From the House Judiciary Committee's approval of articles of impeachment against President Trump to the sudden and devastating eruption of a volcano in New Zealand, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on December 13, 2019, at 4:51 p.m. ET
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The White Island volcano erupts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Dec. 9.
Tourists flee White Island by boat as it erupts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Dec. 2019. At least 14 people have died in the volcanic eruption.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech during an event on climate emergency hosted by the Chilean presidency during the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Dec. 11.
A copy of the articles of impeachment in Washington, DC, Dec. 10. House Democrats announced they are pushing ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — charging that he corrupted the US election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.
Rep. Jim Jordan delivers opening remarks during the House Judiciary Committee's markup of House Resolution 755, articles of impeachment against Trump, in Washington, DC, Dec. 11.
A crowd gathers during a rainy day in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to attend a campaign rally for President Trump, Dec. 10.
Boris Johnson drives home his message at the JCB Factory in Staffordshire, England, Dec. 10.
Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following his funeral in New York City, Dec. 11. Deutsch was killed Tuesday in a shooting inside a Jersey City, New Jersey, kosher food market.
Hospital staff hide behind police vehicles near the scene of a shooting at a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Dec. 10. According to police, six people have been killed and three others injured in a shooting attack at a hospital in Ostrava.
An Iraqi anti-government demonstrator shows a basket full of empty bullet cartridges found in the Iraqi capital's Tahrir Square, Dec. 11. Since Oct. 1, Iraq's capital and its Shiite-majority south have been gripped by rallies against corruption, poor public services, a lack of jobs, and Iran's perceived political interference.
A soldier from Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force stands beside a burning pile of seized drugs set on fire during a drug burning ceremony in Lahore, Dec. 11.
An indigenous leader from Brazil takes part in a protest outside in Madrid, Dec. 8. Indigenous leaders and activists are protesting in Madrid against oil contamination and the fossil fuel industry in Brazil.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waves a flag during a Human Rights Day march in Hong Kong, Dec. 8.
An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Dec. 9. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services.
A firefighter conducts back-burning measures to secure residential areas from encroaching bushfires near Sydney, Dec. 10.
The statue titled "Rumors of War" by artist Kehinde Wiley is unveiled at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 10.
A woman poses in front of Maurizio Cattelan's "Comedian," on view at Art Basel Miami, Dec. 6. Two of the three editions of the piece, which feature a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for $120,000.
Front row from left: Susan Pompeo; 2019 Kennedy Center honorees Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Lloyd Morrisett; and Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. Back row from left: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; 2019 Kennedy Center honorees Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson; characters from Sesame Street Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and Elmo; Kennedy Center Chair David M. Rubenstein; Ricky Kirshner; and Glenn Weiss. The group poses for a photo following the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner in Washington, DC, Dec. 7.
Ruth Akulu (right) and her colleagues cut a cake at Kampala Kids center in Wakiso, Uganda, Dec. 7. Akulu was diagnosed with HIV at age 9 when she entered a children's care center. She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Trade Policy from the Ndejje University.
A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun, Syria, Dec. 8, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village.
Aerial view of the migrant camp in Vucjak, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Dec. 6.
Mexican children, who along with their parents are fleeing from violence in their hometown and are waiting to apply for asylum to the US, arrange a Christmas tree in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Dec. 10.
A child looks at sculptures of Jesus and Mary, depicted as refugees in cages, which form part of a Nativity scene at the Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, Dec. 9.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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