Syrian rebels celebrate atop the remains of a government fighter jet that was shot down on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian soldier, right, and residents examine damage from two car bombs that exploded in an alley in the Jaramana neighborhood of Damascus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOPD / Associated PressLink
Protesters clash with security forces near Tahrir Square. The country's highest court has decided to suspend its work to protest decrees by the president putting his office above judicial oversight, according to state television.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated PressLink
Police in riot gear keep an eye on Goma residents including children who gathered for a demonstration supported by the rebels holding Congo's main eastern city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated PressLink
A man walks in the water as residents of North Wales begin to deal with the aftermath of flash floods this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Skaters take to an ice rink at the annual Christmas market in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Christmas markets, with their stalls selling mulled wine, Christmas tree decorations and other delights, are an integral part of German Christmas tradition, and many of them are opening across Germany this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Municipal workers decorate a huge Christmas tree in Red Square. Part of St. Basil Cathedral can be seen on the right.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated PressLink
Indian performers ride in cars inside a makeshift wooden cylindrical "Wall of Death" during an annual farmers fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Exiled Tibetans shout slogans during a rally to call for international intervention in their homeland and to express solidarity with Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in acts of protest against Chinese control of Tibet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Mount Lokon spews volcanic ash as it erupts in Tomohon. Some of the ash rose almost 10,000 feet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
A Thai woman prays before casting her small float into the Chao Phraya River near Wat Arun, the temple of Dawn, for the annual Loy Krathong festival of lights, which dates back more than 700 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPALink
A man displaced by sectarian violence takes a bucket shower after sunset at a refugee camp. An estimated 111,000 people, mostly of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group, have been displaced by violence since June.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
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