Get caught up in the excitement of 12/12/12 and the spirit of the holiday season in this week in photos.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class EO3 John Chen, 23, from Lakehurst, NJ, kisses his new bride, Victoria Chan, 25, from Manhattan, as they pose for photographers after they were married in a civil ceremony at New York City's Office of the City Clerk. Hundreds of couples packed the office in lower Manhattan to be married on the date 12/12/12 as this will be the last such triple date for almost a century until January 1, 2101.
Dolphins jump near a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Marineland aquatic park in Antibes, France.
Musicians Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg perform at "12-12-12," a concert in NYC benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Grand Palais in Paris is transformed into a giant skating rink and is open to the public from December 13, 2012 to January 6, 2013.
A woman walks with an umbrella during heavy snowfall at a park in Kiev, Ukraine.
US First Lady Michelle Obama helps to sort toys as she takes part in the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign, which collects toys for needy children, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington.
Malcolm Brown, #23 of the Army Black Knights, breaks up a pass intended for Darius Staten, #20 of the Navy Midshipmen, during a game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
The unmanned Atlas 5 rocket carrying the small robotic space shuttle lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the third flight in a classified military test program.
A mother and child look at a decorative bear at a country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia. The 7-acre estate owned by the Salaj family is lit with 1.3 million Christmas lights and turns into a winter wonderland every December, attracting thousands of visitors.
A general view of works on display at Art Public during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 in Miami Beach, FL.
Clowns participate in a march during celebrations on the International Day of the Clown in Cancun.
A thousand people take part in the annual Glasgow Santa Dash on in Glasgow, Scotland. Members of the public dressed in Santa suits took part in the 5k event which started and finished in the city’s George Square.
US Navy bugler plays taps at the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, HI.