Pictures of the Week: December 13 – December 20

A Newari woman, with her lips and face painted to depic a deity, sits inside a house before a parade to celebrate the Yamari Puni festival in Kathmandu
Navesh Chitrakar—Reuters
Dec. 17, 2013. A Newari woman, with her lips and face painted to depict a deity, sits inside a house before she takes part in a parade to celebrate the Yamari Puni festival in Kathmandu.

From the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the burial of Nelson Mandela to China’s moon landing and Kim Jong Un smiling with the fishes, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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

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