The Week in Pictures

From violence in Brazil to protests in Jordan, here's a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    Lionel Messi

    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina duels for the ball next to RCD Mallorca's Pep Lluís Martí, left, and Joaquín Navarro Ximo, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match in Mallorca, Spain, Sunday.

    (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

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    Lady Gaga

    A fan of U.S. singer Lady Gaga poses in front of banner with an image of her during a welcoming demonstration ahead of her visit in Lima, Peru, Monday. Lady Gaga will perform on Nov. 23 in Lima.

    (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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    Ukrainian Prime Minister

    A protester holds up a photo of the imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, as supporters of the Ukrainian opposition party take part in a rally outside the Central Elections Commission building in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday.

    (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)

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    Vladmir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with head of the Presidential Council on Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov during a meeting with in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday.

    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walks out of a plane upon her arrival at Perth International Airport, Tuesday, in Perth, Australia.

    (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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    Palestinian women

    Palestinian women react during the funeral of Hamas militant Mohammed Al Qanoah in Gaza City, Tuesday. A Palestinian health official said Al Qanoah died of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike on Saturday. His death brings to seven the number of Gazans killed in Israeli airstrikes since Saturday.

    (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    The luxury residential building "Opus Hong Kong," right, designed by Frank Gehry, soars in Mid-Levels East of Hong Kong Tuesday. A Hong Kong property company has sold a luxury apartment in the Gehry-designed building for an eye-popping price of nearly $60 million. Swire Properties said Tuesday it sold the 620 square meter (6,683 square foot) apartment on the ninth floor of its Opus development for 455 million Hong Kong dollars ($58.7 million). It did not say who the buyer was.

    (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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    Myanmar prisoners

    Myanmar prisoners walk outside Insein prison after they were released by Myanmar president Thein Sein's amnesty Thursday, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar reformist government ordered more than 450 prisoners freed Thursday in an amnesty apparently intended as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic visit by President Barack Obama next week.

    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Poland 787

    Father Stanislaw Michalek, left, walks down the boarding stairs to a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 with Marian Strutynski after Michalek blessed the aircraft during a delivery ceremony Wednesday at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. LOT Polish Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787 and plans to fly early next year on routes between Poland and New York, Chicago and Toronto.

    (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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    Jordan protests

    Jordanian policemen detain protesters blocking a main road during a demonstration against a rise in fuel prices in downtown Amman, Jordan, Wednesday. Hundreds of Jordanians chanted slogans against the king and threw stones at riot police as they protested in several cities for a second day Wednesday amid rising anger over fuel price hikes.

    (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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    South Africa strikes

    Striking miners at AMPLATS gather to listen to a speaker near Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Workers discussed a possible deal with Anglo American Platinum, or Amplats, on Wednesday as their weeks-long strike continued. Amplats is the world's top producer of platinum.

    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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    Great Hall of the People

    From left, members of the new Politburo Standing Committee Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan applaud in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 18th Communist Party Congress.

    (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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    Brazil Violence

    Military police frisk motorcyclists as they patrol in the Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Tuesday. At least 140 people have been murdered in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence, Sao Paulo's Public Safety Department said Sunday.

    (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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    Palestine

    The mother of 10-month-old Palestinian infant Haneen Tafesh is comforted by relatives prior to the funeral in Jabaliya, north Gaza, Friday. According to hospital reports Tafesh died from wounds of an earlier Israeli strike.

    (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

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    Lila Downs

    Lila Downs performs at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday in Las Vegas.

    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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    Libya

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., right, speaks during a media availability after a closed-door oversight hearing of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, looking into the circumstances surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

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    Lobsang Sangay

    Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay speaks during the Special International Tibet Support Groups Meeting in Dharmsala, India, Friday. More than a hundred delegates are attending a three-day meeting ending Sunday in Dharmsala to discuss ways to gather more international support for Tibet.

    (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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    Ismail Haniyeh

    Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, and Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, left, wave to the crowd as they meet in Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

    (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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    Russian Jew resurgence

    On Sunday, Mark Rozin, 47, Daniil Rozin, 11, Lev Rozin, 24, Anatoly Rozin, 78, Geda Zimanenko, 100, Luiza Rozina, 78, Maya Rozina, 8 pose in their Moscow apartment. The four generations of Zimanenko- Rozin's family embody the history of Jews in Russia over the past century, from the restrictions of czarist times to the revival of Jewish culture in Russia today.

    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is hugged by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo upon his arrival at JFK International Airport in New York, Nov. 15, 2012, en route to visit areas devastated by superstorm Sandy. From left are Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

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