A vendor of colorful stars awaits customers at the Christmas market on the Alexanderplatz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
Holiday lights illuminate the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees as evening rush-hour traffic jams the famous thoroughfare in the heart of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Platiau / ReutersLink
Locals travel on a vehicle sporting a banner of Jude Celestin, a candidate in Haiti's presidential election Sunday. A raging cholera epidemic in the country may deter some voters from participating.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eduardo Munoz / REUTERSLink
Under a light dusting of snow, evening traffic fills the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 from Shoreline to downtown Seattle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Siegel / Associated PressLink
Skaters in the British capital take part in the Big Ice Dance Workout at the launch of Skate at Somerset House. The workout is a new feature of the ice rink, an annual event since 2000.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Lloyd / Getty ImagesLink
Lee Eun Im of South Korea competes in the women's heptathlon 100m hurdles event at the 16th Asian Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Parks / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves against Spain's David Ferrer in a singles match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Tennis Finals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glyn Kirk / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A photographic print of Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn is held during a press preview at Christie's. The sale of 150 photographs at the famed auction house later this week includes works from the private collections of James Danziger and Norman Hall, as well as images by Irving Penn, David Bailey, Rankin and Norman Parkinson.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A health worker on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince wears protective gloves, jacket and mask. Haitian health officials have said at least 1,344 people have died from a worsening cholera epidemic that has ravaged the country since mid-October.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A schoolboy walks on a bridge in Mamba village outside the capital of Antananarivo. Voters in Madagascar approved a new constitution that will allow Africa's youngest leader to stand in presidential elections scheduled for May 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Siphiwe Sibeko / ReutersLink
A man walks with his umbrella during a heavy rain in Pristina.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An honor guard carries the remains of army Specialist Michael L. Stansbery at his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Stansbery, 21, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, died July 30 near Kandahar, Afghanistan from injuries sustained after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty ImagesLink
Mai Nakagawa and Sayaka Shibusawa of Japan compete in the women's synchronized springboard diving final at Aoti Aquatics Centre on Day 10 of the Asian Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty ImagesLink
First-year students from St. Andrews University indulge in the foam-fight ritual on Raisin Weekend at the Scottish university. On this weekend, traditionally, a gift of raisins (now foam) is given by the new students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance, and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images EuropeLink
Protesters hold a mask of a monster symbolizing Ukraine's tax police at a rally in central Kiev. Thousands of angry Ukrainians protested on Kiev's central square against a tax bill that would increase taxes for small business.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated PressLink
A lion cub plays with its mother, Stefani, at the zoo in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Twin lion cubs were born in captivity at the zoo a month ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Residents grill fish along a highway in Buluan town on the island of Mindanao as part of the 37th founding anniversary of the province. The event was intended to alter the image of the region, marred by the Maguindanao political massacre a year ago. Thousands of tilapia were grilled along a stretch about 2 1/2 miles in the hopes of establishing a Guinness World Record.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives of journalists killed in the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre hold a vigil in General Santos City. The massacre occurred when a group that included 32 journalists was headed to file for the candidacy of a political rival to a local mayor. Fifty-seven people were kidnapped and brutally killed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL BERNALDEZ / AFPLink
Afghan youths play at Nader Khan Hill, overlooking Kabul. NATO's top civilian representative told the BBC kids' news show "Newsround" recently that Afghan children "are probably safer here than they would be in London, New York or Glasgow or many other cities." The former British ambassador to Kabul was responding to a question regarding Afghan children who had told the program that they felt unsafe on the streets because of the risk of bomb attacks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A firefighter stands at the entrance to a restaurant and apartment building in central Tampere after a fire raged through the building in the early hours of the morning. Police were investigating the possible cause of the blaze, which killed at least three people in the building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pekka Sakki / Associated PressLink
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