Photos of the Week: The World in 15 Frames

First Published Dec 19, 2020, 2:43 PM IST

Here's your weekly digest of photos from around the world.
 

<p>Farmers participate in a protest at the Delhi Singhu border on December 18, 2020 in Delhi, India. Hundreds of thousands of farmers from surrounding states have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi for weeks, blockading highways leading to the capital. Farmers say they are protesting against laws that deregulate the sale of crops, which they say will put them at risk of losing their livelihoods and land to big corporations. The government has said that the reforms are necessary to improve the efficiency of the agricultural sector, which is heavily dependent on government subsidies to survive. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)</p>

Farmers participate in a protest at the Delhi Singhu border on December 18, 2020 in Delhi, India. Hundreds of thousands of farmers from surrounding states have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi for weeks, blockading highways leading to the capital. Farmers say they are protesting against laws that deregulate the sale of crops, which they say will put them at risk of losing their livelihoods and land to big corporations. The government has said that the reforms are necessary to improve the efficiency of the agricultural sector, which is heavily dependent on government subsidies to survive. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)

<p>People walk through Manhattan in a snow storm on December 16, 2020 in New York City. New York City is expected to get between 10 inches and a foot of snow on Wednesday and Thursday in what is the first winter storm of the year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)</p>

People walk through Manhattan in a snow storm on December 16, 2020 in New York City. New York City is expected to get between 10 inches and a foot of snow on Wednesday and Thursday in what is the first winter storm of the year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Kristina Tao, a frontline medical worker, gives a thumbs up sign as she receives the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. More than 1,950 of the hospital’s employees will be vaccinated over the next 4 days as the COVID-19 vaccine begins widespread distribution in the United States this week. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)</p>

Kristina Tao, a frontline medical worker, gives a thumbs up sign as she receives the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. More than 1,950 of the hospital’s employees will be vaccinated over the next 4 days as the COVID-19 vaccine begins widespread distribution in the United States this week. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>Choristers from the St Pauls Choir pose for photographers during a photo call at St Paul's Cathedral on December 14, 2020 in London, England. With in-person attendance curtailed by covid-19 rules, St Paul's Cathedral will expand the audience for its concert, "A Celebration of Christmas," by live-streaming it for free on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7pm. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)</p>

Choristers from the St Pauls Choir pose for photographers during a photo call at St Paul's Cathedral on December 14, 2020 in London, England. With in-person attendance curtailed by covid-19 rules, St Paul's Cathedral will expand the audience for its concert, "A Celebration of Christmas," by live-streaming it for free on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7pm. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

<p>Models wear creations by Guinea Bisau designer Bibas during an outdoor show for Dakar Fashion Week on December 12, 2020 just outside Dakar, Senegal. With Senegal's low incidence of Covid-19, Dakar's marquee fashion event looked markedly more normal than its counterparts in other global capitals, whose fashion weeks were heavily curtailed or canceled. (Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly/Getty Images)</p>

Models wear creations by Guinea Bisau designer Bibas during an outdoor show for Dakar Fashion Week on December 12, 2020 just outside Dakar, Senegal. With Senegal's low incidence of Covid-19, Dakar's marquee fashion event looked markedly more normal than its counterparts in other global capitals, whose fashion weeks were heavily curtailed or canceled. (Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly/Getty Images)

<p>A counter-protester sprays a Trump supporter with bear mace during political clashes on December 12, 2020 in Olympia, Washington. Far-right and far-left groups squared off near the Washington State Capitol following violent clashes over the previous weekend. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)</p>

A counter-protester sprays a Trump supporter with bear mace during political clashes on December 12, 2020 in Olympia, Washington. Far-right and far-left groups squared off near the Washington State Capitol following violent clashes over the previous weekend. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters with placards march from the Scottish Parliament to Bute House on December 12, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group, known as Saving Scotland, said it is "time to stand up together and fight for the freedom to choose" and listen to real scientific evidence in regard to the health of the Scottish people. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)</p>

Protesters with placards march from the Scottish Parliament to Bute House on December 12, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The group, known as Saving Scotland, said it is "time to stand up together and fight for the freedom to choose" and listen to real scientific evidence in regard to the health of the Scottish people. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>U.S. President-elect Joe Biden leaves after attending services at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church December 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden is continuing to announce more members of his administration this week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</p>

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden leaves after attending services at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church December 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden is continuing to announce more members of his administration this week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>A London bus passes Harrods in Knightsbridge on December 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)</p>

A London bus passes Harrods in Knightsbridge on December 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

<p>Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 13, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)</p>

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 13, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

<p>A child is seen locked out of a closed park at Dee Why beachfront on December 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. A cluster of Covid-19 cases on the northern beaches of Sydney continues to grow causing other Australian states and territories to impose restrictions on travel ahead of the Christmas holidays. The source of the cluster has not yet been found. (Photo by Lee Hulsman/Getty Images)</p>

A child is seen locked out of a closed park at Dee Why beachfront on December 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. A cluster of Covid-19 cases on the northern beaches of Sydney continues to grow causing other Australian states and territories to impose restrictions on travel ahead of the Christmas holidays. The source of the cluster has not yet been found. (Photo by Lee Hulsman/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas Tree on the court yard of the Los Angeles Music Center on December 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)</p>

Christmas Tree on the court yard of the Los Angeles Music Center on December 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists walk next to a Brigitte Bardot statue at Orla Brigitte Bardot after the decision of the Rio de Janeiro State Justice to reverse the closure of the city due to the increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on December 18, 2020 in Buzios, Brazil. According to the judge it was evident the public interest and the serious damage to the order and public economy that the closure of the city would provide. (Photo by Luis Alvarenga/Getty Images)</p>

Tourists walk next to a Brigitte Bardot statue at Orla Brigitte Bardot after the decision of the Rio de Janeiro State Justice to reverse the closure of the city due to the increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on December 18, 2020 in Buzios, Brazil. According to the judge it was evident the public interest and the serious damage to the order and public economy that the closure of the city would provide. (Photo by Luis Alvarenga/Getty Images)

<p>Former NBA star, Shaquille O'Neal takes photos with a guest for Pepsi Stronger Together and The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation's Holiday Market at Jones Paideia Elementary School on December 18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Pepsi)</p>

Former NBA star, Shaquille O'Neal takes photos with a guest for Pepsi Stronger Together and The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation's Holiday Market at Jones Paideia Elementary School on December 18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Pepsi)

<p>Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong prepares to board a Correctional Service Department van at Lai Chi Kok ahead of a court hearing at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 18, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Wong was indicted for taking part in an unauthorized assembly over an anti-mask law protest. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)</p>

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong prepares to board a Correctional Service Department van at Lai Chi Kok ahead of a court hearing at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 18, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Wong was indicted for taking part in an unauthorized assembly over an anti-mask law protest. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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