LensWeek in Photos: December 7, 2013The Daily Beast12.07.13LensWeek in Photos: December 7, 2013From anti-government protests in Kiev and Bangkok to second dog Sunny knocking over a toddler at the White House, a look at the most striking images from the past seven days.The Daily Beast12.07.13 10:45 AM ETErin Whittaker/NPS, via ReutersGrand Canyon, ArizonaNovember 29, 2013 A rare total cloud inversion is pictured at Mather Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Cloud inversions are formed through the interaction of warm and cold air masses. Gleb Garanich/ReutersKiev, UkraineDecember 1, 2013 Protesters try to break through police lines near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of E.U. integration. Ukrainian opposition leaders called on President Viktor Yanukovych and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital since the Orange Revolution of nine years ago. Charles Dharapak/APWashington, D.C.December 4, 2013 First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Alabama, loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House. Mark Lennihan/APBronx, New YorkDecember 1, 2013 A Metro-North passenger train lies on its side after derailing on a curved section of track, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten-Duyvil station. Emmanuel Braun/ReutersBangui, Central African RepublicDecember 5, 2013 People crowd around bodies killed in fighting that were gathered at a mosque. Rival militia forces fought fierce battles in the Central African Republic’s capital on Thursday, and the U.N. authorized French military action to halt Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that threatens to escalate into widespread civilian massacres. ChinaFotoPress/GettyXichang, ChinaDecember 2, 2013 A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. China successfully sent the Chang’e-3 lunar probe with its first moon rover aboard into orbit on Monday morning. Mohammad Hannon/APMafraq, JordanDecember 3, 2013 Syrian refugee women stand in line to receive their families’ share of winter aid kits at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border. Cranes lifted trailers into place and tents are packed away as international aid workers rush to winterize the massive refugee camp in Jordan, trying to avoid a repeat of last year, when three days of torrential ran turned Zaatari into a muddy swamp. Plans to distribute clothing, blankets, and electric heaters come as the 120,000 residents brace for their third winter in exile. Athit Perawongmetha/ReutersBangkok, ThailandDecember 1, 2013 An anti-government protester covers his face with a wet handkerchief during clashes with police near Government House. Thousands of protesters launched a “people’s coup” on Thailand’s government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a broadcaster, and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. Alessandra Tarantino/AFP/GettyVatican City, VaticanDecember 2, 2013 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with Pope Francis during a private audience. David J. Phillip/APHouston, TexasDecember 3, 2013 Chaos, a Chimpanzee, looks through the glass at visitors during his public debut in the Onstead Foundation Chimpanzee Habitat at the Houston Zoo. Six chimpanzees were relocated to the zoo through the combined efforts of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE, the Houston Zoo, and Curtis and Bea Shepperson, the chimps’ owners. The Sheppersons had been under pressure from officials in the Mechanicsville, Virginia, area to relocate the chimpanzees because of a recent escape and the lack of proper licenses. Sang Tan/APLondon, EnglandDecember 2, 2013 Sotheby’s employees hang up the paintings “A View of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge,” left, and “A View of the Piazza San Marco looking East Towards the Basilica” by Canaletto on display at the auction house. The paintings were auctioned as a pair in “Old Master and British Paintings” sale on December 4 and fetched a combined $15.6 million. Uriel Sinai/GettyJerusalem, IsraelDecember 1, 2013 An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family lights candles on the fifth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of light, at the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Sheaarim. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. following the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, when there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day, but miraculously the oil burned for eight days.