The best images from around the world that shaped the news of 2012.
Dec. 23 Photo Brief: Protests for stricter rape laws, air strike in Syria, fishing in Peru, Copahue volcano spews ash
Protests for stricter rape laws in New Dehli turn violent, air strike in Syria kills dozens at bakery, fishing in Peru, an active Copahue volcano and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 18 Photo Brief: Schools reopen in Newtown, Queen Elizabeth joins the Cabinet, fisherman process a dead shark, a swordfish and a whale
Schools reconviene in Newtown, Connecticut as funerals continue for the victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attends a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street to mark her Diamond Jubilee, Somali fisherman transport large fish on their backs through the streets of Mogadishu and much more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 16 Photo Brief: Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens
Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens in Ecuador and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 9 Photo Brief: Stars in Afghanistan, International Animal Rights Day, Ice wine, winter swimming, rebel armored vehicles
Stars in Afghanistan, International Animal Rights Day, Ice wine from the Czech, winter swimming in China, Syrian rebel armored vehicles and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo
Sydneysiders take part in the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade and to raise money charity, a two week old baby hippo in Berlin, a family in Virginia arms its young’ins for the impending “Doomsday,” a Siberian Santa officially ends sailing season and more in today’s daily brief.
Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been held annually on December 1 to raise awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS and its victims. Across the globe, people unite to show their support for people living with HIV and honor those who have died. Currently, according to the World Health Organization, 34 million people are living with HIV.
Nov. 30 Photo Brief: Rappelling baseball bigwigs, European cold front, Myanmar copper mine conflict, NY police officer’s kindness
Bobby Valentine, former Boston Red Sox manager and Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees rappel 22 stories in Connecticut, Western Europeans embrace the cold weather, Buddhist monks protest recent police violence at a copper mining site in Myanmar and more in today’s daily brief.
Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]
During the Shi’ite Muslim holy month of Muharram, worshippers from India to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan participate in the religious festival of Ashura. Ashura, the tenth day in the mourning period, commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Karbala. Mourners celebrate the occasion by participating in large processions, re-enacting major battle events or self-flagellating themselves with knives to mark the anniversary.
NOTE: Photos contain visual coverage of injury and blood that may be disturbing to some readers.
Sifting through Sandy’s aftermath continues in New Jersey and New York, Hindus celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights, China’s People Liberation Army puts on an air show, Justin Bieber dons a pair of dj/rockstar angel wings and more in today’s daily brief.