Our pictures of the week started with an explosive set of New Year images. Firstly we had the dazzling firework display in Sydney,London stunned the world with its pyrotechnics and then the rest of the world followed suit.
We had the Great White Shark which unwittingly recreated the iconic Jaws poster by stalking a seagull and the women of Delhi marched in protest as they took part in a solidarity demonstration organised by the Delhi government.
Thursday saw the incredible scenes of Manchester City player Mario Balotelli fighting his manager Manager Roberto Mancini and on Friday The White House released a ground breaking set of images of a year in the life of The President which culminated in his Hawaiian holiday.
The Huffington Post Picture Desk brings you the best photos of the day from around the world, chosen by our very own picture editors.
Check them out below and vote on your favourite.
Monday 31st december 2012
Don't go in the water! This is the terrifying moment a seagull calmly bobs around on the ocean's surface - completely unaware of a hungry shark hovering just inches below him. In an amazing shot, which echoes the iconic poster for Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws, the beady-eyed shark looks set to devour the bird within seconds.
Tuesday 1st January 2013
Fireworks light up the London skyline just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013.
Wednesday 2nd January 2013
Indian women hold placards during the Women Dignity march in New Delhi on January 2, 2013. Several hundred people took part in the solidarity march for women organised by the Delhi government which ended at Rajghat, the memorial for slain independence hero Mahatma Gandhi. A gang of rapists who savagely assaulted a woman on a bus in New Delhi tried to run her over after the fatal attack, reports said January 2, citing a police account of the incident.
Thursday 3rd January 2013
Dramatic scenes of Mario Balotelli and Manager Roberto Mancini seen in a tussle during a argument whilst in training today ....read full story here
Friday 4th January 2013
The White House on Friday released an incredible set of images of a year in the life of The President. Barack Obama reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)