Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

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People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Cirque du Soleil's new show "Crystal" had its opening night Wednesday at Capital One Arena in D.C. The show runs until Dec. 9, 2018. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/<a href="https://www.shannonfinneyphotography.com/index" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">shannonfinneyphotography.com</a>)
Cirque du Soleil’s new show “Crystal” had its opening night Wednesday at Capital One Arena in D.C. The show runs until Dec. 9, 2018. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Mrs. Claus was on hand to read “The Night Before Christmas” to Nikolas. (WTOP/John Domen)
Overwhelmed by the cheering as he walked into the Macy’s in Annapolis, Maryland, 4-year-old Nikolas Marinos of nearby Arnold worked to peel off the missing letters and solve the puzzle just like he does on his favorite game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” And then his dad, Marinos, read him the answer: “Nikolas, your wish is coming true.”’ Mrs. Claus was on hand to read “The Night Before Christmas” to Nikolas. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Washington says goodbye to George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Sully
Sully, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
George H.W. Bush
President George H.W. Bush said a lot with socks. A visit from friend and fellow former president, Bill Clinton, inspired him to wear a pair emblazoned with Clinton’s face. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, he wore socks featuring books as a tribute to her work promoting literacy. (AP/Smiley N. Pool) (AP/Smiley N. Pool)
A multitude of boxes clutter the aisles of the cathedral during the set up of lights and video equipment. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A look behind the scenes at the Washington National Cathedral on Monday revealed the intricacies of preparing to host a televised state funeral, in this case for former President George H.W. Bush. A multitude of boxes clutter the aisles of the cathedral during the set up of lights and video equipment. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley before the start of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
The University of Maryland has named Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley as its next head football coach. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley before the start of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) (AP/Butch Dill)
Police in formation for the inauguration of Angela Alsobrooks as Prince George's County executive. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Police in formation for the inauguration of Angela Alsobrooks as Prince George’s County executive. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
A water main break causes water to gush onto the street in Silver Spring on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
A water main break causes water to gush onto the street in Silver Spring on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (WTOP/Liz Anderson) (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
People gather their bikes on Washington Boulevard Trail. (Courtesy Arlington Department of Environmental Services)
People gather their bikes on Washington Boulevard Trail. (Courtesy Arlington Department of Environmental Services) (Courtesy Arlington Department of Environmental Services)
Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire
2018 Kennedy Center honorees, front row from left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire and Philip Glass; while back row from left, the co-creators of “Hamilton,” Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire appear on stage during the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) (Greg Allen/Invision/AP/Greg Allen)
A Severna Park boy who recently lost his ability to walk wrapped up the month of November with the experience of a lifetime as Pilot for a Day. See photos. (WTOP/Liz Anderson) ((Courtesy Check-6 Foundation))
In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, an exile Tibetan lights candles in front of her house as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, in Dharmsala, India. Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belongs. (AP Photo /Ashwini Bhatia, File)
In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, an exile Tibetan lights candles in front of her house as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, in Dharmsala, India. Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belongs. (AP Photo /Ashwini Bhatia, File) (AP/Ashwini Bhatia)
In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, a child waits in a queue for free food as thousands gather to mark Bhim Rao Ambedkar's death anniversary at Chaithyabhoomi in Mumbai, India. Ambedkar, an untouchable, was one of India's prominent freedom fighters and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution that outlawed discrimination based on caste. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, a child waits in a queue for free food as thousands gather to mark Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s death anniversary at Chaithyabhoomi in Mumbai, India. Ambedkar, an untouchable, was one of India’s prominent freedom fighters and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution that outlawed discrimination based on caste. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File) (AP/Rajanish Kakade)
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas
In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas stand for photographs at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File) (AP/Altaf Qadri)
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, Indian Muslim brides sit during a mass wedding where sixty five couple got married in Ahmadabad, India. Mass weddings in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, Indian Muslim brides sit during a mass wedding where sixty five couple got married in Ahmadabad, India. Mass weddings in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File) (AP/Ajit Solanki)
Carlos Caceido, the father of U.S. tourist Carla Stefaniak, speaks about having to identify his daughter's body at the morgue, during a press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. A security guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was arrested in the death of Stefaniak who went to the Central American country to celebrate her 36th birthday but never boarded her return flight to Florida after messaging friends that it was "pretty sketchy" at her resort. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)
