Photos of the Week 50

Protests worldwide, floating lanterns in Thailand, ‘balloon fishing’ with condoms in Cuba, Black Pete in the Netherlands, ‘acqua-alta’ in Venice, Trump’s name removed from buildings in New York, the supermoon above France, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A golden pheasant photographed in Hangzhou Safari Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on November 13, 2016. According to local media, the pheasant has gained popularity recently as its golden feathers resemble the hairstyle of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (Reuters) #
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A cat dressed up with a collar and tie looks out from a window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England, on November 14, 2016. Swedish Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren arrived at the embassy Monday to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about allegations concerning possible sexual misconduct committed in Sweden six years ago. (Matt Dunham / AP) #
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A woman exercises in a park in Chisinau, Moldova, on November 12, 2016. (Vadim Ghirda / AP) #
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A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, Kenya, on November 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others. (Ben Curtis / AP) #
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A biplane flown by Cedric Collette and Alexandra Maingard glides by Egypt's iconic pyramids of Giza, on the second leg of their month-long journey through Africa in Cairo, Egypt, on November 13, 2016. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters) #
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The fully restorted and functioning "Pink Panther Car" is displayed in the "Galpin Hall of Customs" at the Los Angeles Auto Show, November 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Pink Panther Car was built by famed American designer George Barris who built many famous Hollywood custom cars, including the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile. (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty) #
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Riot police officers are surrounded by a fire caused by Molotov cocktails during clashes with protesters, following a demonstration in central Athens on November 17, 2016, to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974. Some 3,000 people, according to a police source, participated in the annual march to the US Embassy in Athens to mark a key moment in the restoration of democracy in the country. (Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty) #
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Police use water cannon to disperse activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party during a protest against the government's decision to withdraw 500 and 1000 Indian rupee banknotes from circulation, according to a media release, in New Delhi, India, on November 18, 2016. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #
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A Cambodian farmer harvests rice during the rice harvesting season in Trapaing Mean village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 18, 2016. (Heng Sinith / AP) #
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The supermoon rises behind one of the seven statues by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa on Massena square in Nice , France, on November 14, 2016. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters) #
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People run in panic after a coalition airstrike hit Islamic State fighters positions in Tahrir neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, on November 17, 2016. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters) #
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Workers remove Trump signage from 180 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan's upper west side on November 16, 2016, in New York. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. (Bryan R. Smith / AFP / Getty) #
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Two people sit on a terrace in St. Mark's Square during an ''acqua-alta'' or high-water in Venice, Italy, on November 12, 2016. (Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty) #
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Members of a U.S. Army carry team move the flag-draped transfer case holding the remains of Army Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa, Illinois, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on November 15, 2016, in Dover, Delaware. Iubelt, 20, who was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, died November 12 of injuries sustained from a suicide bomb attack at Bagram Airfield near Kabul in Afghanistan. (Alex Wong / Getty) #
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The aerial photo shows the damage to a state highway near Kaikoura, New Zealand, on November 14, 2016, after a powerful earthquake. An earthquake rocked New Zealand on Monday triggering landslides and a small tsunami, cracking apart roads and homes, but largely sparing the country the devastation it saw five years ago when a deadly earthquake struck the same region. (David Alexander / SNPA via AP) #
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A Black Pete interacts with children during the arrival of Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas, in Maassluis, Netherlands, on November 12, 2016. Sinterklaas and his helper Black Pete are at the center of a long-time controversy because Black Pete is often played by white people in blackface makeup. (Peter Dejong / AP) #
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The Royal Life Guard is lined up to receive Queen Margrethe at the regiments barracks in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 16, 2016. (Ole Jensen / Corbis via Getty images) #
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A soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces' second division collects IDs from men they rounded up in Mosul's eastern district of Karkukli on November 18, 2016, during a massive operation to retake the last ISIS-held city in the country. The group of men was taken to a mosque in the newly retaken area for ID checks by the army's intelligence unit and the federal police. (Odd Andersen / AFP / Getty) #
