Joselyn Ordonez, 4, tries out her new wheelchair, delivered to her home in Corona by the Corona Police Department and the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, after her chair was stolen last week from the family's front porch.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Rev. Alfred Tsuyuki, head minister of Konko Church of Los Angeles, smiles at a member of his congregation after presiding over the monthly Mitama service that honors the dead in Boyle Heights. The 85-year-old church is one of four Japanese churches that remain in Boyle Heights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Surfers have their hands full with the big waves being generated at Huntington Beach and along the rest of the California coast due to king tides. King tides are caused by Earth's alignment with the sun and moon, creating extreme swells that can flood low-lying areas and make for great waves for surfers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
People take photos of Lake of Geneva near the Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anthony Anex / Associated PressLink
People gather at the traditional Christmas Market in Frankfurt, Germany. The market that runs until Monday lures thousands of tourists every year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Probst / Associated PressLink
Digital images are projected for the first time on the cathedral of Nantes in western France. The show, called "illumi'Nantes" is inspired by the work of French painter Alain Thomas, a native of Nantes and considered to be the leader of the so-called "primitive naive" painting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Members of the public lay floral tributes near the scene of a big rig crash in Glasgow, Scotland. Six people were killed and eight injured after a big rig careered out of control on Queen Street in the city center and plowed into pedestrians out Christmas shopping on Dec. 22.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
French doctors lie on the ground with signs reading "I was a health practitioner" during a protest in Lyon against an upcoming health bill, prompting fears that hospitals already bracing for a busy Christmas period will be seriously overrun.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Christian worshiper looks inside the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSA AL-SHAER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A worker applies oil to roasting pigs in Manila for the busy holiday season. "Lechon," or roasted pig, has always been a regular fare at Philippine festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian protester dressed in a Santa Claus costume receives assistance from medics after he was overcome by tear gas thrown by Israeli Border Police, during scuffles at the wall between Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
An immigration officer holds handcuffs during a repatriation program for undocumented Indonesian immigrants at Subang Airport in Malaysia. About 494 undocumented Indonesian immigrants were flown home from Royal Malaysia Air Force base in Subang.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPALink
Students gather for a school event to mark the upcoming Christmas celebrations in Bhopal, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
Paper pandas, 1,600 in all, are displayed in front of the Malaysian prime minister's office in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The pandas were created by French artist Paulo Grangeon. The creations, which were made in six different shapes and sizes, will visit more than 15 iconic landmarks in Malaysia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPALink
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