The World in Photos This Week

Winter storms, protests in Iran, and New Year’s celebrations around the world.

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Stars over a snowy landscape near Unterjoch, southern Germany, before sunrise on Dec. 29, 2017.

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Egyptian security members and forensic police inspect the site of an attack outside a church south of Cairo, on December 29, 2017.

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People wearing bear skins parade during a New Year’s and winter festival on Dec. 29, 2017 in the city of Vatra Dornei, Romania.

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The scene of a suicide attack that targeted a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2017. At least 15 people were killed and 14 wounded.

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Supporters of the Fatah movement hold up a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a rally in Gaza City on Dec. 31, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the creation of the political party.

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People dance during New Year’s Eve celebrations on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Peruvian bullfighter Andrés Roca Rey performs during a fight at the Cañaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia, on Dec. 31, 2017, during the 60th annual Cali Fair.

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A television news broadcast at a railway station in Seoul showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year’s speech on Jan. 1.

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This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on Jan. 1 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang.

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A protester at a New Year’s Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Jan. 1. Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law.

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Revelers take part in the traditional “Bain des givrés” as part of New Year’s celebrations on Jan. 1 at Malo-les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, northern France.

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Camels racing during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on Jan. 1 in the Liwa Desert, about 150 miles west of the Persian Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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A plane flies in front of a “supermoon” or “wolf moon” on its approach to London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 1.

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Indian devotees light oil lamps during Paush Purnima, the annual traditional fair held at the confluence of three rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati — which is believed by Hindus to exist in metaphysical form — in Allahabad, India on Jan. 2.

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A wounded man is carried away following an airstrike on the rebel-held town of Arbin, Syria, in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on Jan. 2.

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Pro-government demonstrators hold posters of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during a march in Iran’s holy city of Qom, 80 miles south of Tehran, on Jan. 3.

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A woman in Yangon, Myanmar, is hit in the face with flour while playing a game involving cake-making ingredients as part of local festivities marking Myanmar’s 70th Independence Day on Jan. 4.

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People in Times Square during a winter storm in New York City on Jan. 4.

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Pakistani demonstrators burn the U.S. flag at a protest in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 4, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to the country.

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Peugeot’s Carlos Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain take part in a driving session on Jan. 4, ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally, which will pass through Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina from Jan. 6 to 20.

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A participant writes Japanese calligraphy during the annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Jan. 5.

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A Somali fisherman carries a hammerhead shark to the Hamarweyne fish market in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Jan. 5.

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A Palestinian boy leans over the window of his house in Gaza City on Jan. 5.

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Women mourn the death of a family member following a landslide on Jan. 5 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thirty-seven people died overnight when torrential rain and mudslides swept though shanty homes in the city.

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Visitors walk and slide on icy paths on the opening day of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 5.

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