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The World in Photos This Week

The pope resigns; North Korea tests nukes again; and MPs toss some pancakes.

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Forget the Flowers and Candy

Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.

Neha Paliwal |

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Liplomacy

In honor of Valentine's Day, an assortment of political pecks from around the world.

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We Report, the Cardinals Decide

10 top candidates to be the next pope.

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The World in Photos This Week

Obama fires a shotgun; Ahmadinejad heads to Egypt; and Britain rediscovers a king.

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White Russia

Pictures of Moscow's snowiest winter in a century.

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The World in Photos This Week

Hagel takes a beating; Egypt smolders; and a monkey may or may not have seen the great beyond.

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On the Warpath with France's Avant-Garde

Following in the footsteps of the French military advance in Mali.

Fabio Bucciarelli |

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Secretary of Schlep

Hillary Clinton traveled to 112 countries -- we made an awesome slide show.

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La Libération

French-led forces recapture the ancient town of Timbuktu.

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Space Monkeys

Iran's new astronaut is going where many primates have gone before.

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Qin City

Photos of a Macau transformed.

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The World in Photos This Week

The United States celebrates an inauguration; Egyptians return to Tahrir Square; and a fire at a Chicago warehouse turns icy.

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Combat Ready

Photos of the women who've been moving closer and closer to the front lines for years.

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In Sudan, the Front Line Is Everywhere

In the battle for South Kordofan, civilians pay the biggest price. 

Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin |

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When Tibet Loved China

Rare photos of the Cultural Revolution in the Land of Snows.

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Obama's Biggest Global Moments

The images that defined Obama's first four years on the world stage, with reflections from those who were intimately involved in shaping them.

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Once Upon a Time in la Françafrique

Postcards from France's first intervention in Mali -- more than a century ago.

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Shaking Hands, Kissing <i>Tinokot</i>

Israeli pols hit the trail from Haifa to Hebron in search of votes ahead of next Tuesday's election.

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The World in Photos This Week

French boots hit Malian soil; smog covers Beijing; and a nonchalant horse trots through a bonfire.

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Is This Pakistan's Tahrir Square?

Images of the swelling protest movement behind the country's latest bout of political turmoil.

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Riceland

Photos from the rice fields of Haiti's Central Plateau and northwest Arkansas -- two regions at the heart of the debate over U.S agricultural subsidies.  

Ben Depp |

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The World in Photos This Week

Karzai is welcomed in style; Southern Weekend goes on strike; and an Italian cruise ship lies in wait. 

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CNC Music Factory

North Korea's leadership wants to sing the praises of its technological prowess -- but it's stuck in the 1980s. 

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Snow in the Desert

From Turkey to Jordan, heavy overnight snowfall Thursday jammed transportation, closed businesses, and made life more difficult for thousands in refugee camps around the Middle East. The wacky weather provided a surreal backdrop for everything from snowball fights to clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers.

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The World in Photos This Week

The United States retreats from the cliff; Chadian soldiers cross the border; a town in Spain has a flour fight.

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Sign Language

The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December has resulted in swift charges against five men and angry protests across the country. Want a sense of just how outraged people are? Look no further than the signs they're waving at demonstrations.

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The Candid Commander-in-Chief

The best behind-the-scenes photos of Barack Obama in 2012 from Pete Souza and the White House photographers.

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The Diamond Capital of the World

Photographs from Surat, India -- where blood diamonds get cleaned before they end up on your finger.

Jason Miklian |

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Propaganda from China's Great Famine

The posters and slogans that praised bumper crops as millions of Chinese starved.

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