The World in Photos This Week

Syrian civilians evacuate rebel-held Aleppo; a massive explosion rocks Mexico’s biggest fireworks markets; and people around the world celebrate the holiday season.

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Bolivia’s anti-drug task force takes part in a demonstration during an end-of-the-year ceremony in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Dec. 21.

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People in Kiev pay their respects on Dec. 22 at the coffin of a Ukrainian activist of the Maidan protests who died in heavy fighting in the country’s eastern Donetsk region.

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Two children take a selfie in front of a podium full of Santa Claus dolls at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Dec. 22.

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A Syrian boy makes his way through the rubble of destroyed buildings as he heads to his house in eastern Aleppo on Dec. 17, after pro-government forces retook the area from rebel fighters.

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A nomad woman from a disputed territory between Sudan and South Sudan rides a donkey on Dec. 18, migrating to the south, away from the northern dry season.

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People who rely on cross-border trade with Colombia confront armed forces at the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge on Dec. 18 after the Venezuelan government ordered the border closed between the two countries, claiming a need to crack down on “mafias” hoarding Venezuelan cash abroad in a U.S.-backed plot to destabilize the country.

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On Dec. 18, Turkish soldiers attend the Istanbul funeral of a fellow serviceman killed the day before in a suicide car-bombing attack blamed on Kurdish militants targeting off-duty conscripts.

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Vendors display their wares to buyers attending an annual Christmas poultry auction, which featured more than 800 birds in York, England, on Dec. 22.

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Bettors watch a cockfight on Dec. 18, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where cockfighting is a legal sport.

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Ahmed Rimawi, who was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces the day before, during his funeral in the West Bank town of Beit Rima, near Ramallah, on Dec. 18.

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A man wades through floodwaters in front of his home in Binh Dinh, Vietnam, on Dec. 18.

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Syrian civilians, evacuated from the last rebel-held pockets of Aleppo, arrive in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Assal region, west of the embattled city, on Dec. 22.

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A member of the Santo Tomas brotherhood takes part in a procession in honor of the city’s saint in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, on Dec. 21.

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An elderly man wearing a mask exercises at a park in Beijing on Dec. 20, as heavy smog suffocated northeastern China for a fifth day.

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A massive explosion guts Mexico’s biggest fireworks market in Tultepec on Dec. 20. The explosion killed at least 31 people and injured 72, authorities said.

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On Dec. 20, soldiers of Burkina Faso’s armed forces in Ouagadougou carry the portraits of the servicemen killed during the biggest-ever jihadi attack on the army in Nassoumbou a few days earlier.

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Pakistani revelers, some dressed in Santa Claus hats, take part in a camel rally in Karachi on Dec. 21.

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An Afghan policeman watches as a cache of alcohol and drugs burns on the outskirts of Kabul on Dec. 20.

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A man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, screams on Dec. 20 as people gather to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down after his mandate expired.

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A Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committees that support forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fires a weapon as a fellow tribesman rescues the body of a dead comrade in Taiz, on Dec. 19.

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A man receives a haircut at a makeshift barbershop in a refugee camp near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski Kalak, Iraq, on Dec. 21.

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People light candles on Dec. 21 at a memorial in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, two days after an attack at a nearby Christmas market in central Berlin.

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