APTOPIX Los Angeles Fires
Dec. 8, 2014. A massive fire engulfs an apartment building construction site near downtown Los Angeles. The fire closed portions of two major freeways and blanketed the area in ash and heavy smoke.Nancy Yuille—AP
APTOPIX Los Angeles Fires
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A statue of Santa Claus, that is part of Christmas decorations for a pub, can be seen placed at the back of the building before being put on display in Sydney
U.S. troops stand at attention for the arrival of U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel during his visit at Camp Buehring, Kuwait
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Men carry the coffin of Akai Gurley into the Brown Memorial Baptist Church before his wake in Brooklyn, New York
Tightrope artist Freddy Nock at Schilthorn
A man falls from the top of a residential building in Liuzhou
A man and a child walk in the snow at the destroyed war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk
French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession in Paris
Hong Kong Democracy Protest
A demonstrator is taken away by police from an area previously blocked by pro-democracy supporters, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong
Ultra Orthodox Jews protest over ancient tomb desecrations in Jerusalem
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of Ramallah
Children play at a wharf in Legazpi, Philippines.
A street performer dressed as the Statue of Liberty stands amongst light snow in Times Square in New York
Dec. 8, 2014. A massive fire engulfs an apartment building construction site near downtown Los Angeles. The fire closed

Nancy Yuille—AP
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The Best Pictures of the Week: Dec. 5 – Dec. 12

Dec 12, 2014

From the ongoing protests against police brutality in the U.S. and the dismantling of the main pro-democracy protest camp in Hong Kong to the British royal couple's first New York visit and Malala Yousafzai receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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