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Image: Demonstrators use inflatable rubber ducks as shields to protect themselves from water cannons during an anti-government protest, outside the parliament in Bangkok

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Rubber ducky shields and Trump's base rallies

Lines grow for Covid testing, flooding in Honduras, exhaustion in the ICU and more.

Image: Vehicles are submerged at a plot flooded by the Chamelecon River due to heavy rain caused by Storm Iota, in La Lima


Vehicles are submerged in floodwaters from the Chamelecon River after Hurricane Iota in La Lima, Honduras, on Nov. 19, 2020.

Hundreds of thousands of people across Central America have fled their homes after Hurricanes Iota and Eta wreaked havoc from Tabasco in southern Mexico to Panama this month.

Jorge Cabrera / Reuters


A young woman with a crucifix cries as police use a water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Berlin on Nov. 18.

After repeated warnings for the crowd to put on face coverings went unheeded, police said they would take action to clear the protest and "detain violators."

The demonstration mirrored similar protests seen across Europe against restrictions opponents see as a violation of their civil rights. 

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Image: Funeral for Doctor Alushula who died of COVID-19 in Khumusalaba village


Men dressed in protective suits stand around the coffin of Dr. Daniel Alushula, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in the village of Khumusalaba, Kenya on Nov. 13.

Up to mid-October, Covid-19 had killed just one Kenyan doctor, as travel restrictions and mandatory mask wearing spared the country the worst of its first wave.

Baz Ratner / Reuters
Image: Motorists wait in line outside Dodgers Stadium to take a coronavirus test

Los Angeles

Motorists wait in long lines to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov 18. With coronavirus cases surging and families hoping to gather safely for Thanksgiving, long lines to get tested have reappeared across the U.S.

Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP


A nurse kneels on the floor as she looks at a computer screen during the day shift at the Covid-19 ICU of La Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France, on Nov. 12.

Daniel Cole / AP
Image: New evacuation of the migrant camp in Paris


Police clear a makeshift migrant camp in Saint Denis, a suburb of Paris, at dawn on Nov. 17.

More than 2,000 migrants at the camp were moved to various shelters. Police said they were motivated by safety reasons, in light of the current pandemic.

Julien Mattia / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped with Crew Dragon capsule, is launched carrying four astronauts on the first operational NASA commercial crew mission at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral

Kennedy Space Center

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped with the Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station, launches at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Nov. 15.

It was the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.

Joe Skipper / Reuters
Image: A Palestinian clown

Gaza Strip

A clown entertains children at their home during the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Jabalia Camp for Palestinian refugees in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 18.

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Image: Demonstrators use inflatable rubber ducks as shields to protect themselves from water cannons during an anti-government protest, outside the parliament in Bangkok


Demonstrators use inflatable rubber ducks as shields to protect themselves from water cannons during an anti-government protest outside the parliament in Bangkok on Nov. 17.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha threatened on Thursday to use all laws possible against protesters, as demonstrations escalate for his removal and for reforms to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Initially brought to the protest as a joke, the inflatable ducks have become a symbol of the movement. 

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters
Image: Supporters of President Donald Trump

Washington, D.C.

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally in support of his unfounded claims of voter fraud in Washington on Nov. 14.

The president’s public attacks on the validity of the election results and his unwillingness to concede has allowed for conspiracy theories and misinformation to fester, particularly among his most devoted fans.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Image: Donald Trump

Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump gives two thumbs-up to supporters from his motorcade as he returns to the White House after golfing on Nov. 14. 


Julio Cortez / AP


A man carries bananas across a flooded street in El Progreso, Honduras on Nov. 18, after the passage of Hurricane Iota

The storm's center passed just south of Tegucigalpa, the mountainous capital of Honduras, where residents of low-lying, flood-prone areas were evacuated, as were residents of hillside neighborhoods vulnerable to landslides.

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Image: A cranes flies as others gather during the migration season on a foggy morning at Hula Nature Reserve, in northern Israel


A crane flies during the migration season at Hula Nature Reserve in northern Israel on Nov. 17.

Ronen Zvulun / Reuters
Image: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Greece


Presidential Guards wearing protective masks perform their sentry duty in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens on Nov. 16.

Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters
Image: El Paso Striken With Serious Surge Of Coronavirus Cases


A police officer on a bike patrols an empty downtown street in El Paso, Texas on Nov. 12.

A contested order closing all non-essential businesses in the county has been extended until Dec. 1.

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Image: Temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow


Patients suffering from Covid-19 are treated at a temporary hospital in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow on Nov. 13.

With more than 2 million coronavirus infections, Russia has the world's fifth highest number of cases after the United States, India, Brazil and France.

Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
Image: A dog sleeps over the debris of a house destroyed by the passing of Hurricane Iota, in Puerto Cabezas


A dog sleeps over the debris of a house destroyed by the passing of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on Nov. 17.

Nicaragua Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo on Wednesday raised the nation’s death toll to 16. The victims were spread across the country, swept away by swollen rivers or buried in landslides.

Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters


Nurses look after a newborn in the maternity ward of the Diaconesses hospital in Paris on Nov. 17.

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Image: Jon Ossoff


Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jon Ossoff, right, takes a selfie with a supporter during a drive-thru yard sign pick-up event in Marietta on Nov. 18.

Republican Sen. David Perdue has been forced into a runoff with Ossoff after neither captured 50 percent of the vote in their Georgia Senate race.  

Brynn Anderson / AP
Image: U.S. Senator Loeffler arrives for the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington

Washington, D.C.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Nov. 17.

Republican Sen. David Perdue and Loeffler are heading into the January 5 runoffs with a new tactic to try to keep the Senate in GOP hands: joining forces and presenting themselves to Georgia voters as a unity ticket.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
Image: Gorillas


A gorilla called Buu holds its newborn in their enclosure at Bioparc in Fuengirola, Spain, on Nov. 13.

It was the first gorilla born at the zoo. 

Jorge Guerrero / AFP - Getty Images

Sri Lanka

Inmates stage a protest on the roof of the Welikada prison in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to demand early release to avoid contracting the coronavirus on Nov. 18.

Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Nikolai Karapetyan


Nikolai Karapetyan presses a cross to his chest as he prepares to abandon his home in Maraga in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 18.

Many ethnic Armenians set fire to their homes this week as they prepared to cede land to Azerbaijan under the terms of a fragile armistice between the two countries.

Sergei Grits / AP


Armenian soldiers drive on a road outside Kalbadjar, Armenia, on Nov. 15.

treaty signed Nov. 9 between Armenia and Azerbaijan ended six weeks of warfare over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh in western Asia’s South Caucasus region. The disputed territory, which has had a majority ethnic Armenian population and pro-Armenian administration since a bloody war in the 1990s, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan.

Last week's gallery: Virus on the rise and push-up punishments

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