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    This Week in Pictures (December 16-22)

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    A Soyuz-FG rocket launches the Soyuz-MS-07 manned spacecraft from the Baikonur Space Center, Kazakhstan, on December 17, 2017.

    Explore a selection of the most buzz-worthy events, captured over the past week by photographers from around the globe.

    From the Soyuz-MS-07 launch in Kazakhstan and Palestinian protests, to Miss France 2018 and final Christmas preparations around the world — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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