Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Christmas decorations in a department store in Bonn. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images
Christmas decorations in a department store in Bonn. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images
People stand in the mist along the Promenade jetty in Nice. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
People stand in the mist along the Promenade jetty in Nice. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A candle light vigil in Kathmandu for the students killed at the military-run Army Public School in Peshawar. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
A candle light vigil in Kathmandu for the students killed at the military-run Army Public School in Peshawar. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
A man dressed as a 'Krampus' creature in a parade at Munich's Christmas market. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
A man dressed as a 'Krampus' creature in a parade at Munich's Christmas market. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
A swan glides across the waters of Eastchester Bay as the sun sets behind Manhattan. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
A swan glides across the waters of Eastchester Bay as the sun sets behind Manhattan. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims reach out to touch the tomb of Imam al-Abbas to mark Arbain in the holy city of Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad. REUTERS/Stringer
Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims reach out to touch the tomb of Imam al-Abbas to mark Arbain in the holy city of Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad. REUTERS/Stringer
A member of the police special forces waves to a patient as he abseils from the roof of a pediatric clinic in Ljubljana. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
A member of the police special forces waves to a patient as he abseils from the roof of a pediatric clinic in Ljubljana. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
Shepherds walk with their sheep and the goats amidst the heavy snow during the seasonal migration back to their villages in Turkey's eastern province of Van. Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Shepherds walk with their sheep and the goats amidst the heavy snow during the seasonal migration back to their villages in Turkey's eastern province of Van. Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
People run from the Lindt Cafe during a hostage standoff in Sydney. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
People run from the Lindt Cafe during a hostage standoff in Sydney. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
Sydneysiders lay flowers for victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson at the scene of the Martin Place siege in Sydney. Toby Zerna/Newspix/Getty Images
Sydneysiders lay flowers for victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson at the scene of the Martin Place siege in Sydney. Toby Zerna/Newspix/Getty Images
Worshippers take part in a Christmas service at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Worshippers take part in a Christmas service at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate Arbain in Kerbala. REUTERS/Stringer
Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate Arbain in Kerbala. REUTERS/Stringer
The 'star flyer' in Edinburgh. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
The 'star flyer' in Edinburgh. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A demonstrator chants during a rally in Manhattan demanding justice after a grand jury decided not to indict officers in the chokehold death of Eric Garner AP Photo/John Minchillo
A demonstrator chants during a rally in Manhattan demanding justice after a grand jury decided not to indict officers in the chokehold death of Eric Garner AP Photo/John Minchillo
Arthur Sotloff, father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff, uses a torch to light the first candle of Hanukkah on the menorah at the Chabad Center of Kendall in Pinecrest, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Arthur Sotloff, father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff, uses a torch to light the first candle of Hanukkah on the menorah at the Chabad Center of Kendall in Pinecrest, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Activists perform as heads of state, from left: President Obama, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, China's President Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. AP Photo/Martin Mejia
Activists perform as heads of state, from left: President Obama, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, China's President Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. AP Photo/Martin Mejia
Frontier guards training in temperatures of minus 30 celsius in Heihe, Heilongjiang province of China. ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Frontier guards training in temperatures of minus 30 celsius in Heihe, Heilongjiang province of China. ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Christmas decorations in the Lebanese city of Byblos. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
Christmas decorations in the Lebanese city of Byblos. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
The Outdoor Swimming Society's annual "December Dip" at Parliament Hill in north London. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
The Outdoor Swimming Society's annual "December Dip" at Parliament Hill in north London. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Russian sailors look through the portholes of the Russian Navy frigate Smolny as they leave the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Russian sailors look through the portholes of the Russian Navy frigate Smolny as they leave the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A grave digger sleeps near the graves of Ebola victims at a cemetery in Freetown. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
A grave digger sleeps near the graves of Ebola victims at a cemetery in Freetown. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Santa Claus waves from the Kollhoff Tower ahead of an acrobatic dance show in Berlin. Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images
Santa Claus waves from the Kollhoff Tower ahead of an acrobatic dance show in Berlin. Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images
The scene in the auditorium at the Army Public School after the Taliban attack in Peshawar. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
The scene in the auditorium at the Army Public School after the Taliban attack in Peshawar. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
A candlelight vigil marking the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A candlelight vigil marking the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Activists next to a Christmas tree with photos of the missing students from Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro Burgos at Hemiciclo de Juarez monument in Mexico City. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Activists next to a Christmas tree with photos of the missing students from Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro Burgos at Hemiciclo de Juarez monument in Mexico City. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Waves crash against a sea wall in San Francisco Bay beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Waves crash against a sea wall in San Francisco Bay beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
A car overturns during the Master Cross Race 2014 at Suuj Uul, outside Ulan Bator. REUTERS/B. Rentsendorj
A car overturns during the Master Cross Race 2014 at Suuj Uul, outside Ulan Bator. REUTERS/B. Rentsendorj
The Shrines of Imam al-Abbas and Imam al-Hussein during the commemoration of Arbain in Kerbala. REUTERS/Abdul-Zahra
The Shrines of Imam al-Abbas and Imam al-Hussein during the commemoration of Arbain in Kerbala. REUTERS/Abdul-Zahra
A memorial ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Museum. REUTERS/Aly Song
A memorial ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Museum. REUTERS/Aly Song
Damaged homes after a mud slide in Camarillo Springs, Calif. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Damaged homes after a mud slide in Camarillo Springs, Calif. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
North Koreans bow to bronze statues of founder Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Kyodo
North Koreans bow to bronze statues of founder Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Kyodo
Indonesian Christians hold candles during a Christmas mass prayer session at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta. REUTERS/Beawiharta
Indonesian Christians hold candles during a Christmas mass prayer session at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta. REUTERS/Beawiharta
A woman takes a picture with her phone along a street in Mission Beach as a winter storm brings rain and high winds to San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A woman takes a picture with her phone along a street in Mission Beach as a winter storm brings rain and high winds to San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A diver wearing a Santa Claus outfit during an event at Lotte Aquarium in Seoul. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A diver wearing a Santa Claus outfit during an event at Lotte Aquarium in Seoul. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A girl flies a kite as the sun sets in Bnaider, near Kuwait City. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
A girl flies a kite as the sun sets in Bnaider, near Kuwait City. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images