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An image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia de la Virgen De Guadalupe (The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) festivities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

In Kiev, Ukraine, a religious service is held on a hill overlooking Independence Square, where thousands of people have been protesting a decision by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to suspend a trade and partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of incentives from Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

In Khiam, a village in southern Lebanon on the Israeli-Lebanese border, a man walks past unmanned Israeli cannons during a snowstorm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP/Getty Images

The moon shines over a landscape shrouded in fog near Schwyz, Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGI TISCHLER / EPA

An engineer cuts steel to replace a missing beam under the burnt-out remains of Hastings Pier in Hastings, England, ahead of a regeneration project. The pleasure pier, constructed in opulent style in the late 19th century, saw its heyday in the 1930s and later hosted concerts by major artists including the Rolling Stones.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty Images

Rachel Flonnga sheds a tear as she sits by the body of Prudence Seresona, 27, who died of malaria at a makeshift camp for internally displaced people set up in the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Over 30,000 are believed to be seeking refuge around the airport amid violence since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels took control of the country in March.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, French troops guard the World Food Program's distribution of essentials to refugees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty Images

An injured Bangladeshi boy lies on the ground after being hit by a rubber bullet during protesters' confrontation with police in Dhaka. Protests have erupted in Dhaka since the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, a Muslim opposition figure convicted of war crimes allegedly committed during the 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

A crowd expresses its frustration after being refused entry by police to view former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state for a final day in Pretoria, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A man cooks in his tent home at a squatter camp for poor white South Africans at Coronation Park in Krugersdorp. Residents of the camp feel that the government of President Jacob Zuma do not care about them the way that former President Nelson Mandela did.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty Images

A girl pumps water at a refugee camp in Kabul. Thousands of displaced people live in camps in and around Afghanistan's capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP/Getty Images

The front page of the Maeil Business Newspaper carries news of the execution of Jang Song Taek, the formerly powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Han Myung-Gu / Getty Images

Pyae Phyo of Myanmar fails to complete a lift at the Southeast Asia Games being held in Myanmar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NYEIN CHAN NAING / EPA

At the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in Quezon City, naked members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity sing the university hymn as part of the annual Oblation Run.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Skyscrapers loom out of the foggy mist over London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MPS IN THE SKY / METROPOLITAN POLICE

Sculptures are carved out of ice in preparation for the Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon County, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YONHAP / YONHAP

Long lines form in Pretoria, South Africa for buses to bid farewell to former President Nelson Mandela.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACOLINE PRINSLOO / AFP

A woman cries after paying respects to Nelson Mandela as he lies in state in Pretoria, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YVES HERMAN / AFP

South African naval personnel guard the casket as Nelson Mandela lies in state in Pretoria, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKUS SCHREIBER / POOL / AP POOL

A rainbow forms over the Union Buildings where Nelson Mandela was lying in state in Pretoria, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Men walk past the Damascus gate outside Jerusalem during a storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images Europe

Israeli Arabs throw snowballs in Jerusalem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images Europe

Taking pictures in front of icicles in Beirut.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wael Hamzeh / EPA

Waves crash against rocks as a car drives by in Tripoli, Lebanon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP

Pro-European Union activists warm themselves near a fire and guard barricades on the main street Khreschatyk in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

FOMAC troops, regional peacekeepers, fire their guns as they evacuate Muslim clerics from the St. Jacques Church in Bangui, Central African Republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

A woman peers out of a dusty window after boarding a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa. The casket of the anti-apartheid icon, draped in the South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Hundreds of people join hands while going up a hill to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated Press

Young people gather and shout slogans as they take part in a protest against austerity measures in Piazza Castello in Turin, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP/Getty Images

A protester stands next to riot policemen getting ready to launch an assault to a barricade held by protesters on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV / AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square which protesters have occupied for over a week but the demonstrators defiantly refused to leave and resisted the police in a tense standoff.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV / AFP/Getty Images

Rebel fighters stand their ground amid clashes with Syrian pro-government forces in the Salaheddin neighborhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo. Gulf Arab states called for the withdrawal of "all foreign forces" from Syria, where Iran-backed Shiite militias from Iraq and Lebanon are supporting regime troops against mostly Sunni rebels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MEDO HALAB / AFP/Getty Images

Senior leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Essam Erian, stands behind bars during the trial of the group's leaders in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY ELMALKY/ ALMASRY ALYOUM / EPA

A Ugandan medic, part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, examines a young girl's eyes during an outpatient day for civilians in Mogadishu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIN JONES / AFP/Getty Images

A staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Chinese shoppers pose for photos alongside trees decorated for Christmas in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty Images

An Indian man holds a traditional loudspeaker during a gathering in New Delhi. Such loudspeakers are commonly used in India as the makeshift sound system for street gatherings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPA

Juventus' Fernando Loorente, right, vies for the ball in action against Galatasaray's Gokhan Zan during the UEFA Champions League soccer match in Istanbul, Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEDAT SUNA / EPA

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket and gets fouled by Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Construction workers navigate the steel beams of a facade of the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Manaus is one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and will stage four games in the group phase.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERNOT HENSEL / EPA

People sing and dance inside FNB Stadium on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have traveled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died Thursday at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his activism against apartheid in a racially divided South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

