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Photograph by Organizing Committee Sochi 2014/Reuters 

Nov. 23, 2013. A torchbearer dives with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games torch in Lake Baikal in this handout from the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014.

From the Pope meeting Putin and the Central African Republic nearing the brink of civil war to pardoned Turkeys in the Washington and Cyber Monday preparations around the world, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

"I took this portrait of Gabby Douglas in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was living with a host family, in order to train under local coach Liang Chow. Though only 16, she left her family in Virginia to pursue her dream: competing in the London Olympic games this summer. Despite the growing pressure and all-consuming training, she was incredibly relaxed and easy-going. I like the image because it tries to detail the mysterious ways athletes of this caliber carry their round-the-clock determination and discipline into their most daily routines."

— Photographer Martin Schoeller. From “Flip Artist” in TIME’s 2012 Olympics Special Issue, July 30, 2012. See more of our best portraits of 2012 here.

Aug. 12, 2012. Iranian women mourn after a deadly earthquake in northwest Iran. 

From the earthquake in Iran and the killing of miners on strike by police in South Africa to the end of Ramadan and a meteor shower over Macedonia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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July 27, 2012.  Andy Avellana, a person with disability (PWD), trains for the high jump competition inside the Philsports Athletic Oval in Pasig City, Philippines. Avellana will compete in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

From protests in Yemen and a religious festival in Nicaragua to continued fighting in Syria and the summer Olympic games in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best pictures of the week.

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July 29, 2012. A woman gestures during the Holi festival in Berlin.

From protests in Yemen and a religious festival in Nicaragua to continued fighting in Syria and the summer Olympic games in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best pictures of the week.

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Wang Mingjuan trying out for the Chinese women’s Olympic weightlifting team at the national sports training center in Beijing. At 48kg (105 lbs), Mingjuan qualified for the team and is competing the London Olympics. 

China has developed some of the toughest women weightlifters in the world. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documented China’s team as they prepared for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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July 20, 2012. Orlando Duque of Colombia dives from a rock monolith during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal.  

From drought-cracked earth in Yemen and massive floods in China to violent protests in California and Olympic preparation in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Mexican diver Carolina Mendoza trains at CNAR (Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento) in Mexico City.

TIME commissioned photographer Tomas Munita to photograph Mendoza as she prepared for the London Olympics.

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Boys train to become professional wrestlers at their school in Khasav-Yurt, Russia.

The dusty Russian town of Khasav-Yurt, which the locals like to call the Wrestlers’ Mecca, boasts the greatest concentration of wrestling champions in the world. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev documented the young athletes at their school in the North Caucasus.

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Buvaysar Eskaev, 16, does a backflip against the wall of his gym in Khasav-Yurt, Russia.

The dusty Russian town of Khasav-Yurt, which the locals like to call the Wrestlers’ Mecca, boasts the greatest concentration of wrestling champions in the world. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev documented the young athletes at their school in the North Caucasus.

See more photos here.

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