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Week in pictures: From protests in Hong Kong to Trump impeachment
A photo roundup of some of last week’s events, including the Fifa Club World Cup and demonstrations in France.
People march in Marseille, France, during a demonstration as part of a countrywide day of protests over a government pensions overhaul. [Christophe Simon/AFP]
22 Dec 2019
An Iraqi protester puts the final touches on a mural painting amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the central city of Najaf. [Haidar Handani/AFP]
Liverpool players celebrate after winning the FIFA Club World Cup final football match between Liverpool and Flamengo at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]
Police arrest a Hong Kong protester after a Chinese flag was removed from a flag pole at a rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights in Hong Kong, China. [Lucy Nicholson/Reuters]
Mountain climbers in Santa Claus outfits pose during an event in support of safe climbing and charitable causes on the Buckhan mountain in Seoul, South Korea. [Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo]
Connie Jeung-Mills of San Francisco holds a sign during a demonstration as part of a national impeachment rally at the Federal Building in San Francisco, California. [Philip Pacheco/AFP]
A Thai officer closes the window of cage where Cola, a 10-year-old female orangutan, waits to be sent back to Indonesia at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife authorities in Thailand repatriated two orangutans, Cola and 7-year-old Giant, to their native habitats in Indonesia in a collaborative effort to combat the illicit wildlife trade. [Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo]
Romania marks the 30th anniversary of the anti-Communist uprising which started in the western Romanian town of Timisoara on December 16 and in Bucharest on December 21, 1989. The uprising left more than 1,000people dead and ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. [Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo]
Indians gather during a protest rally against the Citizen Amendment Act in Mumbai, India. Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities on Thursday as they defied bans on public assembly that authorities imposed. [Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo]
A woman places flowers on the grave of a person who died during the 1989 US military invasion that removed Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion in Panama City. According to official figures, 300 Panamanian soldiers and 214 civilians died during the invasion, though the number remains controversial and human rights groups believe it is much higher, while 23 US soldiers also perished. [Arnulfo Franco/AP Photo]
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