A growing number of Afghan children are being coerced into a life of abuse.
Shukur, right, smokes a cigarette before going to the dance floor during a wedding party. He was kidnapped in Kabul when he was 12 and taken to Kunduz province, where he joined a growing number of Afghan children being coerced into a life of sexual abuse. He escaped after five years and now works as a dancer. Barat Ali Batoor
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.