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The week in 35 photos

Updated 9:49 AM ET, Fri December 18, 2015
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Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 15. Vincent Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and director, captured this particular moment from seven different angles. Vincent Laforet for CNN
William Porter, one of six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, walks into a Baltimore courthouse on Wednesday, December 16. A mistrial was declared in Porter's case after jurors remained deadlocked and were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Gray died in April after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody. Patrick Semansky/AP
Pallbearers rest their hands on the coffin of Tin Nguyen during her funeral in Santa Ana, California, on Saturday, December 12. Nguyen was one of 14 people killed December 2 during a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Chris Carlson/AP
People dressed as Santa Claus gather in McCarren Park during the SantaCon event in New York City on Saturday, December 12. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. sailors embrace their significant others in Norfolk, Virginia, as they return from an eight-month deployment on Monday, December 14. Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot/AP
Frontier scouts jump into snow as they train in below-zero temperatures Tuesday, December 15, in Heihe, China. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
A worker holds a fox's head while electrocuting the animal Friday, December 11, in Nanzhuang, China. There are more than 60 households in the village raising animals for the fur trade. WILLIAM HONG/Reuters/Landov
British astronaut Tim Peake interacts with his children at his sending-off ceremony in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, December 15. Peake left the Baikonur cosmodrome and arrived at the International Space Station about six hours later. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Reuters/Landov
Israeli police inspect the scene where a Palestinian attacker drove a car into a crowded bus stop Monday, December 14, in Jerusalem. According to the New York Times, about a dozen people were killed before the driver was shot and killed. ABIR SULTAN/EPA/LANDOV
Law enforcement agents escort pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli after his arrest in New York on Thursday, December 17. Shkreli was indicted on charges that he bilked a biotech company out of millions of dollars. Prior to his arrest, Shkreli had been called the "most-hated man in America" for jacking up the prices of a drug used to treat AIDS patients. Craig Ruttle/AP
Pop star Selena Gomez performs at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 11. CARLO ALLEGRI/Reuters/Landov
A reporter holds up a heart-shaped poster to attract the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin during Putin's end-of-the-year news conference on Thursday, December 17. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Animal tamer Vera Blishch sticks her tongue out at a bear in Ussuriysk, Russia, on Friday, December 11. The bear is one of many animals rescued from a flooded zoo earlier this year. YURI SMITYUK/ITAR-TASS/Landov
China's fattest man, Deng Guiliang, is examined by doctors Tuesday, December 15, before undergoing weight-loss surgery. Deng was reported to be 41 stone, or 574 pounds, according to the Daily Mail. Imaginechina/Splash News/Corbis
Window cleaners work at the UniCredit Tower, a skyscraper in Milan, Italy, on Friday, December 11. Luca Bruno/AP
A protester is detained by police Saturday, December 12, during demonstrations held on the 10th anniversary of race riots in Sydney. JASON REED/Reuters/Landov
School buses stand idle in Gardena, California, after a bomb threat shut down the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, December 15. Damian Dovarganes/AP
People celebrate their U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Washington on Tuesday, December 15. CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters/Landov
Syrian refugee Hagop Manushian is reunited with his granddaughter Rita at the Armenian Community Center in Toronto on Friday, December 11. MARK BLINCH/Reuters/Landov
Rescuers approach a sunken freighter in the Singapore Strait, off the Indonesian island of Batam, on Thursday, December 17. The freighter sank after colliding with a tanker the day before. Six crew members were saved, but six others were still missing. AP
An archaeologist in Madrid observes the "Guanche Mummy of Barranco de Herques" upon its arrival at the National Museum of Archeology on Monday, December 14. The 18th-century mummy is from Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands. EMILIO NARANJO/EPA/LANDOV
A soft-coated wheaten terrier is judged Sunday, December 13, during the AKC National Championship in Orlando. Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis
A person dressed as a "Star Wars" Stormtrooper informs a man about a blood drive taking place at a Madrid hospital on Tuesday, December 15. Emilio Naranjo/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com
Staff members clean up Thursday, December 17, after an apparent burglary at a Louis Vuitton store in Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline News/REX/AP
Jannie Ligons, one of the women sexually assaulted by former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, smiles as her attorney holds up her arm during a news conference in Oklahoma City on Friday, December 11. A day earlier, a jury found Holtzclaw guilty of some of the most serious charges against him, including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and rape. Holtzclaw was accused of assaulting or raping 13 women while he was on the job. Sue Ogrocki/AP
A Bornean orangutan is seen at a zoo in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, on Thursday, December 17. Slavek Ruta/REX/AP
Pope Francis kisses a child at the Vatican on Wednesday, December 16. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Ukrainian lawmaker Oleh Barna, second left, pulls Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuk out from the podium during his speech in Parliament on Friday, December 11. Barna's interruption started a fight among lawmakers, according to the Kiev Post. Volodymyr Tarasov/AP
A ship travels through heavy fog by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia on Monday, December 14. Matt Rourke/AP
Animal keeper Nicole MacCorkle holds Bei Bei, the newest panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, on Monday, December 14. Bei Bei will make his public debut on January 16. Andrew Harnik/AP
Band members from the U.S. Military Academy gather before the Army-Navy football game Saturday, December 12. Jacqueline Larma/AP
Villagers ride in the back of a truck as Mount Bromo spews volcanic material in Probolinggo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, December 15. Trisnadi/AP
Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebel movement hold their weapons in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday, December 15. KHALED ABDULLAH/Reuters/Landov
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, leaves with Defense Secretary Ash Carter after delivering a statement at the Pentagon on Monday, December 14. Obama said the U.S.-led military coalition is hitting the ISIS militant group "harder than ever." CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters/Landov
A hot-air balloon flies over Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, December 12. See last week in 37 photos ALI HAIDER/EPA/LANDOV