A man throws his boy in the air after arriving with other refugees and migrants at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on December 4, 2015.  / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Iraqi forces drive through Ramadi after battling the Islamic State; survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gather for an annual memorial; and Syrian refugee families begin new lives in Europe and Canada.

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TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 11: Border Services Officer Boakye-Cotie processes a Syrian refugee family at Toronto Pearson International Airport on December 11, 2015. (Photo by Kenneth Allan/Canada Border Services Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A border services officer processes a Syrian refugee family at the Toronto airport on Dec. 11. FP's Reid Standish writes about Canada's welcoming policy toward Syrian refugees here.

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Indian Sikh devotees clean the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 9, 2015.    AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU / AFP / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Sikh devotees clean the holy sarover (water tank) amid dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, on Dec. 9. Ankita Rao and Bibek Bhandari write about an infertility epidemic in Punjab that is caused by contaminated water here.

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Workers butcher a long horn zebu at a public abattoir in the Muslim district of PK5 in Bangui on December 4, 2015. 
 
The animals, which are ritually slaughtered according to the precepts of Islam, produce the meat that provides for the needs of the enclaved muslim population. / AFP / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers in the Central African Republic butcher a long horn zebu at a public abattoir in a Muslim district in Bangui on Dec. 4.

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ROTHESAY, ISLE OF BUTE, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Syrian refugee families arrive at their new homes on the Isle of Bute on December 4, 2015 in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. The Isle of Bute is welcoming 15 Syrian Refugee families as part of the governments plant to give refuge to 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020. The Isle of Bute, on the Cowal peninsular, has a population of 6,498 which swells in the Summer months due to tourism. The island has been nicknamed the 'Madeira of Scotland'  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Syrian refugee families arrive at their new homes on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, on Dec. 4.

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Demonstrators face policemen during a protest against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on December 3, 2015. The pro-government majority of the Congress is ready to approve indefinite re-election since 2021 in Ecuador. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP / RODRIGO BUENDIA        (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators in Quito, Ecuador, face off with policemen on Dec. 3 during a protest against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election. FP's Megan Alpert writes about Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's bid to weaken constitutional limits on executive power here.

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TOPSHOT - A man from Sudan reads the Koran at the migrant camp known as the "Jungle" in Calais on December 7, 2015. / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Sudanese migrant reads the Koran at a camp known as "the Jungle" in Calais, France, on Dec. 7.

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A Russian police officer holds a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya during a ceremony at the French embassy in Moscow on December 7, 2015. Russia on December 7 handed over a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya to France in a gesture of solidarity after a police dog named Diesel was killed during a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks in Saint-Denis, suburban Paris, on November 18. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV / AFP / YURI KADOBNOV        (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A Russian police officer holds a German shepherd puppy before handing it over to French police in ceremony in Moscow on Dec. 7 honoring the French police dog killed during a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks.

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COCKERMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06:  The flooded streets are deserted after Storm Desmond yesterday caused local rivers to breach their banks December 6, 2015 in Cockermouth in the county of Cumbria, England. Desmond showered a record-breaking volume of water over the town where the River Derwent and the River Cocker join.  (Photo by Toby Smith/Getty Images)

The streets of Cockermouth, England, lie deserted and flooded on Dec. 6, after local rivers breached their banks during a torrential downpour.

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Supporters of French Front National far-right party top candidate Christophe Boudot watch the results of the first round of the regional election in Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne region on December 6, 2015 in Lyon, central-eastern France. / AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE        (Photo credit should read ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of a candidate for France's far-right party the National Front cheer at the results of the first round of the regional election in Lyon, France, on Dec. 6.

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Afghan shopkeepers try to extinguish a fire burning at Mandawi Market in Kabul on December 5, 2015. A fire of unknown origin broke out in the footwear section of Mandawi Market in downtown Kabul on December 5, causing heavy losses for shopkeepers. AFP PHOTO / Wakil Kohsar / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan shopkeepers try to extinguish a fire consuming a marketplace in Kabul on Dec. 5.

