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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

DECEMBER 11-17, 2020

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press Photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalists Dieu Nalio Chery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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This photo combo shows the sequence of a total solar eclipse seen from Piedra del Aguila, Argentina, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The total solar eclipse was visible from the northern Patagonia region of Argentina and from Araucania in Chile, and as a partial eclipse from the lower two-thirds of South America. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

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Abortion-rights activists celebrate as Argentine lower house approves a bill that would legalize abortion outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The bill now moves to the Senate. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Abilio Nunes, a Santa Claus performer, waves to children from inside a bubble, a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, at a shopping center in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

A man leaves after touring the underground, New Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Considered the First Wonder of Colombia, the architectural, religious, and salt mining site marks its first 25 years of history in 2020. (AP PhotoFernando Vergara)

A researcher for Brazil's state-run Fiocruz Institute holds a bat captured in the Atlantic Forest, at Pedra Branca state park, near Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Researchers at the institute collect and study viruses present in wild animals — including bats, which many scientists believe were linked to the outbreak of COVID-19. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)

Newlyweds Ana Vallejos and Yamil Salcedo perform the traditional "Caporales" Andean dance during their wedding celebration, in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. As a measure to reactivate the economy, the Bolivian government lifted restrictions to help curve the spread of the new coronavirus. Sporting, religious and cultural events may take place publicly until mid-January. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)

People enjoy stairs with colored lights at a baseball stadium in La Guaira, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic.(AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a protest demanding the release of political prisoners and the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP PhotoDieu Nalio Chery)

Aquarist Felipe Luna dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims inside a tank at the AquaRio aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. To raise awareness of the importance of protecting marine life, staff dressed as Santa Claus will dive daily to feed the sharks until Christmas Day. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)