A Look Back: Week in Photos

AP Photo: David Goldman
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Newtown school bus

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People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, in Newtown, Conn.

AP Photo: Jessica Hill
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Newtown school shooting

Carlee Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14. Victoria Soto was among 26 people, including 20 children, who were killed in the shooting rampage.

Getty Images: Alex Wong
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President Obama addresses the nation

President Barack Obama wipes tears as he makes a statement in response to the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Friday, Dec. 14.

Getty Images: John Moore
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Remembering Victoria

Pallbearers carry the casket of slain teacher Victoria Soto, 27, following her funeral at the Lordship Community Church in Stratford, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19.

AP Photo: Jason DeCrow
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Returning to school

Easton police officer J. Sollazzo greets a returning student as he walks to Hawley School in Newtown, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Reuters: Navesh Chitrakar
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Street vendor

A street vendor sells mushrooms to a customer at Ashon, one of the busiest market places in central Kathmandu, Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Getty Images: Daniel Berehulak
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Egyptian vote

An Egyptian man casts his vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution at a polling station Saturday, Dec. 15, in Cairo. Egyptians went to vote in the first stage of the referendum on a draft constitution which has the support of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood, and which has led to bitter opposition and protest from liberals who claim that it is too Islamist.

Getty Images: Christophe Pallot
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Skiing over the village

Armin Niederer of Switzerland, on his way to winning the men's ski cross World Cup event in Val Thorens, France, Wednesday, Dec. 19.

AP Photo: Mel Evans
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Gun control

Guns are displayed on tables in Camden, N.J., on Tuesday, Dec. 18, after New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced a gun buyback event which brought in more than 1,100 guns.

AP Photo: Ng Han Guan
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Remembering their leader

North Korea military officers attend a national meeting of top party and military officials on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, Sunday, Dec. 16.

AP Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt
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Making history

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announces the appointment of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the South Carolina Statehouse, Monday, Dec. 17, in Columbia, S.C. Scott will become the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since the Reconstruction.

AP Photo: Rafiq Maqbool
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Radio hoax

Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal and daughter Lisha during the burial of his wife, Jacintha Saldanha, at her hometown of Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17. Saldanha, a nurse at the British hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station.

AP Photo: Muhammed Muheisen
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Military exercise

Syria rebels attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria, on Monday, Dec. 17. The training is part of an attempt to transform the rag-tag rebels into a disciplined fighting force.

AP Photo: Ben Curtis
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Kilimanjaro elephants

A herd of adult and baby elephants walk in the light of dawn in Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya with the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, in the background, Monday, Dec. 17.

Getty Images: Joe Raedle
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McAfee comes back

John McAfee talks to the media outside the Beacon Hotel in Miami where he is staying after arriving from Guatemala on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Reuters: Mariana Bazo
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Rescue in Peru

A man is lowered from a building by rescue workers during a flood caused by a broken water main in Lima's southern district of Villa Maria del Triunfo, Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Reuters: Ismail Taxta
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Gone fishing

A fisherman carries a swordfish on his back from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on December 18, 2012.

Getty Images: David Becker
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Miss Universe

Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, reacts after being named Miss Universe at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Las Vegas. 

Reuters: Mohammad Ismail
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Chromatic landscape

An Afghan boy holds an umbrella to shelter himself from rain on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan,  Sunday, Dec. 16.

Reuters: Jamal Saidi
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Christmas in Beirut

Residents stand near a Christmas tree in front of the Al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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