Pictures of the Week: December 7 – December 14

Yorgos Karahalis—Reuters
Yorgos Karahalis—Reuters
Dec. 12, 2012. Municipal workers take part in a rally against state sector layoffs demanded by the country's international lenders in front of the parliament in Athens.

From the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and continued protests in Egypt to Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Pope’s first tweet, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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