South Africans cheer during a speech about the life of late South African president Nelson Mandela during the memorial ceremony at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SILVA / LUSA

President Obama takes a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to First Lady Michelle Obama, right, during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

Angela Spaccia, the former second in command in the scandal-plagued city of Bell, is handcuffed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom after she is found guilty on 11 out of 13 criminal charges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on Tuesday in Elizabeth, N.J. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day, staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center, and eight protesters were arrested. Organizers said the event was designed to draw attention to the continued mass deportations of immigrants in the country illegally, as well as Congress' inability to pass immigration reform. The Obama administration is on track to have removed 2 million immigrants from the United States, the most of any presidential administration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images North America

A man speaks to a French soldier during a disarmament operation in the Combattant neighborhood near the airport of Bangui, Central African Republic. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFP

Disabled men in Hyderabad, Pakistan, burn their wheelchairs during a protest demanding that the Pakistan government implement the Disabled Employment and Rehabilitation Ordinance of 1981 during the 65th International Human Rights Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NADEEM KHAWER / EPA

A pro-European Union activist gives flowers to riot police blocking a street in Kiev, Ukraine. Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev on Tuesday to try to defuse a standoff between President Viktor Yanukovich's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

A milkman rides a bicycle on a foggy day in Lahore, Pakistan. Haze covered areas of Pakistan's province of Punjab, disrupting transport and communication services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP

Afghan children ride in the trunk of a car in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allauddin Khan / Associated Press

A woman walks in Independence Mall during a snowstorm in Philadelphia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

A diver in a Santa Claus costume feeds sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population is Christian.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A flock of starlings flies illuminated by the setting sun near Bacau, in north eastern Romania, Large numbers of starlings populate the vast cereal growing agricultural lands in eastern Romania, feeding on the seeds on the ground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

A girl lights a candle for former South African President Nelson Mandela at a wall of flowers laid by mourners outside Mandela's home in Johannesburg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO UGARTE / AFP/Getty Images

Mourners from Nigeria sing outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in place.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated Press

Laker Kobe Bryant jogs onto the court for the first time since his injury at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Family and friends gather at the cemetery of the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley in Palmdale for the funeral services for Taalib Mock Pecantte, 7, who was killed in a shooting in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Rafael Lopez of Santa Clarita places a sign at a makeshift memorial at the site where actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed in a car crash in Santa Clarita.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Donald Keating shovels snow and grabs a pile to make a igloo in his front yard as the first snow of the season rolls into Hockessin, Del.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suchat Pederson / The News Journal

Bob Carey, dressed in a pink tutu, jumps in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The American couple Bob and Linda Carey founded the Tutu Project. By taking self portraits in pink ballet attire, they want to raise awareness for breast cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernd von Jutrczenka / EPA

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men rally following the arrest of a young man who refused to serve in the Israeli army, as they protest outside the Atlit military prison near the northern coastal city of Haifa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jack Guez / AFP/Getty Images

A protester breaks apart a statue of Lenin at a monument in his honor after it was pulled down during a mass rally called the March of a Million in Kiev's Independence Square. Ukrainians protesting against the government's rejection of a key pact with the European Union toppled the statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anatoli Boiko / AFP/Getty Images

A Christian man with a knife chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees as French forces deployed in the capital. The Seleka man was taken into custody by French forces who fired warning shots to disperse the crowds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

French soldiers arrest an alleged ex-Seleka rebel denounced by inhabitants in a neighborhood near Bangui's airport. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers attempt to evacuate victims following a collision between a commuter train and fuel truck at Bintaro, western Jakarta. At least four people were killed when a commuter train collided with a fuel truck near the Indonesian capital Jakarta , derailing a women-only carriage, which burst into flames.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bima Sakti / AFP/Getty Images

An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag while standing atop a police vehicle outside the Government House in Bangkok. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called a snap election to try to defuse the kingdom's political crisis but protesters kept up their fight to topple her government with an estimated 100,000 demonstrators flooding the streets of Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Indranil Mukherjee / AFP/Getty Images

A gay couple celebrates after getting married at the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro. One hundred and thirty gay couples were married in the first massive wedding ceremony since the first gay marriage in Rio de Janeiro in 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP/Getty Images

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

This week the world paid homage to Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who was jailed for 27 years by a white-minority government as a terrorist and walked free as a septuagenarian to lead South Africa to its first multiracial democracy. Complete coverage

Los Angeles: An image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor at a stand outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia de la Virgen De Guadalupe celebrations.

Kiev, Ukraine: A religious service is held on a hill overlooking Independence Square, where thousands of people have been protesting a decision by Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to suspend a trade and partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of incentives from Russia.

Jerusalem, Israel: Ultra-orthodox Jews walk past the Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City in Israel. A heavy winter storm hit much of the region Wednesday evening into Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools while covering widespread areas with snow and ice.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A boy lies on the ground after being hit by a rubber bullet during a clash between Jamaat-e-Islami supporters and Bangladeshi police following the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, a top Muslim leader convicted of war crimes.

Cairo: Senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Essam Erian, stands behind bars during the trial of the group’s leaders.

Bangui, Central African Republic: French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.

Add stops in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Italy, Japan, Syria, Turkey and Somolia to round out the report.

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