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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 25 - Dec. 2

Brazilian soccer fans in agony, a family re-united in Aleppo, a turkey see its breath and more of the week's best photos.

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A building at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts burns on Nov. 29 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as wildfires moved through the area. 

Eleven people have died in the ferocious wildfire that erupted across Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

PHOTOS: Smoky Mountains Charred by Days of Fire

Bill May / Arrowmont School via EPA

Rescuers search the wreckage of the charter plane carrying members of Brazil's Chapecoense Real soccer team on Nov. 29, the morning after it crashed in Colombia's Cerro Gordo mountains.

All but six of the 77 people aboard were killed in the crash.

PHOTOS: Rescuers Search Wreckage of Plane Crash

Raul Arboleda / AFP - Getty Images

Fans of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club pay tribute to the team at the club's stadium in Chapeco on Nov. 30. 

The fairy tale season of the professional team Chapecoense ended in tragedy when their plane crashed in Colombia.

PHOTOS: Fans Mourn Team Killed in Crash

Nelson Almeida / AFP - Getty Images
Image: President-elect Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump walks off his plane upon arrival in Indianapolis on Dec. 1. 

Donald Trump held a victory rally touting a decision by Carrier to keep an Indianapolis plant open rather than move the facility to Mexico.

Mike Segar / Reuters
Image: Children stand along a street while waiting for the ashes of Fidel Castro to pass in Cardenas

Children waiting for a caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro in Cardenas, Cuba, on Nov. 30.

Castro's ashes were transported from Havana to their final resting place in Santiago, almost 600 miles east.

PHOTOS: Castro's Ashes Travel in Caravan Across Cuba

Enrique De La Osa / Reuters
Image: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama embrace as they watch a musical performancs at the 2016 National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House on Dec. 1.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
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A Romanian military medical student waits on a bus before taking part in Romania's National Day parade in Bucharest on Dec. 1. 

Military planes and helicopters flew over the Romanian capital Thursday as thousands turned out to celebrate the national day, marking the date when the country reunified with Transylvania in 1918.

Vadim Ghirda / AP

A woman holds her grandchildren after being reunited with them at their make-shift home in a government-held area of Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 1.

The mother, unseen, and her children were among tens of thousands who fled rebel-held east Aleppo in recent days as the army pressed a fierce assault aimed at retaking the whole of Syria's second city. 

PHOTOS: Terrified Syrians Flee Besieged City









Youssef Karwashan / AFP - Getty Images

Displaced Iraqi civilians drive back to their village of Tall Abtah, near the city of Mosul on Nov. 25, after Iraqi forces retook the village from ISIS fighters during a massive operation to oust the group from the country's second city.

Around 70,000 people have fled their homes in the region since the start on Oct. 17 of a huge offensive against Mosul.

PHOTOS: The Battle for Mosul Takes Toll on Civilians

Thomas Coex / AFP - Getty Images
Image: A displaced Iraqi man

A displaced Iraqi man, who fled the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, holds his daughter up to be seen by her grandmother at a fence at the Khazer camp in Iraq on Nov. 28. Many family members who hadn't been able to see each other for months or years because of ongoing violence, are reunited at the fence. The camp's inhabitants have to stay there until they have cleared security screening and other checks.

Mohammed Salem / Reuters
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Iraqis who fled the fighting between ISIS and Iraqi forces run behind a pickup to receive aid supplies and clothes in the Samah neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 28.

The offensive to free Mosul of ISIS militants is now in its second month, and progress has slowed as troops try to avoid mass civilian casualties.

Hussein Malla / AP
Image: Protesters march with candles at a protest calling South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul

Candles form streams of light in a long-exposure photograph as protesters march to call for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul on Nov. 26.

For more than a month, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans have spilled onto the streets each Saturday to protest the president's relationship with the powerful daughter of a late cult leader who is accused of massive influence peddling.

Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

Residents react to tear gas fired by the Haitian National Police during clashes with supporters of presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse in Port-au-Prince, on Nov. 29.

Haitian presidential candidate Jude Celestin, who lost the country's election to opponent Jovenel Moise according to preliminary results, challenged the outcome Tuesday. "We are saying there was cheating and we will see who cheated," Celestin told AFP, without naming Moise directly.

Hector Retamal / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Lydiard Turkeys Prepare For Christmas

The sun sets as free range bronze turkeys gather their barn for the night at Lydiard Turkeys, a week ahead of their slaughter for Christmas, near Swindon on Nov. 30 in Wiltshire, England. 

The hand-reared turkeys arrived at the farm when they were a daya old in June, living in a barn at night and an orchard during the day. They will be slaughtered, dry-plucked and hung at the farm next week, before being collected by customers just before Christmas. According to Chris Rumming slaughtering the birds at the farm improves the bird's welfare by eliminating unnecessary stress from travel, making the meat taste better.

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

A woman walks under trees decorated with Christmas lights at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 28.

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 18 - 25

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