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THE GLOBAL SNAPSHOT

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

By Gloria Dawson & Jackie Snow
boehner
Getty Images / Alex Wong
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.
AP Photo / Evan Vucci
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.
Favela santa claus
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.
Newtown hearse procession saluted by firefighters
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.
Hungarian and Afghan President
AP Photo / Ahmad Jamshid
Dec. 17, 2012. Hungarian President János Áder, right, with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
President Zuma's photo on a truck
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.
India Gang Rape vigil
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.
Syrian man sneaks under a fence to Turkey
AP Photo / Muhammed Muheisen
Dec. 20, 2012. A Syrian refugee illegally crosses a border fence into Cilvegozu, Turkey.
Getty Images / Yawar Nazir
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.
South Korean Vote In Presidential Election
Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun
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.
saturn
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
Released Dec. 18, 2012. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft view of Saturn.
health care worker protest madrid
Getty Images / Pablo Blazquez Dominguez
Dec. 19, 2012. Health workers demonstrate in Madrid agains cuts in public health care and the privatization of medical centers and hospitals.
times square number,
Getty Images / Ben Gabbe
Dec. 19, 2012. The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown.