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...
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>!