Photos of the week
A man holds a gun under his chin as he speaks with members of the NYPD outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, December 2. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Hungary's Ioulia Chtchetinina and Mark Magyar in action during the ice dance, free dance at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sochi, Russia, November 27. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava and smoke while it continues to erupt, as seen from Tacande, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, November 28. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
Chris Land surveys the damage after an evacuation order was issued for the Everglades Resort on Hatzic Island after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province, triggering landslides and floods, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, December 1. ...more
Parents walk away with their kids at a parking lot where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, November 30. Four students were killed and other people were wounded in the deadliest...more
A woman visits 'Form of Feeling @ Flower Market' after Thailand banned entry from eight African countries over the coronavirus Omicron variant, in Bangkok, Thailand, November 30. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic is seen at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the outskirts of Kirovsk in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, December 1. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
An anti-abortion activist attends a protest outside the Supreme Court building, ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, in Washington, December 1. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A police officer tries to detain the supporters of the women's wing of India's main opposition Congress Party during a protest against what they say is rising inflation in the country, in New Delhi, India, November 30. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
A worker covers an eye of an African elephant with his palm after the Sindh High Court requested an assessment of health condition of the elephants, after a Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) filed a petition for what they say was harsh treatment...more
A passenger tries to find a flight as several airlines stopped flying out of South Africa, amidst the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28. REUTERS/ Sumaya...more
A sign on the door warning customers not to wear a face mask reads "We Draw Guns on Masked Visitors" at the 619DW Guns and Ammo store in Merrimack, New Hampshire, November 29. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
A migrant child is seen through a National Guard member's shield as he and others queue to get on buses after accepting an offer from the Mexican government to obtain humanitarian visas to transit the Mexican territory, at a stadium in Tapachula,...more
A man takes a picture of a ship on the shores of the Marmara Sea after extreme winds drove a number of ships off their moorings, in Istanbul's Maltepe district, Turkey, November 30. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Benson Daniel, Community Development Chairman of the Sandsand fishing settlement, stands on oil-soaked ground at Sandsand, in Nembe, in Bayelsa, Nigeria, November 25. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Monkeys eat fruit as they cling onto Yongyuth Kitwatananusont, who organizes the annual Monkey Festival, which resumed after a two-year gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, in Lopburi province, Thailand, November 28. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
Kurdish Iraqi migrant Dawan Anwar Mahmud sells tea at a makeshift migrant camp in Loon-Plage near Dunkirk, France, November 27. REUTERS/Juan Medina
An aerial view of burnt cars and debris blocking a road after unrest triggered by COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, in Fort-De-France, Martinique, November 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
Francesca Cesarini, 15, practices pole dancing at home in Magione, near Perugia, Italy. Cesarini was born with no hands and with only one leg. Like many girls her age, she wears braces on her teeth and a black plastic choker necklace. She likes to go...more
Waves crash against the pier wall at Seaham Lighthouse during Storm Arwen, in Seaham, Britain, November 27. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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President Joe Biden and his wife Jill participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony outside the White House.