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Visitors walk through the Christmas market at Roemerberg square on its opening day on Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Christmas markets, which traditionally sell mulled wine, stollen cake, Christmas tree ornaments and other crafts and are an essential part of German Christmas tradition
A couple chat as they sit in swings during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in downtown Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain on Tuesday.
Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.
Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.
A woman reacts as she walks inbetween photos of anti-Yanukovich protesters killed during clashes in Kiev. Ukrainians marked the first anniversary of the country’s pro-EU mass protests that caused the removal of former president Viktor Yanukovich
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi uses his mobile phone as he awaits the arrival of Senegal’s President Macky Sall at Chigi’s Palace, Italy
Portuguese Air Force fighter F-16 (R) and Canadian Air Force fighter CF-18 Hornet patrol over Baltics air space, from the Zokniai air base near Siauliai on Thursday
Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany
People walk the stairs of the European Parliament building, in Brussels.
A man walks on the debris of a gutted and destroyed apartment, damaged by shelling, in the eastern Ukranian city of Donetsk, as artillery fire continues to rock the pro-Russian rebel bastion