Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

We visit the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, the future of transportation is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents.
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A visitor takes a photograph of the North Korean village of Gaepung-Gun from the Odusan Unification Observatory at sunset near the border in Paju, South Korea, on Wednesday. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in called for dialogue after North Korea shattered a two-month period of relative quiet by test-firing a missile that analysts say may put the U.S. east coast in range, warning that matters could become "uncontrollable" if North Korea obtains a fully functional intercontinental ballistic missile. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Members of the Singapore Air Force (SAF) gather for a photograph at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday. Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen is scheduled to speak in New Delhi at a Brookings India event on the subject of India-Singapore security relations.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

A worker uses string to lower a Musang King durian down from a tree at the Raub Durian Orchard in Raub, Pahang, on Sunday. China’s love of a pungent, football-size thorny fruit is skyrocketing, and Malaysia wants a piece of it. The value of China’s fresh imports of durian fruit has climbed an average of 26 percent a year over the past decade, reaching $1.1 billion in 2016, according to United Nations data.

Photographer: Rahman Roslan/Bloomberg

A Fanuc Corp. industrial robot lifts a vehicle at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo on Wednesday. The expo runs through Dec. 2.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

A market trader weighs out fresh carrots for a customer in Mombasa, Kenya. The country’s treasury has already cut this year’s growth target to 5 percent, from 5.9 percent, as the protracted election furor damped down investment and a drought curbed farm output.

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivers a speech at an FICC Markets Standards Board event in London on Wednesday. Carney stepped up the U.K.'s focus on cleaning up financial markets as he announced the next stage in efforts to replace Libor.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Attendees stand beside an Airbus SE A320 narrow-body jet, operated by Joon, Air France-KLM Group's new low-cost carrier, in a hangar at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, France, on Thursday. The new unit, Air France’s fourth brand alongside the mainline carrier, short-haul unit Transavia and regional arm Hop!, will be based at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and is set to commence flights on Friday.

Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn departs the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Photographer: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg

A bitcoin logo sits on a security gate inside the offices of La Maison du Bitcoin bank in Paris. Zimbabwe, where the price of bitcoin spiked to double the international rate after last week's military takeover, shows cryptocurrency skeptics where the real-world use of bitcoin, and possibly its future, lies.

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's energy and industry minister, left, and OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo, speak to journalists ahead of the 173rd OPEC meeting in Vienna  on Thursday. OPEC and Russia are ready to extend their oil production cuts until the end of next year to ensure global stockpiles keep falling and prices maintain recent gains.

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Powell signaled broad support for how the Fed operates, regulates and guides the economy, offering a full-throated defense of the government institution he's about to lead.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Nissan Motor Co. Kicks sports utility vehicle (SUV) is unveiled during AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. AutoMobility LA brings automakers, tech companies, designers, developers, startups, investors, dealers, government officials and analysts together to unveil the future of transportation with more than 50 vehicle introductions.

Photographer: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg

An employee organizes plastic bins for orders at the Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. The holiday shopping season is off to a strong start, and retailers appear to be continuing the momentum today -- Cyber Monday -- the biggest online spending day of the year.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The U.S. Capitol stands at sunrise in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Senate Republicans are looking to approve their tax-overhaul legislation as soon as Thursday night -- but wrangling continues over whether to include a trigger for tax increases if economic growth doesn't meet revenue targets.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, center, speaks during a Joint Economic Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Yellen, in what may be her last appearance before Congress as head of the central bank, described a steadily brightening picture for the U.S. economy while downplaying the risks of financial instability.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg