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Images of DECEMBER 2013- week 1 - 2

  1. 1. Images of DECEMBER 2013 week 1 - 2 week 1 -2 Sources : boston.com, reuters.com , time.com , … pps : http://chieuquetoi.blogspot.com Click to continue December 31, 2013 1
  2. 2. Sources : boston.com, reuters.com , time.com , … week 1 -2 pps : http://chieuquetoi.blogspot.com Click to continue December 31, 2013 2
  3. 3. Nov. 29 ,2013 Nov. 29, 2013. An Egyptian man walks amid tear gas smoke during clashes between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsi supporters following a demonstration in Cairo. December 31, 2013 Click to continue 3
  4. 4. Nov. 30 ,2013 Nov. 30, 2013. Stand-up paddle boarders row past before the lighting ceremony for Rio de Janeiro's famed floating Christmas tree in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click to continue December 31, 2013 4
  5. 5. 1 December , 2013 Click to continue December 31, 2013 5
  6. 6. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. Rescue workers lift the rear rotor blades from the site of a police helicopter crash onto the Clutha Pub in central Glasgow, Scotland. Click to continue December 31, 2013 6
  7. 7. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. A woman dressed as "fairy godmother" participates in the Paris Parade along Alameda Avenue, in Santiago, Chile as part of the Christmas celebrations. December 31, 2013 Click to continue 7
  8. 8. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. Supporters of European integration clash with Berkut riot police officers on Bankova Street during a People's Veche protest against the government's decision to delay signing a trade deal with the European Union. December 31, 2013 Click to continue 8
  9. 9. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays and lights candles with his family on the fifth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of lights, at the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Sheaarim in Jerusalem. Click to continue December 31, 2013 9
  10. 10. Dec. 1 Dec. 1, 2013. A Metro-North passenger train lays on it's side after derailing in the Bronx borough of New York City. ,2013 Click to continue December 31, 2013 10
  11. 11. Dec. 1 ,2013 Emergency workers examine the site of a Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York December 1, 2013. At least four people were killed and 63 injured, including 11 critically, when the suburban train derailed, with at least five cars from the Metro-North train sliding off the tracks, officials said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Click to continue December 31, 2013 11
  12. 12. Dec. 1, 2013. A Metro-North locomotive lies on its side after derailing in the Bronx borough of New York City. Dec. 1 ,2013 Click to continue December 31, 2013 12
  13. 13. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. A woman adjusts a wreath during the Wreaths Across Canada ceremony at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. December 31, 2013 13
  14. 14. Dec. 1 ,2013 A woman, with HIV, receives treatment at a HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in the suburbs of Yangon December 1, 2013. World AIDS day is observed on December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Click to continue December 31, 2013 14
  15. 15. Dec. 1 ,2013 A friend of local resident Valentin Krasin cools off with cold water after a steam bath in his mobile bathing station on the banks of the Tuba river near the village of Kochergino, about 460 km southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 1, 2013. Krasin designed and constructed the mobile bathing station based on a traditional Russian banya or steam bath, intending it for trips with friends and possibly as a small commercial venture. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) December 31, 2013 15
  16. 16. Dec. 1 ,2013 Dec. 1, 2013. A friend of local resident Valentin Krasin cools off with cold water after a steam bath in his mobile bathing station on the banks of the Tuba river near the village of Kochergino, about 460 km southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. December 31, 2013 16
  17. 17. Dec. 1 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A "scissors" dancer grabs her shoe with her mouth while performing in a national scissors dance competition in the outskirts of Lima December 1, 2013. The Danza de las tijeras, or scissors dance, is a traditional dance from the Peruvian southern region of the Andes, in which two or more performers take turns dancing while accompanied with music from a harp and a violin. Dancers would display various skills and moves, which include cutting the air with the use of a scissors. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil 17
  18. 18. Dec. 1 ,2013 Two men walk during a sandstorm in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney December 31, 2013 18
  19. 19. Dec. 1 ,2013 A Kathakali dancer wears a dress ahead of her performance during the annual Vrischikotsavam festival at a temple in the southern Indian city of Kochi December 1, 2013. Kathakali is an elaborate classical dance-drama from the southern Indian state of Kerala that combines literature, music, painting, acting and dance. The dance depicts stories from Hindu mythology and is usually religious in nature. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Sivaram V (INDIA Tags: SOCIETY) December 31, 2013 19
  20. 20. Dec. 1 ,2013 Protesters try to break through police lines near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 1, 2013. Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich December 31, 2013 20
  21. 21. Dec. 1 ,2013 A man kneels down while riot police stand guard near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 1, 2013. Ukraine's interior minister warned tens of thousands of protesters starting a pro-Europe rally in the capital Kiev on Sunday that police would respond if there were mass disturbances.REUTERS/Gleb Garanich December 31, 2013 21
  22. 22. Dec. 1 ,2013 A man swings a chain as protesters try to break through police lines near the presidential administration building during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 1, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians shouting "Down with the Gang!" rallied on Sunday against President Viktor Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe and some used a building excavator to try to break through police lines at his headquarters. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko December 31, 2013 22
  23. 23. Dec. 1 ,2013 An anti-government protester throws back a teargas canister during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok December 1, 2013. Police fired several rounds of teargas in an area of Bangkok near Government House, after a chaotic night of street fighting elsewhere in the capital during which two people were killed and at least 45 wounded. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj December 31, 2013 23
  24. 24. Dec. 1 ,2013 An anti-government protester uses a fire extinguisher during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok December 1, 2013. Thousands of protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha December 31, 2013 24
  25. 25. Dec. 1 ,2013 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flee teargas fired by riot police at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 1, 2013. Egyptian security forces fired teargas to disperse protesters demonstrating against the army-backed government in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh December 31, 2013 25
  26. 26. Dec. 1 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Andean women wearing traditional clothes attend a national scissors dance competition in the outskirts of Lima December 1, 2013. The Danza de las tijeras, or scissors dance, is a traditional dance from the Peruvian southern region of the Andes, in which two or more performers take turns dancing while accompanied with music from a harp and a violin. Dancers would display various skills and moves, which include cutting the air with the use of a scissors. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil 26
  27. 27. Dec. 1 ,2013 Iraqi police take up position during a raid and weapons search operation in west of Baquba, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Baghdad, December 1, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of wanted figures and the seizing of various weapons and ammunition, according to an Iraqi Army officer. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Adnan (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX1624G December 31, 2013 27
  28. 28. Dec. 1 ,2013 Free Syrian Army fighters dig a tunnel in Deir alZor, eastern Syria December 1, 2013. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) December 31, 2013 28
  29. 29. Dec. 1 ,2013 Activists covered in fake blood perform during a protest against the use of fur at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea December 31, 2013 29
  30. 30. Dec. 1 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Flowers and movies left by fans are seen at the scene of the car crash where actor Paul Walker was killed in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles December 1, 2013. Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast and the Furious" action movies, died on November 30 in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said. REUTERS/Phil McCarten 30
  31. 31. Dec. 1 ,2013 A protester (C) is arrested by the riot police during clashes with protesters after they took part in a march against Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on the anniversary of his first year in power and his government's proposed energy reforms, in Mexico City December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Antonio Becerril December 31, 2013 31
  32. 32. Dec. 1 Afghan students in an outdoor classroom in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on December 1, 2013. December 31, 2013 32
  33. 33. Dec. 1 ,2013 Residents inspect their home that was damaged by what activists said was shelling from forces loyal Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Qatana, Aleppo, December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo December 31, 2013 33
  34. 34. Dec. 1 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A woman takes a picture of herself with part of the Christmas illumination of the main shopping mall Kurfuerstendamm boulevard in Berlin, December 1, 2013.REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch 34
  35. 35. 2 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 35
  36. 36. Dec. 2 Angry Birds balloons shaped procession down Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood Christmas Parade 82 th in Los Angeles, California, December 1, 2013. December 31, 2013 36
  37. 37. Dec. 2 Indian Navy Ranger performing skills in the Navy Day celebrations at Arabian sea in Mumbai, India. Indian Navy Day is celebrated on December 4. December 31, 2013 37
  38. 38. Dec. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launched aircraft "octocopter"-machine mini-drones will be used for delivery to consumers. His company is looking forward to the future with plans to use mini unmanned aircraft to deliver small packages. 2 December 31, 2013 38
