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Photos of the week 12/7-12/13 (14 items)

By , Deseret News

Dec. 13, 2013

Soccer balls to the face, Santa hugging a shark (underwater!), Snow in Teas and smog in China. These are some of the best Associated Press photos of the past week.

1 of 14. 12/7

"Southampton's Luke Shaw, right, vies for the ball with Manchester City's Samir Nasri during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013."-AP

2 of 14. 12/7

"A lone vehicle is seen navigating icy road conditions on the fly over from IH-35W North to IH-35E South bound, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Denton, Texas. Icy sections of Interstate 35 north of Dallas were closed for hours at a time over the last day as tractor-trailers had trouble climbing hills, wrecks occurred and vehicles stalled, authorities said."-AP

3 of 14. 12/8

"Pro-European Union activists gather during a rally in Independence Square and Kreshchatik, the main street of Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The third week of protests continue Sunday with an estimated 200,000 Ukrainians occupying central Kiev to denounce President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to turn away from Europe and align this ex-Soviet republic with Russia."-AP

4 of 14. 12/8

"A contestant bites the tail of one of the bulls to make it run faster, as he races a pair of bulls at an oxen race competition held at a paddy field in Malappuram, Kerala state, India, Sunday, Dec.8, 2013."-AP

5 of 14. 12/9

"The skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District with the high-rise buildings is covered with heavy smog in Pudong in Shanghai, China, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The dirty air that has gripped Shanghai and its neighboring provinces for days is attributed to coal burning, car exhaust, factory pollution and weather patterns, and is a stark reminder that pollution is a serious challenge in China."-AP