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Boys are hosed down with water before a mass circumcision ceremony at a mosque in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur on December 5, 2015. About 200 boys aged between 7 and 11, who took part in the festivity some consider a celebration of reaching manhood, were given a grand welcome with surgery using local anesthetic and laser technology. Circumcision is the cutting off the foreskin covering the glands of the penis.  AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN / AFP / MOHD RASFAN        (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys are hosed down with water before a mass circumcision ceremony at a mosque in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Mayalsia, on Dec. 5.

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KISAMA, KOHIMA, NAGALAND, INDIA - 2015/12/04: To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of all the sixteen tribes of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The festival was first held in the year 2000. It is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful bird which is much admired by the tribes of the state. Hornbill festival is held at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, some twelve kilometers away from the state capital, Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. For visitors the festival offers an opportunity to understand the tribal culture of Nagaland. The Traditional Naga Morungs and the sale of indigenous artifacts provide additional attraction. (Photo by Subhendu Sarkar/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Tribes in Nagaland, India, gather for a festival held on Dec. 4.

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A man throws his boy in the air after arriving with other refugees and migrants at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on December 4, 2015.  / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A man throws his boy in the air on Dec. 4, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey and arriving with other refugees at the Greek island of Lesbos.

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A picture is projected on St. Peters Basilica during the show Fiat Lux : Illuminating Our Common Home, on December 8, 2015 at the Vatican. Images by some of the world's greatest environmental photographers, including Sebastião Salgado, Joel Sartore, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Louie Schwartzberg, are projected in solidarity with COP21 talks in Paris. It is also part of the inauguration of the Roman Catholic Churchs yearlong Jubilee of Mercy, which starts today.   / AFP / TIZIANA FABI        (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture of a lion is projected on St. Peters Basilica during a light show at the Vatican on Dec. 8.

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TAIZ, YEMEN - DECEMBER 08: Damaged building is seen after the clashes between Houthis and Yemen's former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces in Taiz, Yemen on December 08, 2015. (Photo by Abdunnaser Saddek /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A Yemeni man looks on at a building damaged during clashes between the Houthis and forces loyal to Yemen's former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Taiz on Dec. 08.

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A Kurdish fighter walks on a street in the Sur district in Diyarbakir on December 11, 2015. 
A policeman was killed by sniper fire on December 9, 2015 as he tried to defuse an explosive device in the Sur district of Diyarbakir province, which has been under military curfew for eight days. Turkey has been waging a relentless offensive against PKK strongholds in the southeast of the country and in northern Iraq following the collapse in July of a two-year truce with rebels. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN        (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Kurdish fighter walks on a street in Diyarbakir on Dec. 11.

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TOPSHOT - Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse protestors from Diyarbakir's historical Sur district which has been placed under a curfew, on December 6, 2015 in Diyarbakir. 
More than a week after prominent Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci was killed in broad daylight in a street in southeastern Turkey's main city, the Turkish authorities appear no closer to solving the crime amid bitter recriminations over who was to blame. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN        (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish riot police use a water cannon to disperse protestors in Diyarbakir on Dec. 6.

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Iraqi counter-terrorism forces drive in the Tameem district of Ramadi, a large city on the Euphrates 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Baghdad on December 9, 2015. Iraqi forces consolidated newly gained positions in Ramadi, after achieving a breakthrough in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) group by retaking a large part of the city. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces drive through Ramadi, Iraq, on Dec. 9 after retaking a large part of the city from the Islamic State.

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TOPSHOT - A youth throws a molotov cocktail towards Greek riot police during clashes in Athens on December 6, 2015.
Anarchists turned part of central Athens into a battleground during a march to mark the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of 15-year-old boy by police. Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police on December 6, 2008 sparking weeks of riots. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI        (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A youth throws a molotov cocktail at Greek riot police during clashes in Athens on Dec. 6.

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CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  A member of the rescue team carries a young woman to safety through the flood water as they continue to to evacuate homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding on December 7, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A rescuer carries a young woman to safety through flooded streets in Carlisle, England, on Dec. 7.

