The Week's Most Extreme Stories
This week's superlative stories, as voted by you
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2012 5:00 PM CST
Updated Dec 9, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Relatives grieve as they view bodies recovered from floods in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.   (AP Photo/Karlos Manlupig)

(Newser) – It's the weekend—time to kick back, relax, and look back on the week that was. As voted by you, our readers, here are the stories that came out on top during the past week:

Click any of the above to see what you may have missed—or to relive the moment—or check out picks from previous weeks here.