Photos Of The 2013 Week 52

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A reveller wearing a unicorn mask celebrates the winter solstice at Stonehenge in Amesbury, southern England (KIERAN DOHERTY/REUTERS) #
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes row boats on the Venice canal (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
Woman sits at a makeshift market set up within an IDP camp near the airport in Central African Republic capital of Bangui (ANDREEA CAMPEANU/REUTERS) #
Pro-European integration protesters carry upturned portraits Ukrainian officials in Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Media members surround a woman as she takes off her top as a protest, at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
People look at Christmas decorations at the home of Virginie and Jessy in Paillencourt, near Cambrai (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
A team member shoves an LS 3 robot that was galloping off course, back on track, during demonstration in Homestead, Florida (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
Nora Yara, a victim of super typhoon Haiyan, decorates a Christmas tree along a devastated area of Sagkahan town, Tacloban city, central Philippines (ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS) #
African migrants walk on a road after abandoning a detention facility in southern Israeli desert (AMIR COHEN/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police during a mass rally outside the house of PM Shinawatra in Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
FOMAC soldiers search residents and their car along l'avenue Boganda in Bangui (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A policeman stands guard next to the party symbol of BJP at the rally venue for Gujarat's chief minister Modi in Mumbai (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
Anti-government protesters gather during a rally at Victory Monument in Bangkok (KEREK WONGSA/REUTERS) #
A boy walks near a damaged site after what activists said was heavy shelling by forces loyal to Syrian President Assad in Duma (BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS) #
A layer of ice coats the leaves of a Japanese maple tree after an ice storm in Toronto (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
Pakistani Christians take part in a candle-lit Christmas service at the Cathedral Church in Lahore (MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS) #
A car that was hit by a fallen frozen tree limb hanging on a power line during an ice storm is pictured in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
A woman walks along a path cleared in the snow while crossing a street in Ottawa (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
A French soldier takes position in Bangui (ANDREEA CAMPEANU/REUTERS) #
People walk past fallen ice-covered tree limbs along a road following an ice storm in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
A woman has her hair blown by the wind during a snowstorm in Quebec City (MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS) #
Alyokhina, member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, speaks to the media at a train station in Nizhny Novgorod (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
Pussy Riot member Tolokonnikova gestures as she walks out of prison in Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
A woman searches for recyclable waste at a dump site on the banks of Bagmati River in Kathmandu (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A man from Dinka tribe holds his AK 47 rifle in front of cows in a Dinka cattle herders camp near Rumbek (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
Visitors light candles in the Church of the Nativity ahead of Christmas in Bethlehem (AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) #
Waves crash over the lighthouse at Audierne in Brittany as an Atlantic storm hits western France (MAL Langsdon/REUTERS) #
Pope Francis shakes hands with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery at the Vatican (OSSERVATORE ROMANO/REUTERS) #
Winter swimmers wearing Santa Claus hats swim in a partially frozen lake as others line up to get into the icy water to celebrate Christmas at a park in Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Aerial view of the Shrines of Imam al-Abbas and Imam al-Hussein during the religious ceremony of Arbain in Kerbala (MUSHTAQ MUHAMMED/REUTERS) #
British actor Ralph Fiennes poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
A woman looks at various statues of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong at an art exhibition celebrating the upcoming 120th anniversary of the birthday of the former leader in Beijing (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
A man walks near debris after explosion near security building in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura (MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS) #
A woman jumps down onto the beach in the Adler district of Sochi (MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS) #
A man sleeps on the stairs of Grand Central Station as commuters pass by on Christmas Eve in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Pope Francis holds the baby Jesus statue as he leads the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
An ice encrusted tree glistens in the setting sun in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
A couple participates in a kissing competition to celebrate Christmas in Wuhan (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
A cadet from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is silhouetted against the morning sun during the guard mounting ceremony at the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi (AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS) #
Turkish ministers Caglayan and Guler greet their supporters in Ankara (UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS) #
Palestinian children inspect a house which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli strike in the central Gaza Strip (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
A South Sudan army soldier holds a cigarette and his weapon in Bor (JAMES AKENA/REUTERS) #
Japan's PM Abe is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen launch tear gas canister towards anti-government protesters during clashes at the Thai-Japan youth stadium in central Bangkok (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
Retired workers dressed as red army soldiers sing revolutionary songs to mark 120th birth anniversary of Chairman Mao in Huaibei (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
An anti-government protester runs away from teargas fired by riot police during clashes with policemen at the Thai-Japan youth stadium in central Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
