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Photograph by (1) Carl Court—AFP/Getty Images | (2) Nick Morrish—British Airways/Eyevine/Zuma Press

These days, it’s close to impossible for a photographer to produce a wholly original image. Everyone is a photographer, and chances are, if you’re taking a photograph of something, someone else is too.

See LightBox’s 2013: An Amazing Year of Déjà Vu gallery featuring over 100 diptych and triptychs of images filed on the news wires that awaken a familiar sense of recognition.

Photograph by Andrew Milligan—PA Photos/Landov

Nov. 20, 2013. Karis, an 11-week-old lion cub plays in fallen leaves brushed up by keepers in her enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, central Scotland.

From the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination and recovery efforts in the Philippines and Illinois to Batkid saving San Francisco and an 11-week-old lion cub playing in the fall foliage, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Xavier Roche-Bayard—Maxppp/Landov

Nov. 6, 2013. A deer is seen stuck on the roof of a garage in Verneuil-sur-Indre, France.

From the election of New York’s new mayor and typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines to Prince Charles’ visit to India and a gorilla massage, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Romeo Ranoco—Reuters

Oct. 26, 2013. A Chihuahua dressed as a stuffed deer head costume is seen during the Scaredy Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition at Eastwood mall in Quezon city, metro Manila.

From the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School and surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal to a sun-starved Norwegian village lit up by giant mirrors and Michelle Obama’s new partnership with Elmo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Brent Stirton

The genetic difference between a gorilla and a human being is tiny—we share 98.4% of our DNA. Brent Stirton photographed the gorillas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the people who care for them, documenting a bond that is more than just genes.

Photograph by Felipe Dana—AP

Oct. 14, 2013. Ecology professor Ricardo Freitas, wearing camouflage barefoot sport shoes, sits on top of a broad-snouted caiman he captured to examine and then release back into the water channel in the affluent Recreio dos Bandeirantes suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From the last days of the government shutdown and the Muslim holy festival Eid al-Adha to Banksy’s continuing “residency” in the streets of New York and ecological reptile wresting, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Vadim Ghirda—AP

Sept. 28, 2013. Sphynx kittens reach for a referee’s toy while being evaluated during an international feline beauty show in Bucharest, Romania.

From the federal government shutdown and Capitol Hill shooting to an international feline beauty show and a seven-car pileup at Paris Fashion Week, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Anindito Mukherjee—Reuters

Sept. 25, 2013. A mahout bathes as he stands atop his elephant in the waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi.

From the Westgate Shopping Center massacre and Yankee closer Mariano Rivera’s final home game to a new island that emerged from the sea and a crib-full of baby pandas, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Sept. 10, 2013. A rabbit hops to avoid a five-month-old leopard cub during a test of the cub’s wild natural instincts at a wildlife park in Qingdao, Shandong province. The test is part of the park’s body examination procedure on recently born tigers, lions and leopards. (Reuters)

See more in TIME’s best pictures of the week.

Photograph by AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 7, 2013. The body of an elephant is covered with flowers offered by villagers on the Kelidan Tea estate in Nagaon, east of Gawahuti, India.

From heavy flooding in Pakistan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world to wildfires in California and an elephant funeral in India, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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