The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday
A general view of the sunrise over Hawes, Wensleydale on Monday morning
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An employee with the City of Dubuque Park Division gets in position to cut down a branch of a tree being removed from Washington Square on Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa
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Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on Friday in New York City
Men exercise on a wall along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday
A porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.
Nepalese children climb a tree while they play near the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.
Children in Afghanistan look at a mentally ill patient chained to a wall at the Mia Ali Baba holy shrine in the village of Samar Khel on the outskirts of Jalalabad on Thursday. At the Mia Ali Baba sanctuary the patients, presumed to be possessed by jinns (demons), are chained by the wrist inside, or in the open air to a tree, for 40 days.