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 in Paris against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 is the youngest recipient of the gong, poses with her medal and diploma on Wednesday at the awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo. The Pakistani education activist is the joint winner of this year’s award, alongside Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner
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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum’s Christmas tree, titled Ceremony.
A man stands next to his house, which was destroyed on Monday night by shelling in the Kuibishevskiy district of the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk , controlled by pro-Russian fighters.
Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill
A bench covered in ice on Buda Hills in Budapest on Wednesday. Tens of thousand of homes on the outskirts of Budapest went without electricity this week as freezing rain blanketed the area and falling trees cut power lines
A sheep stands amid ice-covered plants on the Hohen Meissner mountain 750 meters above sea level near Hessisch Lichtenau, northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The temperature in this area was around -1C (30 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.
Miners return from their shift at the Kalinina coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, controlled by pro-Russian rebels on Monday
A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on Monday
A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France
Immigrants who arrived on a cargo ship from Turkey queue for meals in a basketball arena where they have been given temporary shelter in the town of Ierapetra, on the southern Greek island of Crete on Friday. Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea
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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
Participants present creations during the country’s first ever transgender/transsexual fashion show in Istanbul. The show was organised by the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex community to raise funds for a local LGBTI shelter
An aerial view of a 30m wide sinkhole that has appeared 3.5km east of the Uralkali Solikamsk-2 potash mine in Russia’s Perm region
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party worker Lee Jarvis at a polling station in Rochester, England. Polls have opened and voting is taking place in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election.
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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