I’m ashamed to say I’ve not really followed the news too much this past week. A little baby and football on the TV will do that to a person. Thankfully I have to make sure I have a selection of cool pix ready for your enjoyment at the end of each week and it allowed me to catch up with some world events. Which is your favorite image?

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad. KRISHNENDU HALDER/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Palestinian protesters run away as an Israeli military bulldozer clears a road block placed by the protesters during clashes near Nablus. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A mother eats with her family during a demonstration against the verdict for deposed leader Hosni Mubarak and against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik in Cairo's Tahrir Square. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A soldier from the U.S. Army's Alpha Company, 1-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, guards an LZ at night at COP Pirtle-King in Afghanistan. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A mourner reacts during the funeral for Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees at St. Mary's Chrurch in Thame, central England. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A farmer, wearing plastic sheets to cover himself from the rain, sits near coffee beans at a coffee farm in the jungle of Villa Rica. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A farmer works at a pig farm on the outskirts of Shenyang. SHENG LI/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A child carries a suona as he walks past a receiving line for greeting visitors at Pianpo Village in Kai county, Guizhou province. JIANAN YU/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A stray dog stands on a rubbish dump at the seafront in Sidon. ALI HASHISHO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

The Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft wait to be transferred to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Britain's Prince Philip waves to members of the media as he leaves the King Edward VII Hospital in London. PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

A firefighter cuts steel to retrieve the trapped body of a construction worker from the rubble of a collapsed building in Mlolongo area. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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Survivor Sfoundouris points at memorial on eve of anniversary of Nazi wartime Distomo massacre in village of Distomo. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

The USS Iowa makes her way through the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles to her permanent home, Berth 87, in San Pedro. LORI SHEPLER/REUTERS

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Investigators secure the scene where a police helicopter crashed into a forest in the Kibiko area of Ngong township, on the outskirts of Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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A protester burns a China national flag during a protest to urge Chinese authorities to carry out a proper investigation into the death of Li Wangyang ,outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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A damaged L-410 plane is seen in a field near Borodyanka aerodrome. ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS

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Afghan boys look at a U.S. Army soldier of 5-20 Infantry Regiment attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, in Zharay district of Kandahar province. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS

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A woman leaves her house through a decorated doorway during Corpus Christi day in Zahara de la Sierra. JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Man dressed in a red and yellow costume representing the devil, known as El Colacho, jumps over babies placed on a mattress during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, northern Spain. RICARDO ORDONEZ/REUTERS

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Souheil Duchene, 5, looks at his confiscated schoolbag next to his father Denis near the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal . CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS

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Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Smoke fills the air over a small barn turning the sky orange as the High Park Fire burns near Laporte, Colorado. MARC PISCOTTY/REUTERS

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Host Neil Patrick Harris performs during the American Theatre Wing's 66th annual Tony Awards in New York. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Shawn Davis and his five-year old son Emerson fly-fish for trout at Spring Creek near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. GARY CAMERON/REUTERS

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Ethnic Rakhine people get water from a firefighter truck to extinguish fire set to their houses during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe. STAFF/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe. STAFF/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

The body of a victim of the helicopter crash is seen on a zip line during the recovery operation in the Hualla Hualla area of Quispicanchis. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A man walks past a damaged passenger bus which was hit by a bomb attack in Mastung. NASEER AHMED/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Coal miners blocked the Madrid-Gijon railway during a protest against government cuts in the mining sector in Cinera. ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS

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Venezuela's President Chavez waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid in Caracas. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS

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A rocket is launched from M-270A1 MLRS during a combined rocket live fire training exercise in Cheorwon. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

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Workers spread maize crop for drying at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh. AJAY VERMA/REUTERS

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Police officers arrest fan during clashes before Euro 2012 soccer match between Poland and Russia in Warsaw . STR/REUTERS

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People gather around a humpback whale that beached itself in White Rock. ANDY CLARK/REUTERS

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Incoming Lieutenants participate during a ceremony at a police school in Bogota. JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS

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Producer of sisal fibres works at his farm in Conceiao do Coite in the state of Bahia. STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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Fellow workers, a firefighter and doctors work together to cut steel bars which were pierced through a worker's body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs as Queen Elizabeth gestures while they watch part of a children's sports event during a visit to Vernon Park in Nottingham. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Protester screams at JPMorgan Chase and Company CEO Jamie Dimon as he testifies before U.S. Senate Committee in Washington. LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS

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A pair of sandals lies on bloodstained ground after shelling at the Talbisah area in Homs city. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Indigenous children from Paresi tribe talk at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Children play in the water in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Benghazi. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

People watch an exhibition at the Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janeiro. STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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Models present creations from the Adriana Degreas collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012/2013 in Sao Paulo. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

An usher waits in the doorway of a train, as a conductor watches remaining passengers board at the Beijing South railway station. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi attends a news conference after addressing the 101st session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organisation at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva. VALENTIN FLAURAUD/REUTERS

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Soldiers patrol through a neighbourhood that was burnt during recent violence in Sittwe. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Soldiers pay a silent tribute after completing the exhumation of the remains of South Korean soldiers at an excavation site on a mountain in Sokcho. YONHAP/REUTERS

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A fireman looks damaged Parmesan cheese inside a collapsed storage in Rolo. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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U.S. Army soldiers react after their comrade was wounded at patrol by an IED in southern Afghanistan. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS

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Hungarian Istvan Puskas poses with his wooden chopper in Tiszaors. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A man rummages through a garbage container in Barcelona. ALBERT GEA/REUTERS

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Italian PM Monti and French President Hollande review an honour guard as they arrive for a meeting at Chigi palace in Rome. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Captain Brownlee during a ceremony to pay homage to the British soldiers who died in the war, in Stanley. ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

Bom, Minzy and Dara of 2NE1 and a promoter pose during a red carpet event to promote new movie ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' in Seoul. STRINGER/KOREA/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

People attend the White Dinner event in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS

Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 24

File photo of Rohingya children from Myanmar playing in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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Coal miners fire a rocket during a clash with Spanish national riot police in the surroundings of the El Soton coal mine in El Entrego. ELOY ALONSO/REUTERS