Photos of the Week: 12/3–12/16

Santacon in London, a toppled wind turbine in Germany, protests against proposed austerity measures in Rio de Janeiro, the evacuation of Aleppo, snow sculpture in China, an earthquake in Aceh Province, Indonesia, and much more. This collection includes photos from the past week, as well as from the previous week—which we missed while doing the year-end wrap-ups.

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  • Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty

    Mars in the Gobi Desert

    Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in China’s Gobi Desert.

  • Ludovic Marin / AFP / Getty

    After the Fire: Photos From Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Investigators and photographers were able to get a first look at the damaged interior.

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    Photos: The Devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral

    A massive fire burned through the roof of one of Europe’s most visited historic landmarks today.