San Bernardino, smog, Star Wars -- these are just a few of the topics that made headlines this past week. We also saw how various parts of the world are preparing for next week's Christmas holiday, including New York City's SantaCon event, and a smiling goat who is part of an English live nativity play.
Click through the slideshow above to see 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 next seven days.
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