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Best pix of the week
Here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.
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In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubais rapid transformation from a desert outpost into one of the worlds most architecturally stunning cities is mapped out in the Marina. Where just 15 years ago there was empty, flat land, today a bustling neighborhood thrives centered around a canal and an impressive skyline that pierces through the clouds. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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A U.S. Secret Service countersniper stands on the roof of the White House at sunrise, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Washington. President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday night about the steps the government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: Keeping the American people safe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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First place finisher Austria's Marcel Hirscher, center, second place finisher France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet, left, and third place finisher Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen spray each other with champagne on the podium at the men's World Cup giant slalom ski race Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)
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Environmentalist activists form a human chain representing the peace sign and the spelling out "100% renewable", on the side line of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Negotiators adopted a draft climate agreement Saturday that was cluttered with brackets and competing options, leaving ministers with the job of untangling key sticking points in what is envisioned to become a lasting, universal pact to fight global warming. (AP PhotoMichel Euler)

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Refugees and migrants approach the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy after crossing the Aegean sea from the Turkish coast, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Greece is the main point of entry into the EU for people fleeing war and poverty at home, with the vast majority of the 700,000 people who have entered the country this year reaching Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, an Ashaninka indigenous mother and her children bathe in the Pichiquia River, in Peru's Junin region. The rivers, most of them contaminated according to government authorities, are the only source of water for the Ashaninka. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A plane takes off from Nellis Air Force Base as the sun sets over a hazy Las Vegas skyline on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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A man plays a guitar inside a musical instrument shop near central Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping road of Istanbul, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Pope Francis enters St. Peter's Basilica after opening the Holy Door, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Pope Francis pushed open the great bronze doors of St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday to launch his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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A Kashmiri protester, engulfed in teargas smoke, prepares to throw a stone at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against Indian rule in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Cars cross a bridge over the Volga river in the town of Rzhev, Tver region, about 240 kilometers (149 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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A prisoner looks through the bars of her cell during a Christmas decorating contest at the Nelson Hungria prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Each cell of 50 women or more also put on a skit dramatizing Biblical stories, with many depictions of Jesus' life, as well as David and Goliath and Daniel in the lions den, giving prisons would-be thespians their chance to shine. Voices soared in rapture with the religious songs, and many, many tears were shed. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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The US Flag is carried onto the field before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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A Macedonian Army engineer fixes razor wire to a fence at the border crossing Medzitlija, between Macedonia and Greece, near the southern Macedonian town of Bitola, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Macedonia is erecting another several kilometers long fence near town of Bitola, on its southern border with neighboring Greece, in order to prevent illegal crossings and to channel the flow of migrants through the official checkpoint near the southern town of Gevgelija, where only migrants from the war-affected zones will be allowed to enter. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

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Two sisters from Syria play on a beach near the town of Mytilene after crossing a part of the Aegean sea on a dinghy, with other refugees and migrants, from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Greece is the main point of entry into the EU for people fleeing war and poverty at home, with the vast majority of the 700,000 people who have entered the country this year reaching Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, holds his daughter Antonia and the presidential baton from the balcony of the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Macri assumed power Thursday replacing President Cristina Fernandez.(AP Photo/Maria Eugenia Cerutti)

