The Week in Pictures

From the U.S. elections to protests in Argentina, here's a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    NCAA

    Oregon running back Kenjon Barner (24) scores a touchdown as Southern California safety Jawanza Starling (29) attempts to make the stop during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Nov. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles. Oregon won 62-51.

    (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

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    Cuba storm

    Students salute as they sing their national anthem before classes begin in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday. Classes resumed Monday in a sign of some return to normalcy after the passing of Hurricane Sandy, but more than 100 schools remain shuttered due to storm damage.

    (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    Roger Federer

    Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives on court to play Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife, Jill Biden, and son Beau Biden, waves to members of the media after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del.

    (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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    Nelson Mandela bank notes

    Reserve bank governor Gill Marcus displays bank notes bearing the image of former President Nelson Mandela, in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. New South African banknotes featuring the image of former President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela are going into circulation.

    (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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    Puerto Rico election

    Voters wait in line to cast their ballots outside a polling station during elections in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday. Puerto Ricans are electing a governor as the U.S. island territory does not get a vote in the U.S. presidential election. But they are also casting ballots in a referendum that asks voters if they want to change the relationship to the United States.

    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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    Linda McMahon

    Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon walks with her ballot in hand while voting in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday. McMahon and Democratic opponent Chris Murphy were vying for the Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman, an independent who's retiring. McMahon was defeated.

    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    Argentina protest

    Protesters demonstrate against Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez in front of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday. Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and afraid Fernandez will try to hold onto power indefinitely by ending constitutional term limits, the protesters banged pots and marched in Argentina's capital.

    (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    Syria displaced children

    On Wednesday, Amina Al Sado, 5, who fled with her family from the violence in their village, poses for a photograph inside a tent at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria. Most of the displaced people in the tent camp rising near this village on the Syrian-Turkish border are children. All have fled the violence of Syria's civil war further south.

    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. President Barack Obama is slating a White House appearance on Friday, Nov. 9, to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Republicans are drawing a line in the sand against higher tax rates for upper-income earners, seeking to topple the conventional wisdom that the freshly reelected Democrat has the whip hand in upcoming negotiations.

    (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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    Marijuana Colorado

    Marijuana plants flourish under the lights at a grow house in Denver, on Thursday. Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don't just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents. The measures also opens the door for marijuana tourism.

    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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    NBA

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) as Russell Westbrook (0) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, in Chicago.

    (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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    La Paz, Bolivia

    People arrive in the chapel of the Cementerio General with decorated human skulls on metal platters, to offer a prayer before attending the Natitas Festival at the largest cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday. "Natitas" are human skulls from unnamed, abandoned graves that are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets, believing they serve as protection from thieves.

    (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

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    Radhouane Nouicer

    Radhouane Nouicer, the U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, briefs the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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    Ireland children

    Posters decorate the street scene outside government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, before the historic referendum on an upcoming Saturday to decide on increasing legal protection for children in Ireland. Ireland's government is asking voters to agree to insert stronger rights for children into the constitution, a measure designed to make it easier for state agencies to protect children from abuse and for neglected kids to be adopted.

    (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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    Jazmine Fenlator

    USA's pilot Jazmine Fenlator with brakewoman Lolo Jones races to a second-place finish in the women's bobsled World Cup competition on Nov. 9, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Referendum 74

    Supporters of Referendum 74, which would uphold the state's new same-sex marriage law, cheer at a news conference Wednesday, in Seattle. Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state declared victory Wednesday, saying they don't see a way for their opponents to prevail as votes continue to trickle in on Referendum 74.

    (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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    Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 18th Congressional District, talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district, Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

    (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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    Cara Jennings

    Cara Jennings joins the demonstration outside the Palm Beach Circuit Court building where people are demanding U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., stop his battle to keep his congressional seat, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday.

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    Colombia slain workers

    The coffins of slain farmworkers stand in a row during a funeral ceremony in Santa Rosa de Osos in Colombia's Antioquia state, Friday. On Wednesday, a drug-trafficking paramilitary group killed 10 peasants on a farm in northern Colombia, authorities said Thursday.

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