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From North Korea's rocket launch to Ravi Shankar's death, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
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Adrees Latif/REUTERS
Firefighters pray in front of a memorial along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 15. Investigators said they were assembling evidence to explain what drove 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza to execute one of the worst mass shootings in US history.


JAYANTA SHAW/REUTERS
Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar has died in San Diego, media reports said on December 12. Shankar, 92, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival and Woodstock, was admitted to hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness, the Hindu newspaper reported.


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In this December 12 photo released by Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The satellite that North Korea launched on board the long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday.


Mohamed Abd El Ghany /REUTERS
An Egyptian woman casts her vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution on December 15. The constitution was shaped by Islamist allies of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, but his liberal rivals say it will deepen divisions in the nation.


Edgard Garrido /REUTERS
A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his shoulders at the Basilica square during celebrations marking the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.


Ammar Awad/REUTERS
A supporter holds a model of a Hamas-made rocket as others wave flags during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas .


Jorge Silva/REUTERS
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez react while watching a TV broadcast about the president's health in Caracas. Chavez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery, said Information Minister Ernesto Villegas on December 14.


Fayaz Aziz /REUTERS
A woman stands next to a relative who was injured during a rocket attack at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Four people were killed when fighters attacked the airport in the northwestern city on December 15.


Yuriko Nakao/REUTERS
A voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Voters were expected to return Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power in an election on December 16.


JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS
Computer software pioneer John McAfee speaks with reporters outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on December 13. McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American, arrived in Miami on Wednesday evening after he was deported by Guatemala, according to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight.


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Firefighters pray in front of a memorial along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 15. Investigators said they were assembling evidence to explain what drove 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza to execute one of the worst mass shootings in US history.;*;Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar has died in San Diego, media reports said on December 12. Shankar, 92, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival and Woodstock, was admitted to hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness, the Hindu newspaper reported.;*;In this December 12 photo released by Korean Central News Agency, North Korea\(***)s Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The satellite that North Korea launched on board the long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday.;*;An Egyptian woman casts her vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution on December 15. The constitution was shaped by Islamist allies of Egypt\(***)s President Mohamed Morsi, but his liberal rivals say it will deepen divisions in the nation.;*;A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his shoulders at the Basilica square during celebrations marking the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.;*;A supporter holds a model of a Hamas-made rocket as others wave flags during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas .;*;Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez react while watching a TV broadcast about the president\(***)s health in Caracas. Chavez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery, said Information Minister Ernesto Villegas on December 14. ;*;A woman stands next to a relative who was injured during a rocket attack at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Four people were killed when fighters attacked the airport in the northwestern city on December 15. ;*;A voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Voters were expected to return Japan\(***)s conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power in an election on December 16.;*;Computer software pioneer John McAfee speaks with reporters outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on December 13. McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American, arrived in Miami on Wednesday evening after he was deported by Guatemala, according to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight. Daylife ID:
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Firefighters pray in front of a memorial along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 15. Investigators said they were assembling evidence to explain what drove 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza to execute one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=020FeYT9hH7uhAdrees LatifREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Firefighters pray in front of a memorial along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 15. Investigators said they were assembling evidence to explain what drove 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza to execute one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

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Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar has died in San Diego, media reports said on December 12. Shankar, 92, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival and Woodstock, was admitted to hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness, the Hindu reported.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=066Qgc6dva9ivJAYANTA SHAWREUTERSReuters Pictures

Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar has died in San Diego, media reports said on December 12. Shankar, 92, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival and Woodstock, was admitted to hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness, the Hindu reported.

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In this December 12 photo released by Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The satellite that North Korea launched on board the long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday.

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In this December 12 photo released by Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The satellite that North Korea launched on board the long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday.

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An Egyptian woman casts her vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution on December 15. The constitution was shaped by Islamist allies of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, but his liberal rivals say it will deepen divisions in the nation.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=0eyG5Hq0h833RMohamed Abd El Ghany REUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

An Egyptian woman casts her vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution on December 15. The constitution was shaped by Islamist allies of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, but his liberal rivals say it will deepen divisions in the nation.

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A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his shoulders at the Basilica square during celebrations marking the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=0gw9asd1KOaexEdgard Garrido REUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his shoulders at the Basilica square during celebrations marking the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

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A supporter holds a model of a Hamas-made rocket as others wave flags during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas .

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=04BJdr1dvU1lXAmmar AwadREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A supporter holds a model of a Hamas-made rocket as others wave flags during a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas .

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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez react while watching a TV broadcast about the president's health in Caracas. Chavez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery, said Information Minister Ernesto Villegas on December 14.

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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez react while watching a TV broadcast about the president's health in Caracas. Chavez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery, said Information Minister Ernesto Villegas on December 14.

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A woman stands next to a relative who was injured during a rocket attack at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Four people were killed when fighters attacked the airport in the northwestern city on December 15.

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A woman stands next to a relative who was injured during a rocket attack at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Four people were killed when fighters attacked the airport in the northwestern city on December 15.

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A voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Voters were expected to return Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power in an election on December 16.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1355649293073?image_id=0dFhcxUfgYbavYuriko NakaoREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Voters were expected to return Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power in an election on December 16.

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Computer software pioneer John McAfee speaks with reporters outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on December 13. McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American, arrived in Miami on Wednesday evening after he was deported by Guatemala, according to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight.

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Computer software pioneer John McAfee speaks with reporters outside his hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on December 13. McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American, arrived in Miami on Wednesday evening after he was deported by Guatemala, according to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight.



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