Photos of the Week (12/01/19)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) President Donald Trump throws a cap as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sunrise. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

2) Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks to U.S. troops at a U.S. military facility at Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

3) A Secret Service agent scans the skies over the White House during a lockdown because of reports of a stray airplane over Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

4) Tova Noel (C) is surrounded by fellow guards as she departs after a court hearing regarding her actions the evening that led to the death of Jeffrey Epstein, outside a federal court in New York City. Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5) A whirlwind of hot ash and embers moves through a wildfire, dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California. Photo: REUTERS/David McNew

6) Fire erupts near Painted Cave on Camino Cielo, as seen from Highway 154, Santa Barbara, California.  Photograph: Amy Katz/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

7) An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California.  Photograph: David McNew/Reuters

8) A masked couple kisses in front of a burning barricade during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile. Photo: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

9) A journalist works on his laptop after protesters left Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

10) Children play with a ball on a street blocked with burning tires, amid a general strike in the southern city of Basra, Iraq. Photo: AFP

11) Kim Jae-hoon drinks water as he sits in his cubicle, called a goshi-won, where he lives in Suwon, South Korea. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

12) Pope Francis poses with Italian police officers at the weekly general audience in Vatican City. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

13) Skiers relax on deckchairs at a restaurant on a slope at the Val Thorens, in the French Alps, on Nov. 24, 2019, during the ski station’s opening week-end. Photo: PHILIPPE DESMAZES, AFP via Getty Images

14) First Lady Melania Trump arrives to receive the 2019 White House Christmas Tree from Pennsylvania’s Mahantongo Valley Farms outside the White House. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

15) Two male turkeys from North Carolina named Bread and Butter, that will be pardoned by President Donald Trump, hang out in their hotel room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington. Photo: AP

16) President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to Butter, a 47-pound National Thanksgiving Turkey, as first lady Melania Trump looks on in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, November 26, 2019. Trump took advantage of the light-hearted traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardoning of Butter, and his alternate Bread, to take jabs at his favorite political rivals: Adam Schiff, Democrats, and the media. Photo: REUTERS/Loren Elliott

17) “Thankfully Bread and Butter have been especially raised by the Jacksons to remain calm under any condition, which will be very important because they’ve already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday,” Trump said, referring to the Democrat who is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and leading impeachment proceedings against Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner

18) People line up for Thanksgiving dinner at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on West Vliet Street in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

19) The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office deputies shopped and assembled groceries that will go to ensuring 50 area families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

20) Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputies Virgyl Maxwell, left, and Kristine Camarillo shop for Thanksgiving day meal items at Metcalfe’s Market in Wauwatosa on Monday. One more Photos: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

21) People wait to take the oath to become naturalized United States citizens during a ceremony at the Holiday Folk Fair International. The fair features an assortment of ethnic foods, music and dance performances, historical displays on ethnic cultures and arts and crafts displays. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

22) Cal Lindstrom, 7, Lucy Lindstrom, 5, and Luke Lindstrom, 3, from Milwaukee have their picture taken in front of the Milwaukee City Hall Christmas Tree. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

23) A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) rests on the face of a visitor at a giant spiders and insects exhibition in Hanover, northern Germany, on Nov. 23, 2019. Photo: PETER STEFFEN, dpa/AFP via Getty Images

24) Wrestler Ana Luisa Yujra (R), aka Jhenifer Two Faces, a member of the Fighting Cholitas, fights with a male wrestler at the re-opening of the club after recent political unrest. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/ Getty Images

25) In a new book, guided by the art history expert Catherine McCormack, 40 ceilings from around the globe are celebrated for their aesthetic power and examined for what they mean to those who created them. From the Senso-ji temple in Japan to the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, The Art of Looking Up offers up an alternative look at art where we might not expect it. Giulio Romano, The Fall of the Giants (Sala dei Giganti), 1536, Palazzo del Te, Mantua, Italy. The painting depicts Jupiter throwing lightning down to defeat the giants. In 1630 the palace was looted from top to bottom, when 36,000 mercenary soldiers sacked Mantua, bringing with them a devastating plague that wiped out much of the local population. The giants of Romano’s painting were left frozen in time as the earth shook around them and nothing but eerie echoes filled the silent rooms for centuries. Photograph: Heritage Image Partnership Ltd/White Lion Publishing

26) Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’, 1883-present. The columns are modeled on the hyperbolic paraboloids of tree trunks and their branches, along with conoids, fractals and spirals. It was Gaudí’s intention that anyone entering the church should gain a simultaneous view of the vaults of the nave, transept and apse – a spectacular vision, given that the central vault of the nave reaches 45m (145ft) in height, while the apse climbs to a vertiginous 75m (245ft). Photograph: Rob Whitworth/White Lion Publishing

27) North Portico ceiling, Colin Gill, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, 1928. Six unblinking, disembodied eyes bear down on all those who arrive at the principal entrance to the palatial setting of Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. Three eyes are brown, the remaining three a cerulean blue, all of them encased in enigmatic starbursts. It is a peculiar welcome to one of England’s largest and most prestigious stately homes, the only secular and non-royal building in the country to be known as a ‘palace’. Photograph: White Lion Publishing


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