  39. 39. Dec. 2 ,2013 Palestinians wave to others on boats during a protest against the blockade on Gaza, at the seaport of Gaza City December 2, 2013. Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2007 after Islamist group Hamas seized control of the territory in a brief civil war with Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX160X2 December 31, 2013 39
  40. 40. Dec. 2 ,2013 A Thai Buddhist monk puts on a gas mask as riot police use water cannon and tear gas while anti-government protesters attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok December 2, 2013. Thai protesters took to the streets on Monday to renew their fight to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, prompting riot police to fire teargas and stun grenades for a second day outside her fortified office compound to keep them at bay. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez December 31, 2013 40
  41. 41. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Demonstrators burn tires and block roads against the arrest of Mali's former junta chief, General Amadou Sanogo in Kati, outside Bamako December 2, 2013. Mali's former junta chief, General Amadou Sanogo, has been detained and charged with complicity in kidnapping after being questioned by a judge on November 27, the government said on state television. Sanogo was taken into custody by soldiers earlier on Wednesday, the defence ministry said. He had failed to heed summons to appear in court for questioning over the deaths of six soldiers and a missing colonel during an army protest in September. REUTERS/Adama Diarra 41
  42. 42. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Anti-government protesters flee as riot policemen use water cannon during clashes with the police the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok December 2, 2013. Thai protesters took to the streets on Monday to renew their fight to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, prompting riot police to fire teargas and stun grenades for a second day outside her fortified office compound to keep them at bay. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 42
  43. 43. Dec. 2 ,2013 Rescue workers prepare to lift the wreckage of a police helicopter that crashed into pub in central Glasgow, Scotland December 2, 2013. The number of people killed after a helicopter crashed into a pub in Scotland's biggest city Glasgow rose to nine, police said on Monday. Officers continue to sift through the wreckage at the site where a police helicopter crashed into the roof of the packed 'Clutha' pub on Friday, trapping many inside in choking dust and debris. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne December 31, 2013 43
  44. 44. Dec. 2 ,2013 Dec. 2, 2013. An anti-government protester runs away as riot police use a water cannon during clashes with the police the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok. December 31, 2013 44
  45. 45. Dec. 2 ,2013 Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) photo shows a light from a research submarine illuminating the deck of a submerged World War II-era Japanese mega-submarine, the I-400, discovered off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii in August 2013. Scientists plumbing the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaii coast have discovered a World War Two era Japanese submarine, a technological marvel that had been preparing to attack the Panama Canal before being scuttled by U.S. forces. The 400-foot (122-meter) "Sen-Toku" class vessel - among the largest pre-nuclear submarines ever built - was found in August off the southwest coast of Oahu and had been missing since 1946, scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said. REUTERS/Courtesy NOAA HURL archives/Handout December 31, 2013 45
  46. 46. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 People supporting EU integration attend a rally in Kiev, December 2, 2013. Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX161E6 46
  47. 47. Dec. 2 ,2013 Dec. 2, 2013. Pope Francis meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a private audience at the Vatican. December 31, 2013 47
  48. 48. Dec. 2 ,2013 Dec. 2, 2013. Two Western Lowland gorillas lay entwined inside the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park during the ZooLights celebration in Washington. December 31, 2013 48
  49. 49. Dec. 2 ,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter rests near weapons in Aleppo December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) December 31, 2013 49
  50. 50. Dec. 2 ,2013 A butterfly wing artist cuts up wings to make mosaics in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) December 31, 2013 50
  51. 51. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Indigenous Aymara men attend the inauguration of the Bolivian space agency control plant in Amachuma on the outskirts of La Paz December 2, 2013. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTX161DJ 51
  52. 52. Dec. 2 ,2013 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands as he listens to the national anthems during a meeting with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta at Villa Madama in Rome December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS) December 31, 2013 52
  53. 53. Dec. 2 ,2013 Wen Changlin and Zhang Feng pose for a picture with their son at home in Ningxiang county of Changsha, Hunan province, December 2, 2013. According to local media, 27year-old Zhang, married 72-year-old Wen after she carried Wen's baby earlier this year. The couple met and generated affection towards each other during the years Wen helped treating Zhang's father of his diseases. REUTERS/Stringer December 31, 2013 53
  54. 54. Dec. 2 ,2013 Men try to remove an overloaded cart from a horse that fell on a road in Lahore December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) December 31, 2013 54
  55. 55. Dec. 2 ,2013 An anti-government protester throws a water bottle at riot police as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok December 2, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) December 31, 2013 55
  56. 56. Dec. 2 A newly recruited paramilitary policeman participates in a drill in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region December 2, 2013. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA ,2013 December 31, 2013 56
  57. 57. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Aleya sits beside her husband Sabed Ali, an auto rickshaw driver, with her son Areef in Dhaka Medical College Hospital December 2, 2013. Ali sustained burns after protestors torched his auto rickshaw on Tuesday during a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led nationwide protest. At least five people were injured after protestors threw crude bombs, vandalized and torched vehicles in different parts of the city on Monday, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - 57
  58. 58. Dec. 2 ,2013 Artist John Coleman paints faces of pets on a mural at the Animal Hospital of Desert Hot Springs Save-A-Pet clinic in Desert Hot Springs, California, December 2, 2013. The resort town in California warned on November 12 that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs and could join other U.S. cities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy filing by Desert Hot Springs, a city of 26,000 about 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles, would make it the third California city since 2012 along with San Bernardino and Stockton to seek court protection from creditors. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) December 31, 2013 58
  59. 59. Dec. 2, 2013. A Buddhist monk wearing a gas mask and carrying saline rushes to tend to an anti-government protesters overcome by tear gas during an anti-government protest near Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 2 ,2013 December 31, 2013 59
  60. 60. Dec. 2 ,2013 Dec. 2, 2013. Surfers paddle on boards in the Mediterranean Sea off the shore of Tel Aviv, Israel. December 31, 2013 60
  61. 61. 3 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 61
  62. 62. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. A giant bronze sculpture portraying Pope John Paul II by Italian sculptor Oliviero Rainaldi is pictured outside Rome's Termini train Station. December 31, 2013 62
  63. 63. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. A Thai flag is reflected in an antigovernment protester's sunglasses as he celebrates after demonstrations are called off outside Government House in Bangkok. December 31, 2013 63
  64. 64. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. An Indian girl plays next to a makeshift shelter in New Delhi. December 31, 2013 64
  65. 65. Dec. 3 ,2013 A Syrian man holds his child as he waits for medical supplies at a recently opened shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia December 3, 2013. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought asylum in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, this year, a total that the Interior Ministry says may reach 11,200 by the end of 2013 - a sharp rise from 1,380 last year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) December 31, 2013 65
  66. 66. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. Pakistanis play cricket in a field next to a slum in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. December 31, 2013 66
  67. 67. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013. People pray in front of the casket of a man before his funeral at a Mosque in Bangui. The man was found stabbed to death on the road to Bouali, some 30km from Bangui. 67
  68. 68. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. A Pakistani boy wraps himself with a shawl to shield from the evening cold, while a woman cooks for her family using a fire as the sets in a slum in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. December 31, 2013 68
  69. 69. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. Singers rehearse for the Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. December 31, 2013 69
  70. 70. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. Lines of Ukrainian police in riot gear guard the Ukrainian Parliament building during a protest in Kiev, Ukraine. December 31, 2013 70
  71. 71. Dec. 3 ,2013 Policemen watch the news as anti-government protesters enter their compound of metropolitan police headquarters, the site of fierce clashes over the last few days, in Bangkok December 3, 2013. Thailand's government ordered police to stand down and allow protesters into state buildings on Tuesday, removing a flashpoint for clashes and effectively bringing an end to days of violence in Bangkok in which five people have died. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW) December 31, 2013 71
  72. 72. Dec. 3 ,2013 A protestor holds a flag as he stands in front of a police line during a demonstration in support of EU integration in Kiev December 3, 2013. Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) December 31, 2013 72
  73. 73. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. Members of the Civil Police Core Coordination of Special Assets unit train in a mock favela at Police City, in Rio de Janeiro. December 31, 2013 73
