Fans pay tribute to actor Paul Walker at the fatal car crash crash site in Santa Clarita, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Buchan / Getty ImagesLink
A Superman balloon soars above the 82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
UCLA Bruins celebrate their 35-14 win over USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the second straight cross-town rivalry win.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Commuters disembark a Metro North train at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Delays are expected for many commuters Monday morning, due to a train derailment that killed four people Sunday on Metro North's Hudson Line in the Bronx borough of New York.
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A participant tries on his Krampus creature mask as other participants put on their costumes prior to Krampus night in Neustift im Stubaital, Austria. More than 200 Krampuses participated in the first annual Neustift event. Krampus, in Tyrol also called Tuifl, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of Dec. 5 to visit households to reward children who have been good while reprimanding those who have not.
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Employees sort goods as they arrive in crates to be processed as customer orders at an Argos goods distribution center, operated by Home Retail Group Plc, in Barton-Under-Needwood, England. Online retailers in the U.K. are anticipating their busiest day as shoppers flush with end-of-month paychecks seek Christmas deals on the Web.
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Two people jog at the Alster in Hamburg, Germany.
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Choristers take part in Bath Abbey's candlelit Advent Procession in Bath, England. One of the most popular services of the historic Abbey's year, which marks the beginning of Advent and the Christian year, takes the congregation from darkness into light with a mixture of readings and music supported by the Abbey's choirs.
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A supporter of the Self Determination party twirls firecrackers as they celebrate the victory of their candidate for the mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti, in the second runoff of local elections in Pristina, Kosovo.
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A protester is enveloped in tear gas fired by riot police to disperse a demonstration in Alexandria, Egypt. Black-clad riot police fired tear gas and chased dozens of rights activists and protesters who held a demonstration in the Mediterranean city demanding abolishment of a new law that extensively restricted the right to hold a protest, imposing fines and jail terms on violators.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heba Khamis / Associated PressLink
A 17-year-old blind student, walking with his stick at the Sudanese Assn. for Disabled People in North Darfur, Sudan. The student studies psychology at El Fasher University and he uses an old audio recorder to review the lessons given by his professor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/UNAMID/HA / EPALink
A Thai anti-government protester raises up his hands, calling other fellow protesters to stop throwing objects during the second day of street battles with police at the entrance of Government House in Bangkok, Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
Indian laborers construct a temporary road on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad in preparation for the forthcoming Magh Mela Festival. The Magh Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam - the confluence of the three great rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati - in Prayag near Allahabad during the Hindu month of Magh, which corresponds to mid-January to mid-February.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A family waits on a boat for its departure at the harbor near the Adolpho Lisboa market in Manaus, Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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