Much of the Northeast was hit by a storm stretching more than 1,000 miles.
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Dec. 13 Daily Brief: Bidding farewell to Mandela, protests in Kiev, opening ceremonies for swimming championships
South Africans bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, protesters guard a barricade on Independence Square in Kiev, opening ceremonies are held for the Len European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark, and more in today’s daily brief.
Soldiers patrol the streets of Bangui, people walk by a giant Christmas ball in France, an arena in Mexico is evacuated after a transformer burns and spreads smoke, and more in today’s daily brief.
Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 3, 2013.
The Kew Royal Botanical Gardens are lit up in green, protests take place in Ukraine, a replica Eiffel Tower is built in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.
Spiderman, Papa Smurf, Buzz Lightyear, Snoopy, Sonic the Hedgehog and SpongeBob SquarePants were among the most notable floats at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The 2013 Latin Grammy Awards at Las Vegas featured appearances by Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Carlos Santana Miguel Bosé and several others.
Rebuilding the Philippines after the typhoon, the opening ceremony of the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival, a fire in Mumbai and more in today’s daily brief.
Several tornadoes touched down on central and southern Illinois, including Washington, Ill., which was the hardest-hit city.