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35 Of The Most Amazing Photos Of The Week

Each week, journalists all over the world produce photographs that make you laugh or cry, while others are aesthetically beautiful. These are some of the week's most amazing images created by hardworking photographers all over the globe.

Posted on December 12, 2014, at 11:50 a.m. ET

A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare on Dec. 11.
Rafael Marchante / Reuters

A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare on Dec. 11.

A reveler hits a family with a burning broom during the "Los Escobazos" Festival on Dec. 7 in Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain.
Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

A reveler hits a family with a burning broom during the "Los Escobazos" Festival on Dec. 7 in Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain.

A demonstrator is arrested inside the Barclays Center subway station after a Brooklyn Nets game while protesting the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July on Dec. 8 in New York City.
Andrew Burton / Getty Images

A demonstrator is arrested inside the Barclays Center subway station after a Brooklyn Nets game while protesting the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July on Dec. 8 in New York City.

A Palestinian protester takes position near a burning tire amid tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes, following the funeral of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein near the West Bank city of Ramallah Dec. 11.
Ammar Awad / Reuters

A Palestinian protester takes position near a burning tire amid tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes, following the funeral of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein near the West Bank city of Ramallah Dec. 11.

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A hearse carrying Belgium's Queen Fabiola leaves the Stuyvenberg Palace in Brussels Dec. 8. Belgium's Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin and queen between 1960 and 1993, died last Friday at age 86.
Eric Vidal / Reuters

A hearse carrying Belgium's Queen Fabiola leaves the Stuyvenberg Palace in Brussels Dec. 8. Belgium's Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin and queen between 1960 and 1993, died last Friday at age 86.

A girl stands in line in front of a bus with other passengers travelling to Nairobi, as they wait to be searched for weapons by Kenyan police, in the town of Mandera at the Kenya–Somalia border Dec. 8.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A girl stands in line in front of a bus with other passengers travelling to Nairobi, as they wait to be searched for weapons by Kenyan police, in the town of Mandera at the Kenya–Somalia border Dec. 8.

A member of the Imperial Russian Ballet waits to perform Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake at Arena Hall in central Bosnian town of Zenica Dec. 7.
Dado Ruvic / Reuters

A member of the Imperial Russian Ballet waits to perform Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake at Arena Hall in central Bosnian town of Zenica Dec. 7.

Huge protest banners block a main road along with tents set up by pro-democracy protesters outside the government headquarters at Admiralty in Hong Kong Dec. 7.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

Huge protest banners block a main road along with tents set up by pro-democracy protesters outside the government headquarters at Admiralty in Hong Kong Dec. 7.

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Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house, before a performance with children in Sao Caetano do Sul's town square, near São Paulo, Brazil, Dec. 7.
Nacho Doce / Reuters

Vitor Martins poses as he puts on his Santa outfit inside his house, before a performance with children in Sao Caetano do Sul's town square, near São Paulo, Brazil, Dec. 7.

Singer Justin Bieber poses for selfies with fans on the other side of the fence during the Grand Opening of West Coast Customs Burbank Headquarters at West Coast Customs on Dec. 7 in Burbank, California.
Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images

Singer Justin Bieber poses for selfies with fans on the other side of the fence during the Grand Opening of West Coast Customs Burbank Headquarters at West Coast Customs on Dec. 7 in Burbank, California.

The Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate on the podium with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy after the Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles.
Victor Decolongon / Getty Images

The Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate on the podium with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy after the Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles.

The fans from Brondby IF celebrate the 50th birthday of Brondby IF at the 50th minute during the Danish Superliga match between Brondby IF and Silkeborg IF on Dec. 7 in Brondby, Denmark.
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The fans from Brondby IF celebrate the 50th birthday of Brondby IF at the 50th minute during the Danish Superliga match between Brondby IF and Silkeborg IF on Dec. 7 in Brondby, Denmark.

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A man falls from the top of a residential building in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Dec. 8.
China Stringer Network / Reut

A man falls from the top of a residential building in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Dec. 8.

Smoke rises from the burning incense as Tibetan nuns take part in an event organised by the Tibetan Refugee Community in Nepal commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize conferment to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and the 66th International Human Rights Day in Kathmandu Dec. 10.
Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Smoke rises from the burning incense as Tibetan nuns take part in an event organised by the Tibetan Refugee Community in Nepal commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize conferment to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and the 66th International Human Rights Day in Kathmandu Dec. 10.

Thick, hot smoke spews from Mount Sinabung in Karo on Dec. 9.
Images Sutanta Aditya/AFP / Getty

Thick, hot smoke spews from Mount Sinabung in Karo on Dec. 9.

A Vietnamese fan wipes blood on his head after scuffles between fans during the first leg of the Suzuki Cup 2014 semifinal match between Vietnam and Malaysia at Shah Alam Stadium in Kuala Lumpur Dec. 7.
Olivia Harris / Reuters

A Vietnamese fan wipes blood on his head after scuffles between fans during the first leg of the Suzuki Cup 2014 semifinal match between Vietnam and Malaysia at Shah Alam Stadium in Kuala Lumpur Dec. 7.

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Rubble surrounds a kindergarten at a demolition site in Xi'An, Shaanxi province, Dec. 8.
China Stringer Network / Reut

Rubble surrounds a kindergarten at a demolition site in Xi'An, Shaanxi province, Dec. 8.

