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Revelers take part in the battle of "Enfarinats" in the town of Ibi in southeastern Spain. For 200 years Ibi's citizens annually celebrate with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city's townhall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIME REINA / AFP / Getty Images

An Egyptian man carrying the photo of a relative chants slogans in front of a courtroom in Cairo. Egypt's ousted leader, Hosni Mubarak, has been brought back into a Cairo's courtroom for the resumption of his trial after a three-month break. Mubarak is charged with complicity in the deaths of nearly 840 protesters in the crackdown against a popular uprising, which ended with his ouster on Feb. 11. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Abu Zaid / Associated Press

Video image of a huge portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il being carried during his funeral procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Mourners cry during the funeral procession for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Video image of Kim Jong Il's youngest son and successor, Kim Jong Un, saluting during the funeral for his father at the end of the procession outside Kumsusan Memorial Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

The church spires of the minster in St. Peter in the Black Forest emerge from the fog. Valleys of the southern Black Forest, southwestern Germany, were covered in a field of high fog.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF HAID / EPA

A pedestrian battles against gale-force winds in Adelaide Street West next to the promenade in Blackpool. Most of the northwest there is bracing itself against high winds but the brunt of the gusts are hitting Scotland with road closures and sporting events being postponed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Two men stand in a snow church in Mitterfirmiansreut. The church was made of 1,400 cubic meters of snow and aims to commemorate the winter of the years 1910/11, when so much snow fell that believers of Mitterfirmiansreut were no more able to go to church in the neighbouring commune of Mauth. So they decided to build their own church, made of snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / EPA

Indian supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare hold a candlelight vigil in Ahmadabad. Hazare called off his hunger strike Wednesday but said that he would travel the country and campaign against the government after Parliament's lower house approved an anti-corruption legislation he called weak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

More than 2,000 carolers perform in Mainz. Every year German singers collect money to fund charitable projects around the world. This year's action is held under the motto "Knock on doors, insist on your rights" and wishes to call attention to the rights of children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPA

Steffen and his son Nils sled down a hill in Donnstetten. The end of the year brings mild weather to wide parts of the country, with many winter sports resorts still waiting for snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHELE DANZE / EPA

Nepalese mahouts guide their elephants at Sauraha in Chitwan, southwest of Kathmandu. The three-day-long festival is celebrated with elephants, horses and bullock cart races as well as elephant soccer games and an elephant beauty pageant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty Images

Customers pass a New Year tree outside the illuminated GUM department store in Moscow. Ruble bonds are set for the lowest returns since 2008 as protests against election results add to concerns that Europe's debt crisis is damping demand for Russia's oil exports.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg

Greek Orthodox clergy clean the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Armenian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox clergymen screamed and beat one another with broomsticks during Wednesday's cleanup inside the Church of the Nativity, when the sides accused the other of crossing into their territory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, now a GOP hopeful for president in 2012, signs an autograph during a campaign stop at Elly's Tea and Coffee in Muscatine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now a Republican presidential hopeful, laughs during a campaign stop at the Westside Conservative Club breakfast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated Press

Emergency rescue personnel inspect an overturned Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-134 passenger jet after it crashed in deep fog in Osh. Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry said the Soviet-built Tu-134 jet was carrying 95 passengers and six crew.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Delhi police band members warm themselves up before the start of parade rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day, amid morning fog in New Delhi. The dipping mercury has pushed the countrywide death toll to more than a hundred as northern India continued to reel under biting cold conditions, according to news reports.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Spain, where revelers take part in the battle of “Enfarinats” in the town of Ibi. For 200 years Ibi’s citizens annually celebrate with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city’s town hall.

In North Korea, thousands of mourners lined the route during the funeral procession for the country’s late leader Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong-un, the heir to power in North Korea, walked alongside the hearse of his deceased father, through snow covered downtown Pyongyang. See gallery

More than 2,000 carolers gathered in Mainz, Germany, where every year they collect money to fund charitable projects around the world. This year’s action is held under the motto “Knock on doors, insist on your rights” and wishes to call attention to the rights of children.

At the West Bank’s Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Armenian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox clergymen screamed and beat one another with broomsticks during Wednesday’s cleanup inside the church, when the sides accused the other of crossing into their territory.

Elsewhere, emergency rescue personnel inspected a jet that crashed in Kyrgyzstan; police band members warm themselves up before the start of parade rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day in New Delhi; and Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak is back in a Cairo courtroom for the resumption of his trial after a three-month break.

Add stops in England, Iowa, Nepal and Moscow to round out the report.

1 Comment

  1. December 28, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Fighting with flour and eggs while people are dying of hunger. Wow! I can only shake my head!

    By: PissedOff

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