  74. 74. Dec. 3 ,2013 Former Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko stands inside the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow December 3, 2013. A Russian judge on Tuesday found Dmitrichenko and two codefendants guilty in an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet last January. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) December 31, 2013 74
  75. 75. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A graffiti is seen at the fence surrounding the construction site of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, December 3, 2013. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on December 5 to decide whether interest rates will be changed or not. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX1624R 75
  76. 76. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. A flock of birds fly near Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu, North Sumatra, Indonesia. December 31, 2013 76
  77. 77. Dec. 3 ,2013 A truck drives along a dirt road in the Pilbara region of Western Australia December 3, 2013. Western Australia's Pilbara region, which is the size of Spain, has the world's largest known deposits of iron ore and supplies nearly 45 percent of global trade in the mineral. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) December 31, 2013 77
  78. 78. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at his uncle, North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek (L), during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Ilsung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. Jang, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, widely believed to be the power behind the throne in the secretive dynastic state, has been dismissed from his post, South Korean media said on December 3, 2013, citing officials at Seoul's top spy agency. Yonhap news agency and YTN cable news channel said Jang, who holds the title of vice chairman of the North's powerful National Defence Commission, had been removed from his post, citing the National Intelligence Service. Picture taken July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY) 78
  79. 79. Dec. 3 Dec. 3, 2013. This handout picture released by Greenpeace shows activists disguised as polar bears during a protest against Gazprom in Geneva. ,2013 December 31, 2013 79
  80. 80. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. A Bahraini protester holds stones during clashes with riot police following an anti-regime demonstration in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. December 31, 2013 80
  81. 81. Dec. 3 Dec. 3, 2013. Residents of the city of Damara, 75 km north of Bangui, leave the region for Bangui. ,2013 December 31, 2013 81
  82. 82. Dec. 3 ,2013 Dec. 3, 2013. Survivors and their supporters sit next to photographs of the Bhopal gas disaster displayed during a protest on the anniversary of the tragedy near the Indian parliament in New Delhi. December 31, 2013 82
  83. 83. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A girl poses for pictures, beside a burnt out police truck, with her boyfriend as antigovernment protesters call off demonstrations outside Government House in Bangkok December 3, 2013. Thailand's government ordered police to stand down and allow protesters into state buildings on Tuesday, removing a flashpoint for clashes and effectively bringing an end to days of violence in Bangkok in which five people have died. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 83
  84. 84. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 German professional racecar driver Nico Bastian sits in a Mercedes SLS sport car on the pit lane during the international presentation of the new Sony PlayStation "Gran Turismo 6" video game at Ascari Race circuit in Ronda, southern Spain, December 3, 2013. One of Ronda's most high-profile streets was named after Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo creator, yesterday. The surroundings of Ronda will be available in one of the game's functions, incorporating stunning Andalusian scenery and the nearby Ascari Race Resort, an exclusive, private race circuit. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SPORT MOTORSPORT) 84
  85. 85. Dec. 3 ,2013 A camel, part of a nativity scene procession, and its handler are escorted by a bicycle policeman past the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington December 3, 2013. The religious group "Faith and Action" held their annual "Live Nativity on Capitol Hill" on Tuesday to exercise their first amendment rights. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CITYSCAPE ANIMALS) December 31, 2013 85
  86. 86. Dec. 3 ,2013 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Japanese business leaders at the headquarters of internet commerce and mobile games provider DeNA Co. in Tokyo December 3, 2013. Biden urged Japan and China to lower tensions that have spiked since Beijing announced an air defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, while repeating that Washington was "deeply concerned" by the move. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) December 31, 2013 86
  87. 87. Dec. 3 ,2013 People walk over drawings depicting chalk outlines of bodies during a protest at Carioca square in downtown Rio de Janeiro December 3, 2013. The drawings represent the 4,000 victims of violence who died in Rio de Janeiro state in 2012, according to the group JMV - "Juventude Marcada para Viver" (Youth Tagged for Living). REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) December 31, 2013 87
  88. 88. Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Pigeons are seen near graffiti in Detroit, Michigan, December 3, 2013. Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history because the city is broke and negotiations with its thousands of creditors were unfeasible, a federal judge said on Tuesday in a wideranging ruling that also said the city could cut retiree pensions. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: CITYSCAPE BUSINESS) - 88
  89. 89. Dec. 3 ,2013 Pedestrians walk along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan December 3, 2013. Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history because the city is broke and negotiations with its thousands of creditors were unfeasible, a federal judge said on Tuesday in a wide-ranging ruling that also said the city could cut retiree pensions. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS) December 31, 2013 89
  90. 90. Dec. 3 ,2013 Seleka soldiers patrol in Bangui December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: MILITARY) December 31, 2013 90
  91. 91. Maria Antonia Navarro Vargas changes the diaper of her daughter Esmeralda, 17-months-old, as her son Juan Ramon, 5, plays in the shack where they live in Madrid December 3, 2013. Maria Antonia's family belongs to one of the 13 Spanish gypsy families who are at risk of having their homes demolished by orders of Madrid's Town Hall. The families, whose members are mostly unemployed, have lived in shacks they built themselves in a small settlement in northern Madrid for more than ten years. They say they have not been offered any housing alternatives by Madrid's Town Hall and that the city's town planning board wants to evict them to make way for future plans to build a road on the land they occupy. The demolition of their homes has been held off so far due to the efforts of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH). REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY POLITICS) Dec. 3 ,2013 December 31, 2013 91
  92. 92. Dec. 3 ,2013 U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine (L) affixes an honorary police badge on Giovanni Gaynor (C) of Colville, Washington, before Gaynor helps U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) push the button to light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst December 31, 2013 92
  93. 93. Dec. 3 ,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter combs his hair in Aleppo's Karm alJabal district December 3, 2013. Picture taken December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Saad AboBrahim (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY) RTX16313 December 31, 2013 93
  94. 94. Dec. 3 ,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter runs to avoid snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in old Aleppo December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo December 31, 2013 94
  95. 95. Dec. 3 A Kenyan journalists participated protesting the draconian new media law was submitted parliament. December 31, 2013 95
  96. 96. Dec. 3 Workers produce fertilizer raw materials from scrap leather at a roadside factory in Kolkata, India. December 31, 2013 96
  97. 97. Dec. 3 ,2013 A photograph dangles off the wall of a bulletriddled room in the besieged area of Homs December 3, 2013. Picture taken December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy December 31, 2013 97
  98. 98. Dec. Yegor Konkin, an amateur player spiders, poisonous spiders to crawl on the first Phormictopus antillensis as he prepares for performances on Christmas day and New Year's in his parents' apartment in Minusinsk, Russia. 3 December 31, 2013 98
  99. 99. 4 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 99
  100. 100. Dec. 4, 2013. The British military cemetery of Bayeux, northwestern France. Over 4,100 tombstones of the British military cemetery of Bayeux will be replaced for the first time since the creation of the cemetery in 1952. Dec. 4 ,2013 December 31, 2013 100
  101. 101. Dec. 4 ,2013 TV chef Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth Crown Court in west London December 4, 2013. Lawson's two former assistants, Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, are accused of defrauding her and her former husband Charles Saatchi out of 300,000 pounds ($484,600). REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW) December 31, 2013 101
  102. 102. Dec. 4 ,2013 Forensic officers search the grounds near a house where a female police officer was shot, in Leeds, northern England December 4, 2013. Police officers have arrested a man following the shooting. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) December 31, 2013 102
  103. 103. Dec. 4 ,2013 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts as two year old Ashtyn Gardner from Mobile, Alabama, trips over another child's walker after meeting Obama's new dog Sunny at the unveiling of the decorations at the White House in Washington, December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed December 31, 2013 103
  104. 104. Dec. 4 ,2013 The lights are turned on for a giant menorah at the Reading Power Station in Tel Aviv, on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah December 4, 2013. Israel's electric company said on Wednesday it had created the world's largest menorah consisting of nine aerial platforms reaching 28 meters and lit with nine white light beams reaching the height of ten kilometers. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and one of the most important Jewish holidays came to an end on Wednesday. REUTERS/Nir Elias December 31, 2013 104
  105. 105. Dec. 4 ,2013 A man shouts slogans as he holds the European Union flag during demonstration outside the government building in Kiev December 4, 2013. Ukraine's prime minister warned protesters blockading government buildings on Wednesday that anybody guilty of violating the constitution and laws would face punishment. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov December 31, 2013 105
