Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where children from the Zip Zap circus school perform during the World AIDS Day concert in Khayelitsha township. South Africa has the world’s highest HIV/AIDS infection rate with more than 6 million infected.
The Netherlands: A couple looks at a light sculpture called “House of Cards” near Central Station in Amsterdam. The sculpture is a playful part of the Amsterdam Light Festival.
London: Comedian Russell Brand participates in a march for New Era housing estate residents against plans to evict them.
Kasungu, Malawi: Madonna is visiting Malawi with her son David and daughter Mercy, where she has been working since 2006 with her nonprofit organization, Raising Malawi.
Hong Kong: 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.
Manila: Filipino residents salvage materials among debris following a fire that razed a slum area in Quezon city, where more than 200 families were left homeless after a predawn fire apparently caused by a lighted candle left unattended.
Add stops in Indonesia, Ireland, Alabama and the United Arab Emirates to round out the report.