It was the week that the Pope met a lion, Meryl Streep posed with Hillary Clinton, and a photobombing husky won the Internet. But don't just take our word for it - take a look at our round-up below...

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  • Coolest dog ever. (The husky, obviously.)

  • Angela Merkel and Benjamin Netanyahu check out the latest hip-hop albums at an HMV listening post. Possibly.

  • Jackie Chan is the Corbett family's surprising new choice for Sooty And Sweep puppeteer.

  • Competitors gather for the Great Nottingham Santa Run, dressed as a reindeer, a Father Christmas, and a dog.

  • Things we're amazed we've never seen before, no. 325: George Osborne's 'surprised face'.

  • David Cameron explains the term 'squeezed middle' to a group of primary schoolchildren. Shortly afterwards, he pushes Nick Clegg off a fiscal cliff.

  • Yes, it's an anti-smoking protest. But is it art?

  • Jennifer Lopez is carried off stage after fainting, although amazingly continues to sing.

  • Ashton Kutcher poses as Steve Jobs. Or is it the other way round?

  • We don't know about you, but we're SICK of narcissistic girls Instagramming photos of themselves all day. Oh. Wait.

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/batcat-cat-looks-like-batman-two-face-felines-_n_2236400.html">a cat that looks like Batman</a>!

  • Anything Clint Eastwood can do, Barack Obama can do better.

  • Outside the King Edward VII hospital, police cart off a man who claims to be the father of Kate Middleton's baby.

  • Halfway through the Grammy Nominations Concert, Taylor Swift remembers that she left the iron on. Awkward.

  • Is the lion cub happy in this picture? Is the Pope catholic?

  • Our favourite prank of the week: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/03/fake-planning-notices-brighton_n_2230713.html?utm_hp_ref=pics--giggles">Fake planning notices in Brighton</a>.

  • The only thing cuter than a baby seal? A baby seal WAVING AT YOU. You're welcome.

  • We could write a picture caption. Or we could just direct you to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/05/david-cameron-nick-clegg-funny-school-photo_n_2242533.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-comedy">all the picture captions here</a>.

  • Incredibly, the greatly feared and ruthless Russian President Vladimir Putin usually gets his own way by throwing a strop. Who knew?!

  • Dagnammit! That pesky photobombing husky <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/husky-photobombs-royal-wedding-baumgartners-space-dive-1966-world-cup-_n_2236335.html?utm_hp_ref=pics--giggles">gets everywhere</a>!

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