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The week in 28 photos

Updated 9:16 AM ET, Fri December 28, 2018
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Tourists visit the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, December 22. A partial government shutdown began at midnight after lawmakers and President Trump were unable to reach a deal that includes $5 billion for his long-promised border wall. Alex Edelman/Getty Images
Blue light illuminates the night sky Thursday, December 27, in New York as a result of an electrical flash at a Con Edison substation in Queens. The New York Police Department initially said there had been a transformer explosion, but the power company later said no explosion occurred. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take a photo with military personnel in a dining hall at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Wednesday, December 26. The surprise trip was Trump's first visit to troops stationed abroad in a combat zone. Al Drago/The New York Times/Redux
Migrants run after crossing the border fence through a hole to enter the United States at San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, December, 26. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A newborn reacts while being dressed in a Santa Claus costume at Paolo Memorial Hospital Chokchai 4 in Bangkok, on Friday, December 21. RUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA
An area of Pandeglang, Indonesia, that was hit by a deadly tsunami is seen from above on Tuesday, December 25. ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS
From left, Britain's Prince Charles; Prince William; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, Tuesday, December 25. Joe Giddens/AP
Local residents attend the funeral of Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl who died in US Customs and Border Protection custody, at her home village in Guatemala on December 25. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS
Air Force one is seen flying over Sheffield, England, on Wednesday, December 26. The Boeing VC-25 jet was carrying President Donald Trump and the first lady en route to Iraq where they made a surprise holiday visit to US troops. courtesy of Alan Meloy
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, December 26. The Dow staged a late day comeback on Thursday after it surged 1,000 points in its biggest daily point gain ever. JEENAH MOON/REUTERS
In this Sunday, December 23 handout photo provided by a Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. Sudanese Activist/AP
Newlyweds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth kiss in an Instagram post after getting married on Wednesday, December 26. Miley Cyrus/From Instagram
Thousands of Ofo share-bicycles are seen piled up at in open area on Friday, December 21, in Hangzhou, China. The company has struggled financially, and founder Dai Wei said in a December 19 letter to employees that he had thought of filing for bankruptcy. VCG/Getty Images
Russian President Vladimir Putin, fifth left, and other top officials oversee the test launch of the hypersonic glide missile from the Defense Ministry's control room in Moscow, Wednesday, December 26. The missile system, which Putin claims is "invulnerable" to US defenses, will enter service in 2019, the Russian leader said after the test. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP
A supporter of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress waits outside party headquarters for a declaration from leader Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasa, DR Congo, on Friday, December 21. Protests erupted in the country after presidential elections were postponed due to terrorism and an ongoing Ebola outbreak. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Participants line up for the annual Hyde Park Christmas Day Swim at Hyde Park in London on December 25. ANDY RAIN/EPA
This aerial picture taken on Saturday, December 23 shows the Anak Krakatau volcano erupting in the Sunda Straits. Thousands of people are being evacuated and flights rerouted as authorities raised the alert level for the volcano, which triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia on Saturday. NURUL HIDAYAT/AFP/Getty Images
An man dressed in a Father Christmas suit distributes gifts to children in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, December 26. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
In this image released on Tuesday, December 25, Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses for a photograph after she recorded her annual Christmas Day message, in Buckingham Palace, London. John Stillwell/AP
A veiled chameleon eats a grasshopper during the exhibition "Reptiles Expo" in Villeneuve, Switzerland, on December 22. LAURENT GILLIERON/KEYSTONE/EPA
Miner Jürgen Jakubeit kisses the last piece of hard coal mined at the German coal mine Prosper-Haniel during a farewell ceremony for the mine in Bottrop, Germany, on December 21. Prosper-Haniel was the last surviving black coal mine in Germany. FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/EPA
A boat passes by the Saint-Michel Chapel on Serre-Ponçon lake in Savines-le-Lac, France, on December 26. JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images
A Ukrainian nationalist supporter burns smoke grenades during a rally in downtown Lviv, Ukraine, on December 21. PAVLO PALAMARCHUK/EPA
Joined by Empress Michiko, fourth from left, and other members of the Imperial family, Japan's Emperor Akihito, third from left, waves during a public birthday appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23. The Emperor gave his an annual birthday statement on Saturday, December 22, his last before he abdicates the throne in April. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
Riders of the Heythrop Hunt and their hounds arrive in the Chipping Norton town center on Boxing Day, December 26, in Oxfordshire, England. Jack Taylor/Getty Images
Indonesian Christians attending mass on Christmas Eve at a stadium in Surabaya, Indonesia, on December 24. JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images
President Donald Trump makes a video call from the Oval Office on Christmas day, December 25, to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide. Zach Gibson/Pool/Getty Images
Members of the Shakti Sings Choir sing in the center of Stonehenge as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony on December 22 in Wiltshire, England. See last week in 29 photos. Matt Cardy/Getty Images