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Dancers from Britain’s Royal Ballet Company perform excerpts from The Nutcracker (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Royal Ballet Opens Holiday Season

An annual British tradition, Covent Garden Christmas lights are switched on by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera Chorus at Covent Garden Piazza on November 15, 2016 in London, England. The Royal Ballet celebrates choreographer and director Sir Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of the classical ballet, The Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Obama receives tour of Greek Antiquities from Dr. Eleni Banou 

US President Barack Obama (R) walks from the Propylaia with Eleni Banou, Ministry of Culture director of Ephorate of Antiquities for Athens, during a tour of the Acropolis on November 16, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Banou is an archaeologist specializing in Greek Antiquity, and Director of 3rd Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities at Ministry of Culture.

Obama was on November 16 wrapping up the Greek leg of a farewell European trip with a visit to the Acropolis and an eagerly-awaited speech on democracy before heading to Berlin. On his final visit to Europe as president, Obama has chosen Greece, the ‘cradle of democracy’, as the place to deliver a speech addressing the uncertainties that have led to the rise of populists like Donald Trump.

President Barack Obama looks at an exhibit during a tour of the Acropolis Museum on November 16, 2016 in Athens.

Charges Filed Against Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Philando Castile

Glenda Hatchett, family attorney for Philando Castile, speaks during a press conference on November 16, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi filed charges today against St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez who shot and killed Castile during a traffic stop this past July.

Valerie Castile (R), mother of Philando Castile, look on during a press conference.

American Civilian Paramilitaries Patrol U.S.-Mexican Border

Civilian paramilitaries with Arizona Border Recon take group photos at their camp at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 15, 2016 near Arivaca, Arizona.

The armed group, made up mostly of former U.S. military servicemen and women, stages intelligence and reconnaissance operations against drug and human smuggling operations in remote border areas. The group, which claims up to 200 volunteers, does not consider itself a militia, but rather a group of citizens supplementing U.S. Border Patrol efforts to counter illegal border activity. With the election of Donald Trump as President, border security issues are a top national issue for the incoming Administration.

A full ‘super moon’ sets over the Arizona Border Recon camp at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A female civilian paramilitary with Arizona Border Recon searches for a illegal immigrants and drug smugglers near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Civilian paramilitary group Arizona Border Recon director Tim Foley shares intelligence with a U.S. Border Patrol agent on November 14, 2016 near Arivaca, Arizona.