Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian protester following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ain, who collapsed shortly after a protest in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated PressLink
Amy Miyamoto and her daughter Katie, 13, place flowers at the corner of Vincent Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, the morning after an accident that killed three and left 13 injured in Redondo Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Visitors look at an ice sculpture depicting Elvis Presley on display at the new Ice World in Roevershagen, Germany.
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Santa Claus looks through a window at Himmelpfort, Germany. He invited 20 children who had sent him especially beautiful wish lists to have a pre-Christmas party. About 293,000 wish lists were sent to the Christmas post office this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernd Settnik / EPALink
Lindsey Vonn of the USA in action during the training session for the Women's Downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isere, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Langsdon / EPALink
Members of a self-protection militia fire their weapons into the air during the funeral of Manuel Mora in the La Ruana Community, Michoacan State, Mexico.
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An Indonesian student gives a sign as a giant Indonesian national flag is raised on the National Monument, locally known as Monas, during a flag-raising ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mast Irham / EPALink
Thai villagers watch an Indonesian tanker run aground on a beach in southern Thailand. The tanker, carrying 2.7 million gallons of palm oil, ran aground after being hijacked and then recaptured by authorities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
A Thai child wades through floodwater during heavy rain at a Thai-Malaysian border district of Waeng in southern Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Pakistani people lights candles during a candlelight vigil for schoolchildren killed in a terror attack at an army-run school in Lahore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahat Dar / EPALink
A rebel fighter fires his weapon on the frontline during the battle against pro-government forces for control of the Handarat region, just north of Aleppo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karam Al-Masri / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Around 200 members of the Jesus House Church and community members help package Christmas hampers as part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Project in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Three of the newly born cheetah quadruplets rest at their enclosure in Prague's zoo. Scientists say every cheetah cub is critical to saving the species, which is threatened with extinction in the wild.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
A man casts his line while fishing from a wave barrier in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The tsunami unleashed a decade ago by a 9.1-magnitude undersea earthquake off the Sumatran coast was the deadliest natural disaster this century, taking more than 220,000 lives and leaving more than 1.5 million homeless.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimas Ardian / BloombergLink
Window cleaners dressed as zodiac animals horse and sheep clean the glass exterior of a hotel in Tokyo. During the year end zodiac hand-over event, the outgoing Year of Horse handed a window wiper to successor the Year of Sheep.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
Michael Pless, a.k.a. Surfing Santa, catches a wave at the Seal Beach pier. Pless has been donning his specially fitted Santa wetsuit and riding the surf during the holiday season since the 1990s.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A high-flying Santa descends on a zip line after riding atop the cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A woman and child take a selfie in front of a giant Hanukkah menorah in the port of Tel Aviv, Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
Christian worshipers from abroad wait in line to pray in front of the Church of the Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus Christ's birth, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Police investigate an accident at Vincent Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, where a car rammed into a crowd after a Christmas concert, killing three people, Wednesday night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the TimesLink
Police officers detain protesters who were trying to crash a news conference by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated PressLink
Visitors follow king penguins as they march through the zoo in Basel, Switzerland. The penguins are let outdoors for walks only in the winter, because they naturally require low temperatures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Georgios Kefalas / Associated PressLink
A snowboarder enjoys fresh powder at the Mountain High ski area after the recent storm dumped needed snow in the San Gabriel Mountains near Wrightwood, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
A child runs in front of Ferris wheel reflected in wet pavement in Nice, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALERY HACHE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Turks in Istanbul leave balloons with phony U.S. dollar bills attached as they protest a massive corruption and bribery scandal that shook the country a year ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emrah Gurel / Associated PressLink
Kenyan police arrest a man in Nairobi who was protesting the passage of controversial security legislation that would crack down on terror suspects and curtail journalists' freedoms if they are determined to "undermine" police investigations. The legislation was proposed after a string of attacks in Kenya by Somalia-based Shebab insurgents put pressure on the government to find a way to confront the Islamist militants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Britain's Prince Harry shows children a photograph he has taken on a camera during a visit to a school constructed by his charity, Sentebale, in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in southern Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS JACKSON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Children wear Santa hats in celebration of Prince Harry's visit to the Mants'ase Children's Home in Mohales Hoek, Lesotho.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesLink
A Pakistani army soldier stands in a bullet-riddled corridor of the Army Public School in Peshawar that was attacked by Taliban militants this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / EPALink
Women wade through thigh-deep water after heavy rains triggered flash floods in the southern Thailand city of Narathiwat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADAREE TOHLALA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An injured student is carried to safety after Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 132 children and nine staff members during an hours-long gun battle with security forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated PressLink
Pakistanis in Islamabad hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated PressLink
A woman places flowers for the victims of a hostage siege at a cafe in Sydney, Australia. The gunman was among three people killed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Munoz / Getty ImagesLink
A Christian man touches the 14-pointed silver star marking the place where Jesus Christ was born, according to Christian tradition, in the grotto in the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Runners dressed as Pere Noel (Father Christmas) take part in the 38th "Christmas Corrida Race" on the outskirts of Paris on Sunday. Over 3,000 runners participated in the 10-kilometer race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Euler / Associated PressLink
People skate on the ice skating rink at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Women wearing gags over their mouths participate in a candlelight vigil at a bus stop in New Delhi, India, where the victim of a deadly gang rape on a bus boarded the bus two years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated PressLink
Simone Goncalves holds 8-year-old Linda Vitoria, one of her nine children, during their eviction from an abandoned plastic factory in Rio de Janeiro. About 2,000 people occupied the building for nine months before being evicted.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Children in Gazipur, Bangladesh, covered in mud to look like freedom fighters, take part in a Victory Day rally celebrating the country's war heroes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
Zulu dancers prepare to perform during a Boer War memorial held at the site of the Battle of Blood River near Dundee, South Africa. The memorial is part of the national Day of Reconciliation holiday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPALink
A girl stands in front of the Baiturrahman grand mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty ImagesLink
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