Photos of the Week: The World in 20 Frames

First Published Dec 6, 2020, 9:49 AM IST

Here's your weekly diigest of photos from around the world

<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks at a light engine for secure communication as she takes virtually part in the Digital Summit 2020 at the Chancellery on December 1, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz - Pool/Getty Images)</p>

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks at a light engine for secure communication as she takes virtually part in the Digital Summit 2020 at the Chancellery on December 1, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz - Pool/Getty Images)

<p>A Thai woman weeps during a remembrance ceremony for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 05, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's King and Queen presided over a candle-lit ceremony in remembrance of the anniversary of the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the present King's father. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)</p>

A Thai woman weeps during a remembrance ceremony for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 05, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's King and Queen presided over a candle-lit ceremony in remembrance of the anniversary of the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the present King's father. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

<p>Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)</p>

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

<p>U.S. President-elect Joe Biden touches his walking boot as he arrives at the Queen theater to speak on November job numbers at the Queen theater December 4, 2020 Wilmington, Delaware. U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November and pushed unemployment rate to 6.7% from 6.9% in October. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)</p>

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden touches his walking boot as he arrives at the Queen theater to speak on November job numbers at the Queen theater December 4, 2020 Wilmington, Delaware. U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November and pushed unemployment rate to 6.7% from 6.9% in October. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>President Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. The rally with the senators comes ahead of a crucial runoff election for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th which will decide who controls the United States senate. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)</p>

President Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. The rally with the senators comes ahead of a crucial runoff election for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th which will decide who controls the United States senate. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Marine One flies past starlings and the Washington Monument before picking up U.S. President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Georgia to hold a rally. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)</p>

Marine One flies past starlings and the Washington Monument before picking up U.S. President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Georgia to hold a rally. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

<p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament on December 3, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed by opposition leaders on details related to the vaccination programme during the weekly questions. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)</p>

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament on December 3, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed by opposition leaders on details related to the vaccination programme during the weekly questions. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)

<p>Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder and owner of Apple Daily newspaper, arrives at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Lai was remanded into custody after appearing in West Kowloon Court charged with fraud, with the case not due to be heard again until April 16. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)</p>

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder and owner of Apple Daily newspaper, arrives at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Lai was remanded into custody after appearing in West Kowloon Court charged with fraud, with the case not due to be heard again until April 16. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

<p>Brazilian Air Force Demonstration Squadron performs during a swearing-in ceremony for new air force cadets on December 4, 2020 in Pirassununga, Brazil. The ceremony is considered the most important of the year at AFA (Brazilian Air Force Academy) and marks the end of the four years of aviation, stewardship and infantry courses. (Photo by Rodrigo Paiva/Getty Images)</p>

Brazilian Air Force Demonstration Squadron performs during a swearing-in ceremony for new air force cadets on December 4, 2020 in Pirassununga, Brazil. The ceremony is considered the most important of the year at AFA (Brazilian Air Force Academy) and marks the end of the four years of aviation, stewardship and infantry courses. (Photo by Rodrigo Paiva/Getty Images)

<p>Members of the Cirk La Putyka troupe entertain people driving through with their cars on the eve of St. Nicholas Day on December 05, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. On the eve of St. Nicholas, Czechs traditionally celebrate by dressing up as Devils, Angels, and St. Nicholas, and visiting children, handing out little presents. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Circ La Putyka troupe offered a drive-thru celebration as spectators drove a route visiting heaven, hell, and St. Nicholas. Due to the governments restrictive measures, the usual traditions of door-to-door visiting would be impossible. The eager guests formed a long line of cars at the Circ La Putyka base in Prague. (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images)</p>

Members of the Cirk La Putyka troupe entertain people driving through with their cars on the eve of St. Nicholas Day on December 05, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. On the eve of St. Nicholas, Czechs traditionally celebrate by dressing up as Devils, Angels, and St. Nicholas, and visiting children, handing out little presents. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Circ La Putyka troupe offered a drive-thru celebration as spectators drove a route visiting heaven, hell, and St. Nicholas. Due to the governments restrictive measures, the usual traditions of door-to-door visiting would be impossible. The eager guests formed a long line of cars at the Circ La Putyka base in Prague. (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images)

<p>A girl is seen taking part in a swimming class at Brixton Recreation Centre on December 2, 2020 in London, England. Last night MPs voted in favour of government proposals to enter England into a tiered system of lockdown beginning at midnight. Residents of Tier Two - High Alert can socialise with anyone they live with or who is in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. Outdoors they must observe the rule of six. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals and must close between 11pm and 5am with last orders called at 10pm. Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with. Schools remain open. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)</p>

A girl is seen taking part in a swimming class at Brixton Recreation Centre on December 2, 2020 in London, England. Last night MPs voted in favour of government proposals to enter England into a tiered system of lockdown beginning at midnight. Residents of Tier Two - High Alert can socialise with anyone they live with or who is in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. Outdoors they must observe the rule of six. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals and must close between 11pm and 5am with last orders called at 10pm. Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with. Schools remain open. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

