The Week in Pictures

From an election in Ghana to the fiscal cliff threat in D.C., a look at what dominated the headlines this week

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    Putin and Erdogan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits down as Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday. Putin visits Turkey on a one-day trip expected to focus on economic issues as well as differing views over how to resolve the Syrian conflict.

    (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi)

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    Tunisia

    A member of the leftist UGTT union holds a Tunisian flag during a rally to commemorate the 1955 assassination of a historic member when they were attacked by the League for Protection of the Revolution, Tuesday in Tunisia. League members are considered to be close to the Ennahda Party, which dominates Tunisia's post-revolution coalition government.

    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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    White House Tree Lighting

    President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama sing as Santa Claus arrives during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Thursday in Washington.

    (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

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    Ghana election

    Opposition presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, center, is surrounded by supporters as he leaves after voting, at the Rock of Ages Academy polling station in Kyebi, Ghana, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstromer)

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    Mo Yan

    The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China, speaks during the traditional Nobel lecture Friday at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.

    (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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    Elephant coffee

    On Tuesday, Niang Homhuan, 37, a Thai mahout's wife, walks past an elephant while searching for elephant dung at a camp in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. A Canadian entrepreneur with a background in civit coffee has teamed up with a herd of 26 elephants, gourmet roasters and one of the country's top hotels to produce the Black Ivory, a new blend from the hills of northern Thailand and the excrement of elephants, which ranks among the world's most expensive cups of coffee.

    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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    Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that the company is moving a Mac production line to the U.S., the latest step in a charm offensive designed to soften Apple's image.

    (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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    Puerto Rico Caimans

    On Wednesday, Daniel Montanez, 58, uses a pole to control a caiman at his home in the Los Naranjos neighborhood of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. A fisherman by trade, Montanez said the caimans first caught his eye during night fishing expeditions. Now, neighbors call him if they have a problem with the reptiles. At left is Montanez' grandson Yamil Morales.

    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao

    Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez pose for photos during a news conference, Wednesday, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Marquez are scheduled to face off in a welterweight boxing match on Saturday.

    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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    Unions Michigan

    Union workers rally outside the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday.

    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    On Thursday, Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. King Edward VII hospital says a nurse involved in a prank telephone call to elicit information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died. The hospital said Friday that Jacintha Saldanha had been a victim of the call made by two Australian radio disc jockeys. They did not immediately say what role she played in the call.

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    Philippine typhoon

    This photo released by the Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division shows an aerial view of damaged houses caused by flashfloods in Compostela Valley province, southern Philippines, on Thursday. The powerful typhoon that washed away emergency shelters, a military camp and possibly entire families in the southern Philippines has killed hundreds of people with nearly 400 missing, authorities said Thursday.

    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Boehner said there's been no progress in negotiations on how to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts and called on President Barack Obama to come up with a new offer.

    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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    Argentina Media Law

    Employees check the first print tests of the Clarin newspaper at the Grupo Clarin production plant where Clarín, Ole and La Razon newspapers are printed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On Friday, a court in Argentina gave the media conglomerate, Grupo Clarin, more time before it's forced to dismantle its broadcasting empire following the country's anti-monopoly law that bars any one company from owning too many different media properties.

    (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

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    Lindsey Vonn

    Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, speeds down the course during the super-G portion of an alpine ski, women's World Cup supercombined, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Friday.

    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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    Egypt

    Egyptian riot police stand guard during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Egypt's political crisis spiraled deeper into bitterness and recrimination on Friday as large crowds of the Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's opponents marched to his palace to increase pressure after he rejected their demands.

    (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

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    Dmitry Medvedev

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during live televised interview from Moscow's Ostankino TV Center on Friday.

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