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Pictures of the Week: December 6, 2013

From the wonderful Denver Post blog

A woman, surrounded by other people who pay their respects, prays on December 6, 2013 outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg following his death. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa’s first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state.

An ultra-orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the sixth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem on December 2, 2013. The holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy temple in Jerusalem after the Jews’ 165 B.C. victory over the Hellenist Syrians when Antiochus, the Greek King of Syria, outlawed Jewish rituals and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods.

APTOPIX Cyber Monday

An Amazon.com employee stocks products along one of the many miles of aisles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on “Cyber Monday” the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Phoenix.  Over 2,000 employees will work the over 1-million square foot facility on “Cyber Monday.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

APTOPIX India Daily Life

An economically underprivileged girl plays next to a makeshift shelter in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

APTOPIX Thailand Politics

A Thai policeman salutes to anti-government protesters from inside the Government House building, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister’s office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes. Hundreds of protesters poured onto the lawn of Government House, waving Thai flags and blowing whistles to celebrate a symbolic victory. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

APTOPIX Peru Unearthing The Bodies

Aurelia Castro is embraced by her son Raul as his daughter stands by his side. They are posing in their front yard  in the district of Chungui, Peru. Aurelia’s first husband was killed in 1984 when the couple tried to escape from soldiers who accused villagers of collaborating with Shining Path rebels. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

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