TOPSHOT - Women react as an Israeli mounted policeman disperses Palestinian protesters on December 9, 2017, in East Jerusalem.
Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants, as unrest simmered across the Palestinian territories over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. / AFP PHOTO / Ahmad GHARABLI        (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Protests erupt following U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, South Korea prepares for the Winter Olympics, and Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Syria.

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TOPSHOT - A snow-covered park is seen from the 337m high observation deck of Ostankino TV tower in Moscow on December 8, 2017.
The 540m high Ostankino TV tower, that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was visited by more than 12 million people. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A snow-covered park is seen from the more than 1,000-foot-high observation deck of the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow on Dec. 8.

Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Women react as an Israeli mounted policeman disperses Palestinian protesters on December 9, 2017, in East Jerusalem.
Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants, as unrest simmered across the Palestinian territories over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. / AFP PHOTO / Ahmad GHARABLI        (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Women react as an Israeli mounted policeman disperses Palestinian protesters on Dec. 9 in East Jerusalem.

Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People gather during a 'popular homage' to late French singer Johnny Hallyday as his coffin is driven down the Champs-Elysees avenue on December 9, 2017 in Paris, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background. 
French music icon Johnny Hallyday died on December 6, 2017 aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, plunging the country into mourning for a national treasure whose soft rock lit up the lives of three generations.   / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK        (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

People gather during a “popular homage” to late French singer Johnny Hallyday as his coffin is driven down the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Dec. 9.

Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A child play as it rains during a protest in Manila on December 10, 2017, as activists commemorate the International Human Rights Day.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on December 5 told human rights groups criticising his deadly anti-drug war to "go to hell" after ordering police back to the frontlines of the crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A child plays during a protest in Manila on Dec. 10, as activists commemorated International Human Rights Day.

Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Fog covers the top floors of an office building hosting some of the offices of state-owned Russian banking and financial services company Sberbank in central Moscow on December 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Fog covers the top floors of an office building that hosts the offices of state-owned Russian banking and financial services company Sberbank in central Moscow on Dec. 10.

Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Rogelio (R) and Miriam embrace through the border wall between Mexico and the United States, as they get married during the "Keep our dream alive" event, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on December 10, 2017.
Families separated by the border are reunited for three minutes through the fence that separates Ciudad Juarez Park in Mexico and Sunland in New Mexico, United States, during an event called "Keep our dream alive", organized by the Border Network for Human Rights on the International Human Rights Day.  / AFP PHOTO / Herika MARTINEZ        (Photo credit should read HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A couple embraces through the border wall between Mexico and the United States as they get married during the “Keep our dream alive” event in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Dec. 10.

Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - South Korean special warfare soldiers take part in an anti-terror drill at the Olympic Stadium, the venue of the opening and closing ceremony for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang on December 12, 2017.
The Pyeongchang Winter Games will be held from February 9 to 25 only 80 kilometres from the heavily guarded border with nuclear-armed North Korea. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean special warfare soldiers take part in an anti-terror drill on Dec. 12 at the Olympic Stadium, the venue where the opening and closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games are set to be held.

Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People cruise on a boat as they go to check their homes in the flooded town of Brescello on December 12, 2017, after the Enza river breached its banks following heavy rain throughout the northern Italian Emilia-Romagna region. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

People cruise on a boat as they check the conditions of their homes in the flooded town of Brescello, Italy, on Dec. 12 after the Enza river breached its banks following heavy rain throughout the northern Emilia-Romagna region.

Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - The charred remains of vehicles at a home in the Toro Canyon hillsides north of Santa Barbara, California on December 12, 2017.
Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage. The biggest "Thomas" fire has charred nearly 95,000 hectares (234,000 acres) of land and is only 20 percent contained, according to the state agency Calfire.
 / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

The charred remains of vehicles at a home in the Toro Canyon area north of Santa Barbara, California on Dec. 12.

Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017.
Democrat Doug Jones scored a victory Tuesday in a fiercely contested US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a setback to US President Donald Trump, whose candidate could not overcome damaging sexual misconduct accusations. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, former prosecutor Jones secured 49.5 percent of the vote compared to Roy Moore's 48.8 percent, CNN and other networks reported.
 / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 12.

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TOPSHOT - Sri Lankan passengers hold on to door handles as they travel on overfilled train carriages during a nationwide railway strike in Colombo on December 13, 2017. 
Hundreds of thousands of pupils were left stranded on December 12 after railway workers in Sri Lanka refused to abandon a strike during national exams. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Passengers hold on to door handles as they travel on overfilled train during a nationwide railway strike in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Dec. 13.

Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. 
Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA        (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

People participate in a ceremony on Dec. 13 at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops.

Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Italy's Fabio Corbi (L), Spain's Regino Hernandez (2nd L), US snowboarder Nate Holland (2nd R) and Australia's Alex Pullin (R) compete in the FIS Snowboard Cross Women World Cup on December 13, 2017 in Val Thorens, in the French Alps.      / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowboarders from Italy, Spain, Australia, and the United States compete in the Snowboard Cross Women World Cup on Dec. 13 in Val Thorens, in the French Alps.

Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A woman holds a 'Save the Net' protest sign during a demonstration against the proposed repeal of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters  in Washington, DC on December 13, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Alex EDELMAN        (Photo credit should read ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman holds a “Save the Net” protest sign during a demonstration against the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13.

Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on December 14, 2017 shows a portrait of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe after it was removed from the hall during the 107th annual conference of the Zanu-PF Central Committee at the party headquarters in Harare on December 14, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA        (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

A portrait of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe after it was removed from the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare on Dec. 14.

Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on December 14, 2017 shows the Bin Omar natural gas facility, part of the Basra Gas Company, north of the southern Iraqi port of Basra.  / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI        (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Two workers at the Bin Omar natural gas facility, part of the Basra Gas Company, located north of the Iraqi port of Basra on Dec. 14.

Haider Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a reception marking Russia's Heroes of the Fatherland Day at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Alexey DRUZHININ        (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a Kremlin reception marking Russia's Heroes of the Fatherland Day in Moscow on Dec. 14.

Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) gestures flanked by Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy (L) and UN spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci during a press conference closing a round of Intra Syria peace talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations offices in Geneva, on December 14, 2017.
The UN mediator at Syria peace talks in Geneva has "undermined" his position by appealing to Moscow to convince Damascus to hold new elections, the Syrian government's top negotiator said on December 14. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during a press conference closing a round of Syria peace talks at the U.N. offices in Geneva on Dec. 14.

Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft is transported to the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 15, 2017.
The launch of the Soyuz MS-07 with the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 54/55, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is scheduled for December 17. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOV        (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 15.

Shamil Zhumatov/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - United Nations(UN) military official greets and checks up on wounded Tanzanian peacekeepers on December 15, 2017 in Goma.
Tanzania called on December 14, 2017 for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN WESSELS        (Photo credit should read JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

A U.N. military official greets wounded Tanzanian peacekeepers on Dec. 15 in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, after 14 U.N. peacekeepers were killed by suspected Ugandan rebels.

John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - An Afghan vendor pushes a wheelbarrow after the first snowfall near the old fortress of Bala Hissar in Kabul on December 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

An Afghan vendor pushes a wheelbarrow after the first snowfall near the old fortress of Bala Hissar in Kabul on Dec. 15.

Wikil Khosar/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken from Vodno Mountain shows the tops of some of the city's highest buildings above clouds in an area with a high level of air pollution in Skopje on December 15, 2017.
Skopje on December 15 was affected for the second day in a row by air pollution that almost paralyzed the Macedonian capital. / AFP PHOTO / Robert ATANASOVSKI        (Photo credit should read ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A view from Vodno Mountain in Skopje, Macedonia, shows the tops of the city's highest buildings in an area with a high level of air pollution in Dec. 15.

Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A Pakistani woman walks through dense fog across railway tracks on the outskirts of Lahore on December 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Pakistani woman walks through dense fog on the outskirts of Lahore on Dec. 15.

Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A Palestian protester uses a stick to move flaming tires during clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank checkpoint of Qalandia, on the outskirts of Ramallah on December 15, 2017 as demonstrations continue to flare in the Middle East and elsewhere over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ABBAS MOMANI has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [in the West Bank city of Ramallah] instead of [near the West Bank checkpoint of Qalandia, on the outskirts of Ramallah]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian protester uses a stick to move flaming tires during clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 15.

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TOPSHOT - Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad (R) inspect a military parade during their visit to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in the northwestern Syrian province of Latakia on December 11, 2017.
Russian news agencies reported that Putin gave an order for partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during his press conference on December 11. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad inspect a military parade during their visit to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in the northwestern Syrian province of Latakia on Dec. 11.

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