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    2thumbsup Week in pictures : 4-12 december 2014

    12th December 2014 Last Update 16.05
    Week in pictures: 6-12 December 2014

    Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.




     79683618 1747ef4d 68b9 4ae9 93ae f3d56a3f0550 - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 An undercover police officer, who had been marching with anti-police demonstrators, aims his gun at protesters after some in the crowd attacked him and his partner in Oakland, California. Protests have followed the deaths of Eric Garner, killed in a chokehold in New York, and Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a police officer in Missouri. In both cases grand juries decided not to press criminal charges against the police officers responsible.



     79607222 11edd6e2 7a0b 4723 816c c922933dde3f - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 Ami Denborg wept as she spoke to the press following the decision to throw out the case against British businessman Shrien Dewani, who had been charged with the murder of his wife, Ami's sister, Anni. The 34-year-old had always denied plotting to arrange the shooting of his bride in the back of their taxi while on honeymoon in November 2010.



     79683624 3dce4519 0d10 4b15 ab24 a9f8c8b028cf - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 The last French hostage to be held by Islamist militants has been freed after three years. Serge Lazarevic was snatched in Mali in November 2011 along with fellow Frenchman Philippe Verdon who was killed by militants from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) last year. Mr Lazarevic is seen here being greeted by relatives at his arrival at the Villacoublay military airport, near Paris.



     79684380 15730405 0cdb 4197 840d 741a2b88adf5 - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 Children sift through the debris left by an overnight fire at an informal settlers' community in Malabon city, north of Manila in the Philippines. The fire destroyed more than 200 houses and affected nearly 1,000 people. Fire officials said five people were injured.


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     79693365 1d035c09 55ab 4c4e bd5b 0ed4cb443993 - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 A memorial to the World War One Christmas Truce, when some British and German soldiers stopped fighting and played football, has been dedicated by the Duke of Cambridge. The Football Remembers memorial was designed by 10-year-old Spencer Turner from Farne Primary in Newcastle after a UK-wide competition.


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     79683868 e5fccce8 9e70 495e b517 f30e1d9a844a - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 US President Barack Obama delivered gifts to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. The gifts were donated by staff of the presidential office.


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     79683622 d15a8c21 8aff 4a63 9284 71a1599bb62b - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 More than 200 activists were arrested in Hong Kong after police cleared the main pro-democracy protest camp at Admiralty. Activists want Beijing to allow free elections for the territory's next leader in 2017. China says everyone can vote but a pro-Beijing committee will screen candidates. Here a message proclaims "We will be back" on a road in the financial centre.


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     79683872 dc07f766 0dc9 4bc8 99fe 308e9dd3f369 - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 Barbara Schoeneberger and TV host Guenther Jauch took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge during RTL's year in review programme.


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     79683875 7939b536 e43e 4204 8b68 f24422e5809e - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 Former SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond announced he is to stand for a seat at Westminster at next May's general election. He unveiled his candidacy for his party's nomination in the Gordon constituency at a meeting in Ellon.


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     79683616 1ba1fd8e a366 4dc4 8e74 2118ee6795e3 - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal.


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     79683870 a068c4dc 11d5 4609 9a34 6ec93c0dad3e - Week  in  pictures :  4-12  december  2014 The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Jubilee Centre's Meals on Wheels luncheon club in St Albans, England.

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