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Week in pictures 23 December 2023

VENICE: People dressed as Santa Claus row during a Christmas regatta along the Grand Canal in Venice, on Sunday, December 17 (REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri)


GRINDAVIK: A drone picture shows lava spewing from the site of the volcanic eruption north of Grindavik, photographed from Sylingarfell, on Tuesday December 19 (REUTERS/Sigurdur Davidsson)


CARACAS: Runners wearing Christmas hats play in the foam at the end of the finish line, after the Santa Run 10-kilometre race, in Caracas, in Sunday, December 17 (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria)


JISHISHAN: Rescue workers conduct search and rescue operations at Kangdiao village following the earthquake in Jishishan county, Gansu province, on Tuesday, December 19 (China Daily via REUTERS)


RAFAH: Palestinian children carry pots as they queue to receive food cooked by a charity kitchen, amid shortages in food supplies, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday, December 17 (REUTERS/Saleh Salem)


BANGKOK: A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims with a school of fish to welcome the upcoming Christmas at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium in Bangkok, on Tuesday, December 19 (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)


BUENOS AIRES: Demonstrators cast their shadows on the building of the National Congress during a protest against Argentina's new President Javier Milei's adjustment policy, in Buenos Aires, on Thursday, December 21 (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)


GOMA: Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) officials and polling agents gather to count and tally casted ballot papers at a polling centre following the Presidential election in Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday, December 20 (REUTERS/Arlette Bashizi)


DONETSK: A Swedish-made Archer self-propelled howitzer of Ukraine’s 45th separate artillery brigade fires at Russian positions in the Donetsk region, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, on Saturday, December 16 (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)


LUKEVILLE: Migrants wait to be transported by the U.S. border patrol after crossing the border wall into the U.S. from Mexico, as the number of migrants surges in the border town of Lukeville, Arizona, on Sunday, December 17 (REUTERS/Go Nakamura)

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