Slide Shows

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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    AP/Tina Fineberg

    Repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”

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    Reuters/Luc Gnago

    A soldier holds up a rocket-propelled grenade during a rally by supporters of Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo

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    AP/Paul White

    Spanish riders Sergio Gadea (left) and Maverick Vinales

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    Reuters

    A vehicle leaves the area of an explosion of an oil pipeline early Sunday

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    Reuters/China Daily

    Winter swimmers in Santa hats play with a ball

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    AP

    Malaysian firefighters carry the body of one of 14 Thai travelers

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    Reuters/Jo Yong-Hak

    South Korean Christians sing a hymn

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    Reuters/Toby Melville

    Passengers sleep on makeshift beds in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport

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    Reuters/Doug Murray

    The moon is engulfed in Earth’s shadow early Tuesday

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    Reuters/Presidency of Guatemala

    A soldier takes the fingerprints of a dead man

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    AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

    President Barack Obama laughs during a news conference

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    AP/Efrain Patino

    Residents walk by a church damaged by a landslide

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    AP/Angelo Carconi

    Forensic police arrive at the Swiss Embassy in Rome

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    AP/Wally Santana

    A South Korean K-1 tank fires live rounds

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    AP/Chris Carlson

    Law enforcement personnel run along a street near where President Barack Obama is spending his holiday

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    Reuters/Ilya Naymushin

    A dog barks from a ship’s porthole

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    AP/Nick Ut

    Ralph Lopez looks at his car half-buried in mud at this home in Highland, Calif.

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    AP/Ed Andrieski

    Air Force Lt. Col. David Hanson takes a phone call Friday from a Florida child at NORAD’s Santa Tracking Operations Center