The Romney campaign begins to acutely focus on swing states, a health care behemoth could be forming in Montana, California tries to reduce worker compensation costs and how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. This and more in the week’s Week in Pictures.
In this file frame grab from a video made on Wednesday, Steve Klein, an insurance agent and Christian activist involved in “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Middle East, speaks during an interview at his office in Hemet, Calif. The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together ex-convict Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Klein and Media for Christ, a Christian charity, in the production of the crudely crafted film that ridicules Muslims and the prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
President Barack Obama meets with Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington. The government of Myanmar announced last Friday that it would open the country’s insurance sector to foreign investors by 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Health Care Service Corp. president and CEO Patricia Hemingway Hall, left, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana president and CEO Mike Frank talk about their company’s planned alliance in Helena, Mont., Sept. 17, 2012. The deal, if it is approved by regulators, would make Montana’s largest health insurer a part of the nation’s fourth-largest health insurance company. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
A man picks a piece of water melon from a trash container in Madrid Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. A day earlier, tens of thousands of people from all over Spain rallied in the capital against punishing austerity measures enacted by the government, which is trying to save the country from financial collapse. Spain is stuck in a double-dip recession with unemployment close to 25 percent. The conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has introduced stinging cuts and raised taxes in a bid to reduce the deficit and to reassure investors and officials from the 17-nation eurozone. (AP Photo/Paul White)
California Gov. Jerry Brown, seated, borrows a pen from California Assembly member Jose Solorio, left, as he signs a bill aimed at worker’s compensation costs at a printing company in San Diego. Looking on from right are California Assembly Speaker John Perez, Art Polaski of the California Labor Federation, and California Assembly member Marty Block. Brown signed the bill intended to reduce workers’ compensation costs for California businesses while increasing benefits to injured workers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. There is a renewed focus on swing states by the campaign. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, walks with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., as they hold a private talks on the looming economic crisis, often called the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in on Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress fails to act, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)