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Image: Nov. 11, 2012. A murmuration of starlings put on an a display over the town of Gretna, Scotland.
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Pictures of the Week: November 9 – November 16

From escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and austerity riots in Europe to the flooding of Venice and murmurations of starlings in Scotland, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Image: Nov. 3, 2012. A rebel fighter takes cover as he looks up at a warplane attacking rebel positions during heavy clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army.
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Pictures of the Week: November 2 – November 9

From President Obama’s reelection and Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to a deadly earthquake in Guatemala and a train cemetery in Bolivia, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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Image: Oct. 29, 2012. Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia," one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure in Singapore.
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Pictures of the Week: October 26 – November 2

From the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world to the final week of campaigning for the 2012 U.S. presidential election and a suspected smuggler’s jeep perched atop the U.S.–Mexico border fence, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Muhammed Muheisen—AP
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Pictures of the Week: October 12 – 19

From Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles street journey and the second presidential debate to the world’s highest freefall and a pair of painted camels in Pakistan, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum
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Peter van Agtmael Receives the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael has received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. The annual grant aims to recognize a photographer who has “demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”

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Yannis Behrakis—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: October 5 – 12

From the Taliban shooting of a 14-year-old activist in Pakistan to the vice-presidential debate in Kentucky to angry protests against the German Chancellor’s visit in Greece and a human tower in Spain, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Muhammed Muheisen–AP
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Pictures of the Week: September 28 – October 5

From the U.S. presidential debate in Denver and a ferry disaster in Hong Kong to Europe’s unbelievable Ryder Cup comeback in Illinois and a tiger cub at the Shanghai Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Jeff Pachoud–AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: September 21 – 28

From the NFL touchdown controversy in the U.S. and Israelis observing Yom Kippur to China’s first aircraft carrier and surfing with dolphins in Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Gary Hershorn—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: September 7 – September 14

From ceremonies commemorating September 11th and attacks on U.S. Embassies around the world to the Pencil Nebula in space and playtime weightlifting in North Korea, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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