Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland sits next to the Nobel diploma and medal placed on an empty chair to honor this year's peace prize winner, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heiko Junge / Associated PressLink
Pro-democracy activists demonstrate after watching the live broadcast of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which honored jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in absentia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / ReutersLink
A firefighter searches for passengers inside a public bus that caught fire because of an electrical defect. No one was injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / ReutersLink
Britain's Parliament buildings are seen through the broken glass of a phone booth in Parliament Square. A student protest Thursday over a tuition increase caused damage around Parliament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
A ''Red Shirts'' anti-government protester prays at a memorial to people killed during a demonstration at a democracy monument. Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Bangkok demanding the release of their leaders, who were jailed following mass opposition demonstrations earlier this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP / Gtty ImagesLink
U.N. peacekeepers shoot rubber bullets at protesters as they ride through a barricade. Haitians are preparing for armed clashes as rival candidates call on supporters to take to the streets in a sharply disputed presidential election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Arias / Associated PressLink
Men play chess on a winter morning at the Szechenyi Bath and Spa complex.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNADETT SZABO / ReutersLink
A girl takes pictures as she visits the Gallery of Russian Ice Sculpture.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated PressLink
A woman removes icicles from a house.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated PressLink
A man walks up a snow-covered hill in the Olympic park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Oprah Winfrey fans gather to catch a glimpse of the talk-show host during a public event at Federation Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Cianflone / Getty ImagesLink
South Korean marines patrol along the beach of Yeonpyeong Island, which was the target of North Korean shelling in November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ju-sung / Associated PressLink
Kashmiris watch activists of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front march with torches during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Palestinian protesters confront Israeli soldiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Assciated PressLink
Glass-maker and blower Will Shakespeare makes glass ornaments in his workshop at Shakespeare Glass and Gallery. He is hand-making over 100 glass baubles a day to deal with the Christmas demand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
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