Presentation on theme: "Dec. 1 - 8 A "new" Rembrandt, a fatal fire, more bloodshed in Iraq and some of the cutest cats you'll ever see await you in The Week In Pictures."— Presentation transcript:
Dec A "new" Rembrandt, a fatal fire, more bloodshed in Iraq and some of the cutest cats you'll ever see await you in The Week In Pictures.
Firefighters disappear into the smoke as they cut holes in an abandoned building in Cleveland that caught fire Dec. 7. At least one person died in the blaze, the cause of which remains under investigation.
Santa Girls, from left, Katherine Apati of Columbiaville, Mich., Samantha Rabideaux of Grand Blanc, and Marissa Brasfield of Davison, primp backstage during a Dec. 5 rehearsal for Sandra Brewer's Dance Studio's annual holiday performance in Flint, Mich.
British swimmer Lewis Pugh trains in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 1 in a small pool filled with chunks of ice to bring the water temperature down to below 34 degrees. Pugh, who braved the Arctic Ocean in August, now plans three long-distance swims in the Antarctic, and hopes to become the first person to accomplish such a feat in both of the world's coldest seas.
Homeless laborers in Amritsar, in India's northern state of Punjab, gather around a fire built from bones Dec. 3.
Rescue teams tend to the scene of devastation after an Iranian military plane crashed into a residential building in Tehran, Iran, Dec. 6. A huge explosion was reported as the plane, carrying 94 people, crashed into a 10-story building, killing all on board and an unknown number on the ground.
Saleh Ahmed carries the body of his daughter Diar, 4, out of a hospital in Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Dec. 6 after she was shot dead while sitting in her family's house during a gun battle between unknown factions.
Would-be immigrants wait to be processed after being intercepted off the coast of Fuerteventura, one of Spain's Canary Islands, on Dec. 3. Over 70 immigrants were detained by the Spanish Civil Guard while they were trying to reach European soil from Africa on two makeshift boats.
A South Korean protester shouts during an anti-government rally in downtown Seoul on Dec. 4. Thousands attended the demonstration demanding improvement of work conditions for temporary workers and opposing more import of rice.
Meerkats, native to Africa, keep warm on a heated pad in their enclosure at the Fort Worth Zoo, on Dec. 3 during a cold spell in Texas.
Lisa Desiga runs on the tarmac with her children Ramsey, 7, left, and Danielle, 11, right, to greet her husband, Remijio, as he returns on Dec. 5 with other troops after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. The soldiers are from a helicopter maintenance unit and were returning to Fresno, Calif.
This recently rediscovered painting by Rembrandt -- Portrait of and Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet -- is expected to fetch up to $4 million when it's auctioned in January in New York. Here, the painting, circa 1640, is moved by Sotheby's technician Hue Walters at the auction firm's London facility on Dec. 2.
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