  106. 106. Dec. 4 ,2013 An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner December 31, 2013 106
  107. 107. Dec. 4 ,2013 A sign expressing displeasure with the media is tacked on a pole in Newtown, Connecticut December 4, 2013 . Nearly half an hour of 911 recordings from the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December 14 were ordered released by the state Freedom of Information Commission . REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin December 31, 2013 107
  108. 108. Dec. 4 ,2013 A group of stranded short-finned pilot whales are seen stranded in shallow waters in Everglades National Park, Florida in this National Park Service handout picture taken December 4, 2013. Ten whales have died and rescuers were trying to save dozens more that beached in Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, park and wildlife officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/National Park Service/Handout via Reuters December 31, 2013 108
  109. 109. Dec. 4 ,2013 Interior Ministry members sit behind shields inside a bus near the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev December 4, 2013. Urbane liberals are joining blackbooted skinheads to protest on the streets of Kiev, but if the Orange Revolution of nine years ago is to be repeated, they need a leader to unite them. Enter Vitaly Klitschko, a towering world boxing champion with a doctorate in sports science, who is looking increasingly like the opposition's most powerful contender. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko December 31, 2013 109
  110. 110. Dec. 4 ,2013 Girls stand at their home in the low-income neighborhood of El Picachito in Tegucigalpa December 4, 2013. Honduras' electoral authority declared Juan Hernandez the winner of the November 24 presidential election with 36.8 percent support. Vowing to do "whatever it takes" to end gang culture related violence, the ruling National Party's Hernandez drew support from voters tired of the 20 murders a day in a country of just 8.5 million people. However, critics worry that tough tactics could lead to a repeat of the bloodletting seen in Mexico while others fear Hernandez's approach also risks ignoring Honduras' root problems: drug abuse, weak institutions, widespread corruption and December 31, 2013 rampant unemployment.REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera 110
  111. 111. Dec. 4 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Anti-government protesters sweep the street around the Democracy Monument after weeks of protesting and days of clashes with police in Bangkok's city centre December 4, 2013. Protesters in Thailand trying to bring down the government rallied at national police headquarters on Wednesday and their leader said the fight would go on despite efforts to defuse the crisis. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez 111
  112. 112. Dec. 4 The scene ceremony welcomes new police officers to be promoted by French Interior Minister chaired in Paris. December 31, 2013 112
  113. 113. Dec. 4 Haze wrapped around the top of Mather Point at the southern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. December 31, 2013 113
  114. 114. Dec. 4 Image 3 dragon Smaug in the Hobbit films by director Peter Jackson on the fuselage of the airline Air New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand. Image has been published to celebrate the premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" screened in Los Angeles, California, USA December 31, 2013 114
  115. 115. Dec. Globe giant Christmas decorations in Nice, southeastern France. 4 December 31, 2013 115
  116. 116. Dec. 4 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Rescue workers and civilians stand inside a flooded tunnel leading to Beirut airport after heavy rainfall December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban 116
  117. 117. Dec. 4 A Cambodian family picking lilies on lake O-Treng lake brought to market in Kampong Speu province, about 45 km southwest of the capital, Phnom Penh. Locals buy lilies make soup ingredients. December 31, 2013 117
  118. 118. Dec. 4 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Rebel fighters carry weapons during an offensive on the Canadian hospital building, which they say is being controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Houssam Abo Dabak 118
  119. 119. Dec. 4 ,2013 Dec 4, 2013. An anti-government protesters cut barbed wire during a rally at the National Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. December 31, 2013 119
  120. 120. 5 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 120
  121. 121. Dec. 5 ,2013 The tunnel for pedestrians, bicycles and buses in a ceremony in the city of Lyon, France, late night December 5, 2013, rehearsal for the Festival of Lights. Festival of Lights is one of the most famous festivals of Lyon so far. December 31, 2013 121
  122. 122. Dec. 5 ,2013 Soldiers of the border security forces of India assemble a mobile guard bulletproof chamber at international border India-Pakistan Bobiya in Kathua district, from Jammu, India, about 110 km. December 31, 2013 122
  123. 123. Dec. 5 ,2013 Masaharu Nakagawa (bottom, L), chairman of the Upper House Special Committee on National Security, is surrounded by lawmakers during a vote on a state secrets act at the parliament in Tokyo December 5, 2013. Japan on November 26 moved closer towards a law that would expand the definition of state secrets and raise penalties for leaks, a provision critics say will block access to information on sensitive areas, including the nuclear industry. REUTERS/Yuya Shino December 31, 2013 123
  124. 124. Dec. 5 ,2013 A man plays violin as he roller-skates on a square on a hazy day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 5, 2013. Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, where residents complained of the yellow skies and foul smells that are symptomatic of the country's crippling smog crisis. In Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, the sun was the color of "salted egg yolk" on Wednesday as the government raised the "red alert" for poor air quality for the first time, state-run news media reported. REUTERS/China Daily December 31, 2013 124
  125. 125. Dec. 5 ,2013 A woman runs from gunfire in Bangui December 5, 2013. Heavy and small arms fire rang out in the capital of Central African Republic on Thursday, the heaviest clashes in Bangui for months, hours before a U.N. vote is due to authorise a French mission to restore order. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun December 31, 2013 125
  126. 126. Dec. 5 ,2013 A Jordanian soldier carries a Syrian refugee child as they walk with Syrian refugees, after the refugees had crossed the border from Syria, near the town of Ruwaished, 240 km (149 miles) east of Amman December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed December 31, 2013 126
  127. 127. Dec. 5 ,2013 A woman carrying religious pictures points at Interior Ministry personnel during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko December 31, 2013 127
  128. 128. Dec. 5 ,2013 Multi-coloured nets used to harvest olives are spread out under olive trees near the village of Castagniers, north of Nice, December 5, 2013. The olive groves from the Alpes Maritimes communes, which represent 4,500 hectares (11,119 acres), produce around 241 tons of olive oil annually. The harvest period starts in the coastal areas in November and ends in March or April. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard December 31, 2013 128
  129. 129. Dec. 5 ,2013 Smoke rises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013. The Yemeni Defence Ministry said on Thursday an attack on its compound had targeted a hospital inside the complex and the situation was now under control. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah December 31, 2013 129
  130. 130. Dec. 5 ,2013 Bodies of people killed in fighting are gathered under a mattress at a mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun December 31, 2013 130
  131. 131. Dec. 5 ,2013 Dec. 5, 2013. Children walk next to a French military convoy along a road in the Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 131
  132. 132. Dec. 5 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 5, 2013. Wounded people both christians and muslims at the community hospital in Bangui. Aid workers and medical staff treated about 100 people and about 50 bodies were brought to the hospital morgue. 132
  133. 133. Dec. 5 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Mao Asada of Japan reacts after performing during women's short programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING) 133
  134. 134. Dec. 5 ,2013 Dec. 5, 2013. A young man screams in pain as he lies in a pool of blood on the floor of Bangui's hospital, Bangui, Central African Republic following a daylong gun battle between Seleka soldiers and Christian militias. December 31, 2013 134
  135. 135. 5 Dec. ,2013 Dec. 5, 2013. Afghan refugee children lie on a pile of straw gathered for the livestock, while playing in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. December 31, 2013 135
  136. 136. Dec. 5 ,2013 A Pakistani security man prays while others stand guard during a protest by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and his supporters,against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani areas, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) December 31, 2013 136
  137. 137. Dec. 5 ,2013 Nakameguro in Tokyo is one of the most famous places where to admire the blossoming of cherry trees in the middle of the city. December 31, 2013 137
  138. 138. Dec. 5 ,2013 kash-harvest-india December 31, 2013 138
  139. 139. Dec. 5 ,2013 Himalaya December 31, 2013 139
  140. 140. 6 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 140
  141. 141. Dec. 6,2013 Dec. 6, 2013. People release balloons into the air in front of the Eiffel Tower to support four French journalists who are held hostage in Syria, in Paris. December 31, 2013 141
  142. 142. Dec. 6 ,2013 Schoolchildren hold candles and portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a prayer ceremony at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai, December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Babu December 31, 2013 142
  143. 143. Dec. 6 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A woman leaves flowers at a statue of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela at South Bank in London December 6, 2013. South African antiapartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home in Johannesburg at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett 143
  144. 144. Dec. 6 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A girl holds a South African national flag as people mourn the death of former President Nelson Mandela outside Cape Town City Hall, where Mandela made his first speech after his release from his 27-year incarceration, December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings 144
