President-elect Donald Trump stands with his family during the “Make America Great Again Welcome Concert” at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday in Washington. With fireworks heralding his big moment, Trump swept into Washington on the eve of his inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change.
(AP photo/Evan Vucci)
A protester walks through a cloud of gas sprayed by police outside the National Press Club Thursday in Washington.
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An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2016. Other exotic animals still performing with the circus will need homes now that the show is ending.
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Authorities escort Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday. The drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face trafficking and other charges.
(U.S. law enforcement via AP)
A convoy of Senegalese soldiers travel towards the Gambian border Thursday. Senegalese troops charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight after losing the presidential election last month.
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Meltwater flows along a supraglacial river on the Greenland ice sheet, one of the biggest and fastest-melting chunks of ice on Earth. Scientists report that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The heat extremes were especially pervasive in the Arctic.
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A group of Rohingya from Myanmar watch a television program about them on a cellphone inside a tea stall at an unregistered refugee camp in Teknaf, near Cox’s Bazar, a southern coastal district about 180 miles south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Muslim villagers in western Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy’s visit to the region, where soldiers are accused of widespread abuses against minority Muslims, including murder, rape and the burning of thousands of homes.
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Madame Tussauds’ employee Helen Smith taks a selfie next to the wax figure of President-elect Donald Trump just after it was unveiled in London on Wednesday. The figure joined Madame Tussauds’ London Oval Office, where fellow famous politicians and global icons are also immortalized in wax.
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Vincent Martin, right, who made a living selling health club memberships in Paris until he left his job about five years ago, is at work on a farm in Saint-Augustin, France, Dec. 14. A new generation of French men and women are running small-scale farms, drawn by both idealistic notions of getting away from the urban rat race and earning a living from the thriving organic food market.
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Archaeologists found this pendant at the site of Sobibor, a Nazi death camp, in eastern Poland.
(Yoram Haimi, Israel Antiquities Authority via AP)
Workers adjust an American flag at the U.S. Capitol building Sunday during rehearsal for Inauguration Day.
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President-elect Donald Trump appears at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis in December. Many people associate presidents with eras — and eras with strong or weak economies. But the reality is more complicated. (A J Mast/The New York Times)
Soldiers walk inside Plaza Las Americas mall following reports of gunfire in Cancun, Mexico, on Tuesday. Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors’ office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead. It was too early to say if the attacks were linked, but they were a marked intrusion of bloodshed into Mexico’s main tourism zone, a region that had previously been spared much of the violence plaguing other parts of the country.
The governor of Quintana Roo state, Carlos Joaquin, said three attackers and one police officer died in Tuesday’s incident. He said five suspected attackers were taken into custody. He urged calm, saying the federal government was sending more security forces to the region.
(AP photo/Rebecca Blackwell; reporting by The Associated Press)
In this Nov. 3, 1986 photo, Nicodemo Scarfo, lower right, and his nephew, Philip Leonetti, lower left, sit in court in Atlantic City, N.J., when the two were brought before a judge to hear new charges of racketeering, loansharking and gambling.
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David Rivers, Ph.D., Loyola University biology department chair, and his students are researching on how to help law enforcement identify real blood stains from fly contaminants at crime scenes. Rivers shows a fly sample he raised for his research, on December 27, 2016, in Baltimore. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
David Rivers, Ph.D., Loyola University biology department chair, and his students are researching on how to help law enforcement identify real blood stains from fly contaminants at crime scenes. Rivers shows flies he raised for his research, on December 27, 2016, in Baltimore. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
Keith Wille near the site where he found a brass arrowhead artifact with his metal detector, near the Thames River in Waterford, Conn., Dec. 20, 2016. An unconventional alliance between scientists and metal detectorists has begun to shed light on the Pequot tribe’s history and a 17th-century war in Connecticut. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times)
A kettle point arrowhead, fashioned from a brass trade kettle around the time of the Pequot War of 1637, found with a metal detector, in Mashantucket, Conn., Dec. 20, 2016. An unconventional alliance between scientists and metal detectorists has begun to shed light on the Pequot tribe’s history and a 17th-century war in Connecticut. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times)
Archaeologist Kevin McBride, left, looks over artifacts that Keith Wille, right, found along the Thames River with his metal detector, in Mashantucket, Conn., Dec. 20, 2016. An unconventional alliance between scientists and metal detectorists has begun to shed light on the Pequot tribe’s history and a 17th-century war in Connecticut. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times)
Keith Wille, who discovered a 17th-century artifact with his metal detector, uses his cellphone light to view an exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, in Mashantucket, Conn., Dec. 20, 2016. An unconventional alliance between scientists and metal detectorists has begun to shed light on the Pequot tribe’s history and a 17th-century war in Connecticut. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times)
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Mai-Phuong Nguyen, back, and her father, Son Van Nguyen, 76, pose for a photo at the radio station he owns in the Little Saigon area of Westminster, California, in January.
