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  • ABC News photo editors chose some of their favorite news images of the week for this collection. <br><br>A kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake Conjola, Australia, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire.
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  • A member of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, feeds a dog in Maaret al-Numan, Syria, Dec. 28, 2019.
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  • Isaia Cordinier dunks a basketball during the Dunk Contest at the French LNB All-Star basketball game at the Bercy Arena in Paris, Dec. 29, 2019.
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  • An aerial view shows a surfer on his board at the Praia de Cruz beach in Sal Rei on Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, Jan. 1, 2020.
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  • A girl is carried by her father across floodwaters in the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 2, 2020.
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  • Men play chess in a park in Bucharest, Romania, Jan. 1, 2020.
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  • Tourists in Lake Conjola, Australia, take refuge from wildfires on a beach, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • An actor applies makeup before a Chinese opera performance of Thailand's Sai Bo Hong troupe on a makeshift stage at a street festival in Bangkok.
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  • Children take part in the "Boys New Year's Ba Game," played with a handcrafted leather ball, Jan. 1, 2020, in Kirkwall, Scotland. The "Ba Game" is a mass street football match that starts at Mercat Cross and is played between two teams, the Uppies and the Doonies. The game has been played in Kirkwall's streets for hundreds of years, with the teams made up of men from the south end of the town and the north end.
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  • A resident takes part in a flour-and-egg battle during the "Els Enfarinats" festival in the village of Ibi, Spain, Dec. 28, 2019. The participants, known as "enfarinats," or "the floured ones," capture the city each year on Dec. 28 and hold several battles with flour, eggs and firecrackers in a 200-year-old tradition that coincides with the Spanish April Fool's day.
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  • An aerial view of a Christmas market in Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania, Dec. 27, 2019.
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