A Look Back: Week in Photos

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Veteran kiss

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Chicago Military Academy student Jeffrey Carodine kisses the cheek of fellow student Iyana Quinn before they step off in the Chicago Veterans Day parade Nov. 12  in Chicago.

Getty Images: Mark Kolbe
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Solar eclipse observed

Telescopic cameras and computer equipment are set up on a Palm Cove beach in preparation to run NASA's live stream of the total solar eclipse Nov. 13 in Cairns, Australia.

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Australian sky

The solar eclipse is near totality in Palm Cove, Australia, Nov. 14. Thousands of eclipse-watchers gathered in North Queensland to enjoy the phenomenon, the first in Australia in a decade.

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Greeting fit for a prince

Britain's Prince Charles receives a Hongi from a Maori warrior during a waterfront walk Nov. 14 in Wellington, N.Z. The prince and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee visit that also took them to in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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Singing in One

Harry Styles of One Direction performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza Nov. 13 in New York City.

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Back to Congress

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi smiles while speaking to the media as female House Democrats gather around during a news conference at the US Capitol Nov. 14. Pelosi announced she will continue to lead the House Democrats and does not wish to retire now.

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Mother's love

A gorilla feeds its 4-day-old baby at the Safari Zoo Nov.14 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Two gorillas have been born in as many weeks at the zoo.

Getty Images: John Moore
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Rockefeller tree for Christmas

Joe Balku of Flanders, N.J., who donated the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, drives a stake into it before workers stand it up Nov. 14 in New York City. An 80-year old Norway Spruce, the tree weighs approximately 10 tons, is 80 feet tall and 50 feet in diameter. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be Nov. 28.

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Follow up to Sandy

Lisa Baney walks back toward her family's home after taking a photo of a neighbor's destroyed home Nov. 14 in Bay Head, N.J. Many residents of the hard-hit seaside town remain without power following Superstorm Sandy.

AP Photo: Elaine Thompson
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Daddy, you're home

US Army Sgt. Zach Ames, who had been on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, surprises his wife, Bri Ames, left, and their daughter Emersyn at a reunion before the NFL Jets-Seahawk game on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in Seattle.

AP Photo: Felipe Dana
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Crying for drugs

A suspected crack user cries out in pain as a social worker carries her to a van waiting to take her to a nearby shelter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 14.

AP Photo: Narciso Contreras
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For rainbow's sake

A rainbow arches over a market in the rebel-controlled area of Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 12.

AP Photo: Eric Gay
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Goodbye to coach

Edith Royal, wife of former Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal, makes the hook 'em horns sign as the "Eyes of Texas" is played during a public memorial for her late husband Nov. 13 in Austin, Texas. Darrell Royal, who led Texas to two national championships and revolutionized college football with the introduction of the wishbone in 1968, died Nov. 7 at age 88.

AP Photo: Cliff Owen
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Through the kitchen window

Paula Broadwell is visible through the kitchen window of her brother's house in Washington, D.C. Nov. 13. Broadwell is former CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer, with whom he had an affair that led to his abrupt resignation Nov. 9.

AP Photo: Luigi Costantini
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Floods of Venice

A tourist crosses flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Nov. 11. Heavy rains have flooded parts of Italy, forcing evacuations and causing at least four deaths. In Venice, where water was as high as five feet, some tourists dressed in swim costumes sat at cafe tables that were underwater.

AP Photo: Itsuo Inouye
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Time to stand up and bow

Former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, right, and his partner Takeo Hiranuma prepare to stand up and bow after they launched their new political party in Tokyo, Nov. 13. Ishihara, 80, the outspoken and nationalistic figure who played a key role in reviving a territorial dispute with China, jointly heads "The Sunrise Party" with veteran lawmaker Hiranuma, 73, formed to fix the nation's fiscal and political problems.

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Madonna performs to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims during her MDNA World Tour in New York City's Madison Square Garden Nov. 12.

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Flying off the handle

Yamaha MotoGP world champion rider Jorge Lorenzo falls behind Paul Bird's James Ellison of Britain during the Valencia MotoGP Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, Spain, Nov. 11.

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The fate of war

A Free Syrian Army fighter grimaces as he carries the body of a fellow rebel killed by a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Khan al-Assal area Nov. 10.

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War veterans on Veterans Day

Veterans sit and talk at the start of the New York City Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11.

Reuters: Eric Thayer
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Roller coaster after Sandy

A roller coaster sits in the ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 11.

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It was once a neighborhood

Two women survey the damage to waterfront properties Nov. 11 after Hurricane Sandy hit the Breezy Point neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Streets destroyed

Streets in Ortley Beach, N.J., are littered with the damage left by Hurricane Sandy Nov. 10.

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Staten Island ferry

Commuters ride the Staten Island ferry in New York City Nov. 11. For hundreds of thousands of workers there, the chaos wrought by Hurricane Sandy transformed the trip to and from work into a grueling adventure.

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Gauchos of Argentina

A gaucho rides an untamed horse during Tradition Day celebrations in San Antonio de Areco, north of Buenos Aires, Nov. 11. Gauchos take part in a mass festival as part of Argentina's Tradition Day, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Jose Hernandez, one of the nation's most important poets, who highlighted the injustices and hardships faced by ordinary people of his day.

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Shower for elephants

A man cleans the nails of a chained elephant before the start of an annual temple festival at Tripunithura in southern Indian Nov. 12.

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Military scandal

Gen. David Petraeus, when he was commander of the International Security Assistance Force US Forces in Afghanistan, shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo, originally posted July 13, 2011. An FBI investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between Petraeus and Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman. Though Petraeus was not the target of the probe, US law enforcement and security officials told Reuters, the discovery led to his resignation as CIA director.

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Spectators looking for planes

Spectators watch a flight demonstration Nov. 13, the first day of the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai.

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Golf on the rooftop

Google employee Andrea Janus watches her ball head toward the hole on the mini-putt green. The green is installed on the balcony of the new Google office in Toronto Nov. 13.

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MSN News published readers' photos, like this Instagram, in honor of Veterans Day.

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