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Best Pix of the Week
From the Middle East to the middle of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week around the world. 

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Incense smoke wafts past the face of an Indian Hindu devotee as she prays as part of rituals at sunset in the holy Yamuna River during the Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Chhath prayers, an ancient Hindu festival popular amongst the working class, is performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Hindu devotees perform rituals at sunset in the holy Yamuna River during the Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Chhath prayers, an ancient Hindu festival popular amongst the working class, is performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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UNSPECIFIED, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: The sun sets over Gaza City on the seventh day of hostilities between Israel and Gaza militants on November 20, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. accorrding to reports, Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip have said that an Egyptian brokered ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants is due to begin at midnight local time, but is unclear whether the Israelis have confirmed an agreement. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Indian children play on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 20: 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. The Nutcracker opens at the Theatre Royal on December the 8th, the production delves deep into the darker reaches of Hoffmann?s original tale in a fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: A man walks along the beach past flood debris piled on the beach in the Coney Island neighborhood on November 20, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Coney Island area was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 20: Visitors watch a beluga whale swim at the John G. Shedd Aquarium on November 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Mauyak, one of the belugas housed at the aquarium, gave birth to a calf on August 27. The Shedd Aquarium is a nonprofit organization that houses over 32,500 aquatic animals. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jay Armstrong, from Glasgow, performs in Jump, a National Theatre of Scotland production at Platform in Easterhouse on November 21, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. Jump is a project involving over 1000 Scottish secondary school boys from Glasgow and Fife in a freshly devised theatrical production. The two productions in Glasgow and Fife fuse creative writing, autobiographical storytelling through music and urban prose, physical theatre and the movement discipline of parkour to explore the obstacles on the journey from boyhood to manhood. Jump takes place at Platform, Glasgow 22nd -23rd November and Rothes Halls, Fife 28th-29th November. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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ISRAEL/GAZA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: Israelis sit on a hill top and watch the bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumours of a ceasefire militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues it's bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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A shadow of a man is cast next to red flags at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The 798 Art Dstrict, often compared to New York City's Greenwich Village, is a thriving community of about 400 galleries, shops and restaurants on the eastern edge of Beijing housed in a complex of former electronics factories built with the help of East Germany in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A woman walks past a cabana complex on the beach pulled off its foundations by Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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A sculpture is displayed with the phrase Made in China, at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The 798 Art District, often compared to New York City's Greenwich Village, is a thriving community of about 400 galleries, shops and restaurants on the eastern edge of Beijing housed in a complex of former electronics factories built with the help of East Germany in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A girl touches a painted picture of U.S. President Barack Obama and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, on the outside of a hairdressers, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Local artist Unisa Kargbo, who goes by the moniker 'Scientist,' painted the duo for his friend, the shop owner. Sierra Leoneans were still awaiting election results Monday, two days after a vote that saw them choosing between an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its mineral riches. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Hindu devotees take part in worship on the banks of the River Ganges river during Chhath festival, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth, in Patna, India, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. According to local news reports, a bridge made of bamboo collapsed tripping electrical wires when devotees were returning after offering prayers to the setting sun. Many people are feared dead and several injured in the stampede. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
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A man eats his sandwich in the street in Barcelona, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Spain has raised nearly euro5 billion ($6.4 billion) in a successful debt auction that saw strong demand as the country holds off on seeking international help to manage its finances. The Treasury sold euro4.2 billion in 12-month bills at an average interest rate of 2.79 percent, down slightly 2.82 percent in the last such auction Oct. 16. It sold euro712 million in 18-month bills at a rate of 3.03 percent, up from 3.02 percent. Demand Tuesday was more than double the amount offered for the shorter bills and nearly six times for the longer bills. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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A girl dressed in ceremonial Oxun clothing takes part in a washing ceremony using lavender water during an event celebrating National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. National Black Consciousness Day honors African people's contribution to the history of Brazil and Oxun is a divinity from the African-Brazilian religion of Candoble representing the queen of all rivers and waterfalls. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Fireworks explode over the state Capitol following a the ceremonial lighting of the official state Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. The event was part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. This year's state tree is a 75-foot-tall Concolor Fir tree from Jackson, donated by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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The ticket offices of the Retiro train station stand empty where a poster of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi hangs above during a nationwide 24-hour general strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is facing a nationwide strike, led by union bosses who once were her most steadfast supporters. Many trains and bus lines are paralyzed; banks, courts and schools are closed; airlines have canceled flights and small groups of people have blocked highways in about a dozen places around the capital. