Bloomberg Week in Pictures: Dec. 1 – 7

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-07T23:45:12Z

Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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Japan's Elections

Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister and president of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), speaks during a campaign rally ahead of the Dec. 16 general elections in Osaka, Japan. At least 12 parties are campaigning for the 480-member lower house that is made up of 300 single constituencies and 180 proportionally apportioned seats.