Photos of the Week (12/16/18)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) U.S. President Donald Trump, sitting next to Vice President Mike Pence (2ndL) meets with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House in Washington. The photo op turned into a heated debate. Photo: Reuters.

2) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

3) President Donald Trump argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty

4) President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at U.S. federal court in New York on December 12, 2018, where he was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of charges. Photo: Corey Sipkin / AFP / Getty

5) In Strasbourg, France, forces secure an area where a suspect is sought after a shooting. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

6) A French soldier stands guard at Strasbourg Christmas Market in France, after gunman Cherif Chekatt opened fire there, killing three people. Chekatt was shot dead by police on Thursday.  Photo: AFP

7) A woman is sprayed with tear gas by a riot police officer during a ‘yellow vests’ protest against higher fuel prices, in Brussels, Belgium. Reuters photographer Yves Herman said of the woman: “When one young man was seized, a young woman with him rushed towards the line of police, shouting that he had done nothing wrong … She wasn’t even wearing one of the fluorescent yellow vests.” Photo: Reuters

8) Immigrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climb over the border wall into the U.S. as a Mexican police officer arrives on the scene in Tijuana, Mexico, on December 13, 2018. Photo: Leah Millis / Reuters

9) People believed to be part of the so-called migrant caravan trying to reach the US return from trying to climb the border wall into California. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

10) A firefighter helps a boy stranded in debris following a landslide in Xuyong county, Sichuan province, China, Dec. 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters

11) Maya Merhi, 8, from Syria, poses for a picture next to her prosthetic legs that are decorated with the Turkish flag inside a tent at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp of Serjilla in northwestern Syria, next to Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey. Maya, born with no legs due to a congenital condition, had to struggle around the camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. Today, she can walk with her new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey. Photo: AFP

12) In North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a healthcare worker sprays a room during the funeral of Kavugho Cindi Dorcas, who is suspected of dying of Ebola. Photograph: Goran Tomašević/Reuters

13) Jewish tombstones are seen desecrated with swastikas in the Herrlisheim Jewish cemetery, north of Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo: AP

14) Armed police handcuff a man after Tasering him inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in London, England, on December 11, 2018. Photo: Peter Nicholls / Reuters

15) Ted Pelkey stands in front of a wooden middle-finger sculpture on his front lawn on December 13, 2018, in Westford, Vermont. Pelkey, who is in an ongoing dispute with the town over plans to move his truck-repair-and-recycling business to his property, paid to have the sculpture created to send a message to the town. Photo: Lisa Rathke / AP

16) Iraqi Nadia Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall in Oslo, Norway. Photo: Reuters

17) A general view of the Nobel Prize banquet and its guests in the Stockholm City Hall, Sweden.  Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

18) Pedestrians walk under United States flags displayed at the Mother Teresa square in Pristina, Kosovo. Photo: AFP

19) Giant pandas Chengjiu and Shuanghao play in the snow at a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters

20) The Fearless Girl statue is unveiled at her new home facing the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during an event held by the city of New York and State Street Global Advisors. Photo: AFP

21) Workers clad in a dog and a wild boar costumes, to represent the outgoing year of the dog and incoming year of the wild boar, clean windows on the side of a hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AFP

22) A man carries an infant on a cold winter day in a village in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district on December 13, 2018. Photo:  Danish Ismail / Reuters

23) Spilled chocolate is seen on a road in Werl, Germany, on December 10, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. Photo: Reuters

24) A participant takes part in a chili-eating competition at a hot spring in Yichun, Jiangxi province, China. Photo: Reuters

25) Irene O’Shea, a 102-year-old great-grandmother, performs a tandem skydive over Wellington, Australia, on Dec. 9. She plunged from 14,000 feet to become the world’s oldest skydiver. Photo: Bryce Sellick/Matt Teager / SA Skydiving via AFP – Getty Images

26) Inmates smile behind prison bars covered in decorative paper, part of a Christmas-decoration contest, at the Nelson Hungria Prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 13, 2018. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related performances for the jail’s annual Christmas event. Photo: Silvia Izquierdo / AP

27) Participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in a charity race in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Reuters

28) People enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s decorations in front of the GUM department store in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on December 11, 2018. Photo: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

29) A girl laughs while her brother cries being held by Santa Claus at the King of Prussia Mall, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters

30) Green Bay defensive back Bashaud Breeland returns an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Packers’ 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  Photo:

31) Green Bay running back Aaron Jones breaks through for a 29-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the Packers’ 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  Photo:

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