ABC News photo editors chose the best news images of the week for this collection.<br><br> A professional Santa Claus poses for pictures with a young girl to celebrate the end of the Christmas season in Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 26, 2017. <br><br>The celebration, held every year the day after Christmas, is organized by the Brazil School of Santa Claus, founded in 1993.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen as his supporters gather to uphold his bid for presidential candidate in Moscow, Dec. 24, 2017. <br><br>Navalny is up against Vladimir Putin for Russia's next president in the coming March election.
Believers of Legio Maria of African Church Mission hold candles during their overnight Christmas Mass at the church near Ugunja, in the western part of Kenya, Dec. 25, 2017. <br><br>The Legio Maria of African Church Mission is a sect of Roman Catholicism established by the Luo people as an interpretation of the Three Secrets of Fatima.
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Dec. 25, 2017. </br></br>The queen was accompanied by her family, including Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle.
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A condensation trail is seen in the southern California skies as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Dec. 22, 2017. <br><br>The trail left Californians in wonder and awe as the Falcon 9 rocket carried 10 low-orbit telecommunications satellites into Earth's atmosphere.
An anti-government protester stands next to a burning barricade blocking a road on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Dec. 22, 2017. <br><br>The Trump administration recognized the results of Honduras' disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints and irregularities found by international poll observers.
Revelers battle with flour and eggs during the traditional Els Enfarinats, "the Floured Festival," in Ibi, Spain, Dec. 28, 2017. </br></br>Participants of the day-long festival dress in military attire and stage a mock coup d'etat by throwing flour and eggs at each other.
Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash in Moscow, Dec. 25, 2017. <br><br>Several people were killed and more than a dozen injured when the bus careened off a road and onto steps leading into an underground passageway, authorities said.
A privately owned Dassault Falcon 7X business jet aircraft is seen after it was blown off the airport runway and into an adjacent building at Malta International Airport in Luqa, Malta, Dec. 27, 2017. </br></br>Local authorities reported strong winds across the island.
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A Palestinian youth attempts to balance on a tire at sunset on a beach in Gaza City, Dec. 24, 2017.
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