Boats cruise through Newport Harbor in Newport Beach on the first night of the annual Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights on Wednesday. The five-day event's 2013 theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Danijah Anderson, 9, left, DeAsia Anderson, 8, and Carlos St Clair, 4, stand before candles set up on the sidewalk at the vigil for their aunt, Wanda Threadgill, a 45-year-old mother and grandmother who was found dead in her Gramercy Park apartment Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Shiite pilgrims march under armed guard to Karbala in observance of the Arbaeen holiday in Baghdad's southern district of Dora. The holiday marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. A suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and other violence across the country killed more than 20 people Thursday, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalid Mohammed / Associated PressLink
Pakistani women wait in line to receive food being distributed to the needy at a shrine in Islamabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakil Adil / Associated PressLink
Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest in Kolkata against a recent Supreme Court verdict that upheld a law criminalizing homosexuality. The Supreme Court ruled that only Parliament could change a colonial-era law that bans same-sex relations and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bikas Das / Associated PressLink
Baton-wielding Bangladeshi police charge an activist to stop from approaching the Pakistani embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The activists were protesting against the Pakistan parliament's resolution expressing concern over last week's execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
A worker decorates the street with red lanterns in celebration of the Christmas season in Shanghai. Christmas, while not traditionally celebrated in China, is gaining popularity in the communist country with retailers capitalizing on the holiday spirit to boost their year-end sales.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
British Prime Minister David Cameron looks out over rows of graves of World War I casualties during a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / Associated PressLink
Christof Innerhofer of Italy catches some air during a training run for the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine skiing World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ETTORE FERRARI / ANSALink
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