Migrants and refugees gather within the makeshift “Jungle” migrant and refugee camp in Calais, northern France. Clashes broke out on Wednesday between migrants and law enforcement on port bypass Calais (Pas-de-Calais)
People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday, The Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland
A helmet belonging to a Islamic State militant is seen on the ground at the 121 Regiment base after Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria took control of the base in the town of al-Melabiyyah, south of Hasaka city, Syria
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Filipino, Fil Binay battles to contain a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines
Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.
An employee poses between works by pop artist Allen Jones entitled ‘Green Shoes’ (C) and ‘Red Shoes’ (L) and ‘Black Shoes’ for his forthcoming exhibition which opens on Wednesday at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery, London
A man claiming to be from Iran, with his mouth sewn shut, takes part in a demonstration with fellow migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni
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A burning trail a seen on a Russian fighter jet after it was shot down over Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry in Moscow said The Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly downed by Turkish forces
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan points out some of the highlights of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as he takes US Secretary of State John Kerry on a tour of the mosque in Abu Dhabi
Members of the Special Forces of the German Police stand on top of the Sankt Michaelis church during a state memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor y
Followers of opposition candidate Mauricio Macri holding Argentine flags walk down a street littered with leaflets in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Macri won Argentina’s historic run off election
Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The signs read: “Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made.” and “al Qaeda is a U.S.-made”
Pilgrims pray outside the Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa, Tibet. Every day thousands of Tibetans visit and pray at Jokhang Temple
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Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes followed the funeral of Shadi Arafeh, in the West Bank city of Hebron
A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Dozens of Syrian refugee families are being resettled in the Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city is already home to one of the nation’s largest population of Syrians, who began settling here in the late 1800s.
A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam.
A man tosses fallen gingko tree leaves into the air in a park in Beijing. China’s capital has been hit with unusually cool and wet weather in recent weeks
Indian Sikh pilgrims on a train from Attari International Railway Station bound for Pakistan. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev
Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain. The letters painted on the firefighters’ backs form the words, “The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger”