Pictures of the Week, January 13 – January 20

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Soe Than—WIN/AFP/Getty Images
January 18, 2012. Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters after registering to run in April's elections.

From Costa Concordia’s sinking and dog sled races in France to Chinese New Year celebrations and a panda farewell, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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