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The World in Photos this Week

Santa Claus takes the plunge, dogs race across the desert, and a volcano lights up the night sky.

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A participant in a Santa Claus costume jumps into the water during the 108th edition of the "Copa Nadal" (Christmas Cup) swimming competition in Barcelona's Port Vell on Dec. 25.

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Swiss guards arrive to take position before the traditional "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas address and blessing given to the city of Rome and to the world by Pope Francis from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, on Dec. 25 in the Vatican.

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Members of Legio Maria of African Church Mission hold candles during their overnight Christmas Mass at the church near Ugunja, in the western part of Kenya, early on Dec. 25.

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A child skips over bamboo-skewered roasted pigs at a "lechon" grill on Christmas Eve in Manila, Philippines, on Dec. 24.

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A penguin wears Christmas clothes at Harbin Polarland on Dec. 23, in Harbin, China.

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French President Emmanuel Macron stands by a birthday cake as he attends a Christmas dinner with some 700 French soldiers of France's Barkhane anti-jihadi force on Dec. 22, at the French air hub base for the Barkhane force in Niamey, Niger.

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The Harlem Globetrotters' Hot Shot Swanson (#9) hangs upside-down from the rim after being lifted in the air by teammates for a slam dunk during their game against the Washington Generals at the Barclays Center on Dec. 26 in New York.

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Colombian bullfighter Sebastian Ritter is hit by the bull during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia on Dec. 26, during the 60th Fair of Cali.

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Moroccans shout slogans and wave a national flag as they participate in a demonstration after the funeral of two brothers who died while digging in an abandoned coal mine in the northeastern city of Jerada, on Dec. 26.

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Arabian Saluki dogs race during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, 93 miles west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 26.

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Ties hang on the fence of the Kosovo government headquarters in Pristina on Dec. 26. Around 300 ties were collected and placed on the fence of the government as a sign of protest against Kosovo's prime minister's decision to raise government salaries, including his own.

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A goose arranges its plumage on Dec. 27 in Randersacker, southern Germany.

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A Palestinian fisherman paddles his boat at sunset off the coast of Gaza City on Dec. 27.

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This timed-exposure photo taken on Dec. 28 shows Mount Sinabung volcano spewing lava that lights up the night sky in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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People dressed as devils dance in the street under fire torches during the festival of Nit de Llufes on Dec. 28, in Barcelona.

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Police stand by as demonstrators march during a protest against the pardon of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori in Lima, on Dec. 28.

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A Mayan indigenous priest takes part in a ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the signing of the peace in Guatemala after 36 years of civil armed conflict (1960-1996), at the archaeological site of Kaminaljuyu in Guatemala City on Dec. 29.

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People wearing skins take part in a New Year and winter festival during which groups from northern Romanian villages are invited to sing winter carols and dance on Dec. 29, in the city of Vatra Dornei.

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Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released by members of the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the New Year in Sao Paulo on Dec. 29.

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