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Photos Of The Week: December 5-11


U.S. President Barack Obama poses with his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. - As Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, he faced the difficult task of reconciling the peace award with his decision to send 30,000 troops to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Photo by Jewel Samad for AFP
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U.S. President Barack Obama poses with his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. - As Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, he faced the difficult task of reconciling the peace award with his decision to send 30,000 troops to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

Photo by Jewel Samad for AFP

Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze after an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan. - As many as 48 people were killed in two bombings in eastern Pakistan on December 7 at a market crowded with women and children. Photo by Rahat Dar for epa
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Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze after an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan. - As many as 48 people were killed in two bombings in eastern Pakistan on December 7 at a market crowded with women and children.

Photo by Rahat Dar for epa

Antigovernment protesters in Tehran help a man injured during a clash with police. - Iranian security forces used batons and tear gas to disperse opposition protesters on December 7. Photo by epa
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Antigovernment protesters in Tehran help a man injured during a clash with police. - Iranian security forces used batons and tear gas to

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A sculpture in central Copenhagen calls attention to the deadly threat posed by climate change. - World leaders opened talks in Copenhagen on December 7 in an attempt to reach agreement on addressing global warming.

Photo by Attila Kisbenedek for AFP

An Afghan woman holds a picture of a war victim during an antiwar protest. - Afghans gathered in Kabul on December 10 to demand that war criminals from three decades of war in Afghanistan be brought to justice. Photo by RFE/RL
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An Afghan woman holds a picture of a war victim during an antiwar protest. - Afghans gathered in Kabul on December 10 to demand that war criminals from three decades of war in Afghanistan be brought to justice.

Photo by RFE/RL

Workers dig graves for victims of a nightclub fire in Perm, Russia. - A fire that raged through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm on December 4 killed 135 people and injured many others. Photo by AFP
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Workers dig graves for victims of a nightclub fire in Perm, Russia. - A fire that raged through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm on December 4 killed 135 people and injured many others.

Photo by AFP

A man inspects a Santa Claus snowglobe in a Christmas shop in Tehran. - Photo by Mehr
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A man inspects a Santa Claus snowglobe in a Christmas shop in Tehran. - Photo by Mehr

Snow falls in Pushkin Square in Moscow. - Photo by Alexey Kudenko for RIA Novosti
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Snow falls in Pushkin Square in Moscow. - Photo by Alexey Kudenko for RIA Novosti

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