Intriguing Photos of the Week

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FRANCE-DENMARK-DIPLOMACY
Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt loses a shoe while getting off her car prior to meeting with her French counterpart at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-STORM
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-STORM
A woman sorts out clothes in front of her damaged house in Monte Vista town, Compostela Valley province on December 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha hit the province. At least 274 people have been killed and hundreds remain missing in the Philippines from the deadliest typhoon to hit the country this year, the civil defence chief said December 5. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
King Of Thailand Celebrates 85th Birthday
King Of Thailand Celebrates 85th Birthday
BANGKOK, THAILAND - DECEMBER 05: People hold up candles and sing a song honoring King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a ceremony celebrating the King's birthday at Royal Ground on December 5, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born in 1927 and celebrates his 85th birthday. Tens of thousands come to pay respect and get a rare chance to see him in person. The King has reigned since June 1946, making him the world's longest reigning current monarch and the world's longest serving head of state, it has been in continuous existence since the founding of the Kingdom of Sukhothai in 1238. Supporters wear yellow representing Monday, the birthday of His Majesty the King. The king's power is limited to being a symbolic figurehead, commanding the respect and reverence of the Thai people. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
YORK, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Five-month-old Lexie May Wade proudly wears the medals of her father Private Daniel Wade, who was killed in Afghanistan, as she watches the homecoming parade of 3 Yorks on December 5, 2012 in York, England. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment marched through the City of York before attending a thanksgiving and remembrance service at York Minster. The soldiers have recently completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan where they lost seven comrades including six in one Taliban attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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ITALY-BRITAIN-CHRISTMAS-ROYALS-WILLIAM-KATE-BABY
Crib figurines depicting Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate are displayed in a shop of Via San Gregorio Armeno on December 5, 2012 in Naples. Nativity scenes craftmen sculpted the crib figurines after the announcement on December 3 that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 30, are expecting their first child -- a new royal heir. AFP PHOTO / CARLO HERMANN (Photo credit should read CARLO HERMANN,CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
YORK, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment warm themselves on the radiators of York Minster during a homecoming service on December 5, 2012 in York, England. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment marched through the City of York before attending a thanksgiving and remembrance service at York Minster. The soldiers have recently completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan where they lost seven comrades including six in one Taliban attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Obama Hosts White House Tribal Nations Conference In Washington
Obama Hosts White House Tribal Nations Conference In Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the closing session of the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior December 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and cabinet secretaries from his administration addressed the conference, which included breakout sessions on topics like "Protecting Our Communities: Law Enforcement and Disaster Relief," "Building Healthy Communities, Excellence in Education and Native American Youth," and other subjects.
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
Homecoming Parade And Thanksgiving Service For Returning 3 Yorks Regiment
YORK, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment arrive at York Minster for a homecoming service on December 5, 2012 in York, England. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment marched through the City of York before attending a thanksgiving and remembrance service at York Minster. The soldiers have recently completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan where they lost seven comrades including six in one Taliban attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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FRANCE-AGRICULTURE-DEMO
French farmers take part in a demonstration called by farmers union FDSEA on December 5, in Morlaix, western France, to protest against administrative procedures which they considered too heavy. AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Audience With Queen Elizabeth II At Buckingham Palace
Audience With Queen Elizabeth II At Buckingham Palace
PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 5, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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SKOREA-WEATHER
People walk past the snow-covered bronze statue of Sejong the Great, the ancient Korean king, at the Gwanghwamun Square in front of a palace for the Chosun dynasty in Seoul on December 5, 2012. It was the first fall of snow this year in the capital. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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INDIA-MONKEY-FRUIT
A monkey sits on top of a car as it eats an orange snatched from a fruit vendor in New Delhi on December 5, 2012. Delhi?s monkey population has grown large and aggressive but monkeys are the living representatives of the cherished Hindu god Hanuman, and Hindu tradition calls for feeding monkeys twice a week. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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INDONESIA-LABOUR-DEMO
Thousands of workers from West Java march to foreign embassies, such as Japan and South Korea, in Jakarta on December 5, 2012 during a protest against the out sourching of work by multi-national companies. Indonesian workers are increasingly demanding higher wages and better conditions as Indonesia's economy grows, expanding 6.5 percent last year and forecast to stay above six percent for the next two years. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAILING-AUS
James Turner and Carl Evans of New Zealand sail through the waves in the 470 Men's class at the ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Melbourne on December 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO/William WEST IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
W-League Rd 6 - Canberra v Perth
W-League Rd 6 - Canberra v Perth
during the round six W-League match between Canberra United and the Perth Glory at Deakin Football Stadium on December 5, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.
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IRAN-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTION-TEHRAN
Birds fly over the Milad telecommunication tower engulfed in smog in the northwestern dictrict of Tehran, on December 5, 2012, with schools, universities and government agencies in the capital closed due to pollution. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
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HONG KONG-ASIA-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTION
Traffic gridlock is seen in Hong Kong on December 5, 2012. Asia is facing a worsening air pollution and likely to see more than 800,000 people in the region die each year due to exposure to bad air, an environmental group warned. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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SYRIA-CONFLICT-REFUGEES
Standing in front of a row of plastic tents a young boy flashes the V-sign in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on December 5, 2012. The internally displaced faced further misery as heavy rain was followed by a drop in temperatures. The United Nations estimated late October that more than 2.5 million people have been affected by the fighting in Syria. There are more than 348,000 Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries, but many more are unregistered. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
GERMANY-WEATHER
GERMANY-WEATHER
People touch frosted tree on December 5, 2012 in Hohen Meißner, center Germany. AFP PHOTO / UWE ZUCCHI/ GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read UWE ZUCCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-STORM
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-STORM
Residents from a nearby village with their belongings evacuate to a safer place in the village of Andap, New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province on December 5, 2012, a day after the powerful Typhoon Bopha hit the province. At least 274 people have been killed and hundreds remain missing in the Philippines from the deadliest typhoon to hit the country this year, the civil defence chief said December 5. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
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