Slow to no improvement in the job market, making the cut under Romney and Ryan’s proposed Medicare plan, potential trouble at the fair grounds and a convention not dampened by the weather. This and more in this weeks Week in Pictures.
In this photo taken Aug. 24, 2012, Mike O’Malley, 55, left, and Sharon O’Malley, 53, pose for a photo in Chicago. Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan would have very different effects on couples and siblings just a few years apart in age. It’s leading to comparisons and sometimes perhaps a touch of envy. The GOP presidential candidate wants to revamp Medicare for future retirees. and anyone now 54 and younger. Starting in 2023, they’d get a fixed amount of money from the government to pick private health insurance or a government plan like Medicare. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right points out something to French President Francois Hollande during a joint news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid Thursday Aug. 30, 2012. Hollande met Rajoy for talks on Spain’s economic crisis and the future of the euro. (AP Photo/Paul White)
In this Aug. 23, 2012, photo, social worker Shannon Coyne poses for a portrait with her 11-month-old son in Philadelphia. Coyne and her husband decided against circumcision for their son. The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, a procedure that has been declining nationwide, the American Academy of Pediatrics moves closer to an endorsement but says the decision should be up to parents. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In keeping with advice from health officials concerned about a new strain of swine flu, visitors to the swine and sheep building at the Minnesota State Fair wash their hands as they leave the building, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 in Falcon Heights, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Michael Oliveri, right, medical cannabis patient smokes marijuana during a news conference in Universal City, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Medical marijuana advocates said Wednesday they have gathered enough signatures to place a referendum before voters that would overturn a ban on pot clinics in Los Angeles and halt planned closures of dispensaries. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, photo, job seekers wait in line at a construction job fair in New York. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 that the four-week moving average, a less volatile measure, increased to 370,250. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, joined by his family, from left, Charlie, mother Betty Ryan Douglas, wife Janna, Sam and Liza, waves after his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)