Catch the last week of 2016, in photographs

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An Air India aircraft crashed near the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad while being transported by a crane for training on December 25, 2016. (PTI)

An Air India aircraft crashed near the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad while being transported by a crane for training on December 25, 2016. (PTI)

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The empty Air India aircraft was being transported to the Begumpet airport for training purposes in Telangana's Hyderabad on December 25, 2016. The aircraft tipped, crashing to the ground near the airport. (PTI)

The empty Air India aircraft was being transported to the Begumpet airport for training purposes in Telangana's Hyderabad on December 25, 2016. The aircraft tipped, crashing to the ground near the airport. (PTI)

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New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa (second right) arrives to inspect the Guard of Honor at Air Force Headquarter in New Delhi before taking over from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on December 31, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa (second right) arrives to inspect the Guard of Honor at Air Force Headquarter in New Delhi before taking over from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on December 31, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa inspecting the Guard of Honor at Air Force Headquarter before taking command in New Delhi, on December 31, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa inspecting the Guard of Honor at Air Force Headquarter before taking command in New Delhi, on December 31, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Officials and bystanders gather beside the wreckage of train carriages at Rura, some 30kms west of Kanpur following a train crash in Uttar Pradesh on December 28, 2016. At least two people died and 28 were injured in the derailment that took place close to the site of a previous rail accident that killed 146. (SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)

Officials and bystanders gather beside the wreckage of train carriages at Rura, some 30kms west of Kanpur following a train crash in Uttar Pradesh on December 28, 2016. At least two people died and 28 were injured in the derailment that took place close to the site of a previous rail accident that killed 146. (SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Anil Baijal before Baijal’s swearing-in ceremony as the new lieutenant governor of Delhi on December 31, 2016. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Anil Baijal before Baijal’s swearing-in ceremony as the new lieutenant governor of Delhi on December 31, 2016. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Delhi Police cadets from northeast undergo arms training. Until last year, there were only 37 men and women from the Northeast in Delhi’s 80,000-strong police force. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Police cadets from northeast undergo arms training. Until last year, there were only 37 men and women from the Northeast in Delhi’s 80,000-strong police force. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Rope climbing is one of the many tasks cadets training at the Delhi police academy in Dwarka must undergo every morning. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Rope climbing is one of the many tasks cadets training at the Delhi police academy in Dwarka must undergo every morning. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Women pray at Chennai’s Marina beach to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami, on December 26, 2016. The tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters the country witnessed this millennium. (R Senthil Kumar / PTI)

Women pray at Chennai’s Marina beach to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami, on December 26, 2016. The tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters the country witnessed this millennium. (R Senthil Kumar / PTI)

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People gather near a collapsed coal mine in Godda, Jharkhand, where several workers were trapped on December 29, 2016. (PTI)

People gather near a collapsed coal mine in Godda, Jharkhand, where several workers were trapped on December 29, 2016. (PTI)

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Iraq’s soldiers inspect a tunnel used by Islamic State militants during a battle near of Mosul on December 30, 2016. The country launched an offensive more nine weeks ago to retake the city that has been key to IS operations. (Khalid al Mousily / REUTERS)

Iraq’s soldiers inspect a tunnel used by Islamic State militants during a battle near of Mosul on December 30, 2016. The country launched an offensive more nine weeks ago to retake the city that has been key to IS operations. (Khalid al Mousily / REUTERS)

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People enjoy the first snowfall of the season in Shimla. It incidentally began on December 25, the day of Christmas. (Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

People enjoy the first snowfall of the season in Shimla. It incidentally began on December 25, the day of Christmas. (Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

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Fourteen year-old Leo, a male sea lion, attends a calligraphy training session to learn painting the character for ‘Rooster’ at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Tokyo on December 26, 2016. The event marks the upcoming Lunar ‘Year of the Rooster’ and is part of the aquarium's New Year's attractions until January 31. (KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP)

Fourteen year-old Leo, a male sea lion, attends a calligraphy training session to learn painting the character for ‘Rooster’ at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Tokyo on December 26, 2016. The event marks the upcoming Lunar ‘Year of the Rooster’ and is part of the aquarium's New Year's attractions until January 31. (KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP)

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A Kashmiri man hangs dyed threads to dry at a dyeing centre in downtown Srinagar on December 26, 2016. Kashmiris have been dyeing fabric and threads manually for around two centuries and are known for their style of embroidery using these colourful threads. The practise though is on a decline as the manual labour is exhausting and takes a toll on workers. (Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

A Kashmiri man hangs dyed threads to dry at a dyeing centre in downtown Srinagar on December 26, 2016. Kashmiris have been dyeing fabric and threads manually for around two centuries and are known for their style of embroidery using these colourful threads. The practise though is on a decline as the manual labour is exhausting and takes a toll on workers. (Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

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Stephan Leyhe soars through the air during a ski jumping tournament trial round in Germany's Oberstdorf on December 30, 2016. (Michael Dalder / REUTERS)

Stephan Leyhe soars through the air during a ski jumping tournament trial round in Germany's Oberstdorf on December 30, 2016. (Michael Dalder / REUTERS)

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Costumed participants are seen during an Irish tradition of Hunting of the Wren festival held every St. Stephen's Day in Dingle, Ireland on December 26, 2016. (Clodagh Kilcoyne / REUTERS)

Costumed participants are seen during an Irish tradition of Hunting of the Wren festival held every St. Stephen's Day in Dingle, Ireland on December 26, 2016. (Clodagh Kilcoyne / REUTERS)

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Members of the Prizma Ensemble, wearing full solid-coloured bodysuits, take part in the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Jerusalem on December 26, 2016. (Amir Cohen / REUTERS)

Members of the Prizma Ensemble, wearing full solid-coloured bodysuits, take part in the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Jerusalem on December 26, 2016. (Amir Cohen / REUTERS)

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Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia on December 30, 2016. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia on December 30, 2016. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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Children wearing costumes made of bearskins take part in a festival at Comanesti town in Romania on December 30, 2016. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance in bear skin costumes to ward off evil. (Stoyan Nenov / REUTERS)

Children wearing costumes made of bearskins take part in a festival at Comanesti town in Romania on December 30, 2016. People from this region follow a pre-Christian rural tradition where they sing and dance in bear skin costumes to ward off evil. (Stoyan Nenov / REUTERS)

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A mother and child, dressed in Santa Claus’ hats, pose in front of a giant Christmas tree at a shopping mall in Beijing, on December 25, 2016. Although Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in China, shopping malls and retailers welcome the festival by organizing activities to attract shoppers as a chance to boost the year-end sales. (Andy Wong / AP)

A mother and child, dressed in Santa Claus’ hats, pose in front of a giant Christmas tree at a shopping mall in Beijing, on December 25, 2016. Although Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in China, shopping malls and retailers welcome the festival by organizing activities to attract shoppers as a chance to boost the year-end sales. (Andy Wong / AP)

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