This week in pictures brings you the emotional and heartbreaking images from the funerals of the Sandy Hook school victims in Newtown, The Queen attends the first cabinet meeting since 1781 and sits in none other than the PM's chair.
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo goes home with the Miss Universe title in Las Vegas and the week is rounded off as David Cameron makes a surprise and morale boosting trip to see the British troops in Afghanistan.
The Huffington Post Picture Desk brings you the best photos of the day from around the world, chosen by our very own picture editors.
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Monday 17th December 2012
President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Tuesday 18th December 2012
Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Wednesday 19th December 2012
A child lines up with firefighters outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden,at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire killing 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself on Friday.
Thursday 20th December 2012
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competitionin Las Vegas.
Friday 21st December 2012
Prime Minister Cameron (2nd L) eats dinner with British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.