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Dec. 27, 2013. Egyptian pro-democracy protestors and police clash during a demonstration against Muslim Brotherhood's 'terrorist label' in the Alf Maskan district of Cairo, Egypt.Mohammed Elshamy—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads a mass at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
Light and laser illuminate the Great Wall of China to celebrate the new year at the Badaling section of the Great Wall, in Beijing
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sits on a ski lift during a visit to a newly built ski resort in the Masik Pass region
Fireworks illuminate the sky above Prague
A dancer from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova performs the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year
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Friends and relatives of Yanguere Richard, 21, carry his remains to the burial grounds in Bangui
Palestinian demonstrators protest near the Israeli border fence with Gaza as Israeli army shoots tear gas
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Dead bodies are seen in the Qalamoun mountains, north of Damascus
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Australia's team celebrates after the dismissal of England's Root during the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the Melbourne cricket ground
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Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican
The MV Akademik Shokalskiy is pictured stranded in ice in Antarctica
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Relatives of Palestinian prisoner Barbakh celebrate ahead of his expected release in Khan Younis
Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry
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A woman places flowers at the site of an explosion on a trolleybus in Volgograd
A shrine attendant cleans up after a ritual to bid farewell to 2013 and prepare for the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
A migrant labourer with his face covered with facial cream, smokes as he waits for the cream to dry at a barber shop in New Delhi
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Fireworks explode in the sky over Dubai
A Buddhist man splashes coloured water on the dome of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
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A man gets a sand bath from friends as thousands of people took to the beaches on New Year's Day in Durban
Ice covers an apartment building which was destroyed by an explosion and a fire in Minneapolis
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Flying pigeons cast shadows on the wall an old house built in front of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
A woman, displaced as a result of religious violence, plaits the hair of her daughter who is nursing an injury at a hospital in Bossangao
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Relatives mourn before the funeral of Palestinian Ali, near Nablus
Japan's Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Masako make a public appearance as well-wishers wave Japan's national flags during New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
Indian poor people affected by the cold weather in Dehli
The fingers of Rahul Maji, who lives and works with family at brick factory, is pictured as he works in Kathmandu
Woman looks at burning houses in Bossangoa, north of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui
Pope Francis conducts a mass at the Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in downtown Rome
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Pictures of the Week: December 27 – January 3

Jan 03, 2014

From celebrations ringing in 2014 around the world and the swearing in of New York City's new mayor to crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in the United States, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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