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)