The Federal Reserve will become more active in trying to revive the moribund economy while the European Central Bank, almost a week later, makes a similar announcement. The hardships of finding a doctor who will accept Medicare in rural parts of the country, all behind the backdrop of the Democratic National Convention. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
With the Teton Mountains behind them, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer walk together outside of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an economic recovery that remains “far from satisfactory.” (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seven-year-old Sierra Jane Downing, from Pagosa Springs, Colo., watches while her father Sean Downing and mother Darcy Downing talk about her recovery from Bubonic Plague at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Denver. It is believed Downing caught the Bubonic Plague from burying a dead squirrel. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi listens to questions as the Euro logo is reflected in his glasses during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, following a meeting of the ECB governing council concerning the further strategies in the European financial crisis. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Nina Musselman sits on her deck in Grants Pass, Ore., on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. When she first moved to this small town nine years ago, she had no trouble finding a family doctor who would take Medicare. But when that doctor left town, she had a hard time finding one that would stick. Baby boomers retiring to rural areas are likely to have a hard time finding primary care doctors who take Medicare. Experts say rural areas have a shortage of primary care doctors in general, and diminishing payments from Medicare are making some limit the patients they will take. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
This Feb. 3, 2012 file photo shows NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gesturing during a news conference in Indianapolis. The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Goodell announced Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the funding to the NIH, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Nassar, 34, from Senegal, is attended to by two healthcare orderlies during a medical examination outside a public hospital in Pamplona, north Spain, Friday Aug. 31, 2012. On Saturday, the Spanish government is due introduce healthcare reforms, cutting public health spending, a measure that is expected to exclude some 150,000 non-registered immigrants who are not able to contribute to healthcare because of their precarious financial situation. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)