Photos Of The 2013 Week 50

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Greenpeace activists dig into the yard of Romania's Parliament in Bucharest (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
A protester who painted his back participates in an anti-corruption day protest in Makassar (YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS) #
A Syrian woman looks out of the window of a container at a refugee camp in Harmanli (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Men walk past damaged buildings along a street in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus (BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS) #
A South African boy holds a candle during a homage outside the Houghton home of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
Israel police officers stand in front of ultra-Orthodox Jews during a protest outside a military prison near Haifa (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
Interior Ministry personnel block a street during a gathering of supporters of EU integration in Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A girl runs past brick walls in the backyard of the house where Nelson Mandela resided in when he lived in the township of Soweto (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
Children look on as riot police go to block a street near the presidential administration building during a gathering of supporters of EU integration in Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Dust engulfs cleaners as they attempt to sweep up debris left behind by anti-government protesters who continue to occupy streets outside Government House in Bangkok (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
Robin Thicke is projected on a video screen as he performs during the KISS FM Jingle Ball in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
A vendor selling drinking water waits for customers on a foggy morning in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
High-rise office buildings are seen during sunset in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
Thai PM Yingluck bids farewell after a news conference at The Army Club in Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Winnie Mandela and daughter Zindzi arrive for official memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama shares a moment with Denmark's PM Thorning-Schmidt during memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
U.S. President Obama greets Cuban President Castro at the memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters listen to leader Suthep addressing them from the stage near the Government House in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
Chickens escape from the rain and cold near the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu (ROGAN WARD/REUTERS) #
Residents try to put out a fire after what activists said was shelling from forces loyal to president Bashar Al-Assad on a fuel vendor in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo (MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERS) #
A U.S. Mail delivery truck drives beneath snow covered trees along Clausland Mountain Road in the New York City suburb of Orangeburg, New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
A man is hit during a family snowball fight in Rock Creek Park during a snow storm in Washington (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
Low lying clouds from a snowstorm obscure the skyline of New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
A child plays in the snow in the garden of the National Cathedral in Washington. (JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN/REUTERS) #
Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel, who has been freed from abduction, hugs a friend at Sanaa Airport (Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS) #
Patrick introduces Justin Moore's performance during the 4th annual American Country Awards in Las Vegas (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
Military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Mandela as it leaves the 1 Military Hospital on the outskirts of Pretoria (THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters attend a rally in Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Man kneels on the street after funeral cortege carrying coffin of former South African President Mandela passed by in Pretoria (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
Pro-European integration protesters stand behind barricades as riot police approaches them at Independence Square in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
French troops stand at the airport runway in Bangui (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A bride poses for a photograph on Westminster Bridge as the fog clears in central London (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
Palestinian girls look out from their family's house during heavy rains in Gaza City (MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS) #
A general view of a collapsed crane at a branch of German retailer Aldi in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt (RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS) #
Soldiers assist a woman who collapsed after viewing the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (POOL/REUTERS) #
Participants wearing zebra head masks wander down a street as part of an artistic performance in Chongqing (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
Gay rights activists hold black cloth and wave flags as they attend a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi (ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS) #
A man walks past debris from damaged buildings covered with snow in the besieged area in Homs (YAZAN HOMSY/REUTERS) #
Winter swimmers try to pull man out of icy waters after he was trapped in partially frozen lake at a park in Changchun (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
Munduruku Indians protest inside Congress against the law project called PEC 215 being debated by the Lower House in Brasilia (LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERS) #
Democrat Party leader and former prime minister Abhisit gestures as he arrives at Bangkok criminal court (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Baby boy the length of a palm is seen inside an incubator in this posed picture taken at a hospital in Xi'an (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
Japanese flamenco student Maika Kubo poses for a photograph in the old monastery of San Jeronimo in Seville (Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS) #
Cuba's President Raul Castro pays his respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela as Mandela lies in state for the second day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (POOL/REUTERS) #
A worker produces aluminium ingots at a mill in Zhejiang province (WILLIAM HONG/REUTERS) #
Russia's President Vladimir Putin walks into a room before delivering his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow (RIA NOVOSTI/REUTERS) #
GCIS handout aerial view of people queuing to view the body of former South African President Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Flamingos stand in their enclosure during snowfall in winter in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
People take part in a torch-lit rally as they celebrate Supreme Court decision on Mollah in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Wikie, a killer whale, swims with her calf in Marineland aquatic park in Antibes (ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS) #
A rainbow is seen over the Union Building, where the body of Nelson Mandela was lying in state, in Pretoria (THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS) #
An artiste performs during the opening ceremony of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championship in Herning (SCANPIX DENMARK/REUTERS) #
A woman walks near a barricade at the main street Khreschatyk where pro-European integration protesters hold a rally in central Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
The Eiffel Tower is seen through a small-particle haze resulting in a high level air pollution index according to Airparif, the air quality monitoring agency, in Paris (PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS) #
Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot near the Eiffel Tower in Paris (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
Ice covers the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago where temperatures have dropped well below freezing (JOHN GRESS/REUTERS) #
Pro-European integration protestors wave flags in Independence Square in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
Jang Song Thaek is dragged into the court by uniformed personnel (YONHAP/REUTERS) #
People gather in the late evening sun around the massive cross sitting atop the Mt. Soledad War Memorial in La Jolla (SANDY HUFFAKER/REUTERS) #
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City during a snowstorm (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
People wait in a bus line to pay their respects to former South African President Mandela in Pretoria (Kevin Coombs/REUTERS) #
A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
A policeman assists a mourner who fell during a stampede while running to queue before boarding a bus to take her to the Union Buildings in Pretoria (THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS) #
A mourner waits on a bus at the entrance of the Union Buildings where former South African President Nelson Mandela lies in state in Pretoria (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
Villager Diomesio Coelho Antunes from the Rumao Island community clubs an arapaima or pirarucu, the largest freshwater fish species in South America (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
Britain's Prince Harry is pictured in this handout photo arriving at the South Pole (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
Saudi men walk as their footprints are seen after a snowstorm in Alkan village, west of Saudi Arabia (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Students from Arapahoe High School evacuate their building in Centennial (POOL/REUTERS) #
Students gather and reunite with their parents at a fast food joint across from Arapahoe High School, after a student opened fire in the school in Centennial (EVAN SEMON/REUTERS) #

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