The week in 38 photos

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Law enforcement officers search a residential area in San Bernardino, California, after a mass shooting killed at least 14 people and injured 21 on Wednesday, December 2. The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, where employees with the county health department were attending a holiday event. The shooters -- Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik -- were fatally shot in a gunbattle with police hours after the initial incident. Farook worked for the county health department. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images
A defendant named Shazia K. covers her face with a veil shortly before her sentencing Tuesday, December 1, in Darmstadt, Germany. A court ruled that she and her husband, Asadullah, had killed their daughter Lareeb for having a relationship out of wedlock. They were both sentenced to life in prison. BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images
These shoes, photographed on Wednesday, December 2, were discovered at the site of a former concentration camp in Sztutowo, Poland. ADAM WARZAWA/EPA /LANDOV
Christopher Riley, chief of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, reacts to a reporter's question Friday, November 27, after a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Robert Lewis Dear is accused of killing a police officer and two civilians. David Zalubowski/AP
A vine snake feeds on a skink inside a national park in Kerala, India, on Saturday, November 28. ABHISHEK CHINNAPPA/Reuters/Landov
Russian President Vladimir Putin puts a replica of an imperial crown on comedian Gennady Khazanov, art director of Moscow's Variety Theater, during a Kremlin meeting marking Khazanov's 70th birthday on Tuesday, December 1. Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP
At a refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq, friends and family members mourn over the coffins of seven people who drowned while trying to cross the Aegean Sea to reach Europe. The deceased had lived in Irbil after fleeing from ISIS militants last year. Alice Martins/AP
People play volleyball at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, December 1. Wong Maye-E/AP
Relatives of Wilton Esteves Domingos react after his burial in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, November 30. Domingos was one of five youths fatally shot by military police the day before, according to The Guardian. Four police officers have been charged in connection with the killings. RICARDO MORAES/Reuters/Landov
People in Guilin, China, do yoga to mark World AIDS Day on Sunday, November 29. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
A musician carries a contrabass on his way to work in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, November 30. Ramon Espinosa/AP
People protesting election results attempt to free a detained activist in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, November 29. The country's Provisional Electoral Council confirmed that the presidential election would go to a runoff on December 27. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images
During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, soldiers patrol an area in Birgu, Malta, on Saturday, November 28. DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/Reuters/Landov
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs a supporter's chest during a campaign rally in Manassas, Virginia, on Wednesday, December 2. Cliff Owen/AP
A patient receives free cataract surgery at a health center in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, December 3. The surgery is conducted by Jakarta's police as part of their community services. MAST IRHAM/EPA/LANDOV
First lady Michelle Obama is pulled by family dogs Sunny and Bo as she welcomes the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree on Friday, November 27. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/LANDOV
A Lebanese man who had been kidnapped in August 2014 is celebrated upon his arrival in Beirut on Tuesday, December 1. The Lebanese government released the former wife of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as part of a prisoner swap with al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda affiliate. Al Nusra Front released 16 Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped in August 2014, Lebanon's official National News Agency said. MOHAMED AZAKIR/Reuters/Landov
A visitor walks past Gabriel Dawe's "Plexus A1," a large weaving meant to depict rays of light, at the Renwick Gallery in Washington on Monday, November 30. It is a visual representation of the full spectrum of natural light, a harnessing of a prismatic view of sunshine that has been confined within the four walls of a gallery space. Andrew Harnik/AP
A donkey pokes his head out of the back of a police vehicle in Norman, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, December 1. Officer Kyle Canaan, seen here, responded to the call of a donkey on the loose, and he transported it to a nearby home. Robin Strader/Norman Police Department/AP
Youth Congress activists are hit by a water cannon as they try to cross a police barricade in New Delhi on Monday, November 30. Hundreds of people were protesting what they said was rising intolerance in the country. HARISH TYAGI/EPA/LANDOV
British Prime Minister David Cameron gets in a car as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday, December 2. A short time later, UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing ISIS in Syria. During the debate, Cameron said: "This is not about whether we want to fight terrorism. It's about how best we do that." Matt Dunham/AP
Ryan Reyes, center, breaks down on Thursday, December 3, immediately after finding out his boyfriend of three years, Daniel Kaufman, was one of those killed during Wednesday's mass shooting in nearby San Bernardino. Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Ayusi Darji, a sick 5-year-old, is cared for by her grandmother inside a temporary shelter in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday, December 1. The family has been living there since a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the country in April. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A man holds a ring of fire as his dog jumps through it during a street show in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, November 29. DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/Reuters/Landov
A Catholic priest hears a nun's confession in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, November 27. People were gathering in the city to hear an address by Pope Francis. GEORGINA GOODWIN/AFP/Getty Images
Shirts in the French national colors hang from a balcony in Marseille, France, on Friday, November 27. It came during a national tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
A child appears to blow a kiss to a group of photographers Thursday, December 3, after she and other migrants arrived by boat to the Greek island of Lesbos. Santi Palacios/AP
A polar beat shakes the water off his coat at a zoo in Hannover, Germany, on Thursday, December 3. PETER STEFFEN/AFP/Getty Images
Ozy Licano describes his encounter with the man who opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, November 27. "Five seconds, we stared right at each other ... and in those five seconds, bullet holes passed through my window," Licano said. "He was looking directly at my face; he was aiming at my head. I could see it in his eyes." Christian Murdock/The Gazette/AP
Members of the Indian Navy band perform a fire act Wednesday, December 2, during rehearsals for Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
A police officer looks at a car that fell into a pit after it crashed through a brick wall Monday, November 30, in Xianyang, China. Police said the accident occurred because of heavy fog. No one was injured. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/Reuters/Landov
Nereida Sanchez Paz wipes away tears Friday, November 27, as she stands with others outside Ecuador's embassy in Cuba to express frustration at a new rule that requires Cubans have a visa to visit the South American country. The lack of a visa requirement for Cubans made Ecuador a favored destination for those seeking to leave the island and make the overland route to the United States. Ramon Espinosa/AP
Demonstrators clash with riot police in Paris on Sunday, November 29, after the cancellation of a planned march before COP21. COP stands for Conference of Parties, an annual forum to try to tackle climate change on a global political level. Out of security concerns, authorities clamped down on demonstrations in the city. ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters/Landov
A Shiite Muslim smokes after flagellating himself with a sword as part of the
Arbaeen ritual in Muharraq, Bahrain, on Thursday, December 3.
Hasan Jamali/AP
Vehicles are surrounded by sheep being herded to a meadow near Bad Kotzting, Germany, on Tuesday, December 1. ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfgang Kimmig-Liebe, who has been dressing up as Santa Claus for years, is searched by a police officer before entering St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on Wednesday, December 2. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
A Palestinian man inspects a house that was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday, December 3. The house belonged to Raeb Ahmed Muhammad Alivi, who the Israeli military says led a Hamas cell that killed U.S. citizen Eitam Henkin and his wife, Naama, in October. Majdi Mohammed/AP
A woman swims in a partially frozen lake in Shenyang, China, on Monday, November 30. See last week in 43 photos SHENG LI/Reuters/Landov