Worshipers attend a Mass on the day of the Virgin of Caacupé outside the Caacupé cathedral, near Asuncion. Christians from all over Paraguay and neighboring countries attended, praying for jobs and good health in the coming year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Nunez / ReutersLink
A gondolier and passengers take in the Christmas lights along Bayshore Beach in Long Beach's Belmont Shore
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
An inmate waves a Chilean flag from inside San Miguel public prison in Santiago. Fire engulfed the prison in the Chilean capital early Wednesday, killing 81 inmates and critically injuring 14 others, prison officials said, in the worst-ever accident in the country's jail system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN ALVARADO / ReutersLink
Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly demonstrate in Port-au-Prince. Supporters of eliminated candidates protested after officials announced that government protégé Jude Celestin and former First Lady Mirlande Manigat would advance to a runoff.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Arias / Associated PressLink
A dog nicknamed Loukanikos (Sausage) barks at Greek riot police in central Athens. The dog, which has been pictured at demonstrations in Athens over the last two years, has become an Internet phenomenon following his appearances at major protests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman walks though a mustard field with her children on the outskirts of Guwahati city. Farmers in the northeastern Indian state of Assam are expecting a good mustard crop this year thanks to favorable weather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Tombstones were desecrated at the New Jewish Cemetery in Riga. Unidentified vandals used white paint to draw swastikas on more than 100 headstones, the Latvian police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INTS KALNINS / ReutersLink
A visitor looks at fruits frozen in ice, part of a presentation at the Gallery of Russian Ice Sculpture in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Onlookers gather around the body of an elephant that was electrocuted by low-tension electric wires, during its burial ceremony at Nagaon district in India's northeastern state of Assam. In the past, hundreds of elephants have been killed as they cross the low-tension electric wire fencing along the villages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Supporters wave to Alassane Ouattara after he made a declaration concerning the disputed presidential election at the Golf Hotel. Top U.N. envoy Choi Young-jin said Wednesday that the opposition leader had won the election by an "irrefutable margin" as the international community stepped up pressure on incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to concede defeat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated PressLink
The sticker affixed to a baby's forehead reads "Save Romania's future." Mothers and pregnant women staged a protest in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest after leaders decided to cut back the length of time new mothers are provided financial support from two years to one.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mihai Barbu / Associated PressLink
Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi hands out donations to Buddhist nuns at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon. More than a thousand Buddhist monks and nuns gathered to receive a yearly donation from the organization. The donation included clothing, slippers, umbrellas and money.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Drn / Getty ImagesLink
A red flag warns of shark sightings. Marine experts quizzed witnesses to the attacks as beaches in Sharm El Sheikh remained closed after a woman was attacked by a shark.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty IMagesLink
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