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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An elderly Palestinian walks next to a destroyed building after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the worlds top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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A Nepalese woman offers prayers to the Sun god at the Rani Pokhari Pond during the Chhath festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. On Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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An Israeli air force F-15 Eagle jet fighter plane takes off from Tel Nof air force base for a mission over Gaza Strip in central Israel, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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People dressed like a clown distributes leaflets to motorists on a road in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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A nomadic Gujjar herds his goats on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Members of the tribe are moving out from the hills to escape the cold winter. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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An Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Ahikam Seri)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 photograph, an Indian village woman makes cow dung cakes, with bare hands on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Cow dung cakes are a major source of domestic fuel for rural households and an environment friendly alternative to firewood. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A girl wearing kimono poses for her father at a festival to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future well-being, at Meiji Jingu in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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Palestinians carry a frame from the destroyed house of Islamic Jihad militant Hasam Al Kholy, hit overnight in an Israeli strike on Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21: Protesters gather to demonstrate against education cuts, tuition increases and austerity on November 21, 2012 in London, England. The demonstration march was organised by the National Union of Students and is the first national student protest since a series of violent protests against tuition fees two years ago. (Photo by Warrick Page/Getty Images)
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Indian camel herders walk with their herd as they arrive to sell their camels at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Palestinians run to take cover during an Israeli air strike on building in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The Israeli military widened its range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to include the media operations of the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, sending its aircraft to attack two buildings used by both Hamas and foreign media outlets. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right on red carpet, and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, left on red carpet, attend the arrival ceremony at Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 photograph, an Indian villager collects cow dung cakes, after they are sun dried on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Cow dung cakes are a major source of domestic fuel for rural households and an environment friendly alternative to firewood. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Alejandro Evangelista, a musician from the Pomapata Musical Center, pours himself a beer after performing in a bullring at the Yawar Toro center during a festival on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The festival was organized by people from the town of Huanuco to celebrate their native customs, in the arts of culinary, dance and music. People from Peru's Andean highlands who have emigrated for decades to the capital in search for opportunities, organize fairs on various dates in honor of their various patron saints, to celebrate the anniversaries of their communities or to celebrate their native customs. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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An activist of the Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena removes the party flag from the headquarters after the news of the death of party leader Bal Thackeray, portrait seen background, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Thackeray, the extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was 86. (AP Photo)
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In this picture taken Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, an 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/Kevin Frayer)
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Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Israeli soldiers examine a damaged wall of a house hit by a rocked fired from the Gaza Strip at Be'er Tuvia Regional Council, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Fierce clashes between Israeli forces and Gaza militants are continuing for the third day. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)
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A child looks at a dinosaur sculpture designed by Chinese artist Sui Jianguo at the 798 Art District in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The 798 Art District, often compared to New York City's Greenwich Village, is a thriving community of about 400 galleries, shops and restaurants on the eastern edge of Beijing housed in a complex of former electronics factories built with the help of East Germany in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Kenyans watch from top of the building as youths clash on a street below in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Police in Kenya have fired bullets into the air and tear gas into the streets to stop two groups from clashing one day after an improvised explosive device ripped through a bus and killed seven people. Alfred Mutua, a witness to Monday's clashes in downtown Nairobi, said people are angry at ethnic Somalis, whom many Kenyans broadly blame for a series of grenade and explosive device attacks in Kenya over the last year. Mutua said others are trying to take advantage of the chaos by looting shops. (AP Photo)
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The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Volunteers of America Santas are reflected in a fountain during their 110th annual Sidewalk Santa Parade, in New York, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The donations they raise are used for a holiday food voucher program for needy residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Best Pix of the Week

From the Middle East to the middle of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week around the world. 

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