The Week's Most Extreme Stories
This week's superlative stories, as voted by you
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 5:00 PM CST
A man reacts placing candles on a makeshift memorial in honor of the victims who died a day earlier when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – It's the weekend—time to look back on the week that was. As voted by you, our readers, here are the stories you found most extreme during the past week:

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