Mitt Romney heads abroad to bolster his foreign policy credentials, stocks rally here and abroad as Draghi hints that the ECB is prepared to print money and a new protracted battle in Washington begins over the Bush-era tax cuts. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Will President Barack Obama’s health care law increase the government’s huge deficit or reduce it? How many people will it really cover? How much will it cost taxpapers? Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeepers release their findings, the first in-depth look at the law since the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Brett Narloch, director of the North Dakota Policy Council, a Bismarck-based nonprofit group, speaks on Monday, July 23, 2012, during a news conference in the North Dakota Capitol’s Memorial Hall in Bismarck, N.D. Looking on are Andrea Toman, left, director of the Liberty North Dakota political action committee, and Dustin Gawrylow, center, a spokesman for a coalition of groups that oppose the new federal health care law. Narloch, Toman and Gawrylow appealed to the North Dakota Legislature on Monday to continue its opposition to state administration of a health care insurance exchange, which is a mechanism contained in the federal law to broaden insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)
The royal barge Gloriana carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday evening. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)