Image: Oregon Christmas Tree Farm Harvests Trees For Upcoming Holiday Season

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 17 - 24

A turkey in the spotlight, a wedding at the border, a despot resigns in Zimbabwe and more of the week's best pictures.

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Image: Shoppers reach out for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at a store in Sao Paulo

Shoppers grapple for televisions during a "Black Friday" event on Nov. 23 at a store in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Once a uniquely American experience, retailers overseas have adopted American-style Black Friday discounts to get a jump on the Christmas shopping season.

Paulo Whitaker / Reuters file
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Image: ***BESTPIX*** Floats For The Annual Macy's Day Parade Are Prepared In Central Park

An Olaf balloon is inflated near Central Park ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov. 22 in New York.

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Image: Oregon Christmas Tree Farm Harvests Trees For Upcoming Holiday Season

A worker at Holiday Tree Farms throws a freshly-harvested Christmas tree onto a pile of trees that are ready to be shipped on Nov. 18 in Philomath, Oregon.

The harvest is underway at Holiday Tree Farms, the biggest grower of Christmas trees in the United States. Workers at the farm will ship an estimated one million trees ahead of the holiday.

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Zimbabweans celebrate outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned in downtown Harare on Nov. 21.

Mugabe, the world’s oldest ruler, resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, signaling the final end of his decades in power after last week’s military coup.

PHOTOS: Zimbabweans rejoice as Mugabe steps down

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Image: U.S. resident Brian Houston marries Evelia Reyes as U.S. Border patrol agents open a single gate for in the border wall to allow selected families to visit along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego

U.S. resident Brian Houston marries Evelia Reyes, who lives in Mexico, as U.S. Border patrol agents open a single gate in the border wall to allow families to visit along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego on Nov. 18. 

The ceremony was part of the event, "Opening The Door of Hope," held to reunite families who have been separated by deportation.

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Image: BESTPIX - President Trump And First Lady Melania Hold National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

Wishbone the turkey is shown to members of the news media by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Nov. 21.

President Donald Trump "pardoned" Wishbone and his "'wingman," Drumstick, in a ceremony later in the Rose Garden.

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Image: Power Rangers Balloon at the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

A Power Rangers balloon floats past Rado City Music Hall in New York during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

PHOTOS: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats through NYC

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A young girl marches as she mimics the military parade, accompanied by supporters holding posters of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at his inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare on Nov. 24.

Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. 

PHOTOS: Robert Mugabe, from liberation hero to brutal dictator

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Image: A boy covers his face with a woollen hat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi

A boy covers his face with a wool hat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi, India, on Nov. 24. 

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Relatives of victims watch a live broadcast of the sentencing of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladicf at the memorial in Potocari, near Srebrenica on Nov. 22. 

Mladic, the so-called Butcher of Bosnia, was sentenced to life in prison on Nov. 22 after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, acts that included Europe's deadliest massacre since World War II.

PHOTOS: Mladic conviction caps decades of grief over Srebrenica massacre

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A tit picks from the fruit of a crabapple tree in a garden in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 21. 

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Image: Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on Nov. 22. 

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Image: At least two dead after the Supreme Court upheld President Kenyatta's victory in election re-run

A supporter of the Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga prepares a slingshot as he and others face off with police in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on Nov. 20, after the top court delivered its verdict upholding President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. 

The court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. 

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Image: Merkel attends a session of the German 'Bundestag' parliament

German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the chair of the CDU youth organization, Paul Ziemiak, talk on one of the back benches during a session of the parliament in Berlin on Nov. 21. 

Merkel has hinted that another election might have to be held after the collapse of coalition talks put her fourth term as German chancellor in doubt — a political crisis that has caused consternation across Europe.

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Image: Uderground burial in Jerusalem

Workers stand on a forklift platform during the construction of underground burial tunnels at Givat Shaul Cemetery in Jerusalem on Nov. 19.

Due to overcrowding in Jerusalem's central cemetery, a new underground burial site is being constructed that will provide more than 22,000 new graves. 

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Cinta, a 56-day-old female orangutan interacts with zoo visitors for the first time in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, on Nov. 18, 2017.

Cinta is the first baby of Kiki, a critically endangered Kalimantan great ape. 

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 10 - 17

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