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More than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kim Airs, a "sexuality consultant" by day, spends her weekends during the Christmas season tooling around South Los Angeles on her green-and-white motorcycle, in her red Santa suit, passing out toys to strangers' children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

The first family, from left, President Obama, Malia Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington. The first family is attending the taping of the annual "2013 Christmas in Washington," celebrating its 32nd anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

Visitors to the Voortrekker Monument watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the unmarked tomb in the basement of the monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria. Under apartheid, the day was known as Day of the Vow, in commemoration of a promise Voortrekkers made to God to build a church should they be granted victory against attacking Zulus, but under democracy the day is used to foster reconciliation and national unity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Helicopters carrying the South African flag fly over a 9-meter bronze statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, which was unveiled on the lawns of the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria where Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president in 1994. On a public holiday dedicated to reconciliation, South Africans on Monday started coming to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, a day after he was buried at the end of a life struggle for freedom and equality.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Joe / AFP/Getty Images

A cyclist is silhouetted and reflected in a puddle as he rides his bicycle in front of the morning sky in Hanover, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE / EPA

Mt. Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salvatore Allegra / Associated Press

An activist plays the piano for Pro-European Union supporters in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's opposition appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

The moon sits on the horizon above the Port of Murmansk in Murmansk, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr. / Bloomberg

Smoke rises from a burning building in Guangzhou, China. A fire broke out in the unfinished Jianye Building about 7 p.m. Sunday and about 380 firemen fought the blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images

Indians hold a candlelight vigil on the first anniversary of the brutal rape of a young student in New Delhi. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who subsequently died of her injuries, became a rallying cry for tens of thousands protesting the treatment of women.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party applaud during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The CNRP rejects the official results of the fifth national assembly elections, which declared Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party as the winner, and calls for nonstop demonstrations in order to find a solution ending the political disputed after elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mak Remissa / EPA

A Nepalese domestic migrant worker fixes a goods lift at a 60-foot high construction building in Kathmandu, Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Pakistani Shiite Muslims escort an ambulance transporting the body of their religious leader Nasir Abbas during his funeral in Lahore, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHAT DAR / EPA

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013. More photos

Pretoria, South Africa: Helicopters carrying the South African flag fly over a  bronze statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, which was unveiled on the lawns of the Union Buildings, where Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president in 1994.

Catania, Italy: Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption near the Sicilian town of Catania.

Kiev, Ukraine: An activist plays the piano for Pro-European Union supporters. Ukraine’s opposition appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government.

Add stops in Nepal, Cambodia, India, China and Germany to round out the report.

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