The day in photos around the world.
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, or “El Gordo”, drawing was held in Madrid on Monday, December 22, 2014. The total prize money of 2.4 billion euros is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. The top prize winner, ticket number 13437, took home 4 million euros.
The day in pictures around the world.
The Christmas market at Alexanderplatz in Berlin opened on November 24, 2014. Christmas markets will open across Germany this week and stay open through the end of December to sell Gluehwein, Christmas decorations, sweets and other delights in an annual tradition.
Jan. 7 Daily Brief: White whales perform in China, glow-in-the-dark dancers take Las Vegas stage and Christmas celebrations still in full swing for some around the world
White whales perform in China, glow-in-the-dark dancers take Las Vegas stage, Christmas celebrations still in full swing for some around the world and more in today’s daily brief.
The crisis in South Sudan continues, severe weather strikes Western Europe, survivors of typhoon Haiyan observe Christmas and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 24 Daily Brief: Crossing into Egypt, Pope Francis and baby Jesus and a Christmas polar bear plunge
Children dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose in front of a sand sculpture featuring Jesus Christ, Santa hangs out with fishermen, last-minute deliveries and more in today’s daily breif .