Photos of the Week (12/06/20)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Students at the Holne Chase School interact with a class member via the internet as his family self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Milton Keynes, Britain. Photo: Reuters

2) Traffic avoids a single-engine plane after it made an emergency landing on the northbound Interstate 35W in Minnesota. Photo: Jeff Wheeler/AP

3) Riot police stand guard as a protester attempts to get through barbed wire barricading the base entrance of the 11th Infantry Regiment, a palace security unit under direct command of the Thai king, in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP

4) Joe Biden, wearing an orthotic boot to protect his injured foot, arrives to announce nominees and appointees to serve on his economic policy team, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Reuters

5) Astrid Cota, left, and Jared T, center, participate in a seventh consecutive day of protests outside the office of the Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, in an attempt to persuade Joe Biden, not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. Photograph: Christina House/Los Angeles Times/Rex/Shutterstock

6) Industrial climbers remove ice from the cables of the Russky Bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok, Russia. The bridge was temporarily closed after an ice storm, with a ferry service between Russky Island and mainland Vladivostok. Photo: AP

7) In Almaty, Kazakhstan, steam rises from the chimneys of a thermal power station as a plane flies above the smog-shrouded city. Photograph: Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters

8) A woman protests outside Mac’s Public House restaurant in NYC at the start of a rally against state and city mandates to halt indoor dining. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

9) Church-goers wearing face masks lineup outside the Notre-Dame-des-Champs church in Paris, France. Churches, mosques and synagogues can open their doors again to worshippers as France cautiously starts reopening after a second virus lockdown. Photo: AP

10) Jessica Walker and Nicola Foster, known as the Lido Ladies, swim at Charlton Lido in Hornfair Park in London, on its first day of reopening after the second national lockdown ended. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

11) A man and a woman walk past the Olympic rings hanging above the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP

12) People watch fireworks during the Alborada, a tradition to celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season, in Medellin, Colombia, Dec. 1, 2020. Photo: AFP

13) Cross Hall and the Blue Room are decorated during the 2020 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington. Photo: AP

14) Ornaments with photographs of prominent American women hang from a Christmas tree in the White House. This year’s theme is America the Beautiful and there are 106 wreaths, 62 Christmas trees and more than 1,200ft of garlands. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

15) A military band plays Christmas music in the Grand Foyer of the White House during the unveiling of their Christmas decoration. This year’s theme is ‘America the Beautiful’. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

16) A giant Christmas tree stands at the Galeries Lafayette department store, where lights were switched on for the festive season in Paris, France, Nov. 30, 2020. Photo: Reuters

17) In Copenhagen, Denmark, Humboldt penguins get a vaccine against bird flu at the city zoo. Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Reuters

18) Canada geese are seen lining up along the Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: AP

19) The singer Cher feeds Kaavan, an elephant transported from Pakistan to Cambodia, at a sanctuary. Photograph: Reuters

20) In Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia, a newly arrived Asian elephant, Kaavan, left, touches trunks with a neighbor in his new enclosure at the Kulen Promtep wildlife sanctuary. Photograph: Pedro Vella/ Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary/Getty Images

21) People take pictures of a New Zealand Fur Seal on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. Wildlife officers ands surf lifesavers later set up an exclusion zone around the seal to keep onlookers at bay. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

22) Gentoo penguins watching Christmas films at the Sea Life London aquarium. The attraction has installed two TVs, showing festive films, outside the penguin enclosure to prepare them for the stimulation of guests who returned on Wednesday after the UK’s lockdown was lifted. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

23) In Rettneberg, Germany, a wooden phallus stands on the Gruenten mountain after the mysterious disappearance of a similar predecessor. Photograph: Davor Knappmayer/AP

24) Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 41-25. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

25) Green Bay Packers’ Robert Tonyan catches a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

26) Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz is sacked and fumbles against Indiana Saturday in a game played in Madison. The Hoosiers recovered the fumbled and scored a touchdown in their 14-6 win. Photo: Tork Mason, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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