From New Year’s Eve celebrations to Trump’s Game of Thrones meme, these are the most powerful photos from this past week.
Posted on January 4, 2019, at 7:01 p.m. ET
In this image released Dec. 25, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth poses for a photograph after recording her annual Christmas Day message, in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in London.
Kevin Andres, a Mexican migrant child from Oaxaca, crawls to retrieve his backpack from barbed wire after jumping the border fence to get into the US from Tijuana, Mexico, Dec. 28.
President Trump attends a Cabinet meeting with a poster of himself in the style of the television show Game of Thrones on Day 12 of the partial US government shutdown at the White House on Jan. 2.
Trash lays on the grounds of the National Mall as the partial shutdown of the US government goes into a 12th day, Jan. 2.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbor during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Jan. 1.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, surrounded by her grandchildren and other children, takes the oath to become the speaker of the house at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Jan. 3.
Indian women take part in a “women’s wall” protest in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples in Kochi in the southern Kerala state on Jan. 1.
A migrant is rescued Jan. 4 after he dove into the cold Mediterranean Sea off Malta’s coast from the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel in an attempt to reach the shore by swimming.
A sign informs visitors that the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian is closed due to the government shutdown Jan. 2 in New York City.
Officials walk past the covered remains of a train Jan. 3, after a deadly railway accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark.
This picture, taken Jan. 3 and received Jan. 4 from the China National Space Administration, shows a robotic lunar rover on the far side of the moon.
President Trump at a White House press briefing with four representatives of the National Border Patrol Council in Washington, DC, on Jan. 3.
A couple shares a kiss during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in New York City on Dec. 31.
A helicopter displays a giant flag from the South African ruling party African National Congress with a picture of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa above beachgoers gathered at the North Pier Beach during New Year celebrations in Durban, on Jan. 1.
A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers club into the icy waters of the Yenisei River in celebration of the holiday season on Dec. 30, a day when the air temperature was 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
The aftermath of a tsunami in Banten province, Indonesia, on Dec. 25.
A truck burns during a wave of gang violence in Brazil’s northeastern Ceará state on Jan. 3.
A naked Hindu holy man dances during a procession toward the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, ahead of the Kumbh Mela, a 45-day festival beginning later in the month, in Allahabad, India, on Jan. 2.
Supporters of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gather in front of the Planalto Palace in Brazil before his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 1.
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