Here are 14 of the week’s best photos

Indian Navy commandos demonstrate rescue operation skills, France facing the most disruptive strike, over changes to country’s retirement system, a koala recovers from brushfire burns in Australia, House Speaker Pelosi challenges a reporter. Here’s a look at 14 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Nov. 30, 2019 | Vancouver, Canada

A young boy swims in a glass bottom pool, 197 feet (60 meters) above street level, at a condo tower.

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Dec. 4, 2019 | Mumbai, India

Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their rescue operation skills during Navy Day celebrations, commemorating the Indian Navy attack on Karachi harbor during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.


Dec. 5, 2019 | Paris, France

Police hold their line as protesters shoot fireworks at them as demonstrations turn violent during a rally in support of the national strike, one of the largest nationwide in years.

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Dec. 2, 2019 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maria Cristina mourns at the funeral of her 16-year-old son, Denys Quirino. Denys was among nine people at a street party killed in a stampede during a police operation.

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Nov. 30, 2019 | Beijing, China

A tourist, left, uses the scarf for help while she and others struggle in the wind to climb an icy section of the Great Wall at Badaling.

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Dec. 1, 2019 | Charlotte, N.C.

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) breaks through a pile of players for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Washington won, 29-21.

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Dec. 5, 2019 | Annapolis, Md.

Damascus players and fans celebrate their win over Linganore in the Maryland 3A state high school football championship at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

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Dec. 4, 2019 | Kanpur, India

Villagers pluck water chestnuts from a pond. Workers earn about about 250 Rupees ($3.50 US) a day after spending 5-6 hours extracting the aquatic vegetable that grows mostly in stagnant water.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

Ce. 1, 2019 | Hasakeh, Syria

Hanan, a displaced Syrian woman, wears her wedding dress in a temporary home, a school building transformed into a makeshift shelter, before being wed to Mohammad. The couple fled with their families from Ras al-Ain following the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish-dominated region.


Nov. 29, 2019 | Post Macquarie, Australia

From left, Sheila Bailey, Judy Brady and clinical director Cheyne Flanagan tend to a koala named Paul, from Lake Innes Nature Reserve, as he recovers from brushfire burns at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

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Dec. 4, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), center left, speaks to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), center right, during a House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearing at the Longworth House Office Building.

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Dec. 3, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), right, gets in the elevator with other lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The intelligence committee released a sweeping impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls President Trump's wrongdoing toward Ukraine.

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Dec. 2, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

President Trump stops to talk to members of the media before boarding Marine One to depart from the South Lawn of the White House.

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Dec. 5, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) returns to the podium to challenge Sinclair Broadcast Group reporter James Rosen, after he asked her "Do you hate the President?" and she responded "I don't hate anybody", at the conclusion of a news conference about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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