Jewish headstones are defaced with swastikas at a cemetery in Herrlisheim, France, on Monday, December 17. A Holocaust monument was also desecrated.
Miniature pigs perform in Balashikha, Russia, on Tuesday, December 11.
A Maasai warrior in Kimana, Kenya, poses at the site of a sporting event dubbed the Maasai Olympics on Friday, December 14. The Maasai Olympics, an initiative of international conservation groups, offers the ethnic group's warriors an alternative to killing lions as part of their traditional rite of passage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates actress Galina Volchek on her 85th birthday as they meet in Moscow on Wednesday, December 19. Volchek is the artistic director of Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre.
Workers in Madrid put the finishing touches on Jaume Plensa's statue "Julia" on Wednesday, December 19.
Migrants wait aboard a Spanish Coast Guard boat after arriving in Malaga, Spain, on Tuesday, December 18. The Coast Guard had rescued 104 migrants from an inflatable boat.
US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, pose for their official White House Christmas photo on Saturday, December 15.
King penguins gather in their new enclosure at a zoo in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, December 19.
Residents of Pyongyang, North Korea, bow before statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Monday, December 17. It was the seventh anniversary of the latter's death.
A search-and-rescue team approaches the Soyuz space capsule that had just landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan on Thursday, December 20. Aboard the capsule were three astronauts returning from the International Space Station.
A military communication satellite is launched into space from Andhra Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, December 19.
People hold babies in front of Pope Francis as he arrives at a hall in the Vatican on Wednesday, December 19.