The Week in Photos: From Swimming With Penguins to Holidays Celebrations Around the World

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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Snow covers the Saint Denis chapel and the vineyards in the village of Wolxheim, eastern France.

Snow covers the Saint Denis chapel and the vineyards in the village of Wolxheim, eastern France.

A keeper clad in a Santa Claus costume feeds Magellanic penguins in a water tank as part of Christmas events at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo, on December 5th, 2017.

A keeper clad in a Santa Claus costume feeds Magellanic penguins in a water tank as part of Christmas events at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo, on December 5th, 2017.

Runners dressed in Father Christmas costumes arrive to take part in the annual five kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, England, on December 3rd, 2017. Many runners wear a blue suit, usually the supporters of Everton football club, rather than a red one, as red is the color of their bitter rivals, the Liverpool football club.

Runners dressed in Father Christmas costumes arrive to take part in the annual five kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, England, on December 3rd, 2017. Many runners wear a blue suit, usually the supporters of Everton football club, rather than a red one, as red is the color of their bitter rivals, the Liverpool football club.

Children and families enjoy the houses on Franklin Road lit with Christmas lights on December 1st, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the 24th year Franklin Road residents have decorated their houses with lights for the Christmas season.

Children and families enjoy the houses on Franklin Road lit with Christmas lights on December 1st, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the 24th year Franklin Road residents have decorated their houses with lights for the Christmas season.

African Heritage Dancers dance to the African Heritage Drummers during a Kwanzaa celebration at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. Kwanzaa is a pan-African holiday established in 1966 celebrating family, community, and culture through seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

African Heritage Dancers dance to the African Heritage Drummers during a Kwanzaa celebration at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. Kwanzaa is a pan-African holiday established in 1966 celebrating family, community, and culture through seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Snowmen stand on a field in Bielefeld, northwestern Germany.

Snowmen stand on a field in Bielefeld, northwestern Germany.

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