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Around the World With the Week's Best Photos

Trimming the Tree

It seems like just about everyone is feeling the holiday spirit these days, with schoolchildren, travelers, and even penguins enjoying the Christmas cheer. Kids honored veterans by decorating a tree near the veteran memorials in Washington DC, while penguins in South Korea sported Santa suits. Meanwhile, Nelson Mandela tributes continued to pour in, and athletes showed off their skills for the world championships. Take a look at this week's most striking pictures from across the globe.