Los Angeles firefighters battle a predawn fire that tore through an apartment building in the Echo Park district, killing two people and injuring three others.
Canada`s Lyndon Rush pilots with brakeman Lascelles Brown during a training run for the two-man bobsled World Cup competition, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
This undated image provided by New Mexico Tourism shows the historic plaza in Santa Fe, N.M., lit up for Christmas. A blend of Spanish, Anglo and Native traditions mark the holiday season in New Mexico.
Costumed dancers participate in the final leg of the Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana or Our Lady of Guadalupe Torch Run, in New York.
Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013, points to the 150-foot tall digital Christmas tree atop One Times Square on the Toshiba Vision and TDK screens, in New York.
A costumed dancer wearing a mask made out of rabbit fur stands next to women during celebrations in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Condega, Nicaragua.
England`s James Anderson, left, and Alastair Cook attend a nets practice session in Perth, Australia.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks at Abe`s official residence in Tokyo.
Anti-government protesters carry a long Thai national flag to wrap around the gate and fence around the prime minister`s office, known as Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand.
This photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Canadian singer/songwriter Shania Twain opens Canadian Night, Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas.
Social activists and supporters of Awami League party celebrate outside Central Jail, where opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Indian national, Puneet, second right, accused of driving drunk in a hit-and-run car accident that killed an Australian student in Melbourne in 2008, is escorted by policemen after a hearing at a New Delhi court.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, right, talks to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai at his residence in New Delhi.
South African Naval personnel stand guard around the casket of former South African president Nelson Mandela is carried to the Union Buildings on the final day of his lying in state in Pretoria, South Africa.
Visually impaired children of the Happy Home School sing a song during a memorial service for late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mumbai.
Australia`s Steve Smith jumps in the air to celebrate scoring 100 runs against England on the first day of their Ashes cricket test match in Perth, Australia.
Masked fraternity members from the country`s premier state University of the Philippines, Diliman, display placards during their naked run at their campus at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.
A Bangladeshi man tries to extinguish a car set afire by Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami activists following the execution of their party leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Vasundhara Raje greets party prime ministerial candidate and chief minister of Gujarat state Narendra Modi, left, and party president Rajnath Singh before her oath taking ceremony as the chief minister of Rajasthan in Jaipur.
Palestinian rescue members evacuate residents following heavy rains in Gaza City.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Yadav giving sweet to her son after party superemo and her husband Lalu Prasad was granted bail in fodder scam, in Ranchi.
Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar`s wife Anjali Tendulkar at Parliament House in New Delhi.