Edition:
United States
Pictures | Sat Dec 8, 2012 | 1:26pm EST

Syrian rebels elect new military commander

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout
Close
1 / 13
Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout
Close
2 / 13
Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
Close
3 / 13
Buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra...more

Buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
Close
4 / 13
A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Close
5 / 13
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet international Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi in Dublin on Thursday to try to put a U.N. peace process for Syria back on track, diplomatic sources said.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet...more

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet international Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi in Dublin on Thursday to try to put a U.N. peace process for Syria back on track, diplomatic sources said.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Close
6 / 13
People gather in front of a building and cars damaged by what Syria's national news agency SANA says is a bomb explosion in the Mazeh 86 area in Damascus, in this December 6, 2012 handout photo released by SANA. SANA said one person was killed and 29 people were wounded by a "terrorist bomb" in Mazeh 86, in west Damascus. Damascus residents say the area is controlled by Assad loyalists. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

People gather in front of a building and cars damaged by what Syria's national news agency SANA says is a bomb explosion in the Mazeh 86 area in Damascus, in this December 6, 2012 handout photo released by SANA. SANA said one person was killed and 29...more

People gather in front of a building and cars damaged by what Syria's national news agency SANA says is a bomb explosion in the Mazeh 86 area in Damascus, in this December 6, 2012 handout photo released by SANA. SANA said one person was killed and 29 people were wounded by a "terrorist bomb" in Mazeh 86, in west Damascus. Damascus residents say the area is controlled by Assad loyalists. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
Close
7 / 13
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) chats with a Syrian refugee woman during his visit to a camp in the Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) chats with a Syrian refugee woman during his visit to a camp in the Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) chats with a Syrian refugee woman during his visit to a camp in the Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool
Close
8 / 13
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) arrives at a camp to meet Syrian refugees in the southeastern Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) arrives at a camp to meet Syrian refugees in the southeastern Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) arrives at a camp to meet Syrian refugees in the southeastern Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Veli Gurgah/Pool
Close
9 / 13
A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Close
10 / 13
A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
Close
11 / 13
A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Close
12 / 13
Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
Close
13 / 13

Next Slideshows

North Korea looks set to delay controversial rocket launch

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will likely postpone the launch of a long-range rocket, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday, but gave no reasons for delaying...

Dec 08 2012

Belfast rally demands return of British flag

BELFAST (Reuters) - Around 2,000 pro-British loyalists rallied in central Belfast on Saturday for the return of the British flag to the roof of city hall after...

Dec 08 2012

Sri Lankan impeachment panel finds chief justice guilty

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's chief justice has been found guilty on three counts by an impeachment panel, a government minister said on Saturday, in a case...

Dec 08 2012

Ghanaians show democratic mettle in troubled vote

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana electoral workers tallied ballots on Saturday in elections troubled by technical hitches, but which authorities hoped would ultimately...

Dec 08 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona and a regional official said more than a dozen people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Americans respond to the violence in Virginia, vandalizing or toppling Confederate monuments, vandalizing a Holocaust memorial in Boston and spray-painting the Lincoln Memorial with obscene graffiti.

Vigil in Charlottesville

Vigil in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people held candles and sang songs of love and fellowship in Charlottesville to remember Heather Heyer at what was billed as a vigil for unity.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Fight like a girl

Fight like a girl

Women take it to the mat at an all-women wrestling event in London.

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

World's highest-paid actresses

World's highest-paid actresses

The ten highest-paid actresses in the world, according to Forbes.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast