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Week in pictures: 4-10 October

Clint Eastwood  left), Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Clint Eastwood (left), Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a screening of their latest film, The Changeling, in New York.

Catholic bishops in the Vatican

More than 250 Catholic clergy converge on the Vatican for a forum discussing the word of God in the mission of the Church - joined for the first time by prelates from other religions.

Senator Barack Obama

The US presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. Here Barack Obama greets supporters during a rally in Dayton, Ohio...

Senator John McCain

...and John McCain waves to supporters prior to a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Anti-abortion demonstrator Belinda Yoder at a protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington DC

Anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the US Supreme Court in Washington on its first day of a new term to mark Pro-Life Memorial Day 2008.

Ash head, by Zhang Huan

The new Saatchi Gallery opens its doors to the public in London this week, with its inaugural exhibition The Revolution Continues: New Art From China.

An electronic screen at a securities firm in Kuala Lumpur

The global financial crisis continues with massive losses being recorded on the world's major markets and the list of failed banks continuing to grow.

England's Rio Ferdinand (left) laughs as he warms up with Ashley Cole (centre) and Steven Gerrard (right)

England's Rio Ferdinand (left) laughs as he warms up with Ashley Cole (centre) and Steven Gerrard (right) during a training session prior to their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.

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