Here they are, the coolest pix of week 12. A bit later then usual, but I’ve still got my hands full with my newborn and all the paperwork that goes with her being born prematurely and in a foreign country. I’ve no idea what’sbeen going on in the news, but I hope you enjoy this set either way. Don’t forget we’ll have the coolest sports pix coming up this Monday.

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 12

Mandaeans perform religious rituals under a parasol on the first day of the Benja festival in Baghdad. SAAD SHALASH/REUTERS

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One of the coffins of victims of the Sierre bus crash is carried out of a cargo plane at Melsbroek military airport after returning from Switzerland. POOL/REUTERS

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A labourer rests on sacks filled with charcoal as he takes a break inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu. MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS

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A vendor rests next to sacks of onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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George Clooney is arrested for civil disobedience after protesting at the Sudan Embassy in Washington. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Naomi Laet, 22, an Israeli pro-Palestinian activist, is escorted by Israeli border police officers during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

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A technical worker brushes a human skeleton in a mass grave in a cemetery at Teba. JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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An electoral worker helps a woman dip her finger into a bottle of ink to vote during the country's presidential election in Dili. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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File photo of convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents a shamrock to 'Conmael', the mascot Irish hound at Aldershot army base in southern England. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Syrian security officials inspect a damaged building near the intelligence building after an explosion in Damascus. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers parade as part of a passing-out ceremony in Mogadishu. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Sostis feeds his chickens on a bay near his house on the the volcanic islet of Palaia Kameni located in the caldera of Santorini. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is depicted as a vampire during a protest in Bochum. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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The fountain on the South Lawn of the White House flows with water dyed green for St. Patrick's Day, in Washington. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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The New York Fire Dept. marches past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the 251st St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A worker walks near a soccer ball inside the national stadium Mane Garrincha as they prepare to take part in the Solidarity Cup in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Buddhist monks walk in lines past people who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok. CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

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People are reflected in the water as they look at snow in a lake at Ritan Park in central Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Girl smiles as her face is covered in coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS

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A mourner prays next to the body of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, displayed for public viewing, inside the Abassiya Cathedra in Cairo. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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People take pictures of Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Child plays on the road near the bank of Yangon River. STAFF/REUTERS

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A fan of Dynamo Kiev reacts during a local soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev. STRINGER/REUTERS

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French police inspect outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, southwestern France. JEAN-PHILIPPE ARLES/REUTERS

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An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail towards riot police after the funeral procession of Sabri Mafooz in the village Sarakan, south of Manama. HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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Effigies burn during the finale of the Fallas festival in Valencia. HEINO KALIS/REUTERS

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Vehicles of the U.S. Army, are unloaded from MV Green Ridge at Pier 8 in Busan. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

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To match Interview CHINA-HEALTH/. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul. OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS

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A boy plays in the mud on the bank of the Bago river in Bago. STAFF/REUTERS

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Lifeguards and rescue workers try to push a dead Bryde's whale, as identified by the Aqualung Institute, near Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

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Military police and mourners surround ambulance carrying coffin of Pope Shenouda III upon its arrival for burial at St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

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Workers clear debris from a collapsed bridge that had fallen on a bus in Mexico City. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney waves with his wife Ann at his Illinois primary night rally in Schaumburg. JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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A steel-worker is pictured at a furnace at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter.. FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS

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People carry the body of Monsonego during a joint funeral in Jerusalem. NIR ELIAS/REUTERS

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Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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The coffins of the victims of a bus crash in Switzerland, are seen during a ceremony at the Soeverein Arena in Lommel. POOL/REUTERS

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An Ethiopian girl looks as she waits with her family for repatriation at a transit center in the western Yemeni town of Haradh, on the border with Saudi Arabia. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Indio smokes at the entrance of the national congress, during a protest against two proposed constitutional amendment (PEC) presented by parliamentarians that alter the process of demarcation of indigenous lands. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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An undated and non-datelined frame grab broadcast by French national television station France 2 who claim it shows Mohamed Merah. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Police officers stand near Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York's Union Square. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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A combination of pictures shows booth assistants in costumes posing at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012 in Tokyo. YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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A student protester walks past burning tyres during a protest against the government's plans to raise fuel prices near a fuel station in Makassar. YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS

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A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in Allahabad. JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

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Workers prepare to launch a 45-foot paper airplane from the Pima Air and Space Museum over the desert in Eloy, Arizona. JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS

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Riot policemen charge through Lisbon's downtown during the Portuguese general strike. HUGO CORREIA/REUTERS

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Shepherds lead their flock of sheep along on the Guozigou segment of the Lianyungang-Horgos expressway as vehicles drive past the other side of the expressway. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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A Balinese man hits another with fire during a ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A Maharashtrian dressed up as the 10-headed mythical demon king Ravana takes part in celebrations in Mumbai. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

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A man holds up his Tibetan mastiff as they perform on stage during a dog beauty contest in Shenyang. SHENG LI/REUTERS

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Somali police arrest a suspected member of al Shabaab among beach goers at the Lido beach north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS

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A man drinks coffee in front of a mural near the coastal town of Kalamatta in the Messinia area of Greece. CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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A man is silhouetted against the setting sun while selling balloons and bubbles from a stall at the Rawal Lake Park in Islamabad. STRINGER/REUTERS