Bubbles float over visitors during a New Year's Eve celebration event a Tokyo hotel. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at Pearl Harbor about the power of reconciliation in the waning days of 2016.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right), strums a pineapple-shaped ukulele presented to him by Hawaii Gov. David Ige at a dinner on Monday in Honolulu. Abe and President Obama visited Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, 75 years after the surprise Japanese attack that drew the U.S. into World War II.
During his annual news conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he agreed with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that even someone lying on their sofa could have hacked the Democratic National Committee.
During a year-end news conference at the White House on Friday, President Obama warned Russia, whom U.S. intelligence is accusing of interfering in the presidential election, "We can do stuff to you."
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Don McGahn, general counsel for the Trump transition team and now chosen to serve as White House counsel, walks through the lobby at Trump Tower on Nov. 15 in New York City.
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People wait to see President Obama on his way to make a televised address to the Cuban people in Havana on March 22. President Obama's opening to Cuba was carried out largely by executive orders that could be reversed when Donald Trump enters the White House.
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President Obama — with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks — pardons Tot, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, on Wednesday.
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New York police officers block the street during a protest against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York. Americans spilled into the streets Saturday for a new day of protests against Trump, even as he appeared to back away from the fiery rhetoric that propelled him to the White House.
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