  145. 145. Dec. 6 ,2013 December 31, 2013 This picture shows a framed image of former South African president Nelson Mandela as people pay tributes following his death, in Johannesburg on December 6, 2013. Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a towering figure of 20th century politics, died on December 5 aged 95. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images) 145
  146. 146. Dec. 6 ,2013 PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 6 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Anthony Wiboh from Ghana dances at the Union Buildings on December 6, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela, Tata Madiba, passed away quietly on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton with family. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images) December 31, 2013 146
  147. 147. Dec. 6 ,2013 Dec. 6, 2013. Flowers are placed at the foot of a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African embassy in Washington. The iconic anti-apartheid leader died on December 5 at the age of 95. December 31, 2013 147
  148. 148. Dec. 6 ,2013 Flowers left in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela hang on the construction fencing in front of a statue of Mandela at the South African Embassy before daybreak in Washington Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela passed way Thursday night at age 95 after a long illness. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) December 31, 2013 148
  149. 149. Dec. 6,2013 Dec. 06, 2013. A view of the famous 'Morant's Curve' offering a beautiful view of the frozen Bow River and the Canadian Pacific Railway at Banff National park near Lake Louise, Canada. December 31, 2013 149
  150. 150. 7 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 150
  151. 151. Dec. 7 ,2013 Kevin Ludwig and Christine Beck practice acroyoga during the "True Grit!" beach burn in Monterey, California, December 7, 2013. The Monterey burn, which includes music, dance, art and self expression, is an official regional event of Burning Man that is held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Michael Fiala December 31, 2013 151
  152. 152. Dec. 7,2013 A couple looks at a painting titled "Self Portrait" by artist Vincent van Gogh displayed at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan December 7, 2013. Some of the art collection owned by the city of Detroit is in jeopardy of being auctioned off due to the city's current financial situation. Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history because the city is broke and negotiations with its thousands of creditors were unfeasible, a federal judge said on Tuesday in a wide-ranging ruling that also said the city could cut retiree pensions. REUTERS/Joshua Lott December 31, 2013 152
  153. 153. Dec. 7 ,2013 December 31, 2013 People displaced by fighting between rival militias take shelter under an old broken airplane at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 7, 2013. French soldiers were cheered by residents on Saturday as they began patrolling densely populated neighborhoods of Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, which has been rocked by waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities. REUTERS/Herve Serefio 153
  154. 154. Dec. 7 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Contestant Jennifer Grout performs on stage during the Season 3 finale of "Arabs Got Talent" in Zouk Mosbeh area, north of Beirut December 7, 2013. Grout, an American singer with no Arab heritage nearly took the top prize in the "Arabs Got Talent" television show this weekend, breaking into the top three alongside a Palestinian artist and a Syrian dance troupe. Grout, a 23-year-old from Massachusetts, fell just short in the end, but her renditions of classical Arabic songs had stunned some audiences - especially given that she only speaks a little Arabic. REUTERS/Mohammed Azakir 154
  155. 155. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. A model wearing a surgical mask as she parades a collection of gold jewelry at a park in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province. December 31, 2013 155
  156. 156. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Palestinians look out a window of a building damaged by an Israeli air strikes in the past during a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in Gaza City. December 31, 2013 156
  157. 157. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Egyptian women supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand inside the defendants' cage in a courtroom in Alexandria, Egypt. December 31, 2013 157
  158. 158. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Models pose at a barricade as they take part in a photo shoot for an art project, at Independence Square in Kiev. December 31, 2013 158
  159. 159. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7 2013. Internally displaced people gather in the Don Bosco Center outside Bangui, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 159
  160. 160. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. A man burn tree branches on a field to make room for a new orchard next to Pielesti village, Romania. December 31, 2013 160
  161. 161. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. South African Christians say prayers on a hilltop overlooking Johannesburg. December 31, 2013 161
  162. 162. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Supporters stand in front of a giant Palestinian flag as they take part in a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in Gaza City. December 31, 2013 162
  163. 163. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. People from Bouar welcome French militaries arriving from Cameroon, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 163
  164. 164. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Athletes compete during the men's 4x7,5km relay at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen. December 31, 2013 164
  165. 165. Dec. 7,2013 Dec. 7, 2013. Livestock huddle as they feed in an open field covered in ice near Corinth, Texas. December 31, 2013 165
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  167. 167. Dec. 8 ,2013 A man crawls in front of Nelson Mandela supporters as they rally through the streets of the Soweto area of Johannesburg on December 8, 2013. With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world. Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95. REUTERS/Adrees Latif December 31, 2013 167
  168. 168. Dec. 8 ,2013 People from the Children of Mary Sodality wait before a service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto December 8, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on December 5 after a prolonged lung infection. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs December 31, 2013 168
  169. 169. Dec. 8,2013 Dec. 8, 2013. Children ask for biscuits at a base camp held by French militaries in Bossembele. December 31, 2013 169
  170. 170. Dec. 8 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A Palestinian woman, hoping to cross into Egypt, carries her son as he looks out of a bus window while waiting at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip December 8, 2013. Egyptian authorities partially opened the Rafah crossing, Gaza's main window to the world, on Sunday for three days, border officials said. Since July, the authorities have kept the crossing largely closed, only opening it partially for humanitarian purposes. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa 170
  171. 171. Dec. 8 ,2013 A People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer looks at his mobile phone as he speaks with two Hui'an maiden tourist guides in Hui'an county, Fujian province December 8, 2013. Hui'an maidens, or Hui'an women, are a group of female residents in Hui'an county of southeastern China's Fujian province. Most of them are Han Chinese, and they are well known for their distinctive costumes and clothing. REUTERS/Stringer December 31, 2013 171
  172. 172. Dec. 8 ,2013 A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013. Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev December 31, 2013 172
  173. 173. Dec. 8 ,2013 : Protesters practise tactics to defend themselves from possible police scuffles during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in central Kiev, December 8, 2013. Pro-Europe protesters flocked to Kiev's Independence Square on Sunday for a rally that organisers were hoping would swell to 1 million people, piling pressure on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to turn back from seeking closer ties to Russia. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko December 31, 2013 173
  174. 174. Dec. 8 ,2013 A man climbs an ice wall on the Presena glacier, northern Italy December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo December 31, 2013 174
  175. 175. Dec. 8 ,2013 A French military sniper readies his rifle in Bangui December 8, 2013. France is deploying 1,600 troops to its former colony after the U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized it to use force to help African peacekeepers struggling to restore order. REUTERS/Herve Serefio December 31, 2013 175
  176. 176. Dec. 8 ,2013 A woman cries as she kneels next to a sea of flowers outside the house where Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg, December 8, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on December 5 after a prolonged lung infection. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach December 31, 2013 176
  177. 177. Dec. 8 ,2013 December 31, 2013 An anti-government protester applies make-up as she wakes up after taking part in an ongoing demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok December 8, 2013. Anti-government protesters have been on the streets for weeks, clashing with police and vowing to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and eradicate the influence of her self-exiled brother Thaksin in a final push on Monday. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez 177
  178. 178. Dec. 8 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A man skis past an igloo polling station for the primary elections to choose the Democratic Party's leader, which is the highest polling station in Italy at 2,585m (8480 ft) above sea level on the Presena glacier, northern Italy December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo 178
  179. 179. Dec. 8 ,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter rests on tyres in Duma, Damascus, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh December 31, 2013 179
  180. 180. Dec. 8 ,2013 A projection of the face of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his clan name Madiba is projected onto the face of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa December 8, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on December 5 after a prolonged lung infection. REUTERS/Mark Wessels December 31, 2013 180
  181. 181. Dec. 8,2013 Dec. 8, 2013. Buildings are shrouded in smog in Lianyungang, China. December 31, 2013 181
  182. 182. Dec. 8,2013 Dec. 8, 2013. A Palestinian woman, hoping to cross into Egypt, carries her son as he looks out of a bus window while waiting at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. December 31, 2013 182
