A Look Back: Week in Photos

AP Photo: Bernat Armangue
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Cease fire

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Palestinians celebrate the cease fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

REUTERS: Darren Whiteside
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Iron Dome defense

Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod November 18, 2012.

AP Photo: Hassan Ammar
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Flying high in Dubai

The Chinese team's performance win the gold medal at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

AP Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Searching amid crisis

A woman place coins in her purse as she walks in front of containers full of garbage after garbage collectors went on strike this week trying to avoid cuts on their job positions, in Madrid, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

AP Photo: Kevin Frayer
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Camels of India

Indian camel herder sits next to a fire at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle.

AP Photo: Ahmed Gomaa
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The fight back

An Egyptian protester hurls a stone during clashes with security forces, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

AP Photo: Seth Wenig
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Thankful thoughts

Marge Gatti stands in front of her home, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York. Of all things material, Gatti has nothing. And yet, on Thanksgiving Day, she will be counting her blessings this year. “My sons are alive. They were trapped here,” says Gatti, 67, who lived in this beige-colored home down the block from the Atlantic Ocean for 32 years.

AP Photo: Oded Balilty
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Bombs of conflicting battles

Israeli rescue workers and paramedics carry a wounded person from the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

REUTERS: Vivek Prakash
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Ocean cool

A Hindu devotee prays while standing in the waters of the Arabian Sea as she worships the Sun god during the Hindu religious festival "Chhat Puja" in Mumbai, November 19, 2012

REUTERS: Yannis Behrakis
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A break from the battle

An Israeli soldier prays by an Armoured Personnel Carrier at an Israeli Defence Forces staging area in the central Gaza border November 21, 2012

AP Photo: Bernat Armangue
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Palestinian mourners

Palestinian mourners cry during the funeral of Salem Paul Sweliem during his funeral in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

REUTERS: Susana Vera
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Spanish gypsy

Teresa Echevarria holds her son Ezequiel next to her daughter Maria as they wait for a bulldozer to demolish two homes at the Spanish gypsy settlement of Puerta de Hierro, in the outskirts of Madrid November 20, 2012.

Getty Images: Jeff J Mitchell
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Show stopper

Claire Robertson from Scottish Ballet, poses dressed as the Good Snow Flake inside a life size snow globe on Buchanan Street during a promotion for Scottish Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker on November 20, 2012 in Glasgow,Scotland

Getty Images: John Stillwell
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The Queen's award

Actress Kate Winslet holds her CBE, for services to drama, which was awarded to her by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 21, 2012 in London, England

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Outgoing in Canterbury

Dr. Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, and his wife Jane take the applause during his farewell tributes at a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, at Church House on November 21, 2012 in London, England

AP Photo: Jae C. Hong
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Holiday travel break

A traveler sleeps at Union Station in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home

REUTERS: Damir Sagolj
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The embrace before the photo

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao looks on as Prime Ministers Hun Sen of Cambodia and Yoshihiko Noda of Japan reach out to hold hands before a family photo at the ASEAN Plus Three session of the 21st ASEAN and East Asia summits in Phnom Penh November 19, 2012.

REUTERS: Jason Reed
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Historical trip to Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Aung San Suu Kyi at the end of their remarks to the media at her residence in Yangon, November 19, 2012.

REUTERS: Eliseo Fernandez
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Flags for cover

A fisherman shields himself from a jet of water from a riot police vehicle during a protest against a new fisheries law proposed by the government in congress in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago November 20, 2012.

REUTERS: Khaled Abdullah
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After the plane crashed

Police officers react as they examine the wreckage of a plane after it crashed in Sanaa November 21, 2012. A Yemeni military transport plane crashed near Sanaa airport on Wednesday, killing ten of its crew members, an airport official said

REUTERS: Brendan McDermid
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Pit Bull shows up Today

Singer Pitbull performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, November 21, 2012.

REUTERS: Marcelo del Pozo
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Horse whisperer

An Andalusian horseman pulls a horse by the reins during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 21, 2012

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