A father and his daughter look towards the sea during the 9th anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami in Peraliya (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
Riot policemen cover their face with wet handkerchiefs as anti-government protesters throw back tear gas canisters during clashes near the Thai-Japan youth stadium in central Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Israeli air force cadets toss their caps during an air force pilots' graduation ceremony in southern Israel (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
A firefighter battles a Christmas night brush fire in Simi Valley, California (GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS) #
T-6 Texan II planes fly in formation during an air force pilots' graduation ceremony in southern Israel (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
Huang, a 37-year-old Hunan province native, lies on a bed as doctors prepare for a surgery to remove tumors from his face at a hospital in Guangzho (CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS) #
A Thai security personnel inspects destroyed police trucks at the Thai-Japan youth stadium, the site of fierce clashes between anti-government protester and riot police, in central Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
Workers stab iron pikes into the frozen Songhua River as they extract giant ice cubes to make sculptures for the upcoming 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
People run to help a wounded man as smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut's downtown area (JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS) #
Workers and scaffoldings are seen next to newly-built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
Costa searches for truffles with his dog in the woods in Monchiero near Alba northwestern Italy (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
A truffle is seen on a table in Alba north-western Italy (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
An Ethiopian monk walks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) #
Police detain an injured man suspecting him of being an activist of the banned Islamist organization Hizb-ut-Tahrir, in Dhaka (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut (MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS) #
Afghan men watch a traditional dog fighting competition in Jalalabad (PARWIZ/REUTERS) #
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly demonstration near Ramallah (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) #
Editor-in-chief of Montenegro's leading daily Vijesti, Jovovic looks through a window damaged in a bomb blast overnight at the newspaper's offices in Podgorica (STEVO VASILJEVIC/REUTERS) #
Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris arrives at St Pancras station in central London (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
Demonstrators use fireworks against riot police during an anti-government protest in central Istanbul (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
New York Police graduates hug following their induction ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
Toronto Hydro workers work to restore power following an ice storm in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
Guns and bullets that were found at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
A child looks out through a bus window, which is covered by frost, in Ulan Bator (RENTSENDORJ BAZARSUKH/REUTERS) #
Visitors walk past a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
A child is rescued from under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Maysar neighbourhood of Aleppo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) Chinese icebreaker sits in the ice pack unable to get through to the MV Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Investigators work near the body of a victim after an explosion outside a train station in Volgograd (STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS) #
Opposition leader and boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko addresses pro-European integration protesters during a rally in Independence square in central Kiev (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
A woman displaced as result of religious violence rests in house within Catholic Church in Bossangao, north of capital Bangui (ANDREEA CAMPEANU/REUTERS) #
Homeless men snuggle in sleeping bags inside an abeyant fountain equipment and on bench seats at an underground passage near Sendai Station in Sendai (ISSEI KATO/REUTERS) #
Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd (STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS) #
The MV Akademik Shokalskiy is pictured stranded in ice in Antarctica (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
Police stand guard at the site of a blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
A boy sits in a bucket while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
Kashmiris transport their belongings to safer place after their houses were destroyed by a fire at Dhobi Ghat, on the outskirts of Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
Bullet holes are seen on the wall as German Ambassador in Greece Wolfgang Dold stands at his residence's balcony (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
A woman arranges balloons to be released into the skies above Sao Paulo downtown during year end celebrations December (PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS) #
Taiga the polar bear grabs a tree branch at the Quebec Aquarium in Quebec City (MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS) #
Smoke rises from scene of a derailed train near Casselton, North Dakota (Michael Vosburg/REUTERS) #
A man pushes his handcart through a snow-covered street during snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar (DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
A man sits on the wall near a pond at the ancient city of Bhaktapur (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
A woman sweeps the street at the ancient city of Bhaktapur (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
Members of the Honour Guard walk near the Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd (STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS) #
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour at midnight, ushering in the new year, in Sydney (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
The U.S. flag is reflected in the window of a police car as a police man stands guard in Times Square ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in New York (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) #
People working at the Montevideo financial district throw water at people to celebrate the end of the year in Montevideo (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei (STRINGER/TAIWAN/REUTERS) #

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