The Stirling Castle graveyard is wintry white after snow and sleet struck many parts of Scotland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Roofs are covered with snow in western Germany, where temperatures are forecast to stay near freezing in the days ahead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARTMUT REEH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bundled up to fight off the cold, a woman descends the colored steps of the Albertina museum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER KLEIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man salvages his belongings after his home was damaged by heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated PressLink
The coffin of Mufti Ismail, a senior cleric of a prominent Islamic seminary, is carried by seminary students during his funeral. He was shot in what police say may have been a sectarian attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A displaced girl peers through a curtain at a temporary shelter. Amnesty International estimates that 400 people are displaced daily in Afghanistan's conflict, with many facing hunger and destitution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPALink
Government soldiers hear to a military address outside the city of Goma. The army retook the provincial capital Monday after rebel fighters withdrew.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Workers laid off from a door factory warm themselves while picketing to keep machinery from leaving the factory and to demand back pay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jasper Juinen / Getty ImagesLink
A man is helped aboard a Spanish emergency services boat off Spain's coast after Spanish and Moroccan forces intercepted four inflatable boats carrying would-be immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCOS MORENO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A visually impaired protester shouts slogans during a protest outside Greece's Health Ministry on the United Nations-proclaimed annual International Day of People with Disability.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / EPALink
A 2-week-old Owa Jawa monkey clings to its mother at the Bali Zoo. Illegal poaching and a dwindling habitat have drastically reduced the population of Owa Jawa monkeys. The species can be found only in parts of Indonesia's West Java province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPALink
Emily Carstairs of Australia competes at an ISAF Sailing World Cup event in the waters off Melbourne.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM WEST / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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