A woman peers out of a dusty window after boarding a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa. The casket of the anti-apartheid icon, draped in the South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
Hundreds of people join hands while going up a hill to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated PressLink
Young people gather and shout slogans as they take part in a protest against austerity measures in Piazza Castello in Turin, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A protester stands next to riot policemen getting ready to launch an assault to a barricade held by protesters on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ukrainian security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square which protesters have occupied for over a week but the demonstrators defiantly refused to leave and resisted the police in a tense standoff.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rebel fighters stand their ground amid clashes with Syrian pro-government forces in the Salaheddin neighborhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo. Gulf Arab states called for the withdrawal of "all foreign forces" from Syria, where Iran-backed Shiite militias from Iraq and Lebanon are supporting regime troops against mostly Sunni rebels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MEDO HALAB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Senior leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Essam Erian, stands behind bars during the trial of the group's leaders in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY ELMALKY/ ALMASRY ALYOUM / EPALink
A Ugandan medic, part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, examines a young girl's eyes during an outpatient day for civilians in Mogadishu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIN JONES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Chinese shoppers pose for photos alongside trees decorated for Christmas in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian man holds a traditional loudspeaker during a gathering in New Delhi. Such loudspeakers are commonly used in India as the makeshift sound system for street gatherings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPALink
Juventus' Fernando Loorente, right, vies for the ball in action against Galatasaray's Gokhan Zan during the UEFA Champions League soccer match in Istanbul, Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEDAT SUNA / EPALink
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket and gets fouled by Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Construction workers navigate the steel beams of a facade of the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Manaus is one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and will stage four games in the group phase.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERNOT HENSEL / EPALink
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Pictures in the News | Dec. 11, 2013
Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where a woman looks out a dusty window after boarding a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. The casket of the anti-apartheid icon, draped in the South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country’s capital for public viewing. Full coverage
Kiev, Ukraine: Security forces stormed Independence Square, which protesters have occupied for over a week. But the demonstrators defiantly refused to leave and resisted the police in a tense standoff.
Cairo: Senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Essam Erian, stands behind bars during the trial of the group’s leaders.
Manaus, Brazil: Construction workers are seen on the steel beams of a facade of the Arena Amazonia. Manaus is one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and will stage four games in the group phase.
Add stops in Italy, Japan, Syria, Turkey and Somolia to round out the report.
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