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Ed Harry, a retired union leader and lifelong Democrat who switched to the GOP to vote for Donald Trump, eats breakfast in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, earlier this month. “The R’s said they hated him, the D’s wanted no part of him, the lobbyists didn’t like him. China came out against him, India came out against him, Mexico came out against him. And I said, ‘I think I might have a candidate.’”
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A driver in a pickup truck makes his way past businesses in Lincoln, Nebraska, earlier this month. Lancaster County is among the most evenly split on political lines of any major county in the nation.
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More states are adopting aid-in-dying laws, and health care providers and insurers are scrambling to adjust. (David Plunkert/The New York Times)
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Monday. Five people were killed early Monday at the crowded nightclub in the popular tourist destination, when an armed man who had been denied entry opened fire inside the club, prompting a gunbattle and a stampede, officials said.
Four of the victims, including three members of the security team that had blocked the gunman’s entry, were hit by bullets, and the fifth victim was trampled in the resulting pandemonium, the authorities said.
The Blue Parrot nightclub was hosting the final night of the BPM Festival, an international electronic music event that draws fans from around the world.
The gunman has not been captured or identified, but several people were detained soon after the shooting and were being held for questioning, officials said.
(AP photo; reporting by The New York Times)
US Navy commander and astronaut Eugene Carter, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday surrounded by his family. He was 82.
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President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr., at Trump Tower in New York, on Monday.
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A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown juggles for fans during a pre-show Saturday in Orlando, Florida. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end the “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May, following a 146-year run of performances. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing.
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Bangladeshi Muslim devotees head to their homes in an overcrowded train after attending the final day of a three-day Islamic congregation on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, about 13 miles north of the capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday. Since the 1960s, devotees have been participating in the annual event, which is one of the world’s largest congregations of Muslims, the second phase of which is scheduled to begin Friday.
Sonia Garcia sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts, purchased across the border in El Paso, Texas, from the trunk of her car on a busy street in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The money she and her family make selling doughnuts helps pay for her son to go to college.
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Martin Luther King speaks at the University of California administration building in Berkeley, California. Fifty years ago, King asked Americans, “Where do we go from here?” His warning of chaos or community squarely confronted racism and marked a shift from his emphasis on nonviolence to a demand for full economic and political equality.
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Swans fly over damaged boats on a frozen part of the Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia, on Saturday. River traffic along the Danube — one of Europe’s main waterways — has largely been suspended in Eastern Europe during the cold spell.
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A mural of U.S. presidents adorns a wall in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, D.C.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 communication satellites is pictured at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday. It launched Saturday. SpaceX had been set back since September, when a different Falcon 9 caught fire and exploded on a launchpad in Florida, destroying the rocket and a $200 million Israeli satellite.
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Invited guests sign segments of railroad track during a groundbreaking ceremony for a bullet train station Jan. 6, 2015 in Fresno, California. The train could cost taxpayers 50 percent more than estimated.
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Liu Janmin, left, and Zhang Ling, two students at the International Butler Academy China, check the alignment of glasses on the table for a formal dinner, in Chengdu, China. The demand for the services of butlers trained in the ways of a British manor is high in China
(Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times)
President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday designating a historic civil rights district in Birmingham as a national monument. The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument will include the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, pictured; the now-abandoned A.G. Gaston Motel, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. planned weeks of demonstrations against segregation in the spring of 1963; the park where black protesters were met by police dogs and fire hoses; and the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four black girls died in a Ku Klux Klan bombing that year.
(Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP, file)
A shopper pushes a cart full of Coca Cola at a store in Secaucus, New Jersey. Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food.
(Karsten Moran/The New York Times)
Members of Congress stow their cellphones and electronic devices before entering a closed-door intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday.
America's intelligence chiefs sat down with members of Congress behind closed doors Friday for what they thought would be a straightforward briefing on Russian cyberattacks. What ensued instead was a confrontation Democrats have long sought with James B. Comey, director of the FBI.
Why, the House Democrats demanded to know, did Comey believe it was OK to make repeated disclosures during the campaign about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails but to this day refuse to say if the FBI is investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia?
His answers did not prove very satisfying. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader, grew so frustrated that at one point she chastised Comey for being "condescending to members."
(AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite; reporting by The New York Times)