The Week in Pictures: December 18-24, 2010

Obama and the lame ducks score big, Paris Hilton gets ogled by her new crew, and NORAD tracks Santa's progress

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The Week in Pictures: December 18-24, 2010Obama and the lame ducks score big, Paris Hilton gets ogled by her new crew, and NORAD tracks Santa's progress

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    Uncommon Apples

    Api Étoile

    Like little stars.

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    Calville Blanc

    World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.

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    Chenango Strawberry

    So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).

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    Chestnut Crab

    My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.

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    D'Arcy Spice

    High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.

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    Esopus Spitzenberg

    Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.

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    Granite Beauty

    New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.

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    Hewes Crab

    Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.

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    Hidden Rose

    Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.

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    Knobbed Russet

    Freak city.

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    Newtown Pippin

    Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.

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    Pitmaston Pineapple

    Really does taste like pineapple.

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