Photos of the week: 12/4 - 12/11

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Valentina Juarez, 5, of Suwanee, Ga. stares up at the Washington Monument, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The parents Yvette Velasco release a dove of during a memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Covina, Calif. Velasco died in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 and injured 21 last Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Prisoners perform during a Christmas decorating contest inside their cell at the Nelson Hungria prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. All of the 531 inmates at the Nelson Hungria prison has her own concrete bunk bed, and the spacious cinderblock cells were free of the overpowering stench, thick clouds of mosquitoes and troops of roaches that are a usually a staple of lockups here. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A man holds up a picture of Mario Woods during a meeting of San Francisco's Police Commission, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. San Francisco's Police Chief Greg Suhr wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of Woods, who was wielding a knife when he was shot by police. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A plane takes off from Nellis Air Force Base as the sun sets over a hazy Las Vegas skyline on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A double rainbow is seen near downtown Tacoma, Wash., including the state Route 509 bridge over the Thea Ross Waterway, lower right, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A woman covers her face with a mask as she rushes to a subway station on a heavily polluted day in Beijing Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Beijing's red alerts for smog are as much about duration as they are about severity of pollution forecasts. The forecasting model must predict three or more days of smog with levels of 300 or higher on the city's air quality index - which typically would include having levels of dangerous PM 2.5 particles of about 10 times the safe level. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Cathleen Garcia holds a candle during a vigil to honor shooting victims on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. The husband and wife who opened fire on a social services center last week had been radicalized "for quite some time" and had taken target practice at area gun ranges, in one instance just days before the attack that left 14 people dead, the FBI said Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
World War II veteran and original crew member of the battleship New Jersey, Russell Collins, left, salutes with others on the battleship during a commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Camden, N.J. In Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy and National Park Service hosted a ceremony in remembrance of those killed on Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, as a French police officer smiles before presenting the puppy to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take place of a French service dog Diesel which died in a special operation held in Paris on November 18. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Women cry as they look for reusable household materials after fire broke at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders labored to reach the source in the heavily congested area. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Iranian migrants who have been stranded at the Greek-Macedonian border warm themselves next to a makeshift fire at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. About 2,000 people remain stuck on the Greek side of the border, the Greek authorities said Sunday as Macedonia and other Balkan countries refuse to let them through, considering them economic migrants. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Six-week-old male white Bengal tiger cubs are covered with blankets to keep them warm at a zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo's director said Friday. Employees have been struggling to keep all the animals warm, he said, adding that other animals are still in danger while the zoo was waiting for a replacement generator to arrive Saturday from Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko)
In this picture made available Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, lightning is seen in the cloud of smoke during an eruption of Mt. Etna, near Catania, Italy, Thursday Dec. 3, 2015. Mt. Etna is Europe's most active volcano at 3,350 meters (10,990 feet) and erupts quite frequently. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 09: A man walks at dusk along Sao Conrado beach on December 9, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is set to host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next summer. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
TAUNTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: A baby seal with an injured eye looks out from its cubicle as it rehabilitates in a ward in the animal welfare building at the RSPCA Centre at West Hatch on December 9, 2015 in Taunton, England. The Somerset animal sanctuary has had an influx of seals in recent weeks and more have arrived in the past few days after being washed up on beaches in the recent storms. Once spotted, the washed up seals are monitored by various animal rescue charities to insure that they are orphans. Once identified as in need, the seals, who are mainly rescued from beaches in Wales, are brought to the centre to be rehabilitated until such time that they are well and strong enough to be released back into the wild. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU / AFP / NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerial view taken on December 8, 2015 shows a flock of sheep and goats on a meadow in Weng near Landshut, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL +++ GERMANY OUT +++ / AFP / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL (Photo credit should read ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images)
CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Local residents watch from their home as Storm Desmond causes flooding on December 6, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England as dozens of flood warnings remain in place. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse protestors from Diyarbakir's historical Sur district which has been placed under a curfew, on December 6, 2015 in Diyarbakir. More than a week after prominent Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci was killed in broad daylight in a street in southeastern Turkey's main city, the Turkish authorities appear no closer to solving the crime amid bitter recriminations over who was to blame. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Macedonian Army engineer fixes razor wire to a fence at the border crossing Medzitlija, between Macedonia and Greece, near the southern Macedonian town of Bitola, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Macedonia is erecting another several kilometers long fence near town of Bitola, on its southern border with neighboring Greece, in order to prevent illegal crossings and to channel the flow of migrants through the official checkpoint near the southern town of Gevgelija, where only migrants from the war-affected zones will be allowed to enter. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
A Ferris wheel is reflected in a water feature as part of the Christmas holiday illuminations in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Several Christmas decorations are now displayed around the city of Nice. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
People walk through the Empty Sky memorial during sunset at Liberty State Park, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 10: A Military Police (PM) officer adjusts a plaque honoring a slain officer at a memorial honoring police officers killed in the line of duty on December 10, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violence between police and warring drug gangs leaves hundreds dead every year in Rio. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons fly over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015, held under the rules of the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) as part of the 'Dubai International Balloon Fiesta' event on December 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KARIM SAHIB / AFP / POOL / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 07: Kashmiri Muslim women devotees pray at the shrine of the Sufi saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during a festival on December 07, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims make the pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoomi, also known as Makhdoom Sahib, to offer prayers on the anniversary of his birth. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
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This past week in news saw the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the first funerals for the 14 victims of last week's shooting in San Bernardino, and extreme weather from the Pacific Northwest to the streets of England and beyond.

Click through the slideshow above for the most stunning photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming 7 days.

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