The week in 37 photos

Published 8:51 PM ET, Thu December 17, 2020
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Dr. Michelle Chester administers a Covid-19 vaccine to Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, on Monday, November 14. Lindsay was the first person in New York to get a shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which was recently authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration. She was among the first people in the United States to receive the vaccine. Mark Lennihan/Pool/AP
US President Donald Trump joins Army cadets during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, December 12. He also spent some time in the Navy section. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Tiger Woods watches his 11-year-old son, Charlie, tee off during a practice round for the PNC Father Son Challenge on Thursday, December 17. Videos of Charlie's impressive swing, a swing that looks much like his father's, went viral on social media. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP
A total solar eclipse is seen in Piedra del Aguila, Argentina, on Monday, December 14. The eclipse was visible from parts of Argentina and Chile. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, cast electoral votes in New York for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday, December 14. Biden officially clinched the presidency Monday after the Electoral College cast ballots in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Hans Pennink/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers surround a gunman who opened fire on the steps of a New York City cathedral on Sunday, December 13. The gunman — a man in his 50s — was shot by responding police officers, authorities said, and he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Nobody was hit by the gunman's fire. Jeenah Moon/Reuters
An employee dressed in a Santa Claus costume plays with cats at the Catgarden in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, December 14. Kim Hong-ji/Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a video screen in Moscow as he holds his annual news conference on Thursday, December 17. Putin attended this year's conference via video. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Foam is scattered on Currumbin Beach on Tuesday, December 15, after parts of Australia were hit with heavy rain and strong winds. Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images
Attorney Sean Walton comforts Tamala Payne, the mother of Casey Goodson Jr., during a protest outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, December 12. Goodson, 23, was killed by a sheriff's deputy earlier this month, and the shooting is now the subject of a civil rights investigation by the US Attorney's Office in Southern Ohio. The Columbus Division of Police is also investigating. Seth Herald/Reuters
A dog takes part in a Covid-19 sniffing test as he is trained in Jabbeke, Belgium, on Wednesday, December 16. Dogs can be trained to detect the coronavirus by sniffing human sweat, according to a proof-of-concept study published last week. Dirk Waem/Belga/AFP/Getty Images
Russian ski jumper Evgeni Klimov competes at the Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, on Friday, December 11. Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are joined by their three children in this image that is being used for the family's official Christmas card this year. The children, from left, are George, Louis and Charlotte. Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace/AP
Voters line up outside the Ponce de Leon Library to vote in Atlanta on Monday, December 14. It was the first day of early voting for the runoff elections that will determine control of the US Senate. Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Anthony Joshua punches Kubrat Pulev during their heavyweight title fight in London on Saturday, December 12. Joshua knocked out Pulev in the ninth round to retain his titles. Andrew Couldridge/Pool/AP
Australian cricketer Matthew Wade dives for a catch during a Test match against India on Thursday, December 17. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
US President-elect Joe Biden looks on as Pete Buttigieg, his nominee for transportation secretary, speaks at a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, December 16. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, competed against Biden in the Democratic primaries. Kevin Lamarque/Pool/Getty Images
Two children walk through Christmas lights Sunday, December 13, at the Naumkeag museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The town was recently ranked No. 1 on Country Living magazine's best Christmas towns in the United States. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images
Dr. David L. Reich administers a Covid-19 vaccine to nurse practitioner Petrona Ennis-Welch at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Tuesday, December 15. Victor J. Blue for CNN
US President-elect Joe Biden, center, waves after speaking at a campaign rally in Atlanta for US Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, second from left, and Jon Ossoff, second from right, on Tuesday, December 15. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller eyes the ball during a Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg on Wednesday, December 16. Lukas Barth-Tuttas/Pool/Reuters
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conducts a news conference at the US Capitol on Tuesday, December 15. McConnell acknowledged Joe Biden's victory for the first time and referred to Biden as President-elect, six weeks after Election Day. Caroline Brehman/Pool/Getty Images
Two boys stand outside their tent on Thursday, December 17, after heavy rain flooded a refugee camp in Kafr Aruq, Syria. Anas Alkharboutli/dpa/Getty Images
A Sumatran orangutan sits in a cage at an airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, December 17. Two orangutans were being sent back to Indonesia after they were smuggled into Thailand three years ago. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images
Abortion-rights activists celebrate in Buenos Aires on Friday, December 11, after Argentina's lower house of Congress approved a bill that would legalize abortion. The bill now moves to the Senate. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
A girl dives under a wave at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Thursday, December 17. Mark Evans/Getty Images
Health care workers react after they were given a Covid-19 vaccine in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, December 16. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron scratches his brow as he talks to the media in Paris on Wednesday, December 16. The next day, he tested positive for Covid-19. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
News photographers watch a man unload Covid-19 vaccines from a truck in Montreal on Monday, December 14. Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services/Handout/Reuters
Kentucky center Olivia Owens tries to pull down a rebound during a college basketball game against DePaul on Wednesday, December 16. Nam Y. Huh/AP
A red squirrel sniffs Christmas stockings with nuts at the Wildwood Escot animal park in Ottery St. Mary, England, on Thursday, December 17. Ben Birchall/PA/Getty Images
People walk on Regent Street in the main high-street shopping area of London on Tuesday, December 15. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian children look out of a window at the Deir al-Balah refugee camp in Gaza on Thursday, December 17. Mohammed Salem/Reuters
Steam rises off Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus during a Premier League match in Manchester, England, on Saturday, December 12. Matt McNulty/Manchester City FC/Getty Images
US Sen. Lamar Alexander plays Christmas songs on a piano inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday, December 16. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A girl puts on protective glasses to watch the solar eclipse in Bariloche, Argentina, on Monday, December 14. Carlos Barria/Reuters
The sun sets in New York City on Tuesday, December 15. See last week in 40 photos Gary Hershorn/Getty Images