Tax bill protests in Washington D.C., Pope Francis’s visit to Myanmar, athletes race an ultramarathon through a Peruvian desert, Christmas celebrations around the world, a Krampus sighting in Slovenia, an eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, and much more.
1.A young girl reacts as she is greeted by Juno, a fifteen-year-old male beluga whale, at the viewing window at Mystic Aquarium on November 28, 2017. Juno is one of two beluga whales at the aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.
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2.A bystander falls as she is hit by Israeli police spraying water during a demonstration by ultra-Orthodox Jews against the detention of members of their community who failed to report to a military recruiting office, in Jerusalem, on November 26, 2017.
Ronen Zvulun / Reuters
3.Clouds of ash from Mount Agung volcano are lit with warm sunset light in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, on November 30, 2017. Authorities have told tens of thousands of people to leave an area extending 10 kilometers (six miles) from the volcano as it belches volcanic materials into the air. Mount Agung's last major eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people.
Firdia Lisnawati / AP
4.Tear gas is deployed as riot police clash with protesters attempting to enter a courtroom in Athens, Greece, on November 29, 2017. People protesting the auctions of homes fought with police at an Athens court of appeals as foreclosures began anew as part of reforms under Greece's bailout plans.
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5.Michael Flynn, former Trump national-security adviser, leaves federal court in Washington, D.C., on, December 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Susan Walsh / AP
6.A Catholic woman from Myanmar prays outside St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Yangon on November 27, 2017, before the arrival of Pope Francis to the country. Pope Francis was to arrive in Myanmar later on November 27 for one of his most sensitive trips yet, as religious tensions fester in the mainly Buddhist nation that has bristled at global outrage over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
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7.The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit on November 29, 2017, in New York City. The 75-foot-tall Norway spruce is covered with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights and will remain lit until January 7.
Diane Bondareff / AP Images for Tishman Speyer
8.The Soyuz-2 rocket carrying Russia's Meteor-M 2-1 weather satellite and other equipment lifts off from the launch pad at the Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Uglegorsk, about 200 kilometers from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the eastern Amur region of Russia on November 28, 2017.
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9.Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie embrace at the end of the show on the set of NBC's Today Show, on November 29, 2017, in New York City. It was announced on Wednesday morning that long-time Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired for alleged sexual misconduct.
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10.A derailed train of the Spanish state-owned rail company Renfe sits on damaged tracks at Arahal, near Seville, Spain, on November 29, 2017. A middle-distance train traveling from Malaga to Seville with 79 passengers on board left 35 injured after derailing due to damage caused by heavy rains.
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11.Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on November 29, 2017.
Susana Vera / Reuters
12.A Rohingya Muslim woman works with her sewing machine inside her tent at Kutupalong refugee camp on November 28, 2017, in Bangladesh. Since late August, more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh, where they are living in squalid refugee camps.
Wong Maye-E / AP
13.A participant dressed as Krampus walks through fire during "The Hike of the Krampus of Three Lands" in Podkoren, Slovenia, on November 24, 2017.
Jure Makovec / AFP / Getty
14.A full plastinated head of a horse is on display at the Casino de la Exposicion cultural center in Seville, Spain, on November 30, 2017, on the eve of the opening of the exhibition Animals Inside Out. This new exhibition by Body Worlds show creator, German anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, dubbed "Doctor Death," shows more than 100 specimens preserved by the process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens.
Cristina Quicler / AFP / Getty
15.United States First Lady Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 27, 2017.
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16.A woman takes a picture of a mural of Donald Trump in Dublin, Ireland, on December 1, 2017.
Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters
17.An army dog stands up as retiring soldiers salute their guard post before retirement in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China, on November 28, 2017.
18.South Korea's Hyunmoo II missile is fired during an exercise at an undefined location on the east coast of South Korea on November 29, 2017.
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19.Visitors enjoy colorful autumn leaves at the Hibiya park in Tokyo, Japan, on November 28, 2017.
Shizuo Kambayashi / AP
20.History enthusiasts dressed in regimental costumes make a stop to take some rest on their way to Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic, on December 1, 2017. The reenactment of Napoleon's famous battle of Austerlitz will take place on December 2 to celebrate its 212th anniversary.
Petr David Josek / AP
21.Tourists attempt to photograph a red deer stag visiting a car park near Glen Coe, Scotland, on December 1, 2017.
Jeff J Mitchell / Getty
22.Maria de Jesus Patricio, known as MariChuy (center left), presidential candidate for the National Indigenous Congress, attends a campaign event at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 28, 2017. Many of Mexico's voiceless, impoverished indigenous people see Patricio as a way to assert their own voices in politics.
Rebecca Blackwell / AP
23.People gather and use their cell phones to film fireworks as they illuminate the sky during the lighting of a Christmas tree in a square in the Lebanese coastal city of Byblos, north of Beirut, on November 30, 2017.
Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty
24.A vendor prepares roast pig at the Budapest Christmas Fair at Vorosmarty Square in downtown Budapest, Hungary, on November 27, 2017.
Bernadett Szabo / Reuters
25.A man wades in the sea as a tiger shark swims past in Miami Beach, Florida, in this still image taken from a drone video made on November 24, 2017.
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26.Kenyan police intervene outside the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi during a stampede as supporters of Kenya's president try to get into the venue to attend his inauguration ceremony on November 28, 2017.
Simon Maina / AFP / Getty
27.Security was present as former Alabama Chief Justice and current U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke at a rally in Dora, Alabama, on November 30, 2017.
Brynn Anderson / AP
28.Members of Romanian army forces march during a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest on December 1, 2017.
Daniel Mihailescu / AFP / Getty
29.Soccer players of the Sereyos soccer team poses for a photo during the "Champions Ligay" gay soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 25, 2017.
Pilar Olivares / Reuters
30.Competitors take part in the third stage of the first edition of the Marathon des Sables Peru, between Samaca and Ocucaje, in the Ica desert, on November 30, 2017. Competitors are racing approximately 250 kilometers, divided into six stages through the Ica Desert at a free pace and in self-sufficiency conditions, from November 28 to December 4, 2017.
Jean-Philippe Ksiazek / AFP / Getty
31.A Buddhist monk walks in the courtyard surrounding the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist temple, in Yangon on November 26, 2017.
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32.A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on David McEvoy's turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, on November 26, 2017.
Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters
33.A dog awaits the competition during the Zagreb Winter Classic dog show in Zagreb, Croatia, on November 26, 2017.
Antonio Bronic / Reuters
34.Protesters shout their disapproval of the Republican tax bill outside the Senate Budget Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on November 28, 2017.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP
35.A Rohingya refugee boy gets a haircut at Kutupalong refugee settlement near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on December 1, 2017.
Susana Vera / Reuters
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