The World in Photos This Week

Turkey reels after a deadly bombing targets Istanbul police officers; The Ivory Coast gets ready to head to the polls; and thousands evacuate eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces take the rebel stronghold.

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Turkish forensic police officers work next to bodies in front of a water cannon on the site of a car bombing near a soccer stadium in central Istanbul on Dec. 10.

 

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A wounded Syrian woman is helped onto the back of a truck on Dec. 14. as she flees the government military operation to retake remaining rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo.

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A woman is stuck under scaffolding after a church roof collapsed killing at least 60 people on Dec. 10 in Uyo, Nigeria.

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A boy looks at a flock of dead goats in a dry land on Dec. 15 in northeastern Somalia, where drought has decimated livestock of local herdsmen.

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Chinese paramilitary police border guards train on Dec. 12 in the sub-arctic climate of Mohe, located in China's northeast Heilongjiang province, on the border with Russia.

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Activists and victims burn an effigy of late Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a protest in observance of Human Rights Day, in Manila on Dec. 10.

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A young Israeli settler watches the landscape in the settlement outpost of Amona — which was built on private Palestinian land in 1997 — in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 15.

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King Charles Wesley Mumbere of Rwenzururu, Uganda arrives at court with security personnel on Dec. 13. to stand trial for murder and stoking a rebellion.

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A large driftwood tree covered in barnacles sits in the sun on Auckland, New Zealand's west coast on Dec. 12.

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A Muslim Yemeni shows of his colored face on Dec. 11 during a gathering marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Mohammed in Sanaa.

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A man races his horse cart down the street in the Masaken al-Fostat neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt on Dec. 11.

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A multiple exposure picture shows Athletes competing in the International Skating Union World Cup speed skating event in Shanghai, China on Dec. 10.

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Spectators watch the first day-night cricket Test between Australia and Pakistan from the wading pool inside a stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Dec. 15.

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U.N. Peacekeeper troops from Ethiopia patrol at night in Abyei, a disputed territory between Sudan and South Sudan, on Dec. 14.

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Supporters of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez celebrate in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Dec. 14 after the Supreme Court ruled he could run for reelection.

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A member of the Syrian pro-government forces holds a Palestinian flag and flashes the sign for victory as he stands on the roof of the an ancient mosque in the old city of Aleppo on Dec. 13.

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A man sticks campaign posters of a legislative candidate on a truck in Koumass on Dec. 16: the last day of campaigning for elections in the Ivory Coast.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West stand together in the lobby of Trump Tower on Dec. 13 in New York City.

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People carry the flag-draped coffins of police officers killed in a blast that targeted cops on Dec. 11 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Chinese people attend the state memorial ceremony for the Nanjing Massacre at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on Dec. 13 in Nanjing, China.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and European Parliament President Martin Schulz share a laugh ahead of European Union leaders summit in Brussels on Dec. 15.

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Reenactors parade through the city of Chester as they celebrate the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia on Dec. 15 in England.

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Young Bosnian women hold baby dolls wrapped in white fabric with stains symbolizing blood on Dec. 14 to protest the killings in eastern Aleppo, Syria.

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The Italian Chamber of Deputies gathers before granting a confidence vote to the new government of Italy's prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, on Dec. 13 in Rome.

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A reveller takes part in the 21st LGBT pride parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Dec. 11.

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