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Construction workers continue to build the Crossrail underground line in the Stepney tunnel on November 16, 2016 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood / Getty) #
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A cat walks close to one of the Soviet-era Buran space shuttles installed at a museum in the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 15, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty) #
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Derek Aguiar Gonzalez, a stomatology student and amateur fisherman who said he takes home what he catches, preparing to cast his line, fitted with inflated condoms that serve to keep the bait high in the water and increase the line’s resistance against the pull of heavy fish, at the Malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba, on November 12, 2016. Havana’s fishermen call it “balloon fishing,” a technique employing a couple of cents worth of condoms to pull fish worth an average month’s salary from the ocean. (Ramon Espinosa / AP) #
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A soldier is lowered from a helicopter to practice rescuing a person in the water during a joint rescue operation in the U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange (DME) in Kunming, China's Yunnan Province, on November 18, 2016. Hundreds soldiers from Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command Army and the U.S. Army Pacific conducted the fourth round of Disaster Management Exchange (DME) joint drill on Friday, as part of the exchanges between the two countries' militaries. (Andy Wong / AP) #
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A man walks past the artwork "Infinity Head" by U.S. street artist Mark Jenkins at the Cologne Fine Art fair, in Cologne, Germany, on November 16, 2016. (Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters) #
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Two suspected ISIS fighters found hiding in a house as they were pushing through the eastern Samah area and into the Arbagiah neighborhood of Mosul are seen on November 11, 2016 during an offensive by the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division. Elite Iraqi troops battled ISIS in the streets of Mosul, as the UN reported the jihadists had executed dozens of people inside the city for alleged "treason". (Odd Andersen / AFP / Getty) #
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A worker carries a Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) as being prepared to be released into the wild at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program's rehabilitation center on November 14, 2016 in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. (Ulet Ifansasti / Getty) #
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Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash for the last day, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 15, 2016. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters) #
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Floating lanterns fill the sky during the festival of Yee Peng in the northern capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand, on November 14, 2016. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters) #
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Rio de Janeiro state's public servants protest against austerity measures in front of the Rio de Janeiro state Assembly (ALERJ), where lawmakers began discussing the measures promoted by the governor Luiz Fernando Pezao pushing budget cuts in response to nearly empty public coffers, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 16, 2016. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty) #
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A woman kneels in front of police during a protest in Bismarck against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe and near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, on November 14, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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In this photo taken with a long exposure, South Koreans march toward the presidential house holding candles during a protest against South Korean President Park Geun-hye on a main street in Seoul on November 12, 2016. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul on Saturday demanding the ouster of Park in one of the biggest protests in the country since its democratization about 30 years ago. (Jeon Heon-kyun / AP) #
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Demonstrators march up 5th Avenue during a protest against the election of President-elect Donald Trump, on November 12, 2016, in New York City. (Mary Altaffer / AP) #
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A man walks through a garden on an autumn day in Srinagar, India, on November 15, 2016. (Danish Ismail / Reuters) #
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The European launcher Ariane 5 is rolled out to the launch pad at the Arianespace space center in Kourou, French Guiana, on November 15, 2016. The rocket will send four satellites-- part of the Galileo global satellite navigation system--into space on November 17. (Jody Amiet / AFP / Getty) #
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Firefighters work after a fireworks-laden hot-air balloon ignited near a car before the balloon had reached a sufficient height during the closing ceremony of the Tazaungdaing Festival at Taunggyi, in Burma's northeastern Shan State, on November 15, 2016. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP / Getty) #
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A car bomb explodes next to Iraqi Special Forces armored vehicles as they advance towards ISIS-held territory in Mosul, Iraq, on November 16, 2016. Troops have established a foothold in the city's east from where they are driving northward into the Tahrir neighborhood. (Felipe Dana / AP) #

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