  183. 183. Dec. 8,2013 Dec. 8, 2013. Parishioners attend church services at Regina Mundo Catholic Church as South Africans observe a national day of prayer for Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa. December 31, 2013 183
  184. 184. Dec. 8,2013 Dec. 8, 2013. A Christian worshipper prays on a hill overlooking the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31, 2013 184
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  186. 186. Dec. 9,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 9, 2013. People run away from a gunfire during a disarmament operation by French soldiers in Bangui, Central African Republic. 186
  187. 187. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Ultra Orthodox Jewish men and Rabbis gather during a demonstration to support Ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for refusing to report to a military recruitment center in front of the Israeli military prison 6 near Haifa, Israel. December 31, 2013 187
  188. 188. Dec. 9 ,2013 Greenpeace activists dig into the yard of Romania's Parliament, to protest against a Canadian company's plan to set up Europe's biggest open-cast gold mine in Romania, in Bucharest December 9, 2013. A special Romanian parliament commission overwhelmingly rejected a draft bill that would have allowed Canada's Gabriel Resources to set up Europe's biggest opencast gold mine in the small Carpathian town of Rosia Montana last month. However, parliament plans to revise a mining law that could open way for the project.REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel December 31, 2013 188
  189. 189. Dec. 9 ,2013 December 31, 2013 Firefighter douse water at a burning truck loaded with gasoline after it collided at Bintaro district in Jakarta, December 9, 2013. A crowded commuter train crashed into a fuel tanker on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a huge explosion and injuring scores. REUTERS/Beawiharta 189
  190. 190. Dec. 9 ,2013 A Tibetan exile is detained by police during a protest over China's rule over Tibet, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee December 31, 2013 190
  191. 191. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Tibetan exiles are taken in to detention by Indian policewomen during a protest against the alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government outside the Chinese embassy on the eve of World Human Rights Day in New Delhi. December 31, 2013 191
  192. 192. Dec. 9 ,2013 December 31, 2013 A prototype "parcelcopter" of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL flies in front of the company's headquarters in Bonn December 9, 2013. DHL on Monday showed its prototype "parcelcopter," which is a modified microdrone that costs 40,000 euros ($54,900) and can carry packages up to 1.2 kg (2.65 pounds). REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay 192
  193. 193. Dec. 9 ,2013 A man wears a face mask while walking on the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong during a hazy day in downtown Shanghai December 9, 2013. Air quality in cities is of increasing concern to China's stability-obsessed leaders, anxious to douse potential unrest as more affluent citizens turn against a growth-at-all-costs economic model that has polluted much of the country's air, water and soil. REUTERS/Aly Song December 31, 2013 193
  194. 194. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. A French soldier speaks to suspected Christian militia member Sincere Banyodi, 32, who lays wounded by machete blows in the Kokoro neighborhood of Bangui, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 194
  195. 195. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather during a protest against their military conscription outside a military prison in Atlit, Israel. December 31, 2013 195
  196. 196. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Nomadic shepherds from Rajasthan herd their sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi. December 31, 2013 196
  197. 197. Dec. 9 ,2013 Interior Ministry personnel block a street during a gathering of supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 9, 2013. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko December 31, 2013 197
  198. 198. Dec. 9 ,2013 A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar alAssad in Aleppo's al-Ansari alSharqi neighborhood, December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah December 31, 2013 198
  199. 199. Dec. 9 ,2013 Anti-government protesters unveil a large Thai flag as they descend on Government House in Bangkok December 9, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament on Monday and called a snap election, but antigovernment protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations seeking to install an unelected body to run the country. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez December 31, 2013 199
  200. 200. Dec. 9 ,2013 A Syrian woman looks out of the window of a container at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280km (174 miles) east of Sofia December 9, 2013. Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians, according to the UNHCR. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, on average receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut December 31, 2013 200
  201. 201. Dec. 9,2013 A protester who painted his back participates in an anti-corruption day protest in Makassar, South Sulawesi province December 9, 2013. Hundreds of students held a mass rally in Makassar to mark anti-corruption day, according to local reports. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad December 31, 2013 201
  202. 202. Dec. 9,2013 Búp bê Katsina Shalako hiếm và cổ (khoảng năm 1880-1890) từ bộ lạc thổ dân Zuni ở bang New Mexico, Mỹ, được trưng bày tại nhà đấu giá Drouot ở Paris, Pháp, trước khi được rao bán. December 31, 2013 202
  203. 203. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Mobs of Christians attack suspected Seleka members near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 203
  204. 204. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Police special forces in front of the Presidential Administration building, Kiev, Ukraine. December 31, 2013 204
  205. 205. Dec. 9,2013 A flock of pigeons flies with a prototype "parcelcopter" of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL in Bonn December 9, 2013. DHL on Monday showed its prototype "parcelcopter," which is a modified microdrone that costs 40,000 euros ($54,900) and can carry packages up to 1.2 kg (2.65 pounds). REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay December 31, 2013 205
  206. 206. Dec. 9,2013 Security forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen during a field exercise at an undisclosed location, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on December 9, 2013. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters December 31, 2013 206
  207. 207. Dec. 9,2013 December 31, 2013 People walk into a makeshift chapel at Independence Square in Kiev December 9, 2013. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass street protests over his U-turn in policy away from Europe towards Russia, on Monday backed a call for talks involving the opposition to work out a compromise, his website said. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko 207
  208. 208. Dec. 9,2013 Children look on as riot police go to block a street near the presidential administration building during a gathering of supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 9, 2013. Hundreds of protesters blocked several main streets in the center of Ukrainian capital Kiev on Monday, eyewitnesses said, responding to calls from opposition leaders to defend their demonstration from possible police intervention. REUTERS/Mykhailo Petiakh December 31, 2013 208
  209. 209. Dec. 9,2013 A street vendor offers buttons with pictures of Nelson Mandela outside the house where Mandela resided in when he lived in the township of Soweto December 9, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a December 31, 2013 moral giant. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 209
  210. 210. Dec. 9,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 9, 2013. Anti-government protesters march with a large Thai national flag during a rally in Bangkok. 210
  211. 211. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 211
  212. 212. Dec. 9,2013 Honor Guard Yemen Porter coffin of a victim killed in a suicide car bombing and an attack by heavily armed gunmen, in a funeral at the Defense Ministry compound in the capital, Sana ' a. Among the victims there were seven foreigners including two Germans, two from Vietnam, two Filipinos and an Indian. December 31, 2013 212
  213. 213. Dec. 9,2013 Mounted Israeli police officers disperse a protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews outside a military prison near the northern city of Haifa, December 9, 2013. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said some 1,000 people took part in the protest on Monday against the jailing of Jewish seminary students who failed to comply with a recruitment notice. REUTERS/Nir Elias December 31, 2013 213
  214. 214. Dec. 9,2013 A baby trying to pump water from a hand pump cylinder in the town destroyed by the storm Tolosa, Leyte province, central Philippines. December 31, 2013 214
  215. 215. Dec. 9,2013 A lifesized doll, adorned with a Santa hat, is seen above the doorway of a restaurant along a street at Tokyo's Shinjuku shopping and business district December 9, 2013. Japanese business confidence improved in the three months to December and is predicted to continue rising, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, adding to evidence of a steady recovery in the world's third-largest economy. REUTERS/Toru Hanai December 31, 2013 215
  216. 216. Dec. 9,2013 Dec. 9, 2013. People stand near a burning truck loaded with gasoline after it collided at Bintaro district in Jakarta, Indonesia. December 31, 2013 216
  217. 217. Dec. 9,2013 December 31, 2013 Children with respiratory diseases receive treatment at a hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province December 9, 2013. Patients with respiratory diseases have largely increased after days of smoggy weather in the city, according to local media. A coal-dependent manufacturing base has made China the world's biggest contributor to climate change, while high and rising local air-pollution levels have sparked widespread complains from the public nationwide. REUTERS/China Daily 217
  218. 218. Dec. 9,2013 Children play outside their homes at dusk as they watch a service held in tribute of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the O.R. Tambo Hall, next to the homes provided by Gift for the Givers for people who lost their homes in a township fire, in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town, December 9, 2013. Mandela passed away peacefully at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 from a recurring lung infection. REUTERS/Mark Wessels December 31, 2013 218
  219. 219. 10 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 219
