THE GLOBAL SNAPSHOT

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

Dec. 20, 2012. US Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner arrives at a weekly news conference. Later that day he announced he withdrew the "Plan B" legislation, meant to aver the fiscal cliff, meant to avert the Fiscal Cliff.
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)
A police officer dressed in a Santa Claus costume, with the blue color representing the police, walks in Macacos slum after arriving in a police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The Pacifying Police Unit, or UPP, organized for Santa to visit the pacified slum to hand out Christmas gifts to young residents. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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)
Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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 President János Áder, second right, looks at guards of honor with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Áder is on an official visiting to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid, Pool)
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)
A truck bearing a picture of South African and African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma is parked outside the venue for the ANC's elective conference at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. South Africa's African National Congress announced Monday that there would be only two candidates contesting to be the party’s president: current President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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)
Indians participate in a candlelight vigil outside the hospital where the victim of a recent rape is being treated in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near-fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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)
A Syrian refugee, crosses illegally to Turkey on the border fence, in Cilvegozu, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 19:  Officials from the South Korean Central Election Management Committee count votes cast during the Presidential election at the Yuido High School on December 19, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Ruling Seanuri Party candidate Park Geun-Hye and opposition Democratic United Party candidate Moon Jae-In have been locked in a close race with each other during the election campaign. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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.
Released Dec. 18, 2012. NASA's Cassini spacecraft view of Saturn. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute)
Dec. 19, 2012. Health workers demonstrate in Madrid agains cuts in public health care and the privatization of medical centers and hospitals.
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)
Dec. 19, 2012. The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown.
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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