Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, takes the stage at a town-hall meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, December 29.
The U.S. Capitol is seen behind the Washington Monument as day breaks on Thursday, December 31.
Shamans in Lima, Peru, hold a poster of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as they perform a ritual of predictions on Tuesday, December 29. The ritual is an end-of-year tradition for the shamans, who called for world peace and wished good luck for the upcoming elections in the United States and Peru.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, playfully throws a snowball at his wife, Jeanette, as they take their two boys sledding in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, December 30.
A light casts a shadow of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders as the presidential candidate speaks at a town-hall event in Muscatine, Iowa, on Tuesday, December 29.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, participates in a town-hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, December 29.
Marlon Motero puts up campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush before a meet-and-greet event in Hialeah, Florida, on Monday, December 28.
President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen congratulating people in Miami who had just been sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens on Tuesday, December 29.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, poses for a photo with a visitor after speaking at a coffee house in Muscatine, Iowa, on Tuesday, December 29.
President Barack Obama eats shaved ice during his holiday vacation in Kailua, Hawaii, on Sunday, December 27.