11 December 2013
Last updated at 08:20 ET
Construction continues at the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, one of the venues for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
Keochi Xayyasa (left), of Laos, and Junel Cantanci, of the Philippines, compete during their boxing match in the South East Asian Games at the Wunna Theikdi indoor stadium in Naypyidaw, Burma.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner bangs on a pot to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Argentina's return to democracy, in Buenos Aires.
The boys of Winchester Cathedral Choir enjoy a misty morning skate on the cathedral's ice rink, which will be open until 5 January.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. The law allowing registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month is not expected to come into force before April.
Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6% in October, rebounding from a decline in the previous month.
In numerals, the date and time on the clock in London's Canary Wharf read 188.8.131.52.13, a sequence of consecutive numbers that will not occur again this century.
Following overnight clashes Ukrainian police in Kiev have abandoned an attempt to dislodge anti-government protesters from their strongholds. The protests were sparked by the government's refusal to sign a deal on closer ties with the European Union.
Hospital staff react as the procession for former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the military hospital in Pretoria on its way to the Union Buildings, where his body is lying in state.
Singer Leann Rimes cries after performing a medley of Patsy Cline songs during the fourth annual American Country Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Thai Buddhist monk holds a flower while waiting to receive alms outside a temple near Government House in the early morning in Bangkok.