Carlos Caceido, the father of U.S. tourist Carla Stefaniak, speaks about having to identify his daughter’s body at the morgue, during a press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. A security guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was arrested in the death of Stefaniak who went to the Central American country to celebrate her 36th birthday but never boarded her return flight to Florida after messaging friends that it was “pretty sketchy” at her resort. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez) (AP/Enrique Martinez)
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pats down Honduran migrants after they crossed onto U.S territory from Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Thousands of migrants who traveled via a caravan want to seek asylum in the U.S., but inspectors at the San Ysidro border crossing are processing about 100 claims a day, meaning they will likely have to wait weeks or months. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pats down Honduran migrants after they crossed onto U.S territory from Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Thousands of migrants who traveled via a caravan want to seek asylum in the U.S., but inspectors at the San Ysidro border crossing are processing about 100 claims a day, meaning they will likely have to wait weeks or months. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) (AP/Felix Marquez)
American botanist Roy Funch sits on top of a giant termite mound near Palmeiras, Brazil, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. In Brazil's rugged northeast, termites built millions of mounds that remained hidden in plain sight until a chance meeting with Bunch an insect expert led to remarkable discoveries. More than 200 million mounds stretch across an area the size of Great Britain. Testing found that some of the dirt heaps are nearly 4,000 years old. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
American botanist Roy Funch sits on top of a giant termite mound near Palmeiras, Brazil, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. In Brazil’s rugged northeast, termites built millions of mounds that remained hidden in plain sight until a chance meeting with Bunch an insect expert led to remarkable discoveries. More than 200 million mounds stretch across an area the size of Great Britain. Testing found that some of the dirt heaps are nearly 4,000 years old. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) (AP/VICTOR R. CAIVANO)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo people pay a visit to the traditional Christmas market with a turning pyramid in Heidelberg, Germany. The Christmas market In the Old Town of Heidelberg underneath the famous castle is one of most picturesque christmas markets in southern Germany.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo people pay a visit to the traditional Christmas market with a turning pyramid in Heidelberg, Germany. The Christmas market In the Old Town of Heidelberg underneath the famous castle is one of most picturesque christmas markets in southern Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) (AP/Michael Probst)
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People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Cirque du Soleil's new show "Crystal" had its opening night Wednesday at Capital One Arena in D.C. The show runs until Dec. 9, 2018. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/<a href="https://www.shannonfinneyphotography.com/index" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">shannonfinneyphotography.com</a>)
Mrs. Claus was on hand to read “The Night Before Christmas” to Nikolas. (WTOP/John Domen)
Sully
George H.W. Bush
A multitude of boxes clutter the aisles of the cathedral during the set up of lights and video equipment. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley before the start of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Police in formation for the inauguration of Angela Alsobrooks as Prince George's County executive. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
A water main break causes water to gush onto the street in Silver Spring on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
People gather their bikes on Washington Boulevard Trail. (Courtesy Arlington Department of Environmental Services)
Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire
In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, an exile Tibetan lights candles in front of her house as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, in Dharmsala, India. Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belongs. (AP Photo /Ashwini Bhatia, File)
In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, a child waits in a queue for free food as thousands gather to mark Bhim Rao Ambedkar's death anniversary at Chaithyabhoomi in Mumbai, India. Ambedkar, an untouchable, was one of India's prominent freedom fighters and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution that outlawed discrimination based on caste. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, Indian Muslim brides sit during a mass wedding where sixty five couple got married in Ahmadabad, India. Mass weddings in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Carlos Caceido, the father of U.S. tourist Carla Stefaniak, speaks about having to identify his daughter's body at the morgue, during a press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. A security guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was arrested in the death of Stefaniak who went to the Central American country to celebrate her 36th birthday but never boarded her return flight to Florida after messaging friends that it was "pretty sketchy" at her resort. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pats down Honduran migrants after they crossed onto U.S territory from Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Thousands of migrants who traveled via a caravan want to seek asylum in the U.S., but inspectors at the San Ysidro border crossing are processing about 100 claims a day, meaning they will likely have to wait weeks or months. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
American botanist Roy Funch sits on top of a giant termite mound near Palmeiras, Brazil, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. In Brazil's rugged northeast, termites built millions of mounds that remained hidden in plain sight until a chance meeting with Bunch an insect expert led to remarkable discoveries. More than 200 million mounds stretch across an area the size of Great Britain. Testing found that some of the dirt heaps are nearly 4,000 years old. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo people pay a visit to the traditional Christmas market with a turning pyramid in Heidelberg, Germany. The Christmas market In the Old Town of Heidelberg underneath the famous castle is one of most picturesque christmas markets in southern Germany.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The Associated Press contributed to this gallery.


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