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Tourists travel in a "Coco taxi" along the Malecon as waves break above the sea wall in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Coco taxis are one of many kinds of taxis in the capital fashioned out of motorcycles, popular with both tourists and locals. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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The skyline of downtown Pittsburgh is reflected in the Allegheny River as it is silhouetted by the sun rising on a foggy morning, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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A man wears a mask to protect against the pollution as he walks past a sculpture in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Unhealthy smog hovered over downtown Beijing as limits on cars, factories and construction sites kept pollution from spiking even higher Wednesday, on the second of three days of restrictions triggered by the city's first red alert for smog. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Evan Jayne, of France, gets tossed off his horse while competing in the bareback riding event during the eighth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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A man riding a bicycle decorated with led lights talks to a woman as he offers to pose with people for money in downtown Madrid, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Students light flares as they stage a demonstration against war and to remember the victims of 1969's Piazza Fontana's bombing, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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A projection of French artist Daniel Knipper, named 'Regards', is displayed on buildings of Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, as part of a tribute to the 130 victims of the attacks in Paris. Each year, millions of visitors come into the city to watch the Festival des Lumieres, and this year the Lyon municipality has decided to cancel the festival to express solidarity with the victims. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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People search for their belongings after a fire broke at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders labored to reach the source in the heavily congested area. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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A local resident walks across a flooded street in in Carlisle , north west England, Monday Dec. 7, 2015, following heavy rains over the weekend. Over 340 mm (13 1/2 inches) of rain fell over the period in some areas of the north west. (John Giles/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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People walk through the Empty Sky memorial during sunset at Liberty State Park, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 photo, visitors seek refuge by sitting on the tables of Charleston's City Market during a heavy rainfall in Charleston, S.C. Like most things Charleston, understanding the problem is to understand the cityĆ¢s past. Over the years, the peninsula that juts out toward the Atlantic Ocean has largely expanded by filling in creeks and marshes, leaving the streets susceptible to flooding because the water has nowhere else to go. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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In this photo made with a long exposure, blades on wind turbines spin to produce electricity on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at a wind farm near Ellsworth, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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In this picture made available Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, lightning is seen in the cloud of smoke during an eruption of Mt. Etna, near Catania, Italy, Thursday Dec. 3, 2015. Mt. Etna is Europe's most active volcano at 3,350 meters (10,990 feet) and erupts quite frequently. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)

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Seth Hardwick competes in the bareback riding event for a third place score of 81.0 during the seventh go-round of the National Finals Rodeo Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Six-week-old male white Bengal tiger cubs are covered with blankets to keep them warm at a zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo's director said Friday. Employees have been struggling to keep all the animals warm, he said, adding that other animals are still in danger while the zoo was waiting for a replacement generator to arrive Saturday from Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko)

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BB-8 droid poses with actors and director during a press conference for their latest film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at a hotel in Urayasu, near Tokyo Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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History enthusiasts dressed in regimental costumes take part in a re-enactment of Napoleon's famous battle of Austerlitz, celebrating its 210th anniversary near Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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In this Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 photo, an Indian cyclist waits in front of the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji train terminus in Mumbai, India. Indias financial hub of Mumbai has an annual GDP of about $151 billion, along with some 2.8 million people crammed into low-lying slums that flood regularly. Global losses from flooding in coastal cities are already averaging about $6 billion a year, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Nature. Those losses could rise to $52 billion annually by 2050, it said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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The sisters of Yvette Velasco pay their respects at a memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Covina, Calif. Velasco died in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 and injured 21 last Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A worker adjusts an oven door of a kiln at a brick making factory in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday Dec 11, 2015. For centuries brick-making has existed in Myanmar, nowadays brick-makers earn roughly the country's national minimum wage of about 3600 Kyat (just under $3) per day for work. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

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Protesters burn a giant effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and small ones of some members of his Cabinet inside a mock jail during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to mark the 67th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The protesters accused the government for committing human rights violations by the military and paramilitary groups. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, a parrot perches on a clothesline where children's items hang in Potsoteni, an Ashaninka indigenous community in Peru's Junin region. Nestor Alvarado, whos in the fifth year of secondary school, said that when classes are out, he also traps birds, worms and insects. But every day theres less in the countryside. Loggers, miners, colonists and guerrillas have reduced the lands of the Ashaninka people in the Peruvian Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Window cleaners hang from ropes along the sides of the Unicredit tower at Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, before presenting it to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take place of a French service dog Diesel which died in a special operation held in Paris on November 18. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Francisco Sierra, right, his face covered in blood, fights Marcus Browne in the third round during a cruiserweight boxing match in New York on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Browne defeated Sierra when the fight was stopped in the fourth round. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

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A Ferris wheel is reflected in a water feature as part of the Christmas holiday illuminations in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Several Christmas decorations are now displayed around the city of Nice. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Best pix of the week

Here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.

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