Photos of the Week (12/10/17)

1) A photo showing three white, city-hired subcontractors brandishing guns while on a work site near N. 19th and W. Meinecke Ave. was shared on Facebook Monday. The photo showed two of the workers had holstered weapons on their belts, while a third had a gun in his hand. The photo angered people in the African-American community and three Milwaukee aldermen issued a news release Monday, calling the photo “appalling.” Photo: Milwaukee Common Council

2) Sen. Al Franken holds hands with his wife Franni Bryson as he leaves the Capitol after announcing his resignation on Dec. 7. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star.  Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

3) US President Trump high-fives a boy at a “taxpayer family event” at the White House. Photo: CNN

4) Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up an explosive wildfire, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of homes. Flames consume a home as a wildfire burns in Ojai on Dec. 7. Photo: Noah Berger / AP

5) Heavy smoke covers the seaside enclave of Mondos Beach beside the 101 highway as flames reach the coast near Ventura county on Dec. 6. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP – Getty Images

6) A wildfire threatens homes as it burns along the 101 Freeway on Dec. 5, in Ventura. Southern California’s Santa Ana winds have long contributed to some of the region’s most disastrous wildfires. They blow from the inland toward the Pacific Ocean, speeding up as they squeeze through mountain passes and canyons. Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP

7) Carolyn Potter tries to save her house as she throws dirt on her fence in Casita Springs on Dec. 5. Photo: Wally Skalij / LA Times via Getty Images

8) Michael and Vonea McQuillam stand beside their home that was burned to the ground in Ventura on Dec. 5. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP – Getty Images

9) A local man prays after an early-morning fire broke out in the San Fernando Valley in Sylmar on Dec. 5. Photo: Gene Blevins / Reuters

10) Elite racing horses are set free at the San Luis Rey Downs stables in the hope they can escape the wildfires consuming the training facility where several of the horses  have perished.  Photograph: Paul Sisson/The San Diego Union-Tribune/via AP

11) President Donald Trump signs his proclamation announcing the moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

12) Israeli forces disperse Palestinian protesters outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked a Palestinian general strike and a call for a new intifada as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

13) The International Space Station, lower left, is seen against the moon in this photo taken from Manchester Township, Pennsylvania. Photo: CNN

14) When Paul Nicklen saw an emaciated polar bear in its death throes, he wanted to remember the scene, record it and share it. Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer and the founder of conservation group SeaLegacy, was in Canada’s Baffin Islands with other SeaLegacy members when he saw the bear scavenging for food. “It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy,” Nicklen wrote in his Instagram post. “This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death.” Photo: Instagram

15) A research team nets a group of Amazon river dolphins in Quebrada Valencia, a small tributary of the Loretayacu River Amazonas, Colombia. WWF and research partners are tracking dolphins in the Amazon using satellite technology after scientists successfully tagged 10 river dolphins in Brazil, Colombia and Bolivia. Despite their iconic status, little is known about the populations and habits of river dolphins in the Amazon and the species are currently listed as data deficient on the IUCN red list of threatened species.Photograph: Jaime Rojo/WWF

16) A four-month-old panda cub plays during its naming ceremony at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, on Dec. 4. Chinese dignitaries and French first lady Brigitte Macron chose the name Yuan Meng, which fittingly means “the realization of a wish” or “accomplishment of a dream.” Photo: Thibault Camus / Pool via Reuters

17) A young girl reacts as she is greeted by Juno, a fifteen-year-old male beluga whale, at the viewing window at Mystic Aquarium. Juno is one of two beluga whales at the aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Photo: Tim Clayton / Corbis via Getty Images

18) Bobo the bulldog takes a shower at the Waginton, a luxury pet hotel in Singapore. Photo: CNN

19) Paddle boarders race in the Nautic SUP Paris Crossing competition along the Seine river near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Dec. 3. Photo: Charles Platiau / Reuters

20) U.S. Postal service mail handler Barbara Lynn sorts boxes at the U.S. Postal service’s Royal Palm Processing and Distribution Center on December 4, 2017 in Opa Locka, Florida. Photo: Getty Images

21) In Kaprun, Austria, a man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus parade. Krampus is a mythical creature that, according to legend, accompanies Saint Nicholas during the festive season. Instead of giving gifts to good children, he punishes the bad ones. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

22) More than 2,000 people disguised as Santa Claus pose for a picture at the ski resort of Verbier, Swiss Alps, on December 2, 2017. The ski resort offered a daily pass to every skier wearing Santa dress to celebrate the ski season’s opening day. Photo: Getty Images

23) Actor Mark Hamill joins C-3PO, R2-D2, and producer Kathleen Kennedy at a “Star Wars” news conference in Tokyo. Hamill stars as Luke Skywalker in the new film, “The Last Jedi.” Photo: CNN

24) A man fills a wine glass for a woman at O’Naturel, a nude restaurant in Paris.

AND FINALLY:

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My 8-year old daughter, Kyla, with a real reindeer Saturday at Harry’s Ace Hardware and Rental in Franklin.

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