Pictures of the Week: December 28 – January 4

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Felipe Dana—AP
Jan 1, 2013. Young residents watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during new year celebrations at the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From the Sandy Hook Elementary students’ return to school and the death of a gang-rape victim in India to New Year’s celebrations and a giant rubber duck in Darling Harbor, Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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