Photos of the Week (12/30/18)

A pictorial week in review posted every Sunday:

1) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

3) President Donald Trump greets members of the U.S. military during a stop at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, on December 27, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty

4) President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  Another look. And another.  Photos: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

5) A press wrangler steps in as a reporter asks President Donald Trump a question about the government shutdown as the president and the first lady, Melania Trump, each spoke on the phone sharing updates to track Santa’s movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

6) A sign declares the National Archive is closed due to a partial federal government shutdown in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

7) Migrants from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, walk next to the border fence as they prepare to cross it illegally, in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

8) Migrants climb the border fence and jump inside the United States to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Dec. 25, 2018. Photo: AP

9) Friends and family members carry the coffin with remains of Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl who handed herself in to U.S. border agents earlier this month and died after developing a high fever while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to her home village of San Antonio Secortez, in Raxruha, Guatemala. Photo: Reuters

10) Sargon Slio, 51, a farmer, walks in the damaged church of the Virgin Mary at the village of Tel Nasri, Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Rodi Said

11) Policemen check inside Ignatius Church ahead of Christmas celebration in Cimahi, West Java province, Indonesia, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

12) A man dressed as Santa Claus gestures as the convoy of the acting Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives through an Israeli checkpoint to attend Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 24, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

13) Bright-blue light is visible in the sky after a transformer explosion at an electrical power station in the New York City borough of Queens, photographed from Weehawken, New Jersey, on December 27, 2018. Photo:Melissa Coffey via Reuters

14) A large statue of Nipper, the dog featured in the painting His Master’s Voice and brand mascot of the HMV chain, stands near the Old Vinyl Factory on December 28, 2018, in London, England. The bankrupt HMV company has gone into administration for the second time in six years, putting more than 2,200 jobs at risk. All 125 stores will remain open while discussions about the future of the business continue.  Photo: Leon Neal / Getty

15) With One World Trade Center seen in the background, a little girl leaps across boulders forming a breakwater along Brooklyn Bridge Park on December 27, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photo: Wong Maye-E / AP

16) Iraqi youths dressed in Father Christmas suits walk through the streets of the old city of Mosul to distribute gifts to the children. Photo: AFP

17) People dressed as Father Frost and Snow Maiden take part in a march on Christmas Eve in center of Minsk, Belarus. Photo: Reuters

18) South Korean volunteers in Santa Claus outfits throw Santa hats during a ceremony before the delivery of Christmas gifts in Seoul. Photo: AFP

19) People walk past a “2019” new year decoration in front of the Maiden Tower in the Old city in central Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 22, 2018. Photo: AFP

20) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone at the White House, sharing updates to track Santa’s movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018. Photo: AP

21) In Qaraqosh, Iraq, an Iraqi Syriac Catholic priest leads Christmas morning mass at the Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah Syriac Catholic Church, which was damaged and defaced during its occupation by Isis fighters. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

22) A boy pulls the beard of a Russian emergency rescue worker dressed as Ded Moroz (Santa Claus, or Father Frost ) after scaling the wall at a children hospital in Moscow. Photo: AP

23) People in fancy dress take part in the annual White Christmas Dip at Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

24) Santa Claus (Paulo Mourao) greets people at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Pilar Olivares / Reuters

25) Fifteen-year-old sea lion ‘Leo’ writes the Chinese characters for wild boar in preparation for the upcoming new year, at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AFP

26) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gestures after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo:

27) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reaches over a host of players for a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo:

28) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scores a two-point conversion as New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland chases him during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. . The packers won in overtime, 44-38. Photo:

29) UW star running back Jonathan Taylor runs through a gaping hole in the Miami defense during the third quarter on Thursday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Wisconsin won easily, 35-3. Photo: Rich Barnes. USA TODAY Sports

30) Fullback Alec Ingold holds up the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl trophy after the Badgers quelled the Hurricanes, 35-3, on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Photo: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

AND…

2018 Photos: Part One

2018 Photos: Part Two

2018 Photos: Part Three

Pictures of 2018: Animals

Pictures of 2018: Sports

Pictures of 2018: Entertainment

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