<p>UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system on December 1, 2020 in London, England. MPs will vote on the new tougher tier system to be put into place in England when the country exits its second Coronavirus lockdown. The Labour Party have indicated they will abstain from the vote. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)</p>

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system on December 1, 2020 in London, England. MPs will vote on the new tougher tier system to be put into place in England when the country exits its second Coronavirus lockdown. The Labour Party have indicated they will abstain from the vote. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

<p>A protestor stands next to burning cars with a placard which reads 'our blood is boiling' as thousands demonstrate against the French Government's Global Security Law on November 28, 2020 in Paris, France. France's lawmakers passed and adopted the bill known as article 24 of the “comprehensive security” law prohibiting the dissemination of images of the police, alarming journalists and activists saying civil liberties and press freedom could be compromised. Several MPs have criticised the bill's implications and President Macron has come under fire from national journalism unions and the UN for the law and police accountability. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)</p>

A protestor stands next to burning cars with a placard which reads 'our blood is boiling' as thousands demonstrate against the French Government's Global Security Law on November 28, 2020 in Paris, France. France's lawmakers passed and adopted the bill known as article 24 of the “comprehensive security” law prohibiting the dissemination of images of the police, alarming journalists and activists saying civil liberties and press freedom could be compromised. Several MPs have criticised the bill's implications and President Macron has come under fire from national journalism unions and the UN for the law and police accountability. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

<p>Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack compete to catch a football on November 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the Government’s contribution to the Hawthorn Hawks AFL Football Club's Kennedy Community Centre at the future site of the facility in Dingley Village. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)</p>

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack compete to catch a football on November 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the Government’s contribution to the Hawthorn Hawks AFL Football Club's Kennedy Community Centre at the future site of the facility in Dingley Village. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

<p>Sammy Allsop, Sarah Stephens and Frankie Wall attend the premiere of Yellow Jack at Golden Age Cinema on November 30, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)</p>

Sammy Allsop, Sarah Stephens and Frankie Wall attend the premiere of Yellow Jack at Golden Age Cinema on November 30, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters march while carrying inflatable yellow ducks outside the headquarters of the 11th Infantry Regiment on November 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters marched to the headquarters of the Royal Thai Army's 11th Infantry Regiment, which also a King's Guard regiment. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)</p>

Protesters march while carrying inflatable yellow ducks outside the headquarters of the 11th Infantry Regiment on November 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters marched to the headquarters of the Royal Thai Army's 11th Infantry Regiment, which also a King's Guard regiment. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

<p>Bobi Wine parades through crowds of people in Kayunga District on December 01, 2020 in Jinja, Uganda. Presidential candidates are campaigning in Uganda ahead of the elections scheduled for the 14 January 2021. The election season has so far been marred with violence, with at least 45 people being killed by security forces last week protesting the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, otherwise known as Bobi Wine. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)</p>

Bobi Wine parades through crowds of people in Kayunga District on December 01, 2020 in Jinja, Uganda. Presidential candidates are campaigning in Uganda ahead of the elections scheduled for the 14 January 2021. The election season has so far been marred with violence, with at least 45 people being killed by security forces last week protesting the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, otherwise known as Bobi Wine. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

<p>A protester holds a placard with an image depicting 'Madrid regional President Isabel Diaz Ayuso' reading 'I want you for my Zendal' amid other health workers at a protest during the inauguration day at Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital at Valdebebas neighbourhood during the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on December 01, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The new emergencies hospital was built against the clock for a current approximate cost of 100 million euros to support against pandemics or health emergencies, although the hospital still lacks sufficient medical staff. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)</p>

A protester holds a placard with an image depicting 'Madrid regional President Isabel Diaz Ayuso' reading 'I want you for my Zendal' amid other health workers at a protest during the inauguration day at Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital at Valdebebas neighbourhood during the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on December 01, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The new emergencies hospital was built against the clock for a current approximate cost of 100 million euros to support against pandemics or health emergencies, although the hospital still lacks sufficient medical staff. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

<p>A Christmas tree and decorations are on display in the Red Room of the White House on November 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. This year's theme for the White House Christmas decorations is "America the Beautiful." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)</p>

A Christmas tree and decorations are on display in the Red Room of the White House on November 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. This year's theme for the White House Christmas decorations is "America the Beautiful." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

<p>Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O'Connor, greets a guest with a hongi during a welcoming powhiri for APEC 2021 on December 01, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand will host a virtual APEC in 2021 as travel restrictions remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)</p>

Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O'Connor, greets a guest with a hongi during a welcoming powhiri for APEC 2021 on December 01, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand will host a virtual APEC in 2021 as travel restrictions remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

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