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

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

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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