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)