The week in photos: The number 13 in Times Square, new shots of Saturn, and more

Dec. 20, 2012. US House Speaker John Boehner arrives at a weekly news conference. Later that day, he withdrew “Plan B” legislation that would have averted going over the fiscal cliff. (Getty Images / Alex Wong)
Dec. 21, 2012. An activist is led away by security while National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre gave a statement during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting.
Dec. 21, 2012. Security leads away a protester as National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre gave a statement in response to the Connecticut school shooting. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
Favela santa claus
Dec. 20, 2012. A police officer dressed in a Santa Claus costume—the blue color representing police—walks in Macacos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo / Felipe Dana)
Newtown hearse procession saluted by firefighters
Dec. 19, 2012. Firefighters salute a passing hearse from the funeral procession of 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, a victim of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (AP Photo / David Goldman)
Hungarian and Afghan President
Dec. 17, 2012. Hungarian President János Áder, right, with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo / Ahmad Jamshid)
President Zuma's photo on a truck
Dec. 17, 2012. A truck campaigning for South African and African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma is parked in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he easily won reelection. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)
India Gang Rape vigil
Dec. 20, 2012. Indians participate in a candlelight vigil outside the hospital where a rape victim is being treated in New Delhi, India. The hours-long gang-rape and near-fatal beating of a 23-year-old student triggered outrage and anger across the country. (AP Photo / Altaf Qadri)
Syrian man sneaks under a fence to Turkey
Dec. 20, 2012. A Syrian refugee illegally crosses a border fence into Cilvegozu, Turkey. (AP Photo / Muhammed Muheisen)
SHEERI, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 19: Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) in formation during their passing-out parade on December 19, 2012 in Sheeri 65 km (40 miles) west of Srinagar, the summer capital of,  Indian Administered Kashmir,India. Nearly nine hundred newly trained recruits of the JKP constables took oath during their passing out parade after successfully completing a nine-month rigorous training in Baramulla region. The training involves physical fitness, weapons handling, counter-insurgency operations and human rights. The recruits will join Indian soldiers to fight militants in Kashmir. India has already close to a million soldiers posted in conflict ridden Kashmir, making the disputed Himalayan region most militarized zone in the world. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
Dec. 19, 2012. Nearly 900 newly trained recruits of the Jammu and Kashmir Police parade in Sheeri, a part of Indian-Administered Kashmir. They will join Indian soldiers to fight militants in Kashmir. (Getty Images / Yawar Nazir)
South Korean Vote In Presidential Election
Dec. 19, 2012. Officials from the South Korean Central Election Management Committee count votes at Yuido High School in Seoul, South Korea. Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye’s victory makes her South Korea’s first woman president. (Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun)
Released Dec. 18, 2012. NASA's Cassini spacecraft view of Saturn. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute)
health care worker protest madrid
Dec. 19, 2012. Health workers demonstrate in Madrid agains cuts in public health care and the privatization of medical centers and hospitals. (Getty Images / Pablo Blazquez Dominguez)
times square number,
Dec. 19, 2012. The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown. (Getty Images / Ben Gabbe)
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