Photos of the Week (12/13/20)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Tens of thousands of people converged at the Capitol and the Supreme Court on Saturday—amidst blaring musical horns, red, white, and blue apparel, and waving American flags—to take part in rallies calling for greater transparency in the 2020 election. People traveled to Washington from all over the country to show their support for President Donald Trump. Photo: Larry Dai/The Epoch Times

2) Margaret Keenan, 90, is the first patient in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, administered by nurse May Parsons, at the start of the largest-ever immunization program in British history, in Coventry, Britain December 8, 2020. Britain is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Photo: Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS

3) Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, at University Hospital, Coventry, England. Photo: AP

4) Marie-Paule and Marie-Josephe interact with their 97-year-old mother Colette behind plastic bubble structure which allows families to hug without risk of COVID contamination or transmission, at the Residence du Carre d’Or retirement home at Jeumont Hospital, in France, December 4, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

5) A man dressed as Santa Claus greets a girl from behind a protective shield at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

6) Santa waves to passing pedestrians on December 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Known as the Seattle Santa, he is usually booked for private events but is set up this year in a socially-distanced snow globe for public visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

7) Mateo Johnson, 6, and Neah Johnson, 3, hold their Santa letters while visiting with Santa on December 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Known as the Seattle Santa, he is usually booked for private events but is set up this year in a socially-distanced snow globe for public visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

8) A child has his temperature checked as he rubs his hands with hand sanitizer before attending class at PS 361 on the first day of a return to class in Manhattan, New York City. Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

9) A child wears a protective face mask depicting U.S. President Donald Trump at the 2020 annual National Chanukah Menorah Lighting to mark the First Night of Chanukah near the White House in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Erin Scott  

10) Sammy Olszta, 6, grandson of U.S. Olympic wrestling gold medalist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dan Gable, leans against the Resolute Desk as Gable delivers remarks beside President Donald Trump during a presentation ceremony inside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, December 7, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner

11) The capsule from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 space probe streaks through the sky before parachuting down near Woomera in South Australia. The spacecraft collected the first significant quantity of rock from an asteroid before returning the sample to Earth. Photo: AFP

12) In Johannesburg, South Africa, a guard carries his gun as he takes a bag of money to an armored vehicle. There have been 260 cash-in-transit heist incidents in South Africa this year, with 19 crew members killed. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

13) People look on December 10, 2020 at a metal monolith that has popped up on a riverbank of the Vistula in the Polish capital Warsaw, the latest in a string of similar objects that have recently appeared in Europe and the US. Photo: AFP/Wojtek Radwanski

14) Lego bricks weighing a total of 22 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one month, are displayed on top of pieces of sushi rice in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration

15) Andreyka, a 10-month-old female bear cub, plays with Rommi, an Alaskan Malamute, at the Siberian Zoo in the settlement of Listvyanka, Irkutsk Region, Russia. The bear cub, which was found in a weak condition earlier this year, now play-fights with the Alaskan Malamute, who adopted her and has seen three generations of bear cubs brought up in the Siberian zoo and released back into the wild.  Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Novikov  

16) A tamed golden eagle takes part in a traditional hunting contest near the town of Esik, in Almaty region, Kazakhstan. Photo: Reuters

17) An African penguin swims in a large overhanging water tank called “Penguin in the sky” at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

18) Little pygmy possum is held as conservation efforts continue following last summer’s bushfire on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Photo: Kangaroo Island Land For Wildlife/Ashlee Benc

19) Jellyfish swimming in an illuminated aquarium at Aqua Park Shinagawa in Tokyo. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

20) A papier mache model of the coronavirus shows the inscription reading “Do not be afraid” inside the Roman Catholic Church of St. Martinus in Renningen near Stuttgart, Germany. Photo: Reuters

21) Cholita wrestlers Silvana La Poderosa and Simplemente Maria fight in El Alto on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia. The wrestlers are making a comeback to the ring after the iconic female fighters were forced to hang up their billowing skirts and bowler hats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The indigenous women wrestlers have become symbolic at home and abroad of the power of women, reclaiming the pejorative Spanish term “chola” used for indigenous groups and proudly making it part of their heritage and strength. Photo: REUTERS/David Mercado. The winner! Photo: Reuters

22) In Bogota, Colombia, The Day of the Little Candles, held every year on the eve of the Immaculate Conception that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Photograph: Raúl Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

23) Pope Francis celebrates a private holy mass on the altar of St Ignatius of Loyola in Rome during the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

24) In Harbin, China, sculptors carve a snow sculpture for the upcoming 33rd Harbin Sun Island international snow sculpture art expo. Photograph: VCG/Getty Images

25) The Gingerbread Town, an annual pre-Christmas tradition consisting of miniature houses, trains, cars and ships, made from gingerbread, is pictured in Bergen, Norway. Photo: NTB/Marit Hommedal

26) Steve Knudson of Madison, WI, provided this photo of his ballerina daughter Hannah participating in a Nutcracker photo shoot, playing the role of the Russian nutcracker. She’s in the red and white striped outfit. Here’s another.

27) “Usually I do something just simple and cute,” Jessica Taylor of Wauwatosa, WI, said of yard decorations for the holidays. Taylor, 43, displayed Christmas decorations early to make room for their home renovation. When Taylor’s friend suggested she also decorate their dumpster, the idea of a dumpster fire was born. Take a look. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

28) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (18) runs back a punt return for a touchdown against Green Bay Packers punter J.K. Scott (6) in the fourth quarter during their football game Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers still won, 30-16. Photo: DAN POWERS/USA TODAY NETWORK-WIS

29) LAST YEAR: Wisconsin linebackers Chris Orr (54) and Zack Baun (56) show off the Heartland Trophy after the Badgers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes, 24-22, on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Photo: STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL

30) THIS YEAR: Parents of Iowa Hawkeyes football seniors form a row in the stands to pose for a socially-distanced photo with their son during senior recognition prior to kickoff against Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register

31) Iowa senior receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette performs a flip after pulling down a touchdown reception in the third quarter against Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa 28, Wisconsin 7. Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register. Another look from the AP. Smith-Marsette injured himself on the play. Photo: USA TODAY Sports

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