As the mating season starts after female Grey Seals give birth, males usually compete by shows of strength against other males. Hundreds of Grey Seals use the island to give birth to their pups, usually between the months of November and January. The pups, after 3 weeks of nursing, are then left to fend for themselves. This year has seen a record number of new pups, with 320 births recorded up to December 14.
Venezuelans are rushing to spend their 100-bolivar notes after a surprise announcement that they will be taken out of circulation this week, AP reports. President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that his government would be pulling the bills to stop the “mafias” who smuggle contraband on the Colombian border.
At least 25 people are dead after a bomb went off at a Coptic church in central Cairo, according to Egyptian state TV and Associated Press Reports, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the minority Christians in recent memory.
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.