An Israeli man who was wounded in an attack by two Palestinians on worshipers at an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem is taken to an ambulance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIRI TSACHIE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A small cargo plane is seen after it crashed into a home in Chicago shortly after taking off from Midway International Airport, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were sleeping just inches away.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Jackson / Sun-Times MediaLink
A sign expressing opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb., along the pipeline's planned route. The U.S. Senate was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill to approve the project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nati Harnik / Associated PressLink
Newly elected freshman members of the upcoming 114th Congress pose for a photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. This week the new members have been undergoing orientation before taking office in January.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesLink
Forensic archaeologist Edward Rayner sifts through the ashes of the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Library in Glasgow, Scotland. The library was destroyed by fire in May. Experts hope to recover items that can be restored and help with the building's restoration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
A 4-year-old girl hands a letter of Christmas wishes to Santa Claus at a post office in Himmelpfort, Germany. Every Christmas season Deutsche Post, the state postal service, maintains the official Santa Claus post office in Himmelpfort, where on average 300,000 letters a year addressed to Santa Claus arrive from all over the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
A woman carrying poinsettia plants rushes through a greenhouse in Barth, Germany. About 50,000 poinsettias will be delivered from Barth to shops in the region during the Christmas season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND WUESTNECK / EPALink
Visitors write messages on Lennon wall in Prague, Czech Republic, after part of the colorful wall, named for John Lennon, was painted over in white with the message "Wall is over!"
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A road leads through a snow-covered landscape near Rettenbach, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Workers remove parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from the crash site in rebel-held Grabovo village, about 45 miles from Donetsk, Ukraine. The plane, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was shot down over Ukraine in July. All 298 people on board were killed. Debris will be taken to the Netherlands for investigation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Workers start clearing away barricades outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. after a court issued orders requiring protesters to clear two demonstration sites.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
Students shout slogans in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta to protest an increase of as much as 35% in the price of subsidized fuel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAGUS INDAHONO / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A Bengal tiger yawns in its enclosure in the Shanghai Zoo in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A vendor waits for customers while standing among Christmas lanterns on display along a street in Manila. The star-shaped Christmas lanterns, made from bamboo covered with paper, are patterned to resemble the Star of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Forest guards stand on a platform at a makeshift camp on the periphery of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Poachers killed a rhinoceros inside the newly reopened sanctuary Saturday and took away its horn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIJU BORO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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