6 December 2013
Last updated at 13:08 ET
Demonstrators are blockading government buildings in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, as they step up their campaign for the resignation of the government. Here, some take a rest in the City Hall.
People visit a tunnel reserved for pedestrians, bicycles and buses during its inauguration ceremony in the French city of Lyon. It will be the largest structure in Europe dedicated to sustainable transport and was unveiled on the eve of the city's traditional Festival of Lights.
In the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, two, loses her balance while greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room. Ashtyn was unhurt and soon back on her feet.
British Prime Minister David Cameron enjoyed a game of table tennis with primary school students in Chengdu. Mr Cameron was visiting China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders.
A baby palm cockatoo, also known as the Goliath cockatoo, is presented at the Zoo in Prague, the first of its kind to be born in Czech Republic.
A month on from Typhoon Haiyan a survivor continues to rebuild his destroyed house in Tacloban in the Philippines.
Newly-graduated Afghan midwives attend a ceremony at the governor's house in Jalalabad having completed their 30-month midwifery programme.
South Africans and world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95. Outside Mr Mandela's former home in Soweto crowds have danced and sung to celebrate his life.
Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi from Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo.
Brazilian Indians angry about a ministerial decision they say would hinder the creation of Indian reservations, clashed with guards outside the presidential palace in Brasilia.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Luis Suarez was an "exceptional talent" and comparable to the world's best players following the striker's four goals in Liverpool's 5-1 win over Norwich. Here Suarez (right) celebrates his third goal with team-mate Jon Flanagan.
More than 11,000 refugees, most of them Syrians, have entered Bulgaria illegally in the past year. Here children wait to receive aid distributed by the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Medical University of Sofia at the recently opened Vrazhdebna refugee shelter in the city.