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    • Paris Opera ballet dancers perform outside Opera Garnier in protest against pension reform
    • A man dressed as Pinocchio during a Christmas carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Russian Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich look through the window in a railbus which is about to make its first trip across the Crimea Bridge.
    • Members of the 'Skipper' Yacht Club wear carnival costumes as they mark the end of the yachting season onboard their yacht on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk.
    • Children prepare backstage before the Christmas-themed performance in a Catholic church in Omsk, Russia
    • Tourists in Christmas costumes on a beach in Sydney
    • A man feeds a goat in Donetsky village in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, Ukraine
    • An annular solar eclipse is observed with the use of a solar filter, in Siak, Riau province, Indonesia, 26 December 2019.
    • Children slide down an ice-covered slope in Omsk, Russia
    • A demonstrator is detained by police outside the Assam bhawan (building) during a protest against India's new citizenship law in New Delhi, 23 December 2019.
    • A Somali farmer walks within desert locusts in grazing land on the outskirts of Dusamareb in Galmudug region, Somalia, 21 December 2019.
    • People attend a protest organised by West Bengal State Jamiat-e-Ulama, an Islamic organisation, against India's new citizenship law in Kolkata, 22 December 2019.
    • The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with a DM-03 booster and Russian Elektro-L No 3 weather satellite
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a pre-New Year's Eve meeting with members of the government.
    • Figure skater Alina Zagitova performs in the Sleeping Beauty. The Legend of Two Kingdoms ice show at Megasport stadium in Moscow.
    • A cat reacts as it is being fed during lunchtime at a cat shelter called Rumah Kucing Parung in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, 23 December 2019.
    • A man dressed as Santa Claus wades through floodwater in St. Mark's Square during high tide in Venice, Italy, 23 December 2019.
    • New Year illuminations in Krasnodar.
    • Syrian militants rest after taking part in the liberation of Sukeya village in Syria's Idlib province.
    • Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform before an NFL football game between the Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Monday, 23 December 2019, in Minneapolis.
    • Participants of a welcoming ceremony gather at a railway station during the arrival of the Tavria train following the opening of the Kerch Strait road and rail bridge in Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia.
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin during a break in the exhibition match of the Night Hockey League on the Red Square skating rink.
    • People are skiing along the Yenisei River in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region.
    • The BLack Sea Fleet servicemen during qualifying competitions at the Tank Biathlon contest at the Angarsky testing site in Crimea.
    • Palestinians wearing Christmas costumes jump off a rock by a barbed-wired section of Israel's separation barrier near the village of Wallajeh, west of the biblical city of Bethlehem in the West Bank
    • An anti-government demonstrator walks past tear gas on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, China, 24 December 2019.
    • In this Saturday, 21 December 2019, photo, NSW Rural Fire Service crew fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a property at Bilpin, New South Wales state, Australia.
    • Models dressed as Moscow metro employees pose for pictures in a themed Moscow Businessman train
    • Shamans perform a ritual near the Bolshiye Allaki lake in Russia's Chelyabinsk region
    • A woman walks by honor guard soldiers during a memorial religious service at the Heroes' cemetery, to honor those killed in the anti-communist  uprising, in Bucharest, Romania.
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    Paris Opera ballet dancers perform outside Opera Garnier in protest against pension reform

    This photo gallery offers a glimpse into the most important, extraordinary and breathtaking events which took place across the globe in the final week of 2019.

    Protests have engulfed different parts of the world, from India where people are angry with a new citizenship law to France, where new pension reform has sparked public outrage, leading to numerous strikes and rallies. 

    But since it is Christmas time, there are also plenty of images showing people wearing carnival costumes.

    Feel this mood and...happy New Year! 

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