  220. 220. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 A giant inflatable pair of lungs is seen in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, December 10, 2013. The European Environmental Bureau, a federation of environmental citizens' organisations based in all 27 European Union's Member States, placed the lungs in front of the European Parliament on Tuesday, asking for the European Commission to release its air package against air pollution before the end of the 2013 European Year of air. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler 220
  221. 221. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 People make their way during the arrival of a snowstorm in Jersey City, New Jersey, December 10, 2013. Fresh winter snow moved into the U.S. mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, shutting schools and offices in the nation's capital and elsewhere as the mid-section of the country remained in the grip of Arctic air that showed no signs of easing. From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a forecast. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz 221
  222. 222. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 People cheer as President Barack Obama speaks at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, during the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman 222
  223. 223. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Crowds visit the Lincoln Memorial after the federal government closed for the day due to snow and ice in Washington December 10, 2013. Fresh winter snow moved into the U.S. mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, shutting schools and offices in the nation's capital and elsewhere as the mid-section of the country remained in the grip of Arctic air that showed no signs of easing. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan 223
  224. 224. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Christians loot a mosque in Bangui December 10, 2013. The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun 224
  225. 225. Dec. 10,2013 A Christian youth squats inside a burnt out car in Bangui December 10, 2013. French troops in Central African Republic manned checkpoints in the capital Bangui on Monday and searched for weapons in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for hundreds of killings since last week. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun December 31, 2013 225
  226. 226. Dec. 10,2013 A tattooed man joins anti-government protesters during a rally at the Democracy monument in Bangkok December 10, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj December 31, 2013 226
  227. 227. Dec. 10,2013 Former South African President Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel (C) arrives at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, ahead of the national memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko December 31, 2013 227
  228. 228. Dec. 10,2013 Heavyweight boxing champion and UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform) party leader Vitaly Klitschko (3nd R) and other supporters of EU integration block a street as they rally outside the presidential administration building in Kiev December 10, 2013. Thousands of Ukrainian protesters huddled by braziers in their tented camp in the snowbound capital Kiev into Tuesday morning, in defiance of riot police who took up positions throughout the capital as a deadline to clear the streets expired. REUTERS/ Andriy Skakodub/Pool December 31, 2013 228
  229. 229. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Members of the welcoming ceremony band play as British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring arrives at a port area of Huangpu River in Shanghai December 10, 2013. The HMS Daring has returned from the Philippines after delivering aid after Typhoon Haiyan hit the region. REUTERS/Carlos Barria 229
  230. 230. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 An opponent of President Daniel Ortega's government fires a homemade mortar towards the National Assembly Building during a protest in Managua December 10, 2013. Nicaragua's national assembly on Tuesday approved a constitutional change to remove presidential term limits, which could allow incumbent Daniel Ortega to stay in power for years and raises concerns about democracy in the country. Approval of the plan put forward last month by Ortega's ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front must now be ratified by the assembly next year before it can take effect. That ratifying vote is likely in January or February. The 230 banner reads: "Ortega, enough already". REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
  231. 231. Dec. 10,2013 Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces the media during a news conference after a cabinet meeting at The Army Club in Bangkok December 10, 2013. Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha December 31, 2013 231
  232. 232. Dec. 10,2013 President Barack Obama greets Cuban President Raul Castro (C) before giving his speech, as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff looks on, at the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank soccer stadium, also known Soccer City, in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. Obama shook the hand of Castro at a memorial for Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two nations at loggerheads for more than half a 31, 2013 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach December century. 232
  233. 233. Dec. 10,2013 President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque December 31, 2013 233
  234. 234. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Anti-government protesters attend a rally at the Democracy monument in Bangkok December 10, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 234
  235. 235. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Chickens escape from the rain and cold near the ancestral home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, December 10, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on December 5 after a prolonged lung infection. REUTERS/Rogan Ward 235
  236. 236. Dec. 10,2013 Workers stand on a vehicle as they pass by flags on their way to work in Naypyitaw December 10, 2013. Myanmar will host the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from December 11 to 22. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun December 31, 2013 236
  237. 237. Dec. 10,2013 A Christian man passes by a burning pile at a mosque in Fouh district in Bangui December 10, 2013. The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun December 31, 2013 237
  238. 238. Dec. 10,2013 A woman lights fire to heat water for soaking clothes at a laundry in Mumbai, India, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui December 31, 2013 238
  239. 239. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. President Barrack Obama gestures as he speaks on stage during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31, 2013 239
  240. 240. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013. South African Archbishop and Honorary Elders Desmond Tutu (C) attends the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg. 240
  241. 241. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Attendees look down into a stadium entrance at the state memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in the Soweto township of Johannesburg. December 31, 2013 241
  242. 242. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Pakistani Christian children hold placards bearing the image of late South African president Nelson Mandela as they take part in a rally to pay tribute Mandela in Islamabad. December 31, 2013 242
  243. 243. Dec. 10,2013 A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent in a refugee camp for Syrians flee civil war left the country in the Bekaa Valley in December 31, heavy eastern Lebanon during a 2013 snow storm hit the area. 243
  244. 244. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 India's President Pranab Mukherjee speaks at the podium as a sign language interpreter (R) punches the air beside him during a memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the FNB soccer stadium in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. The fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during Tuesday's memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 244
  245. 245. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg. December 31, 2013 245
  246. 246. Dec. 10,2013 December 31, 2013 Square covered with snow in Istanbul, Turkey. Heavy snowfall over the city of disrupting air traffic and roads. 246
  247. 247. Dec. 10,2013 A man fills drums with water to heat it for soaking clothes at a laundry in Mumbai, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui December 31, 2013 247
  248. 248. Dec. 10,2013 Women talk to bus driver Edilson (not pictured), 45, also known as "Fumassa", inside an urban bus decorated with Christmas motives in Santo Andre, outskirts of Sao Paulo December 10, 2013. Fumassa dresses as Santa Claus every year while driving his bus. REUTERS/Nacho Doce December 31, 2013 248
  249. 249. Dec. 10,2013 French troops stand at the airport runway in Bangui December 10, 2013. President Francois Hollande flew into Central African Republic hours after two French soldiers were killed in fighting and praised his troops for tackling "horrendous violence" against women and children and helping avert a slide into civil war. Picture taken December 10, 2013.REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun December 31, 2013 249
  250. 250. Dec. 10,2013 Winter swimmers (R) try to pull an elderly man (L) out of icy waters after he was trapped in a partially frozen lake at a park in Changchun, Jilin province, China, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer December 31, 2013 250
  251. 251. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as 'Cracolandia', or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. December 31, 2013 251
  252. 252. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Bus driver Edilson, 45, also known as "Fumassa", poses as he wears a Santa Claus outfit inside an urban bus decorated with Christmas motives in Santo Andre, outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. December 31, 2013 252
  253. 253. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. December 31, 2013 253
  254. 254. Dec. 10,2013 Dec. 10, 2013. Construction continues of the Arena Amazonia stadium venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in Manaus, Brazil. December 31, 2013 254
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  256. 256. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 A bride poses for a photograph on Westminster Bridge as the fog clears in central London December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris 256
  257. 257. Dec. 11,2013 Dec. 11, 2013. An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo. December 31, 2013 257
  258. 258. Dec. 11,2013 Dec. 11, 2013. The boys of Winchester Cathedral Choir enjoy a misty morning skate on the cathedral's ice rink which will be open until January 5th, in England. December 31, 2013 258
  259. 259. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 11, 2013. Police and supporters of EU integration clash in one of the city streets, Kiev, Ukraine. 259
  260. 260. Dec. 11,2013 Students holding fireworks performing in SEA Games opening ceremony in Naypyitaw 27. Myanmar hosted the SEA Games for the first time in over 40 years. December 31, 2013 260
  261. 261. Dec. 11,2013 Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, wear 3D glasses before a screening of "David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D" at the Natural History Museum in London December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett December 31, 2013 261
  262. 262. Dec. 11,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter throws snow at his fellow fighter in Khan Tuman, Aleppo December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah December 31, 2013 262
  263. 263. Dec. 11,2013 Fernando Llorente (R) of Juventus challenges Gokhan Zan of Galatasaray during their Champions League soccer match in Istanbul December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer December 31, 2013 263
  264. 264. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Palestinian girls look out from their family's house during heavy rains on a stormy day in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem 264
  265. 265. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Pope Francis waves as he arrives to conduct his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito 265
  266. 266. Dec. 11,2013 Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni December 31, 2013 266
  267. 267. Dec. 11,2013 A man walks past debris from damaged buildings covered with snow in the besieged area in Homs December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy December 31, 2013 267
  268. 268. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 School children walk past anti-government protesters lying on the ground at Democracy Monument in Bangkok December 11, 2013. The redshirted supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday they could take to the streets to protect the government from protesters who have forced her to call a snap election, setting the scene for a possible confrontation. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 268
  269. 269. Dec. 11,2013 A soldier guards a closed road as military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela close to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he will lie in state, December 11, 2013. Thousands of people lined the streets as a procession of police motorcycles lead the black hearse carrying Mandela's coffin, which was draped in the South African flag. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach December 31, 2013 269
  270. 270. Dec. 11,2013 Dec. 11, 2013. A young woman holds her baby in an elementary school of the Muslim district of Bangui, Central African Republic. December 31, 2013 270
  271. 271. Dec. 11,2013 Dec. 11, 2013. Pope Francis arrives at Saint Peter's Square for the weekly General Audience in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. December 31, 2013 271
  272. 272. Dec. 11,2013 A television reporter interviews a naked protester wearing a sign reading "This is How Social Services Cuts, Poverty and Unemployment Leaves Us" in Bilbao December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent West December 31, 2013 272
  273. 273. Dec. 11,2013 Participants wearing horse and zebra head masks line up as part of an artistic performance ahead of the Year of the Horse in Chinese zodiac in Chongqing Municipality, December 10, 2013. The performance aims to bring good luck to everyone for the upcoming year, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer December 31, 2013 273
  274. 274. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Graca Machel, the widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, pays her respects at his coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool 274
  275. 275. Dec. 11,2013 A man shields himself with an umbrella against the wind and rain as he walks across a field near the home of late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola December 31, 2013 275
  276. 276. Dec. 11,2013 A woman displays a fake tattoo depicting the portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria December 11, 2013. Thousands of people queued on Wednesday to say goodbye to Mandela, whose body is lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. REUTERS/Yves Herman December 31, 2013 276
  277. 277. Dec. 11,2013 A woman cries after viewing the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria December 11, 2013.REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool December 31, 2013 277
  278. 278. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Pro-European integration protesters scuffle with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev December 11, 2013. Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev on Wednesday where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Russia. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko 278
  279. 279. Dec. 11,2013 Pro-European integration protesters standing behind barricades confront a line of riot police approaching at Independence Square in Kiev December 11, 2013. Scores of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday morning from a protest camp after moving against protesters overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to disburse weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev December 31, 2013 279
  280. 280. Dec. 11,2013 A pro-European integration protester walks between a riot police line in Kiev December 11, 2013. Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev on Wednesday where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev December 31, 2013 280
  281. 281. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Fireworks are released during the opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games in Naypyitaw December 11, 2013. Myanmar is hosting the games for the first time in over 40 years. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 281
  282. 282. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 11, 2013. The Canary Wharf business district of east London taken from the Metropolitan Police helicopter is seen during a foggy morning in this photograph received via the Metropolitan Police in London. 282
  283. 283. Dec. 11,2013 Dec. 11, 2013. Pope Francis attends the weekly general audience on Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Rome, Italy. December 31, 2013 283
  284. 284. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Palestinian children look on the bright rainbow after heavy rain building in Gaza City, Gaza. 284
  285. 285. Dec. 11,2013 People from neighbouring villages watch a bullfight in Congjiang county, Guizhou province, December 11, 2013. About 56 bulls from 56 nearby villages participated in the traditional event which was aimed to improve the relations between villages. REUTERS/China Daily December 31, 2013 285
  286. 286. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 Flamingoes standing under snowfall at Zoo in Jerusalem. 286
  287. 287. Dec. 11,2013 People sing during the "Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated" memorial service at Cape Town Stadium December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Wessels December 31, 2013 287
  288. 288. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 A forensic technician removes sand near a human skull inside a cordoned-off area during an exhumation at a hidden mass grave discovered in Lourdes, about 45 km (28 miles) north of San Salvador, December 11, 2013. Forensic technicians have found the remains of at least 24 persons listed as missing and some 44 bodies are thought to still be buried in the mountain range of Lourdes, according to local media. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez 288
  289. 289. Dec. 11,2013 December 31, 2013 A baby boy the length of a palm is seen inside an incubator in this posed picture taken at a hospital in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, December 11, 2013. According to local media, the mother gave birth to the 760g baby after a pregnancy of only 25 weeks. The baby will be monitored at the hospital for three to four months before being discharged. REUTERS/China Daily 289
  290. 290. Dec. 11,2013 People were lined up waiting for the bus before going to the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, where funeral coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela in three days December 31, 2013 290
  291. 291. 12 December , 2013 December 31, 2013 291
  292. 292. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. The funeral procession with the hearse carrying the body of Nelson Mandela drives towards the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. December 31, 2013 292
  293. 293. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. A Xhosa girl stands outside her home overlooking Qunu as preparations continue ahead of the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa. December 31, 2013 293
  294. 294. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. Soldiers of the Presidential Guard Battalion stand at attention as a fellow guard member is tended to after fainting while waiting for the arrival of visiting French President Francois Hollande at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. December 31, 2013 294
  295. 295. Dec. 12,2013 December 31, 2013 Dec. 12, 2013. Santa Claus kites float in front of the Eiffel Tower as part of Christmas holiday season preparations in Paris, France. 295
  296. 296. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. A Palestinian Bedouin boy protects himself from the rain after a storm damaged his family shack in Gaza City. December 31, 2013 296
  297. 297. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. Young Syrian refugees build a snowman following a storm in a makeshift refugee camp in the Lebanese village of Baaloul in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. December 31, 2013 297
  298. 298. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. An anti-government demonstrator (L) points his finger at a policeman as they talk through the gate of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. December 31, 2013 298
  299. 299. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. Policewomen are deployed to secure the compound of the prime minister's office, known as the Government House, as anti-government protesters gather behind its fence and gates in Bangkok, Thailand. December 31, 2013 299
  300. 300. Dec. 12,2013 December 31, 2013 Democrat Party leader and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (C) gestures as he arrives at Bangkok criminal court in Bangkok December 12, 2013. Abhisit is indicted on murder charges over the 2010 military crackdown on protesters that left over 90 people dead during the protracted demonstrations. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 300
  301. 301. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. A baby whose family fled the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan rests in a cradle at a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. December 31, 2013 301
  302. 302. Dec. 12,2013 Dec. 12, 2013. Youths attempt to control a fire by pouring colored water after vehicles were torched and vandalized by Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party activists during clashes with police in Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 31, 2013 302

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