A woman walks her dog along a country road near Montreal during the first major snowstorm of winter in the region.
President Barack Obama waves as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington as he returned early from his Hawaii vacation for meetings on the fiscal cliff.
Australia`s Mitchell Johnson celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan caught by Ed Cowan during their cricket test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Presenters show a hand-knit woolen sweater, made by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi, during an auction at a fundraising concert to mark the 2nd anniversary of her National League for Democracy Party`s education network, at Peoples Square in Yangon.
An Israeli Air Force fighter jet releases flares during an acrobatics display during a graduation ceremony in the Hatzerim air force base near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, right, poses with President-elect Park Geun-hye for photographers during their meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea.
A Newar community girl dressed as a deity watches as she participates in a parade marking Yomari Puni festival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yomari Puni is a festival observed annually by the Newari community on a full moon day.
Chief Minister of Delhi state Sheila Dikshit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde talk during the 128th foundation day of Congress party in New Delhi.
Laborers work at a ship breaking yard for recycling ship parts as scrap in Mumbai. Most of the ship breaking yards are in developing countries with largest yards in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Turkey.
Pakistan`s President Asif Ali Zardari raises the hand of his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during a rally to mark the fifth anniversary of Pakistan`s assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Baksh, Larkana, Pakistan.
Phil Furtado places candles on a burned city bus bench in Los Angeles. Police arrested a man for allegedly setting a 67-year-old woman on fire who was sleeping on the bus stop bench.
Communist Party of Bangladesh activists participate in a protest march against hike in price of fuel and essential commodities in Dhaka.
Serbia`s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Spain`s David Ferrer during the second day of the Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Revelers take part in festival of Els Enfarinats, in the town of Ibi near Alicante, Spain. For 200 years the inhabitants of Ibi annually celebrate with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers, outside the city town hall.
Indonesian men carry offerings of bite-size rice flour cakes called "apem" to be thrown by Muslim clerics from the top of a mosque`s towers to devotees during the annual Yaqowiyu ritual in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia.
An unidentified woman and chilldren leave the Johannesburg home of former president Nelson Mandela after a visit. Mandela who was admitted to hospital Dec 8, with a lung infection and underwent gall stone surgery, is now receiving medical care at home after being discharged.
Bosnian people dress up in Santa Claus costumes as they travel on a motorbike through the main street in Banja Luka, Bosnia, to mark the upcoming New Year and Orthodox Christmas.
Supporters of Telangana burn an effigy of India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government during a protest demanding the creation of a separate Telangana state, in Hyderabad.
Cricket fans wear masks of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and stand in a queue to enter the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, venue of the second Twenty20 cricket match between India and Pakistan, in Ahmadabad.