Dec. 7, 2012. Dancer Matty Shields entertains the crowd prior to the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ attempt to break the Guinness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade on in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams—Getty Images)
From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.