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Top PHOTOS: The world in the week gone by

Last updated on: December 11, 2010 16:59 IST

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We bring you a collection of the best Reuters photos taken around the world last week.

A cardboard version of the Statue of Liberty stands in the ocean at the Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun December 8, 2010. Greenpeace staged a performance sinking the world's best known landmarks in the ocean as climate talks take place in the beach resort. 

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Photographs: Gerardo Garcia/Reuters
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Demonstrators jump off burning park benches during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London December 9, 2010. Britain's parliament on Thursday approved plans to increase fees paid by university students despite a rebellion by members of the coalition government. Protesters had earlier clashed with police outside parliament in central London during the debate. 


Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters
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A researcher dressed in a panda costume puts a panda cub into a box before its physical examination at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province, China, December 3, 2010. The 4-month old cub, the first in the centre to be trained for reintroduction into the wild, is monitored by hidden cameras. Researchers performing physical examinations on the cub wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media. 


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A man's boots are visible in an explosion of snow during an attempt to jump a ramp at the Queen Elizabeth country park near Petersfield in southern England


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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Balkar men, dressed in national clothes, sit during a heavy snowfall as they take part in a protest rally in central Moscow, December 9, 2010. Six Balkar activists from Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have held more than a five-month long rally by the Kremlin wall to protest against the policies of authorities in their native region, which, in their opinion, infringe upon their people's rights, local media reported. 



Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks with her son Kim Aris as he leaves Yangon December 7, 2010. Aris, the younger of two sons of Suu Kyi and her late husband British academic Michael Aris, visited his mother for the first time in ten years after she was released from the house arrest in November. 


Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
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A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a flare as he wakeboards at a water ski set on a small lake in Hamburg 


Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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A flood victim lies on mattresses in a barn as he waits to be relocated to a temporary shelter in the low-income neighbourhood of Catia in Caracas. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. The graffiti reads "We want housing'. 



Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters
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Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7


Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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A Palestinian protester in a wheelchair is seen as teargas fired by Israeli security forces goes off next to him, during a protest against the construction of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 10


Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
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US first lady Michelle Obama reads a Christmas book to children on stage during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington December 9


Photographs: Molly Riley/Reuters
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Workers prepare the Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition "I Have No Enemies" for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo on December 9. China conducted a sweeping crackdown on dissent before Friday's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, casting the net wide to prevent friends and family attending the ceremony in Oslo. 


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Haitian police officers patrol the streets during protests in Petion Ville December 9. Haiti's electoral authorities said on Thursday they would urgently recheck vote tally sheets from the Caribbean country's troubled presidential elections to try to defuse a dispute over the results that has triggered nationwide protests.



Photographs: St-Felix Evens/Reuters
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