The Global Snapshot

This week in photos: A tragedy in Connecticut and more

December 15, 2012
December 15, 2012
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shooting, connecticut
Dec. 14, 2012. The sister of a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a shooting that killed 27 people including 20 children.AP Photo / Jessica Hill
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Fed-Ex Names December 10th "Busiest Day" In Its History
Dec. 10, 2012. FedEx employees sort through items in a warehouse in Doral, Florida. FedEx predicted Dec. 10th to be the busiest shipping day of the year when 19 million packages were expected to move through its system. Getty Images / Joe Raedle
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Nobel Prize Ceremony - Stockholm
Dec. 10, 2012. Author Mo Yan of China receives the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden.Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain
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Last Shipment Of Hostess Twinkies Arrives In Chicago Area Stores
Dec. 11, 2012. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of products from Hostess, the now-defunct maker of the iconic Twinkie, and put them on sale in its stores throughout the Chicago, Illinois area.Getty Images / Scott Olson
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South Korea Reacts To North Korean Missile Launch
Dec. 12, 2012. Protesters in Seoul, South Korea, participate in a rally protesting North Korea's launch of a long-range missile.Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun
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World's Largest Container Ship Docks At Hamburg Harbour
Dec. 12, 2012. The Marco Polo, the world's biggest container ship with capabilities to hold 16,000 containers, docks in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany.
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Tax Investigators Raid Deutsche Bank Headquarters
Dec. 12, 2012. Tax investigators raided offices at Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of a probe into tax evasion.Getty Images / Hannelore Foerster
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Venezuela Chavez
Dec. 11, 2012. Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gather to pray for him at Simón Bolívar square in Caracas, Venezuela, after Chávez underwent cancer surgery.AP Photos / Fernando Llano
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John Boehner
Dec. 13, 2012. House Speaker John Boehner discusses the "fiscal cliff" during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite
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Wall of graffitti in Cairo
Dec. 13, 2012. A woman walks past a wall in front of the presidential palace in Cairo sprayed with pictures of president Mohammed Morsi and the word "Leave."AP Photo / Hassan Ammar
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Christmas Production
Dec. 13, 2012. Although Christmas is less than two weeks away the staff at Festive in Cwmbran, Wales, are already planning and gearing up for Christmas 2013. Getty Images / Matt Cardy
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South Korean Soldiers Vote By Absentee Ballot
Dec. 13, 2012. South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots for a new president in a polling station in Seoul.Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Holds Monetary Policy News Conference
Dec. 12, 2012. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference in Washington, DC, where he announced a new round of bond-buying to stimulate the economy.Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

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