Pictures of the Week: November 29 – December 6

People Around The World React To News Of Nelson Mandela's Death - DC
Olivier Douliery—Abaca USA
Dec. 6, 2013. Flowers are placed at the foot of a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African embassy in Washington. The iconic anti-apartheid leader died on December 5 at the age of 95.

From tributes to the life of Nelson Mandela and violent protests in Ukraine and Thailand to chaos in the Central African Republic and a rare cloud inversion filling in the Grand Canyon, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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