The week in 23 photos

Published 8:45 PM ET, Thu December 13, 2018
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at the White House on Tuesday, December 11. In the meeting, part of which was open to the press, Trump clashed with Schumer and Pelosi over funding for a border wall and the threat of a government shutdown. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Redux
Japanese macaques relax in the bath at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden on Sunday, December 9, in Japan. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves federal court after being sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday, December 12. Cohen's sentence is the longest imposed to date on anyone connected to the President or stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election. Craig Ruttle/AP
Military school students sit backstage during an annual ball in Moscow on Tuesday, December 11. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, on Thursday, December 13. The two-day summit will center on the Brexit negotiations after May survived a no-confidence vote by members of her own party over her handling of the Brexit deal. Francisco Seco/AP
Virgin Galactic reaches space for the first time during its 4th powered flight from Mojave, California on Thursday, December 13. The company has conducted three test flights over the past eight months that have pushed its supersonic plane progressively higher. The aircraft called VSS Unity reached an altitude of 271,268 feet, reaching the lower altitudes of space. Matt Hartman/AP
Historical re-enactors participate in the Liberty Counsel's "Live Nativity" ceremonial procession around the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, December 12. SHAWN THEW/EPA
A man fishes on a snow-covered bank of the Yenisei River outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday, December 10. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS
Children look out from a plastic sheet-covered window in a village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, December 13. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS
Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, hugs her husband, Kent, in front of Charlottesville Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 11, after a jury recommended life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields Jr. for the death of Heyer. The jury found Fields guilty of first-degree murder, as well as eight counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident involving a death. Steve Helber/AP
A statue which was damaged by protestors on the sidelines of the December 1 "Yellow Vests" (gilets jaunes) demonstration is seen in a gallery of the Arc de Triomphe on the day of its reopening in Paris, on Wednesday, December 12. The Arc de Triomphe reopened after being covered in graffiti and ransacked during anti-government protests on Saturday, December 1. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday, December 13. A high-speed train crashed in the Turkish capital, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more, according to the city's governor. IHA/AP
Brexit campaigner and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage talks to the media in Westminster on Monday, December 10, in London. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May had announced that the government would delay the vote on Brexit deal after it was made clear she would lose it "by a significant margin." Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer walk out of the West Wing to speak to members of the media on Tuesday, December 11, following their meeting with President Donald Trump. Pelosi's attire caught the attention of the internet, and the apparent popularity of her coat caused such a stir that the designer, Max Mara, has decided to bring it back. Andrew Harnik/AP
A woman is sprayed with teargas by a riot police officer during the "yellow vests" protest against higher fuel prices, in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, December 8. The smaller demonstration of about 500 people was akin to those held in Paris on December 1. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS
President Donald Trump addresses the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference on Friday, December 7, in Kansas City. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, appears onstage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski on Monday, December 10, in London. Markle surprised guests when she came on stage to honor her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller. Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images
The 'Fearless Girl' statue sits at its new location outside the New York Stock Exchange near Wall Street in New York City, on Tuesday, December 11. BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS
Roger Stone, left, the Republican political operative, and Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist and talk show host, talk to reporters outside the House Judiciary Committee where Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive, was testifying on Capitol Hill, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. SARAH SILBIGER/The New York Times/Redux
US Border Patrol agents make arrests during a pro-migration protest in San Diego, as seen through the border fence from Tijuana, Mexico on Monday, December 10. Members of various faith groups showed support for Central American asylum-seekers who arrived in recent caravans and called for an end to migrant detentions and deportations. Dozens of protestors were arrested for trespassing as they tried to approach the border wall, and one person for assaulting an officer. Rebecca Blackwell/AP
A Mary Poppins stunt double rides atop of the London Eye on Wednesday, December 12, ahead of the European movie premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns." Joe Giddens/AP
A woman is distraught after a shooting at a Catholic cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, on Tuesday, December 11. AMANDA PEROBELLI/REUTERS
Air force officers throw their caps in the air as they celebrate after their graduation ceremony at the Brazilian Air Force Academy in Pirassununga, Brazil, on Friday, December 7. See last week in photos. PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS