This Week in Pictures: Nov. 28- Dec. 4

  • Vendor Lereida Sanchez, 54, cries during a protest near the Ecuadorean embassy a day after the announcement that Cubans would need visas to enter Ecuador as of Dec. 1, Havana, Nov. 27, 2015.
  • A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 27, 2015. Police arrested a gunman who stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in a burst of violence that left at least 11 people injured, including five officers, authorities said.
  • Stranded migrants fight over goods given away by locals at the Greek-Macedonian borders near the village of Idomeni, Greece, Nov. 28, 2015.
  • Kosovo police officers stand outside the headquarters of opposition movement “Vetevendosje: “Self-determination” before arresting the movement’s leader and MP Albin Kurti for setting off tear gas in the parliamentary chamber, in the capital Pristina, Nov. 28, 2015.
  • Afghan security personnel keep watch at the site of a suicide blast that targeted a senior member of Afghanistan’s election commission in Kabul, Nov. 28, 2015. Abdul Rahman Rodwal, regional director at the country’s Independent Election Commission, survived the attack in the Shah Shaheed area of eastern Kabul, police said.
  • People stand against windows during a vigil held at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church the day after a gunman opened fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 28, 2015. The gunman, identified by police as Robert Lewis Dear, stormed the clinic in central Colorado on Friday and killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded nine others before surrendering after a standoff at the facility lasting several hours, authorities said.
  • Players take the field near the MLS soccer Eastern Conference cup, left, before the second leg of the championship round between the Columbus Crew and the New York Red Bulls, Nov. 29, 2015, in Harrison, N.J.
  • In this Nov. 28, 2015 photo, Nisrin, 7, a Syrian refugee runs as she plays with her brothers and sisters outside their apartment building that was damaged during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Afghan security members inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast that targeted the vehicle of Election commission provincial director, Hawliya Rodwal in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2015. According to media reports a suicide bomber blew himself up infront of the Rodwal’s vehicle. Rodwal, how is Abdul Rahman Rodwal, the provincial head of Independent Election Commission (IEC), survived the attack but his driver was killed and his bodyguards were wounded.
  • An unidentified ski jumper is airborne during the Ski Jumping HS 142 trial round at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland, Nov. 28, 2015.
  • Nazenin Elci, daughter of slain Bar Association President Tahir Elci, cries during the funeral of her father, in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, Nov. 29, 2015. An unidentified gunman on Saturday killed top Kurdish lawyer Elci, who had been criticised in Turkey for saying the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization.
  • A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, Nov. 29, 2015. The Praia do Norte beach has become a famous beach for big waves surfers around the world since Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara’s world record for the largest wave surfed in 2011.
  • Two people push a vehicle out of high water at Cal Young Park, Nov. 29, 2015, in Abilene, Texas. A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.
  • Large puddles form on the inside of the track after heavy rain over the weekend at Fairyhouse racecourse on Nov. 29, 2015, in Ratoath, Ireland.
  • A woman is arrested by riot police after clashes as they participate in a demonstration at Republique Square on the eve of the COP21 Conference opening, Paris, France, Nov. 29, 2015.
  • Spectators take pictures during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 29, 2015.
  • New recruit People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers stand in formation during a training session in cold winter temperatures at a military base in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, China, Nov. 29, 2015. Local temperatures reached -4 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.
  • A woman swims in a partially frozen lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, Nov. 30, 2015.
  • United Nations peacekeepers prepare to secure the grounds of the central mosque in the mostly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, for the visit of Pope Francis, Nov. 30, 2015.
  • Japanese macaques (or so called Snow Monkeys) hold each other while sitting on rocks near a hot spring at a valley in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan, Nov. 30, 2015.
  • Travelers walk to their gates at O’Hare International Airport on Nov. 29, 2015, in Chicago. Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday have cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.
  • Supporters of President-elect Roch Marc Kabore cheer at Kabore’s campaign headquarters in Ouagadougou, Dec. 1, 2015. Roch Marc Kabore was proclaimed the winner of the presidential election in Burkina Faso and will become the country’s first new leader in decades, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.
  • A handout picture made available by NASA’s Earth Observatory on Dec. 1, 2015, shows a natural-color image of the Eastern Asia subregion acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite on Nov. 30, 2015. The image shows extensive haze, low clouds, and fog over the region. The brightest areas are clouds or fog, which have tinges of gray or yellow because of the air pollution. Other cloud-free areas have a pall of gray haze (C-L) that mostly blots out the cities below. In areas where the ground is visible, some of the landscape is covered with snow. The haze extended southwest from Beijing for hundreds of kilometers and was particularly dense in low-lying areas in the Guanzhong Plain (C).
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Macon Centreplex, Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga.
  • A North Korean woman reacts to the splash of a water feature in the indoor section of the Munsu water park on Dec. 1, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The water park is opened to both tourists as well as locals living in the North Korean capital.
  • Visitors use mobile phones to take pictures and videos as they watch a flag raising ceremony at the Tiananmen Square amid heavy smog in Beijing, China, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • NATO Supreme Allied Commander, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, centre, speaks with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Czech Army General Petr Pavel, left, and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Denis Mercier, at the start of the NATO Ministerial Meeting on the South, Partnerships, and Defense Capacity at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • Forensic officers work on the blast scene in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 1, 2015. Five people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded on an overpass near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday, the district mayor said, halting some train operations and heightening security fears in Europe’s biggest city.
  • A relative of one of the Lebanese security personnel who were captured in Arsal by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, reacts as they celebrate inside a tent that was erected last year during an open-ended sit-in near the government palace in downtown Beirut, Dec. 1, 2015. Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, released Lebanese security personnel held captive since Aug. 2014 in a swap deal that will also release an ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, live TV footage showed on Tuesday.
  • Anti-war protesters demonstrate against proposals to bomb Syria outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain Dec. 1, 2015.
  • Cuban migrants help a child as they walk down crossing the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama, Dec. 1, 2015. According to local authorities in La Miel, some 100 to 150 Cubans have been entering Panama from Colombia every day for the last three months. Scores of Cubans have come to Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment.
  • Palestinian student girls take a selfie as they pose in front of a rainbow seen from the Gaza port over Gaza City, during a rainy storm in the Gaza Strip, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Dec. 1, 2015. Thousands gathered to watch a military parade.
  • Palestinain fishermen seen off the beach of Gaza City during a rainy storm in the Gaza Strip, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • Supporters of President-elect Roch Marc Kabore watch election results at Kabore’s campaign headquarters in Ouagadougou, Dec. 1, 2015. Roch Marc Kabore was proclaimed the winner of the presidential election in Burkina Faso and will become the country’s first new leader in decades, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.
  • Workers clean windows of an office building in central Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • A woman wearing a mask along a street shrouded in smog in Beijing, China, Dec. 1, 2015. Beijing issued an orange alert for heavy smog on Nov. 30 as air quality readings in Beijing for PM2.5 concentration — referring to particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres — went beyond the index of 500 micrograms per cubic meter which is considered a ‘hazardous’ level. Authorities in the Chinese capital warned of ‘severe pollution’ and advised the capital’s 20 million inhabitants to stay indoors.
  • A supporter (R) tries to take a photograph of US Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump following a campaign rally at the While Mountain Athletic Club in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, Dec. 1, 2015.
  • Cranes and residential buildings under construction are seen among thick fog in Anyang, Henan province, China, Dec. 2, 2015.
  • Fellow pilots acting as pallbearers carry the coffin holding the body of Oleg Peshkov, a Russian pilot of the downed SU-24 jet, during a memorial service in Lipetsk, Russia, Dec. 2, 2015. Peshkov was awarded the Hero of Russia award posthumously.
  • Migrants wait to board a train after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on Dec. 2, 2015.
  • Police officers conduct a manhunt after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015. Gunmen opened fire on a holiday party on Wednesday at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 21 others, then fled the scene, triggering an intense manhunt and a shootoutout with police, authorities said.
  • Syrians receive first aid in a field hospital following an airstrike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, Dec. 2, 2015. Douma has been consistently attacked throughout the nearly five year Syrian civil war, leading to the deaths of scores of civilians.
  • An investigator looks at a black SUV that was involved in a police shootout with suspects, Dec. 3, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. A heavily armed man and woman opened fire Wednesday on a holiday banquet, killing multiple people and seriously wounding others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout with police.
  • Authorities respond to a mass shooting incident at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, where there are multiple casualties and as many as 20 victims on Dec. 2, 2015,
  • A man uses binoculars at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Dec. 2, 2015. The Satmars, a strictly anti-Zionist sect of Judaism, gathered to celebrate the anniversary of their founding Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum’s escape from the Holocaust, according to organizers.
  • TOPSHOT - A pedestrian walks along a path covered with snow during snowfall in downtown Seoul on Dec. 3, 2015.
  • Two women embrace at a community center where family members are gathering to pick up survivors after a shooting rampage that killed multiple people and wounded others at a social services center in San Bernardino, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015.
  • Swimmers warm-up during the U.S. Winter Nationals swimming event, Dec. 3, 2015, in Federal Way, Wash.
  • A Muslim man writes out verses from the Quran on a wooden tablet to be used at a local Madrassa while sitting at a camp for displaced persons hosted at the Central Mosque in Bangui on Dec. 3, 2015.
  • Greek police officers allowed a little girl in tears to cross into Macedonia at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Dec. 4, 2015. Macedonian authorities are allowing only people from the war-wracked countries of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq to cross from Greece on their way to other European Union countries, leading to protests from those from other countries who have been blocking the crossing for all since Wednesday.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) gesture as they speak during a session of the Bundestag, the German lower house of parliament, in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 4, 2015. The German Bundestag lower house of parliament is expected to support plans approved by Merkel’s cabinet earlier this week to deploy up to 1,200 soldiers, Tornado reconnaissance jets, refueling aircraft and a frigate as part of the military campaign against Islamic State. 



Another mass shooting — this time at a social services center in San Bernardino, California — left 14 people dead and 21 injured. Law enforcement officials are working to figure out what exactly happened before, during, and after husband and wife suspects Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, carried out their attack. 

The shooting in California came less than a week after a shooting in Colorado, where a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs and opened fire, killing three. 

In Paris, the United Nations climate conference began this week as more than 100 world leaders will gather for 10 days in an attempt to reach an agreement on a plan to curb global warming. The conference takes place as the city is also reeling from a devastating terrorist attack.   

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