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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 24 - Dec. 1
Auburn rushes the field, a Christmas tree sings, an American gets royally engaged and more.
Greek police use teargas against protesters outside a court in Athens on Nov. 29, as they try to halt dozens of planned foreclosure auctions of property. The foreclosure auctions are a key condition of the country's international bailout but have been repeatedly disrupted by leftist activists who say they are unfair and target the poor.
Indian police guide elephants to demolish huts which forest officials claimed were illegally built at the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Guwahati, India on Nov. 27. The police took the unusual step of using elephants in an attempt to evict hundreds of people living illegally in a protected forest area in the country's remote northeast.
Members of the Mona Shores High School choir stand in the "Singing Christmas Tree" during a dress rehearsal at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, Mich. on Nov. 29. The 67-foot steel tree holds 240 of the choir members. The choir quickly sold out their four shows this weekend.
The Soyuz rocket carrying Russia's Meteor-M 2-1 weather satellite lifts off from the launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East on Nov. 28.
The weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits following the launch, another blow to the nation's space program. Russia's Roscosmos space agency said it's trying to determine what happened.
People take part in a candlelight vigil for victims of a massacre at a mosque days earlier, in Cairo on Nov. 27. Egypt was reeling from the horrific militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people -- the deadliest assault by Islamic extremists in its modern history and a grim milestone in a long-running fight against the insurgency led by an ISIS affiliate.
Michael Flynn leaves federal court after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in Washington on Dec. 1. Flynn became the first Trump White House official to face criminal charges and admit guilt so far in the wide-ranging election investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Tourists watch as Mount Agung spews ash in Karangasem on the Indonesian island of Bali on Nov. 30. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. The airport, shut for 2 1/2 days due to drifting ash, reopened on Wednesday afternoon.
Police fire tear gas to control a crowd of supporters as they try to force their way into the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on Nov. 28. Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country "almost to the breaking point."
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree glows after its official lighting on Nov. 29 in New York. The 75-foot-tall, 12-plus ton Norway spruce is decorated with 50,000 multicolored lights. After the holidays it will be milled into lumber for Habitat for Humanity.
Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle walk away after their engagement photo session in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace in London on Nov. 27. Rumors of a royal engagement have been swirling since the couple made their first appearance together in September at the Invictus Games, Prince Harry's sporting tournament for injured or sick veterans. The wedding will take place in the spring.
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