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Thousands of lights illuminate the home of Massimiliano Goglio, which he transforms each year into "Casa di Babbo Natale," or Santa's house.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIZIANA FABI / AFP/Getty Images

A pedestrian uses a mobile device on Oxford Street in front of an advertisement for a lingerie store. British retailers hope Christmas sales will rescue a year in which high unemployment and the debt crisis have blighted consumer spending.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / Bloomberg

Eggs thrown by anti-gay protesters strike gay-rights activists staging a "kiss-in" outside Russia's parliament, where legislators planned to debate a bill imposing sanctions for providing minors with information on homosexuality. The legislative debate later was postponed until next month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP/Getty Images

A worker applies finishing touches to the Santuario de la Esperanza (Sanctuary of Hope) during preparations for the celebration of the end Friday of the so-called Maya Long Count Calendar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO PARDO / AFP / Getty Images

Children play on the wreckage of a downed B-52 aircraft on display at the B-52 Victory Museum as Vietnam marks the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Christmas bombings of Hanoi by U.S. forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOANG DINH NAM / AFP/Getty Images

Afghan police stand guard during the burning of confiscated opium. A United Nations agency last month reported that Afghans expanded their poppy fields by 18% this year as high opium prices continued to make the crop attractive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDUL MUEED / EPA

Mourners arrive for the funeral of first-grade teacher Victoria Soto, one of 26 people killed in last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

Students and activists carry candles while protesting a gang rape of a medical student on a New Delhi bus that has sparked fresh concern for women's safety in in the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP/Getty Images

A model wears a creation of Israeli designer Hagit Witman for her label, Fishndag, in a show during Tel Aviv's fashion week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

Disc jockey Gerard Ekdom broadcasts from inside a glass house during a Dutch radio station’s fundraiser for the Red Cross. During the annual event, dubbed Serious Request, three DJs stay in the structure for six days without eating solid food.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADE JOHNSON / EPA

A man walks past riot police as government workers rally during a 24-hour strike called to protest new austerity measures by Greece's government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPA

Jellyfish are on display in an aquarium at the Darwineum, a zoo in Rostock that has had 120,000 visitors since opening in September.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND WUESTNECK / AFP / Getty Images

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Pictures in the News | December 19, 2012

Photo essay | Gaza tunnels

From Associated Press RAFAH, Gaza Strip  — Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days. Some rest on cots in the dank...   View Post»

   

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Pictures in the News | December 19, 2012

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News start on a holiday note with a view of the “Casa di Babbo Natale,” or Santa’s house, illuminated with thousands of lights in Melegnano, Italy.

In Russia, eggs thrown by anti-gay protesters strike gay-rights activists staging a “kiss-in” outside parliament, where legislators planned to debate a bill imposing sanctions for providing minors with information on homosexuality.

In Asia, children play on the wreckage of a downed B-52 aircraft on display at a museum in Hanoi as Vietnam marks the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Christmas bombings of the city by U.S. forces. Indian students and activists carry candles in a protest of a gang rape of a student that has sparked fresh concern for women’s safety in New Delhi.

Elsewhere, the public sector in Greece is at a standstill as civil servants stage a 24-hour strike to protest new austerity measures; Afghan police stand guard during the burning of confiscated opium; and mourners in Stratford, Conn., arrive for the funeral of first-grade teacher Victoria Soto, one of 26 people killed in last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Add stops in London, Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands to round out the report.

2 Comments

  1. December 19, 2012, 3:06 pm

    pretty neat- nice pics.

    By: dadada
  2. December 19, 2012, 4:04 pm

    Please spread the word to all churches … CT Governor Malloy has called for church bells to ring 26 times Fri, 12/21 at 9:30 am to honor the victims of Friday's mass shooting, and for a moment of silence. Thank you! Cathie

    By: cathie

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