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The Week in Pictures: November 13-19, 2010

Putin gets a puppy, Prince William gets the girl, and Mecca gets its glam on

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    Reuters/Michaela Rehle

    As riot police stand by, a left-wing protestor gives a one-finger salute at a far-right rally in Munich Saturday.

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    Reuters/Oleg Popov

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog after receiving it as a present from Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov Sofia Saturday. Putin paid a one-day working visit to Bulgaria.

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    Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly

    The bodies of five Taliban fighters killed by Afghan National Police lie in the back of a vehicle at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Saturday.

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    AP/Discovery Communications, Gilles Mingasson

    Sarah Palin waits by her husband Todd’s boat before heading upriver on July 2

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    A Red Cross volunteer looks inside the Grand Riviera Princess Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday after a powerful explosion killed six people. The blast was believed to have been caused by an accumulation of gas. Fifteen people were injured.

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    Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

    Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters gathered to hear her speak outside the headquarters of her National League for Democracy party in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday.

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    AP/ABC, Adam Larkey and Dane County Sheriff's Department

    Bristol Palin and Steven Cowan of Vermont, Wis.

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    Reuters/Yves Herman

    Belgium’s Crown Prince Philippe, right, and Hugo Casaer, mayor of Beersel Lot, visit a flooded area in Lot, Belgium, Monday. Several rivers burst their banks due to heavy rain, flooding several towns and villages in Belgium.

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    AP/Paul Sakuma

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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    Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas

    Mount Merapi spews ash as seen from Kali Tengah village in Sleman, Indonesia, Monday.

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    AP/Rafiq Maqbool

    Security guards and airport officials try to protect American actress Pamela Anderson from media after she arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai Monday. Anderson is in India to take part in a TV reality show, “Big Boss, Season 4,” which is hosted by Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

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    Indian rescue workers and onlookers search the rubble and gather at the scene of a building collapse in New Delhi Monday

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    Reuters/Paul Hackett

    Kate Middleton shows off her engagement ring as she poses with Britain’s Prince William in London Tuesday following the announcement of their plans to wed.

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    Reuters/Truth Leem

    Penguins wear Santa Claus costumes at an event promoting an amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, Tuesday.

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    Reuters/Truth Leem

    South Korean housewives make kimchi at a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul Tuesday. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tons of the traditional fermented cabbage dish to give away to needy neighbors during the winter season.

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    AP/Sebastian Scheiner

    Tawfik Khatib, a resident of Ghajar, a village on the Israeli border with Lebanon, holds a Syrian identity card during a demonstration in the village Wednesday.

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    AP/Susan Walsh

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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    In a photo taken from a helicopter, Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, the black cube at center, during the annual Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday.

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    AP/LEHTIKUVA, Jussi Nukari

    People view sample bottles of ancient Champagne on display in Mariehamn, Finland, Wednesday.

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    Reuters/Allison Shelley

    A protester holds up a sign during a demonstration against the U.N. mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday. Several hundred protesters stoned a U.N. patrol and yelled anti-U.N. slogans in Haiti’s capital as anger spread over a cholera epidemic that is killing dozens of people every day.

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    Reuters/Danny Moloshok

    Cher sprinkles golden glitter onto wet cement after placing her hand and footprint in it during a ceremony in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

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    AP/Mark Lennihan

    General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson sits in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday following GM’s initial public offering. Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, is seated at right.

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    AP/Jacques Brinon

    A visitor watches a photograph called “Brigite Bardot” (1959), right, and “Beatles portfolio” (1967) by the late American photographer Richard Avedon at Christie’s auction house in Paris Thursday. More than 60 photographs for the Avedon Foundation were to be auctioned next Saturday.

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    AP/Harry Hamburg

    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., listens at left, as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., right, speaks on behalf of Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.

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    Reuters/Jose Miguel Gomez

    A child holds a piece of bread as he walks on crates on a flooded street in the in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday. Heavy rains have killed 136 people and left almost 1.2 million people homeless so far this year, Colombia authorities say.

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    AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

    Anti-NATO demonstrators lie on the ground outside the Rossio train station in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday in what they called a flashmob for peace. Heads of State of NATO member countries gathered for a two-day summit beginning on Friday, and were to discuss such topics as Afghanistan and missile defense.

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    AP/Deseret News, Laura Seitz

    Wanda Barzee, estranged wife of Brian David Mitchell, alleged abductor and rapist of Utah teen Elizabeth Smart, enters court in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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    AP/ Louis Lanzano

    Designs by Lanvin are modeled at the Lanvin for H&M Haute Couture fashion show Thursday in New York.

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    AP/Sakchai Lalit

    Rescue workers arrange bags containing dead fetuses found at the morgue of a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Friday. Thai police have discovered hundreds of human fetuses dumped at the morgue during an investigation that began Tuesday.

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    AP/Alessandra Tarantino

    A cardinal listens as Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he’d summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican Friday.