A bungee jumper dressed as Santa Claus leaps from a platform above Kuta beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A white feather evening cape by Chris Levin is on display during a preview of the full Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's in New York. The collection will be up for auction in person and online, a first for Christie's, from Dec. 13-17.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated PressLink
A supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami, a religious and political party, takes part in an anti-American demonstration in Peshawar. Pakistan's commanders in the wild Afghan border region can return fire if attacked without waiting for permission, the army chief said, a change in rules of engagement that could stoke tension after Saturday's NATO strike killed 24 Pakistani troops.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / ReutersLink
Fifty surfers invited to participate in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational take part in the opening day ceremonies at Waimea Bay. The contest has a holding period from December through Feb. 28 and will be held only if the waves reach 40 feet or higher. Named in memory of a legendary surfer lost at sea in 1978.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HUGH GENTRY / ReutersLink
An Egyptian protester stands beneath a giant national flag at a rally in Tahrir Square. Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt's first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a trend that if confirmed would give religious parties a popular mandate in the struggle to win control from the ruling military and ultimately reshape a key U.S. ally.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
Egyptian protesters shout slogans against the ruling military council as they take part in a protest in Tahrir Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPALink
A protester makes a fist as he passes the Belgian stock exchange during a march. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members protested over austerity measures to be taken by the new government, which will soon be in place more than 500 days after the country's general elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated PressLink
People at a market react as a train arrives at the Danyingone station in Yangon's suburbs. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Yangon on the first visit to the Southeast Asian country by a U.S. secretary of state since 1955.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / ReutersLink
A tame elephant sprays water at foreign tourists during a safari ride in Sigiriya, about 62 miles north east of Colombo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Indians hold candles and participate in a vigil on the eve of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster in India where a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked lethal gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people and maimed tens of thousands more in 1984, in Bhopal. Dow Chemicals bought Union Carbide in 2001 and has always maintained that legal claims regarding the gas leak were resolved when Union Carbide paid $470 million as compensation for those killed or injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
A view of snow covered fake purple salvia flowers outside a mall, as the capital experienced its first snowfall of the year,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
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