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December 31, 2011. A man dips his hands in crude oil during a protest in Nigeria against petro giant Shell, which is accused of spilling 40,000 barrels of oil off the West African nation’s coast.George Esiri—EPA
December 31, 2011. A man dips his hands in crude oil during a protest in Nigeria against petro giant Shell, which is accused of spilling 40,000 barrels of oil off the West African
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Pictures of the Week, December 30 – January 6

From Iranian war games and the Nigerian oil spill to Korea after Kim Jong II and the Iowa caucuses, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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