We considered these images for The Week in Pictures: Dec. 9 - 16, but they didn't make the cut.
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Dancers from the all-male dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo line up before they perform a scene from "Raymonda's Wedding" during the dress rehearsal before the opening night at the Joyce Theater in New York on Dec. 14.
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Friends from Lake Tapps, Wash., try to stay on their sled as it turns sideways down the run at Squilchuck State Park near Wenatchee, Wash., on Dec. 11. From the bottom are Hailei Schatz, Alex and Jacquline Wetteland, Hannah Schatz, and Jessie Cooke. They are part of a group of four families that are spending their second year taking a winter vacation in the area, finishing off with a trip to the Leavenworth Lighting Festival Saturday night.
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Police prepare to charge protestors, during a protest called by university students against the vote of confidence in Silvio Berlusconi's government on Dec. 14, in Rome, Italy. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scraped through a crucial confidence vote in the lower house of parliament by 314 votes in favour and 311 against.
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Telkamp Housemoving moves Allen and Tamara Weis' house down Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Dec. 14. The house is being moved to Chancellor, S.D.
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A group of Afghan refugee girsl walk in an alley of a slum area to join other children playing, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Dec. 12.
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Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his children, Emma Claire, left, Jack and Cate, far right, leave the funeral service for Elizabeth Edwards at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C., on Dec. 11. Edwards died Tuesday of cancer at the age of 61.
In a couple of cases, we liked the image more for their "strangeness" than the quality of the photo, for others, they didn't stand up to the other images we chose this week.
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