to keep bank bailouts from bankrupting countries and made it easier for troubled countries to get bailout help. Those steps helped calm financial markets, which have expected the ECB to follow up with more help in the form of a rate cut. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., left, talks to reporters about the fight over extending tax cuts following a political strategy session, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Spain’s Economy Minister Luis De Guindos looks on during Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s speech during a control session at the Spanish Parliament, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Spain has announced a euro 65 billion austerity package that includes tax hikes and spending cuts a day after winning approval from euro zone partners for a huge bailout of Spain’s banks. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Debora O’Neall, a theraputic recreational director from Danbury marches with nursing home workrs at Newington Health Care Center in Newington, Conn., Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Workers at five HealthBridge-owned nursing homes around the state went on strike last week after the health care company declined to return to the bargaining table. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
In this September, 9, 2009 file photo, the headquarters of Wellpoint is shown in downtown Indianapolis, WellPoint is a health benefits company serving the needs of approximately 35 million medical members nationwide. WellPoint Inc. announced Monday, July 9, 2012, it will spend about $4.46 billion for Medicaid coverage provider Amerigroup Corp. in a deal that more than doubles the health insurer’s enrollment in a market segment poised for expansion. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a speech to the NAACP annual convention, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Romney elicited loud boos from the audience when mentioned repealing PPACA. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)