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Table Mountain is bathed in red light for World AIDS Day 2010. More than 80 iconic landmarks across 13 countries joined to promote awareness of the ongoing fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Fourie / Getty Images

Rose petals cover the names of AIDS victims engraved at the National AIDS Memorial Grove.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

The London Eye is illuminated in red in support of World AIDS Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

A volunteer pastes an AIDS ribbon on a poster during a World AIDS Day event. China has reported more than 68,000 AIDS-related deaths as of the end of October, up by nearly 20,000 from 2009.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Lee / Reuters

British artist Peter Greenaway's multimedia installation transforms Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting, the Last Supper, into a colorful event at the Park Avenue Armory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images

Gendarmes parade on National Day, which commemorates the 1918 union of Transylvania and Romania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP/Getty Images

German skier Katharina Duerr trains for the FIS Ski World Cup at Lake Louise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

At Knowle Park in Kent, a deer finds itself covered in snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN KINGTON / AFP/Getty Images

A brave ant investigates a Bejuquillo Cafe snake, Oxybelis aeneus, at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI CORTEZ / AFP/Getty Images

A red ribbon hangs from the Puerta de Alcala to commemorate World Aids Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Vasundhara Das, center, Bollywood actress and singer, participates in a candlelight vigil at an AIDS awareness rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aijaz Rahi / Associated Press

An outdoor shelter meant to resemble a condom is the site of a Budapest World AIDS Day commemoration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNADETT SZABO / Reuters

Children who have the virus that causes AIDS take part in an awareness campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / Reuters

An artist takes part in an AIDS rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / X90138

Rabbis set up a huge menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin ahead of the start Wednesday night of Hanukkah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

U2 lead singer Bono performs in the opening show on the Australian leg of the band's 360 Degree World Tour at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN SMITH / EPA

Young men in Russia dress up as Father Frost.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A man crosses a bridge over the Naviglio canal amid a brief snowstorm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images

Terraced paddy fields are covered in morning mist in Yuanyang. China will increase grain supplies, open up more land for planting vegetables and crack down on hoarding as the government steps up efforts to combat rising inflation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

An engineer clears snow off the nose of a plane at Edinburgh Airport. The airport was closed Wednesday because of heavy snow. At Gatwick, south of London, all flights also were grounded. Meanwhile, the worst early-winter weather in almost two decades caused severe delays on roads and rail lines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

Police beat a protesting motorized-rickshaw driver as the drivers blocked a portion of a Manila road, causing heavy traffic. Several people were hurt when the dispersal turned violent, with police firing tear gas and the drivers throwing stones. The protest was triggered by a decision by Manila city hall to ban the rickshaw -- the cheapest mode of transportation for many inner-city residents -- from the city's major roads.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP / Getty Images

Brazilian riot police check the scene after exploding the bunker of a suspected drug lord in the Vila Cruzeiro shanty town. The military and police last week began a gang sweep of the area, which authorities say has become one of the most feared and lawless parts of Rio. The operation was seen as a key step in securing Rio ahead of its hosting duties for World Cup events in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP / Getty Images

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To commemorate World AIDS Day, we have images from South Africa, Spain, India, Hungary, Turkey, China, England and San Francisco, just a few of the many places where rallies and awareness events were held.

Wednesday also marks the first day of Hanukkah, the eight-day-long Jewish Festival of Lights that marks the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BC.

In the English countryside, a snow-covered deer becomes an unwitting participant in the frigid festivities sweeping much of Europe while in the warmer climes of Costa Rica, a clearly misinformed ant takes a stroll, quite possibly its last, on a snake.

We also have Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus; pictorial scenes from Italy and China; and the aftermath of a police action in the Vila Cruzeiro shanty town in Rio de Janeiro.

Enjoy.

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