Pictures of the Week: December 6 – December 13

South Africa Holds A National Day Of Prayer For Nelson Mandela
Justin Sullivan—Getty Images
Dec. 8, 2013. Parishioners attend church services at Regina Mundo Catholic Church as South Africans observe a national day of prayer for Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa.

From Obama’s selfie at Mandela’s memorial service and the execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle to the continuing protests in Kiev and Santa snuggling with a shark, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

(See also: 2013: The Year in 365 Pictures)

Related Topics: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Latest Posts

Richard Gilligan, DIY Skateparks

DIY Skateparks: A Global Architecture of Rebellion

Richard Gilligan traveled around Europe and the United States photographing these self-built skate spots for a new book by Prestel called DIY / Underground Skateparks

Read More
Untitled, 1958.

On the Road with the Beats: Larry Fink’s Portraits of a Generation

Marie Rime, Hyres Festival 2014

Photography and Fashion Collide at Hyères Festival