Shi'ite Muslim gather as they commemorate Arbain in Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad Dec. 11.
STRINGER Iraq / Reuters

Shi'ite Muslim gather as they commemorate Arbain in Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad Dec. 11.

Policewomen holding kalashnikovs during a commando training in Hakimabad district of Nowshera, Pakistan, on Dec. 10.
Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Policewomen holding kalashnikovs during a commando training in Hakimabad district of Nowshera, Pakistan, on Dec. 10.

Members of Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters eat on their vehicle on the outskirts of Baiji, north of Baghdad Dec. 8.
Ahmed Saad / Reuters

Members of Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters eat on their vehicle on the outskirts of Baiji, north of Baghdad Dec. 8.

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A tornado hits the coastal town of Alanya near Cleopatra Beach during heavy rain in Antalya, Turkey, on Dec. 10.
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A tornado hits the coastal town of Alanya near Cleopatra Beach during heavy rain in Antalya, Turkey, on Dec. 10.

A car halts on the verge of a 5-meter-wide and 2-meter-deep hole at Yunlianghe Road on Dec. 12 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province of China.
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A car halts on the verge of a 5-meter-wide and 2-meter-deep hole at Yunlianghe Road on Dec. 12 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province of China.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses during a photo session with participants in the Second Meeting of KPA Exemplary Servicemen's Families in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Dec. 9.
KCNA KCNA / Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses during a photo session with participants in the Second Meeting of KPA Exemplary Servicemen's Families in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Dec. 9.

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as President Barack Obama arrives with sacks of toys and gifts from the Executive Office of the President staff to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington Dec. 10.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as President Barack Obama arrives with sacks of toys and gifts from the Executive Office of the President staff to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington Dec. 10.

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Joel Pocklington of Box Hill competes in the men's pole vault Steve Hooker Open during Zatopek:10 held at Lakeside Stadium on Dec. 11 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Joel Pocklington of Box Hill competes in the men's pole vault Steve Hooker Open during Zatopek:10 held at Lakeside Stadium on Dec. 11 in Melbourne, Australia.

Quedjau Nhabali of Ukraine (wearing white) and Kamil Kozlowski of Poland (in blue) compete during Judo Grand Slam Tokyo 2014 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Dec. 7 in Tokyo
Atsushi Tomura / Getty Images

Quedjau Nhabali of Ukraine (wearing white) and Kamil Kozlowski of Poland (in blue) compete during Judo Grand Slam Tokyo 2014 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Dec. 7 in Tokyo

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (right), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (right center), with Dikembe Mutombo (left center) during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 8.
Robert Deutsch / USA TODAY Sports

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (right), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (right center), with Dikembe Mutombo (left center) during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 8.

A 13-month-old chimp named Fumo carries a "Christmas present" of food treats in wrapping paper under his arm during a Christmas-themed feeding time at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo, Dec. 9.
Reuters © Jason Reed / Reuters

A 13-month-old chimp named Fumo carries a "Christmas present" of food treats in wrapping paper under his arm during a Christmas-themed feeding time at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo, Dec. 9.

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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume feeds fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo Dec. 9.
Toru Hanai / Reuters

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume feeds fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo Dec. 9.

A worker walks past a digger in the partially completed Crossrail rail tunnel that will become Bond Street station on Dec. 8 in London, England.
Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

A worker walks past a digger in the partially completed Crossrail rail tunnel that will become Bond Street station on Dec. 8 in London, England.

A police officer kneels among crosses planted by the NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) on Copacabana Beach, in memory of police officers killed in Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 9.
Sergio Moraes / Reuters

A police officer kneels among crosses planted by the NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) on Copacabana Beach, in memory of police officers killed in Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 9.

A plainclothes California Highway Patrol detective, who had been marching with anti-police demonstrators, aims his gun at protesters after some in the crowd identified him and his partner during an arrest in Oakland, California, Dec. 10. Chief Avery Browne, commander of the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division, said two plainclothes CHP detectives were surrounded by up to 50 demonstrators who ignored orders to back off, despite one of the officers first taking out his baton and identifying himself as police.
Noah Berger / Reuters

A plainclothes California Highway Patrol detective, who had been marching with anti-police demonstrators, aims his gun at protesters after some in the crowd identified him and his partner during an arrest in Oakland, California, Dec. 10. Chief Avery Browne, commander of the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division, said two plainclothes CHP detectives were surrounded by up to 50 demonstrators who ignored orders to back off, despite one of the officers first taking out his baton and identifying himself as police.

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A man stands in falling snow following a news conference where members of Justice League NYC presented a list of demands at City Hall in New York Dec. 10.
Andrew Kelly / Reuters

A man stands in falling snow following a news conference where members of Justice League NYC presented a list of demands at City Hall in New York Dec. 10.

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.
Gene Blevins / Reuters

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

Firefighters stand on lanes of the 110 freeway near smoldering hot spots of a large fire that consumed an under-construction apartment building in L.A. on Dec. 8.
Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

Firefighters stand on lanes of the 110 freeway near smoldering hot spots of a large fire that consumed an under-construction apartment building in L.A. on Dec. 8.

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