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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Jan. 3 - 10

President Trump addresses the nation, Clemson's big win, snow blankets Athens and more

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On the border

President Donald Trump salutes as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico in McAllen, Texas on Jan. 10.

Reviving a central tenet of his campaign for Republican candidates in last year’s midterm election, Trump charged that Democrats are embracing crime by refusing to fund the border wall.

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Rugged racers

X-Raid's driver Orlando Terranova and co-driver Bernardo Graue cross a dune during the second stage of the Dakar Rally from Pisco to San Juan de Marcona, Peru, on Jan. 8.

Originally from Paris to Dakar, Senegal, the race has been in South America since security concerns forced the cancellation of the 2008 rally.

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"Yellow vest" protests

A demonstrator stands on a burning barricade in Paris on Jan. 5.

French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters during a march through central Paris on Saturday as several thousand supporters of the "yellow vest" movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron.

The movement was launched to express anger over fuel tax hikes hurting working people who commute by car, but grew to encompass broader anger over Macron's economic policies, deemed to favor the rich.

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Patrolling the Channel

French gendarmes stand on the beach while a police helicopter flies over Oye-Plage, near Calais, northern France, on Jan. 9, during an operation to intercept migrants trying to cross the Channel.

The number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, rose to 504 last year, up from 13 in 2017. 

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"Elvis Express"

An Elvis fan looks at his reflection in a train window in Sydney on Jan. 10, before boarding the "Elvis Express" to the annual Elvis festival in the New South Wales town of Parkes. 

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Budapest blue

Illuminated streets glow next to snow-covered houses in a suburb of Budapest, Hungary, on Jan. 9.


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Oval Office address

President Donald Trump addresses the nation on Jan. 8 to make his case for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as the partial government shutdown stretched into its third week.

Trump declared a "growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border" during the address. 


Carolyn Kaster / AP

Athens snow

Snow covers parts of the ancient Acropolis hill and Plaka, the tourist district of Athens, on Jan. 8.

Schools in Athens and many surrounding areas remained closed after snow blanketed the capital. 


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Holiday prep

A woman collects incense sticks in a courtyard in the village of Quang Phu Cau on the outskirts of Hanoi on Jan. 3.

In Vietnam's "incense village," hundreds of workers are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday. 

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Tigers take it

Sean Pollard of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his team's 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff national championship in Santa Clara, California on Jan. 7.

It was Clemson's third national championship and second in the past three seasons.

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Spacey in court

Kevin Spacey is escorted into court in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Jan. 6.

A Massachusetts judge on Monday ordered Spacey to stay away from his accuser, during the actor's first courtroom appearance on a sex-abuse charge.

The Oscar winner, facing felony indecent assault and battery, showed no emotion during his 10-minute-long hearing before Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett.



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City of ice

Visitors walk next to ice sculptures during the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 7.


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Orthodox Christmas

Orthodox Christians light candles in a church in Baku, Azerbaijan, during Christmas celebrations on Jan. 7. 

The Orthodox mark Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the Gregorian, rather than Julian, calendar.

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Hockey tracks

People play ice hockey on the frozen "Lac des Tailleres" lake on the Jura mountain massif in La Brevine, Switzerland, on Jan. 4.

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Independence pop

A girl eats a popsicle during Myanmar's 71st Independence Day in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan. 4.

ANN WANG / Reuters

At the wall

A boy looks at the border wall as he walks on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 7. 

The Week in Pictures: Dec. 27 - Jan. 3

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