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HONOLULU, HI -  MONDAY, DECEMBER 07:  U.S. Navy Captain Mark Manfredi greets Pearl Harbor Survivor Delton E. Whaling (2nd R) before the start of a memorial service marking the 74th Anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor December 07, 2015 on the island of Oahu at the Kilo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, killing thousands and launchingthe U.S. inot WWII.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

A U.S. Navy captain greets Pearl Harbor survivors on Dec. 7, before the start of a memorial service in Honolulu, Hawaii, for those killed in the attack.

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Opposition protesters destroy a bunker installed as an artwork near the Interior ministry  during a rally organized by the opposition Democratic Party to demand the resignation of the government, in Tirana, on December 8, 2015, on the day that marks the 25th anniversary of the student protests that led to the toppling of the last communist regime in Europe in 1990. 
The bunker bears a striking resemblance to the 700,000 circular bunkers built across Albania during the 40-year rule of dictator Enver Hoxha, who feared attacks from both the Soviet Union and the West. That history has left some people concerned that the new addition is a reflection of growing nostalgia for the communist era. / AFP / GENT SHKULLAKU        (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition protesters destroy a bunker installed as an artwork outside government offices in Tirana, Albania, during a rally on Dec. 8.

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TOPSHOT - Opposition protesters destroy a bunker installed as an artwork near the Interior ministry  during a rally organized by the opposition Democratic Party to demand the resignation of the government, in Tirana, on December 8, 2015, on the day that marks the 25th anniversary of the student protests that led to the toppling of the last communist regime in Europe in 1990. 
The bunker bears a striking resemblance to the 700,000 circular bunkers built across Albania during the 40-year rule of dictator Enver Hoxha, who feared attacks from both the Soviet Union and the West. That history has left some people concerned that the new addition is a reflection of growing nostalgia for the communist era. / AFP / GENT SHKULLAKU        (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters ignite a bunker on fire outside government offices in Tirana, Albania, on Dec. 8.

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Mourners carry the body of Malek Shahin, a 19 year-old Palestinian who was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, during his funeral procession in the Dheisheh refugee camp near the West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 08, 2015. Israeli soldiers shot Shahin dead as clashes broke out during an early morning raid at the refugee camp, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said. AFP PHOTO/ MUSA AL SHAER / AFP / MUSA AL-SHAER        (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

Mourners carry the body of Malek Shahin, a 19 year-old Palestinian who was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, during a funeral procession in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Dec. 08.

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TOPSHOT - Singer of the US rock group Eagles of Death metal Jesse Hughes (L) and guitarist Dave Catching pay tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks at a makeshift memorial in front of the Bataclan concert hall on December 8, 2015 in Paris. 
The Eagles of Death Metal band returned to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, nearly a month after they survived a jihadist attack there in which 90 people died. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

The singer of the U.S. rock group Eagles of Death Metal and the group's guitarist pay tribute to the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks at a makeshift memorial in front of the Bataclan concert hall on Dec. 8.

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Aerial view taken on December 8, 2015 shows a flock of sheep and goats on a meadow in Weng near Landshut, southern Germany.         AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL   +++   GERMANY OUT   +++ / AFP / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL        (Photo credit should read ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images)

A flock of sheep and goats graze on a meadow in southern Germany on Dec. 8.

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JAGEL, GERMANY - DECEMBER 10:  Forty members of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, board a Luftwaffe A-400M transport plane destined for Incirlik airbase in Turkey as part of Germany's participation in the international military intervention against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria on December 10, 2015 in Jagel, Germany. Germany is sending a total of 1,200 troops, six Tornado reconaissance jets and a navy frigate in non-combative roles.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Forty members of the German armed forces board a transport plane in Jagel on Dec. 10, on their way to Incirlik airbase in Turkey, sent as part of Germany's contingent to fight the Islamic State in Syria.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 10:  A Military Police (PM) officer adjusts a plaque honoring a slain officer at a memorial honoring police officers killed in the line of duty on December 10, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violence between police and warring drug gangs leaves hundreds dead every year in Rio.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A military police officer adjusts one of many plaques honoring police officers killed in the line of duty on Dec. 10 in Rio de Janeiro.

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