Kiev, Ukraine — Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of the majority for a second time in two days during the second session of the newly elected Ukrainian parliament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFPLink
London — Sikh Scots Guards soldier Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar stands on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace. Bhullar became the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace wearing a turban instead of the bearskin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFPLink
Stockholm — Swedish children take part in a Lucia concert in a church at the open air museum of Skansen. On Thursday, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Norway and Finland celebrate Saint Lucia, a celebration of light that sees every school and day care picking one Lucia. Concerts with choirs of children dressed in white dresses and holding candles are typical.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFPLink
Nanjing, China — Chinese military personnel attend a a ceremony for victims on the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre at the Memorial Museum. Air raid sirens sounded in Nanjing as it marked the anniversary of the mass killing and rape committed there by Japanese soldiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFPLink
Istanbul, Turkey — Daiya Seto of Japan competes in the men's 400-meter individual medley heat during the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships at the Sinan Erdem Arena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated PressLink
Val-d'Isère, France — Gina Stechert of Germany during the women's downhill training of the FIS Ski World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFPLink
Hanover, Germany — A bicycle is covered with snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / DPALink
New Delhi, India — Officials try to douse a fire that broke out in a multistory building housing an electrical market in central Delhi's congested Chandni Chowk locality, gutting around 40 to 50 shops. No casualties or injuries were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
Norwalk — Chrishae Johnson hugs Tyron Hamilton as friends snap photographs of the newlywed couple. The pair joined over 50 couples that married on 12/12/12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles TimesLink
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After 75 years of racing, Hollywood Park in Inglewood is closing on Dec. 22, 2013. In a May 10, 2013 article, columnist Eric Sondheimer reported:
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