Photos of the Week (December 13-December 19)

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Children and teenagers from the Neptun synchronised swimming club perform during a Saint Lucia concert at the Forsgrenska pool on December 12, 2014 in Stockholm. AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand
Children and teenagers from the Neptun synchronised swimming club perform during a Saint Lucia concert at the Forsgrenska pool on December 12, 2014 in Stockholm. AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand
A Maasai man is silhouetted in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kimani on December 13, 2014. AFP/Carl de Souza
A Maasai man is silhouetted in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kimani on December 13, 2014. AFP/Carl de Souza
Athletes compete during the women's 4x6km relay during the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria on December 13, 2014. AFP/Samuel Kubani
Athletes compete during the women's 4x6km relay during the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria on December 13, 2014. AFP/Samuel Kubani
A woman listens to a rally with her mouth taped shut during the "Justice For All" march December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP/Brendan Smialowski
A woman listens to a rally with her mouth taped shut during the "Justice For All" march December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP/Brendan Smialowski
An Iranian woman walks past mannequins locked to a gas pipe in northern Tehran on December 15, 2014. AFP/Behrouz Mehri
An Iranian woman walks past mannequins locked to a gas pipe in northern Tehran on December 15, 2014. AFP/Behrouz Mehri
Hostages run out of a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 16, 2014. AFP/Peter Parks
Hostages run out of a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 16, 2014. AFP/Peter Parks
A man dives into a wave at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 16, 2014. AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba
A man dives into a wave at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 16, 2014. AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba
Nantes' Guinean forward Ismael Bangoura (L) vies with Metz's French defender Jeremy Choplin during the French League Cup football match Nantes (FCN) vs Metz (FCM) on December 16, 2014 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard
Nantes' Guinean forward Ismael Bangoura (L) vies with Metz's French defender Jeremy Choplin during the French League Cup football match Nantes (FCN) vs Metz (FCM) on December 16, 2014 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard
A white beluga wears a Santa hat to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on December 17, 2014. AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno
A white beluga wears a Santa hat to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on December 17, 2014. AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno
Brazilians natives are blocked from entering the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil on December 16, 2014, during a protest against the new demarcation of indigenous lands bill that is being discussed in Congress --after being passed by the Executive. AFP/Agencia Brasil/Antonio Cruz
Brazilians natives are blocked from entering the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil on December 16, 2014, during a protest against the new demarcation of indigenous lands bill that is being discussed in Congress --after being passed by the Executive. AFP/Agencia Brasil/Antonio Cruz
A student of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) holds a placard during a protest against an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar the previous day, in Karachi on December 17, 2014. AFP/Asif Hassan
A student of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) holds a placard during a protest against an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar the previous day, in Karachi on December 17, 2014. AFP/Asif Hassan
Thai women wade through floodwater after heavy rains triggered flash floods in the Thai southern city of Narathiwat on December 18, 2014. Madaree Tohlala
Thai women wade through floodwater after heavy rains triggered flash floods in the Thai southern city of Narathiwat on December 18, 2014. Madaree Tohlala
A child peers out from one the tents erected in downtown Beirut by the families of the kidnapped soldiers being held by militants in Ersal. Al-Akhbar/Marwan Tahtah
A child peers out from one the tents erected in downtown Beirut by the families of the kidnapped soldiers being held by militants in Ersal. Al-Akhbar/Marwan Tahtah

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