Photos of the Week (01/01/17)

1) A woman sells “Happy New Year 2017” headwear on a shopping street in Sydney. Photo: Getty Images

2) Palestinian artist Yazed Abu Jarad puts the final touches on a sand sculpture that reads “Welcome 2017”, as a man jumps, at a beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Dec. 31, 2016. Photo:  SUHAIB SALEM / Reuters

3) Fireworks illuminate the sky above Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge, in Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 1 2017. Photo: MICK TSIKAS / EPA

4) Thais pray to celebrate the new year at a temple in Hua Hin, Thailand. Photo: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / Reuters

5) For the first time in history, a Japanese Prime Minister visited Hawaii with a U.S. president to commemorate Pearl Harbor. Prime Minister Abe and U.S. President Obama participate in a wreath-laying ceremony  on the USS Arizona Memorial. Photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

6) Abe and Obama toss flower petals into the Wishing Well at the USS Arizona Memorial. Dennis Oda / AP

7) Members of the Indonesian Presidential Security Forces (Paspampres) show their skills during the simulation of a terrorist attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 29. According to reports in local media the Indonesian security forces have already arrested 21 suspects and fatally shot five of them, who were allegedly planning attacks in the Indonesian capital during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations this year. Photo: BAGUS INDAHONO / EPA

8) An Ultra-Orthodox Jew lights a Hanukkah candle with his son in his house during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, Dec. 28. Hanukkah, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. Photo: ABIR SULTAN / EPA

9) The 15th birthday party for Rubi Ibarra took place  in the village of Laguna Seca, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico. Millions of people responded to the invitation for Rubi’s Dec. 26th coming of age party in rural northern Mexico, after her parent’s video asking “everybody” to attend went viral. Surrounded by a horde of journalists and a drone flying overhead, Rubi Ibarra arrives at the site of a Mass that is part of her 15th birthday party, Dec. 26. An estimated 300 were on hand for the Mass. Photo: Enric Marti / AP

10) Rubi Ibarra looks at her mother Anaelda as journalists struggle to get images during her Mass. Photo: Enric Marti / AP

11) In costume and carrying a sign reading, “Have u seen my significant otter?” Melanie Till welcomes her husband, P.O. 3rd Class David Till, home after the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va.Photo: AP

12) A child wearing a bear fur costume pauses during the annual ritual bear gathering in Comanesti, Romania. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, toured from house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil. Today the tradition has moved to Romania’s cities too, where dancers travel to perform the custom for money. Photo: Vadim Ghirda / AP

13) Fern, the toucan that flew out of Courtney Chapman’s back yard aviary in Fullerton, Calif., in May, sits in a cage at Omar’s Exotic Birds in Brea, Calif. Photo: AP

14) Sea gulls fly at the beach of the Baltic Sea in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany. Photo: AP

15) A sculpture of a rooster that local media say bears resemblance to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is seen outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. Photo: Reuters

16) An Iraqi odontology student dressed as Santa Claus distributes gifts to impoverished children outside their shanty home in the Iraqi holy Shiite city of Najaf on Dec. 25. Photo: HAIDAR HAMDANI / AFP – Getty Images

17) Irish backpacker Genna Woods adjusts the small Christmas tree she planted in the sand as she celebrates Christmas at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in Australia, on Dec. 25. Photo: David Gray / Reuters

18) Carrie Fisher became famous around the world for playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise. She died December 27 at age 60. Mark Hamill, Fisher and Harrison Ford appear in a scene from “Star Wars,” written, directed and produced by Georges Lucas. In Fisher’s eighth book, a collection titled “The Princess Diarist,” she revealed her affair with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of “Star Wars.” Photo: Sunset Boulevard / Corbis via Getty Images

19) Princess Leia is held captive by Jabba the Hutt in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.” Photo: Sunset Boulevard / Corbis via Getty Images

20) Fans of actress Carrie Fisher honored her death by pointing their “Star Wars” light sabers to the sky at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. Photo: AP

21) The Oscar-nominated singer-actress Debbie Reynolds suffered a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, 1952. Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection / Courtesy Everett Collection

22) Debbie Reynolds poses beside a bronze Oscar statue, with one leg propped up on the base, at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles, California. March 24, 1986. Photo: Darlene Hammond / Getty Images

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