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Members of a Star Wars fan club pose for pictures before the film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPA

Stormtroopers at the red-carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on Hollywood Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Scenes from opening night of Star Wars fans Caroline Ritter, Andrew Porters , from Singleton, Australia, got married in front of TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A Star Wars fan waits with his light saber for the start of the movie premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Helsinki, Finland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VESA MOILANEN / AFP/Getty Images

A long exposure photo shows a Geminid meteor shower streaking across the night sky next to a pagoda over Doi Inthanon mountain in northern Thailand. Geminids meteor shower can be visible annually in December.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPA

Los Angeles School Police Officers Frank Avelar, left, and Jose Zamora at Breed Street Elementary after conducting a safety check. LAUSD closed more than 900 campuses after a board member received an email threat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Prayer candles glow at the roadside memorial near Avenue 60 and Figueroa Street in Highland Park where 17-year-old Andres Perez was killed while walking to his school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Yasiel Puig teaches Cuban kids how to play right field.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times

While waiting to meet Santa, Piper Sherwood, 1 1/2 years old, plays with her dad, Johnny Sherwood, around a giant Christmas tree as a cold air mass parked over the Southland kept temperatures on the low side.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Lights illuminate the Christmas market at the historic town square of Hildesheim, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN SCHRATENSCHULTE / DPA

Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their two children Prince George, left, and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS JELF / AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Parliament disperse after a tear gas was launched by opposition lawmakers, in the Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP/Getty Images

Colombian army pilots get into a Black Hawk helicopter , during the Anostomus II operation against illegal mining. A joint operation of the military forces of Colombia and Brazil against illegal mining at the Amazonia left 24 people detained this week and four gold exploitations dismantled.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS ROBAYO / AFP/Getty Images

A mural is seen with a slum in the background on the bank of the Rio Negro, in Manaus, Brazil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

A Haitian journalist is overcome by tear gas fired by police in Port-au-Prince. Haiti's presidential election will go to a runoff on December 27, between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP/Getty Images

Indian students attend a workshop in self-defense, under guidance from Indian instructor 'Shifuji' at Mount Carmel High School in Ahmedabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM PANTHAKY / AFP/Getty Images

Vendors eat their lunch as they wait for customers at a flooded market north of Manila. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty Images

A resident walks past big waves spilling over a sea wall onto a coastal road south of Manila, as typhoon Melor approaches the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHARISM SAYAT / AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian whirling dervish performs during a ceremony commemorating the death of 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, in a rebel-controlled neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARAA AL-HALABI / AFP/Getty Images

Newly-arrived Syrian refugee Ani Movsisyan, left, helps her 2-year-old son Michael Yanikian light a candle after meeting up with relatives at the Armenian Community Center in Toronto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

Cadet Master Sgt. Alex Kogin, center, and numerous veterans, current military members and citizens pay their respects to James Beavers, a Vietnam veteran who died on Nov. 23 and had no known family or friends, during a military funeral service at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Ind.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chad Ryan / The Journal-Gazette

Pakistani Christians hold a candle light vigil for the victims of Army Public School attack, during the first anniversary of attack, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to eliminate militancy as the country observed the first anniversary of a school massacre that sparked widespread outrage and prompted a crackdown on Islamic extremists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHAT DAR / EPA

France's Valentin Giraud Moine practices during the FIS Alpine World Cup Men's Downhill training in Val Gardena, Northern Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP/Getty Images

Jetty Jumpers escape the heat by cooling off at Henley Beach, west of Adelaide, Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN MACMAHON / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, “Star Wars” took center stage with the release of the latest installment in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Stormtroopers on the red-carpet at the premiere and a marriage in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood and a fan waiting with his light saber at a theater in Helsinki, Finland, are all part of the visual report.

Chiang Mai, Thailand: A long-exposure photo shows a meteor from the Geminid meteor shower streaking across the night sky above a pagoda on Doi Inthanon mountain in northern Thailand.

Los Angeles: Prayer candles glow at the roadside memorial near Avenue 60 and Figueroa Street in Highland Park where 17-year-old Andres Perez was killed while walking to his school.

Pristina, Kosovo: Members disperse after tear gas was launched by opposition lawmakers in the Kosovo parliament chambers in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia.

Guainia, Colombia: Colombian army pilots board a Black Hawk helicopter during a joint military operation of Colombia and Brazil against illegal mining at the Amazonia this week that resulted in 24 arrests and four gold mines dismantled.

Legaspi, Philippines: A resident walks past big waves spilling over a sea wall onto a coastal road south of Manila as typhoon Melor approaches.

Toronto: Newly arrived Syrian refugees light a candle after meeting up with relatives at the Armenian Community Center.

Lahore, Pakistan: Pakistani Christians hold a candlelight vigil on the anniversary of a deadly attack on a Pakistani school.

Adds stops in Cuba, Germany, England, Syria and Australia to round out the report.

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