An undercover police officer, who had been marching with anti-police demonstrators, aims his gun at protesters after some in the crowd attacked him and his partner in Oakland, California December 10, 2014.
A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare December 11, 2014. Praia do Norte beach has gained popularity with big wave surfers since Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara broke a world record for the largest wave surfed here in 2011.
The daughter of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein mourns over his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 11, 2014. Thousands of mourners turned out for a Palestinian state funeral for a minister who died after being...more
The polluted area caused by an oil spill is seen at the Evrona desert reserve, near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat December 10, 2014. Ecologists said it could take years to clean up the massive oil spill that flooded an Israeli nature reserve with...more
An overview shows the aftermath of the 1.3 million-square-foot Da Vinci residential complex that was destroyed by fire in Los Angeles, California December 10, 2014.
Police officers walk in an area, previously blocked by pro-democracy supporters, after clearing the protest site near the government headquarters building at the financial Central district in Hong Kong December 11, 2014.
A man stands in falling snow following a news conference where members of Justice League NYC presented a list of demands at City Hall in New York December 10, 2014. The league, made up of of juvenile and criminal justice advocates, artists and...more
Carabiniers of Monaco's Prince Albert II fire canons to announce the birth of twins of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene, in front of the Monaco Palace December 10, 2014. Princess Charlene of Monaco gave birth to a boy and a girl, the royal...more
Cuban security personnel detain a supporter of the Ladies in White group during a protest on International Human Rights Day, in Havana December 10, 2014.
Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally outside the government headquarters at Admiralty in Hong Kong December 10, 2014.
Smoke rise from the burning incense as Tibetan nuns take part in an event organized by the Tibetan Refugee Community in Nepal commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize conferment to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and the...more
A worker walks near train wagons loaded with coal at the Borodinsky opencast coal mine, near the Siberian town of Borodino, east of Krasnoyarsk, December 9, 2014.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai poses with her medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2014.
Pokot girls wearing beads and animal skins sit in a secluded hut one week prior to an initiation ceremony marking their passing over into womanhood, about 80 km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat in Baringo County November 24, 2014. They are part of...more
A man, who was beaten up by residents, sits guarded by two police officers in the back of a police truck in Xalapa December 10, 2014. The man, accused of being part of a group of people who had kidnapped an 11-year-old school girl, was grabbed from a...more
A contractor drags his bag out of a housing complex at Forward Operating Base Gamberi which remains part of the ongoing Operation Resolute Support in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 11, 2014.
Frost covers the mask and part of the hat of a soldier of the People's Liberation Army as he stand guard near the border of China and Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province December 10, 2014.
Palestinian honor guards carry the coffin of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 11, 2014.
First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as President Barack Obama arrives with sacks of toys and gifts from the Executive Office of the President staff to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington December 10, 2014.
Commuters walk by a "die-in" during a small march at Grand Central Station for chokehold death victim Eric Garner in New York December 10, 2014.
Copies of the French Civil Code are placed amongst a frieze depicting the "Oath of the Jeu de Paume" (June 20, 1789) on the Republic statue as French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest against a government reform plan to...more
A street performer dressed as the Statue of Liberty stands amongst light snow in Times Square in New York December 10, 2014.
Fans of Argentina's River Plate celebrate before their Copa Sudamericana soccer match finals against Colombia's Atletico Nacional in Buenos Aires December 10, 2014.
People crowd onto a slide at a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria September 5, 2014. El Max, in Alexandria, where hundreds of boats dart through the canals, has been called the "Venice of Egypt" for its waterways...more
Cast members Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix greet each other at the premiere of "Inherent Vice" at TCL Chinese theater in Hollywood, California December 10, 2014.