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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

From Christmas to ongoing protests, these are the most powerful photos of the week.

Posted on December 27, 2019, at 5:42 p.m. ET

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President Donald Trump makes a video call to troops stationed worldwide from the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 24.

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Moscow Fire Department search and rescue members, wearing Santa Claus costumes, go down from the roof of Morozovskaya Children's Hospital, on Dec. 27 in Moscow.

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Yeshiva school students dance after the menorah lighting outside of the City-County Building for the fifth night of Hanukkah on Dec. 26 in Pittsburgh.

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Miranda Dafoe puts on her costume before her performance as the Nutcracker in Dayton Ballet's production of The Nutcracker in Dayton, Ohio, on Dec. 23.

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Palestinian artisans make Christmas toys in the northern Gaza Strip on Dec. 24.

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Archbishop José H. Gómez visits inmates at Men's Central Jail after holding Christmas Mass in the jail chapel on Dec. 25 in Los Angeles.

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A protester bands their mouth during a hunger strike as they continue their anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad on Dec. 23.

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A woman carries a basket during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, on Dec. 25.

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People hold portraits of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and wait to lay flowers at his grave outside the Kremlin in Moscow to mark the 140th anniversary of his birth, Dec. 21.

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Paris Opera dancers perform in front of the Palais Garnier against the French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system on Dec. 24.

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Police react as anti-government protesters throw an umbrella at them after a protester was detained in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Dec. 24.

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A wolf bites a wolfhound as it is attacked by dogs during a hunting contest outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Dec. 21.

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The site of a crash of a Bek Air plane carrying 95 passengers and five crew members near Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan.

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Residents look at the destruction caused by a forest fire in Valparaíso, Chile, on Dec. 25.

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A mural by artist Scott Marsh depicting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on holiday in Hawaii is seen on Dec. 26 in Sydney.

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People carry their luggage as they wade through a high tide near the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Dec. 23.

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The bishop of Chilpancingo, Salvador Rangel, receives the family members of 43 missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College during Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Dec. 26.

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Women scatter flower petals in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, in Chennai, India, Dec. 26.

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Notes are pinned to the Wishing Wall station in Times Square in New York City on Dec. 26.


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Children watch the moon move in front of the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse in Indonesia on Dec. 26.

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A man dressed as a Father Frost attends the Father Frost parade in downtown Moscow on Dec. 27.





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