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The week in pictures
Because every picture tells a story, we've put together some of the week's best photos from around the world.
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Extreme cold caused ice accretions to cover the St. Joseph lighthouse and pier on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan.
(AP)

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An Australia sea lion licks a frozen treat underwater that contains a fish during an annual Christmas event in which animals receive special food gifts at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia.
(Reuters)

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Former astronaut and United States Senator John Glenn lies in state, under a U.S. Marine honor guard, in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
(Reuters)

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A surfer rides a large wave at El Bocal during the Vaca Gigante (Big Cow) giant wave surf competition in Santander, northern Spain.
(Reuters)

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Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer pose for photographers while cleaning windows at a shopping mall in Tokyo's Daiba bay area.
(AP)

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Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.
(Reuters)

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Hunters Chiaki Kodama (R) and Aoi Fukuno drag a deer that Kodama shot through a forest outside Oi, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
(Reuters)

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Women pose for a picture at the entrance of the Carlton Hotel, in the government controlled area of Aleppo, Syria.
(Reuters)

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A span on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, foreground, awaits completion while motorists continue to use the older bridge, background, near Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. The $4 billion bridge replacement, one of the biggest infrastructure efforts currently underway in the U.S.
(AP)

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A seagull comes in for a landing as people watch the sunset over Elliott Bay on the winter solstice, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Seattle. The winter solstice has the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
(AP)

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Colo, the nation's oldest living gorilla, sits inside of her enclosure during her 60th birthday party at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Colo was the first gorilla in the world born in a zoo and has surpassed the usual life expectancy of captive gorillas by two decades. Her longevity is putting a spotlight on the medical care, nutrition and up-to-date therapeutic techniques that are helping lengthen zoo animals' lives.
(AP)

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An Indian girl fishes with bare hands on the dried bed of the River Tawi in Jammu, India, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. The river is considered holy, as are most rivers in India.
(AP)

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A Jewish man covered in a prayer shawl, prays in the Jewish settler outpost of Amona in the West Bank.
(Reuters)

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A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, China.
(Reuters)

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This image made from video provided by APTN, shows a view from a drone of smoke billowing from the San Pablito Market, where an explosion ripped through a fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Sirens wailed and a heavy scent of gunpowder lingered in the air after the afternoon blast at the market, where most of the fireworks stalls were completely leveled. According to the Mexico state prosecutor there are dozens dead.
(AP)

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A body is covered with a thermic blanket after a shootout between police and a man near a train station in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood, Italy, early Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti says the man killed in an early-hours shootout in Milan is "without a shadow of doubt" the Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri.
(AP)

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A man gestures after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, on the floor, at a photo gallery in Ankara.
(AP)

The week in pictures

Because every picture tells a story, we've put together some of the week's best photos from around the world.

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