Gallery: The Week in Photos
The Associated Press
Published: December 10, 2013 08:01AM
Updated: December 16, 2013 09:34PM
A message using Nelson Mandela's clan name "Madiba" and a term of affection "Tata" meaning "father", is scrawled on the window of a car parked in the street outside Mandela's old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A look back at some of the best news photos of the week from Dec. 1-7, 2013.