animal cruelty china
A monkey cowers as its handler approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province, ChinaWilliam Hong/Reuters
Flamingos are seen in a nature reserve in Panyu district south of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ChinaAlex Lee/Reuters
hungarian wrestling
Competitors fight during the Hungarian wrestling championship in BudapestLaszlo Balogh/Reuters
Colour Run
People are covered in coloured powder during The Colour Run in the Dubai AutdromeFrancois Nel/Getty Images
surfing portugal
Kealii Mamala of Hawaii surfs a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, PortugalRafael Marchante/Reuters
floods france
People walk on a bridge near damaged cars after the river Massane flooded the city of Argeles-sur-Mer, southern FranceRaymond Roig/AFP
Santa Claus boat
Members of the Skipper yacht club dressed as Father Frost (the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus), mark the end of the sailing season on the Yenisei River, outside Russia's Siberian city of KrasnoyarskIlya Naymushin/Reuters
Christmas tree throwing
A competitor takes part in the UK Christmas Tree Throwing Championships in Keele, StaffordshireDarren Staples/Reuters
Get Santa
Warwick Davis attends the UK premiere of the film Get Santa at Vue West End in LondonTim P Whitby/Getty Images
Madonna Malawi
Madonna sits among children during a visit to the Mkoko Primary School, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organisation has helped to build, in Kasungu District, MalawiAmos Gumulira/AFP
pope and pope
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople blesses Pope Francis in IstanbulTony Gentile/Reuters
ferguson mike brown
An image of 18-year-old Mike Brown is seen on the tie of his father Michael Brown Sr as he attends Sunday service under a makeshift tent next to the destroyed Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, MissouriAdrees Latif/Reuters
hong kong tear spray
Police officers use pepper spray as they clash with pro-democracy protesters outside Hong Kong's government complexChris McGrath/Getty Images
hong kong injured
Injured protesters are treated during a rally close to the chief executive office in Hong KongBobby Yip/Reuters