Putin Obama cake
Russian artist Yelena Zelenskaya works on a pie depicting US President Barack Obama dressed as Santa Claus and Russia's President Vladimir Putin as Father Frost, before an art performance named Sweet Sanctions 2. Five O'Clock Tea With Presidents at an art gallery in Krasnoyarsk, during a TV broadcast of Putin's address to the KremlinIlya Naymushin/Reuters
christmas london
A Christmas tree donated by the City of Oslo in Norway is reflected in a fountain at Trafalgar Square in LondonBen Stansall/AFP
christmas london
A child walks past large inflatable rabbits created by Australian artist Amanda Parer at the Southbank Centre in LondonPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
christmas paris
A ferris wheel turns behind the Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde in ParisDominique Faget/AFP
autumn japan
A woman takes pictures of a tree in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on a sunny autumn day in TokyoThomas Peter/Reuters
ice storm
Lazar and his sister Andjelka sit by a candle in their home in the eastern Serbian town of Majdanpek, which was left without power, heating or running water for a fourth day due to a severe ice storm that hit much of central EuropeMarko Djurica/Reuters
Sydney Strut
People take part in the AIME Strut the Streets parade in Sydney, Australia. The annual event raises funds and awareness for the charity organisation, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring ExperienceLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
swimmer splash
Felipe Franca Silva of Brazil reacts after winning the men's 100m breaststroke during the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, QatarMarwan Naamani/AFP
serena williams hands
Fans reach out to touch Serena Williams as she enters the court during the International Premier Tennis League competition in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/AFP
amputee football
Members of the national amputee football team take part in a training session in San Salvador. The team was founded in 1987 by veterans who lost their limbs during the civil war in the Central American nationJose Cabezas/Reuters
orion launch delayed
A news photographer awaits the delayed launch of the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, FloridaSteve Nesius/Reuters
san jose jungle
Valentin Cortez, a resident of The Jungle, holds a tiny puppy dog as the Silicon Valley homeless encampment in San Jose, California, is bulldozedJosh Edelson/AFP
centre parcs protest
Environmental activists block access to the construction site of a Center Parcs project in the Chambaran Forest near Roybon, eastern FrancePhilippe Desmazes/AFP
oil spill Israel
Crude oil streams through the desert near the village of Beer Ora, north of Eilat. Millions of litres of oil gushed out of a pipeline to flood 200 acres of a desert nature reserve in southern IsraelYehuda Ben Itach/Reuters
Eric Garner I cant breathe protests
An NYPD officer watches as protesters gather in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building in New York CityYana Paskova/Getty Images
Eric Garner I cant breathe protests
People watch as protesters walk pass their building in New York City during a demonstration against the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner by an NYPD officerTimothy A Clary/AFP
cuzco salt
People work on salt ponds at the Maras mines in Cuzco, Peru. Salt has been obtained in Maras since pre-Incan times by evaporating salty subterranean stream water in ancient terraced pondsEnrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters