Police officers arrest a protester who was marching with other demonstrators in the westbound lane of Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. Around 40 protesters marched against the recent verdict in Ferguson and to refocus attention on the LAPD's shooting death of Ezell Ford calling on LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to release the autopsy report in that case.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
South African children from the Zip Zap circus school perform during the World AIDS Day concert in Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa has the world's highest HIV/AIDS infection rate with more than 6 million currently infected.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nic Bothma / EPALink
Indonesian activists wear masks and hold red ribbons during an AIDS day campaign in Surabaya, Indonesia. Dozens of activists staged a rally to mark the International AIDS Day in several cities in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fully Handoko / EPALink
A couple looks at a light sculpture called "House of Cards" by OGE Creative Group from Israel, near Central Station in Amsterdam. The sculpture is a playful part of the Amsterdam Light Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Dejong / Associated PressLink
Comedian Russell Brand carries Lois Cox through central London during a march for New Era housing estate residents against plans to evict them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A police officer on patrol in South Belfast. Northern Ireland's police say they are increasing security operations before Christmas to combat an increasing threat from Irish Republican Army bombers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Morrison / Associated PressLink
Small- and medium-sized enterprise owners hold padlocks as they demonstrate in Paris to plead with the government to simplify regulations and make it easier and cheaper to hire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
War crimes suspect Thomas Lubanga of the Democratic Republic of Congo awaits a judges' verdict on the appeal following his conviction two years ago for using child soldiers in a conflict in the Congo in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Kooren / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A new-born orangutan baby is held by her 12-year-old mother, Jula, in the monkey house at Budapest Zoo in the Hungarian capital. The monkey baby was born on Nov. 24.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Madonna hugs her son David, left, while her daughter Mercy looks on in Kasungu, Malawi. Madonna is visiting the country, where she has been working since 2006 with her nonprofit organization, Raising Malawi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated PressLink
Kurdish people make the V sign while standing on a tree as they rally near the border with Syria in Sanliurfa, Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYAS AKENGIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Women walk by the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock is the fought-over holy site between Jews and Muslims and is the prime attraction of the Haram es-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) or Temple Mount, which is sacred to Jews.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesLink
Young students study in a makeshift classroom set up on a main road at a major pro-democracy protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anthony Wallace / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A firefighter at the scene where a Piper Cherokee 180 single-engine plane crashed attempting to land at a small airfield four miles west of Athens, Ala. Officials said two people have been hospitalized with serious injuries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Gathany / Associated PressLink
Filipino residents salvage materials among debris following a fire that razed a slum area in Quezon city, east of Manila. According to the chief fire inspector, more than 200 families were left homeless after a predawn fire apparently caused by a lighted candle left unattended.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francis R. Malasig / EPALink
An Emirati woman takes a photo in front of government-sanctioned graffiti titled "Our Journey," which marks the United Arab Emirates' 43rd National Day, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kamran Jebreili / Associated PressLink
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