Photos Of The 2013 Week 49

I think we can all agree the most important news this past week was the passing of Nelson Mandela. [70 photos total]

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A protester rolls a burning tyre towards Israeli police during a demonstration showing solidarity with Bedouin Arabs who are against a government displacement plan for Bedouins in Hura (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Man stands and listens to music as travellers pass by in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Off-roaders with their sand rails, bikes and quads light up the night at the Oldsmobile Hill sand dune in Glamis, California (GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS) #
Protesters providing medical assistance are seen at the Mikhailovsky Zlatoverkhy Cathedral in Kiev (STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS) #
A masked anti-government protester throws a rock during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
An amulet lies near the bullet hole on the bloody torso of a man after he was killed near the stadium where pro-government red shirts are gathering in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak walk hand in hand in Zagreb's downtown (ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS) #
A man kneels down while riot police stand guard near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
An anti-government protester throws back a teargas canister during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Rescue workers lift the rear rotor blades from the site of a police helicopter crash on to a pub in central (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
An activist covered in fake blood performs during a protest against the use of fur at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
Emergency workers work at the site of a Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York (ERIC THAYER/REUTERS) #
A fisherman lays fish fillet out to sun dry at the Panyimur landing site on the shore of Lake Albert (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
An illuminated Christmas tree is pictured in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a lighting ceremony in Berlin (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
Firefighters extinguish the fire in the car where actor Paul Walker was killed along with another unidentified man during a car crash in Valencia (Dan Watson/REUTERS) #
A woman adjusts a wreath during the Wreaths Across Canada ceremony at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
A man throws a flare in the direction of Interior Ministry members during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
Worshippers walk around the premises of Pashupatinath Temple scattering grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Protesters try to break through police lines near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
An anti-government protester throws a rock at Thai riot police as he uses a commandeered police truck with Peace painted on the side as cover while they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
A Thai Buddhist monk puts on a gas mask as riot police use water cannon and tear gas while anti-government protesters attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
Turkana fishermen prepare a meal at nightfall on the shores of Lake Turkana some kilometres from Todonyang (SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS) #
Simona, an 11 year-old Roma schoolgirl, uses a flashlight for her homework outside her shelter at an illegal camp on the bank of the Var River in Nice (ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers remarks at an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
Artist John Coleman paints faces of pets on a mural at the Animal Hospital of Desert Hot Springs Save-A-Pet clinic in Desert Hot Springs, California (KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/REUTERS) #
A man using a phone walks in front of a monitor showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, in Tokyo (ISSEI KATO/REUTERS) #
A Thai flag is reflected in an anti-government protester's sunglasses as he celebrates after demonstrations are called off outside Government House in Bangkok (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
Bucket-wheel reclaimers move iron ore at a loading terminal in the town of Port Hedland, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
A graffiti is seen at the fence surrounding the construction site of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
A rare total cloud inversion is pictured from Shoshone Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
People supporting an EU integration attend a rally at Independence Square in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
Interior Ministry members sit behind shields inside a bus near the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
A gorilla eats fresh fruit and vegetables at the family-owned Palmyre Zoo in the 18 hectares pine forest of Les Mathes, in the Charente Maritime region (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
A pet pig wanders along sidewalk next to Changan Avenue in central Beijing (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
A woman throws rice as Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry coffin of commander al-Laqqis during funeral in Baalbeck (MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS) #
A rider warms up as a performer stretches backstage before taking part in a show of the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in the Andalusian capital of Seville (Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS) #
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts as two year old Ashtyn Gardner falls at the unveiling of the decorations at the White House in Washington (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
The tree is seen during the 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York (KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS) #
Thai royal guards of honour march during a parade to celebrate Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 86th birthday at Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Waves at the North Sea are pictured at a quay wall in Cuxhaven (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
Well-wishers hold candles and take pictures of themselves as they take part in birthday celebrations for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds the sharks in Budapest's Tropicarium (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
A van drives through seawater washed onto the promenade of the north bay in Scarborough, northern England (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
Firefighters try to contain a fire as it engulfs a filling station, opposite the NNPC headquarters in Abuja (AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS) #
Multi-coloured nets used to harvest olives are spread out under olive trees near the village of Castagniers, north of Nice (ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS) #
People walk past a news ticker in Times Square that announces the death of Former South African President Mandela, in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A man holds candles in front of a mural of former South African President Mandela in New York (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
A woman holds a poster outside the house of former South African President Mandela after news of his death in Houghton (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
People watch as a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, carrying a classified payload from the U.S. government's National Reconnaissance Office, lifts-off on Thursday night at the Vandenberg AFB (GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS) #
The North Sea beach is pictured near the town of Emden (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
View of Le Prince des Lumieres installation by artist Damien Fontaine during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights in central Lyon late in the night (ROBERT PRATTA/REUTERS) #
A placard depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela hangs on a barbed wire during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds up an ammunition belt as his fellow fighter fires on a helicopter belonging to the Syrian regime in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha district (MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERS) #
Visitors from around KwaZulu-Natal pay their respects to former President Nelson Mandela at the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A man is reflected in a window outside the Apollo Theatre as the marquee displays a memoriam to the late Nelson Mandela in the Harlem area of New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
A costumed participant in a Perchten parade performs in Vienna (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
A man walks past a mural of Nelson Mandela painted by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
A woman is seen through the wreckage of a burnt vehicle at the site of recent clashes between anti-government protesters and police near the Government house in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Ice covers a fence during sunny winter weather on the peak of Mount Rigi, near Lake Lucerne (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
A police officer reacts amid the ruins of a police station which was destroyed by a bomb attack in the municipality of Inza in Cauca province (JAIME SALDARRIAGA/REUTERS) #
A performer blows fire from his mouth as he performs outside the headquarters of BJP during the celebrations in New Delhi (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
A Free Syrian Army fighter, part of the Rayat Al Sham Al-Islami Brigade, reacts as he fires a mortar shell towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the 80th Brigade base in Aleppo (MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen stand guard near a burning vehicle during a riot Singapore's Little India district (The Straits Times/REUTERS) #
Policemen fire rubber bullets as they help an Atletico Paranaense fan in Joinville (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
A People's Liberation Army officer looks at his mobile phone as he speaks with two Hui'an maiden tourist guides in Hui'an (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
A projection of the face of Nelson Mandela and his clan name Madiba is projected onto the face of Table Mountain in Cape Town (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Assad in Aleppo's al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood (STRINGER/REUTERS) #

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