ice halo sun
A tractor is surrounded by an ice halo or winter rainbow on a very cold day in a field outside Minsk, Belarus. The optical phenomenon is produced by ice crystals in cirrus cloudsMaxim Malinovsky/AFP
ice storm
A car drives past an ice-encrusted sign warning of ice near Hessisch Lichtenau, GermanyUwe Zucchi/AFP
ice storm
A sheep stands amidst scrub covered in frost on the Hoher Meissner mountain near Hessisch Lichtenau, western GermanyUwe Zucchi/AFP
ice storm
A forester cuts ice-coated branches off trees after an ice storm near Kottes in northern AustriaHeinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
Legoland Christmas tree
Model maker Katrina James places a star onto the top of a 8m tall Lego Christmas tree at Legoland Windsor Resort, west of London. The tree, which is comprised of 300,000 bricks, took four weeks to build and will be on display until December 24Leon Neal/AFP
drought sao paulo brazil
An art installation called Desert of Cantareira by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano is seen at Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao PauloNacho Doce/Reuters
chile students
A sculpture depicting a hooded high school student shooting former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is seen at the Contemporary Art Museum in SantiagIvan Alvarado/Reuters
Victorias Secret fashion show London
Constance Jablonski passes Doutzen Kroes on the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre in LondonLeon Neal/AFP
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Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience at St Peter's square in VaticanGabriel Bouys/AFP
Phil Hughes funeral
Gregory Hughes, the father of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, cries as he carries his son's coffin past mourners after his funeral service in the town of Macksville, located north of SydneyCameron Spencer/Reuters
Phil Hughes funeral
Australian cricket team captain Michael Clarke pauses as he speaks at the funeral service for Phil Hughes in Macksville, north of SydneyCameron Spencer/Reuters
Navy Day India
Members of India's Navy play drums in Mumbai during Navy Day celebrations, marking their battle at Karachi Harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
A car burns following a blast near the heavily fortified gates of the airport in Mogadishu, SomaliaMohamed Abdiwahab/AFP
Yemen blast
Rescuers search for survivors at the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Yemen after a car bomb attack in SanaaKhaled Abdullah Ali/Reuters
belarus gas mask
A pupil wears a gas mask during a fire safety drill at a school in the village of Krevo in BelarusSergei Gapon/AFP
George Osborne autumn statement
Campaigners dressed as George Osborne protest opposite Downing Street in London ahead of the Chancellor's autumn statementStefan Wermuth/Reuters