10 December 2012
Last updated at 12:26
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner performs with members of the Argentinean acrobatic theatre group Fuerza Bruta, at Plaza de Mayo, during a rally on the eve of the Day of Democracy and Human Rights, called by the government to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina.
Sebastien Ziets is carried up the beach riding a surfboard after winning the Vans Triple Crown title in Oahu, Hawaii.
Supporters of the ruling National Democratic Party celebrate in Accra after the re-election of incumbent John Mahama. The electoral commission said that Mr Mahama had won 50.7% against opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo on 47.74%. However, the opposition NPP says it will contest the result, accusing the governing NDC party of conspiring with commission staff to fix Friday's poll.
A fan waits for the start of the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales attends the International Meeting with Social Movements in Barcelona, Spain.
Brad and Jay McCanta kiss to a cheering crowd after getting married at Seattle City Hall. Washington made history in November as one of three US states where marriage rights were extended to same-sex couples by popular vote.
Students wait for transportation in Nagano City as heavy snow hit large areas of Japan.
Harry Jackson, 13, the head chorister at St Paul's Cathedral School sings Christmas carols during a photocall inside the cathedral in central London. Christmas is a busy time of year for the choir who will sing to more than 20,000 people over the Christmas period.
Lebanese army soldiers are on the streets after six people were killed and at least 40 injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes on Sunday between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
Thousands of Waxwings have descended on Great Britain after the failure of the birds' food sources in their native Scandinavian breeding grounds. Birdwatchers across the UK travel hundreds of miles to catch a glimpse of the rare birds, who turn up in significant numbers every few years, and are thought to be a sign of a harsh winter to come.