Locals light candles at the “Jardines de la Aurora” cemetery in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 7, 2016, during the celebration of the Day of the Candles — one of the most important religious holidays in Colombia which marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
Baltimoreans don’t need a plane ticket to find a traditional, French Bûche de Noël. At Bonjour bakery on Falls Road, Gerard Billebault and his sister Martine are busy preparing Yule log-shaped cakes in the same manner they learned from their Parisian father decades ago.
Photos from the “Senor de los Milagros” festival at the Acho bullring in Lima on December 4, 2016.
The remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro were buried December 4, 2016 in Santiago de Cuba, after journeying across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place. Sunday marked the last of a nine-day mourning period after Castro died November 25 at the age of 90.
LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match in its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors, officials said Tuesday.
Christmas markets are opening across Germany this week in a tradition that dates back centuries, Getty reports. For the next four weeks the Christmas markets, which are usually located on the main square of the hosting town or village, will provide holiday cheer with mulled wine, sausages, Christmas ornaments and other delights.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.
And more than 26 million orphans live in West and Central Africa, where Congo is located — the second highest number in the world behind South Asia, according to the United Nations.
These children have grown up amid conflict fueled by ethnic strife and the fight over Congo’s valuable minerals. The violence and displacement are eroding the tradition of families caring for their own. (Read more here).
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as “French Spiderman”, scales the 475 feet of the Agbar tower in Barcelona, Spain.