From the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen to an attack by a gunman in the French city of Strasbourg, here are the most powerful pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on December 14, 2018, at 4:50 p.m. ET
President Donald Trump argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 11.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Dec. 13.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, exits the United States Courthouse after his sentencing, in New York City, on Dec. 12.
Emergency workers escort a woman after a shooting near the Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, on Dec. 11.
French police officers stand guard near the scene of a shooting on Dec. 11, in Strasbourg, France.
The impact from a bullet on a wall on the Rue du Savon after the deadly shooting in Strasbourg, France, on Dec. 13.
High school students demonstrate in Lyon, France, on Dec. 13, to protest against education reforms including stricter university entrance requirements.
Riot police throw tear gas during a protest of “Yellow Vests” on Dec. 8, in Paris.
A woman is sprayed with tear gas by a riot police officer during a “Yellow Vests” protest against higher fuel prices, in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 8.
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 13. During their two-day summit, European leaders focused on Brexit and on the next long-term EU budget for 2021–2027.
Ian Madrigal, dressed as the “Monopoly man,” watches Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Transparency and Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” in Washington, DC, on Dec. 11.
A North Korean soldier shakes hands with a South Korean soldier during a mutual on-site verification of the withdrawal of guard posts along the Demilitarized Zone on Dec. 12.
Four Russian military aircraft are seen in this DigitalGlobe satellite image at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Venezuela, on Dec. 10.
Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, on Dec. 13. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at the station in the Turkish capital Thursday, killing several people and injuring scores of others.
Syrian Maya Merhi next to her prosthetic legs inside a tent at the camp for internally displaced people in Serjilla in northwestern Syria on Dec. 9. Eight-year-old Maya, born with no legs due to a congenital condition, had to struggle around the Syrian camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. Today, the girl can walk thanks to her new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey.
Soldiers and friends of Israeli soldier Yosef Cohen mourn during his funeral in Jerusalem, on Dec. 14. Cohen was one of two Israeli soldiers killed by a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank on Thursday.
Retired US Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, on Dec. 7, at his home in Napa, California.
Competitors taking part in a chile pepper eating contest in Yichun, China, on Dec. 9. The winner took one minute to eat 20 peppers.
A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims with fishes in the tank at COEX Aquarium on Dec. 7, in Seoul, South Korea. Christmas has become increasingly popular over the years in South Korea, which is the only East Asian country to recognize Christmas as a national holiday.
Honduran Alvin Reyes, 39, touches his newborn son, Alvin, next to his wife, Erly Marcial, 21, at a hospital in Puebla, Mexico, on Dec. 13.
Honduran Jonatan Matamoros Flores, 33, who is traveling with the Central American migrant caravan, climbs the US–Mexico border fence for fun in Tijuana, Mexico, on Dec. 8.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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