"Verdi's "La Traviata" is showing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York: under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Michael Mayer, Juan Diego Flórez makes his debut as the hapless Alfredo while Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine Violetta.
TIME honours journalists as their People of the Year. Maria Ressa from Rappler, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of Reuters, the late Jamal Khashoggi of the Washington Post and the staff at the Capital Gazette. The journalists have faced imprisonment, harassment and death in their mission to tell the truth.
Thousands of fans gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil to view the latest comics, video games, toys, anime movies and television shows. Fans met with artists during the four-day CCXP event, held since 2014, including stars from HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones.'