20 December 2013
Last updated at 08:20 ET
Police rush a car and spray gas into it as they attempt to apprehend the driver, who parked in front of the New South Wales state parliament in Sydney. Police, who negotiated with the man for two hours after he made unspecified demands, say he suffered minor cuts during the extraction.
Voters in Madagascar are taking part in a second round of presidential elections, after October's first round failed to produce an outright winner.
Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo arrives in Brussels for an EU summit focused on common security, defence policy and economic and monetary union.
Doughnuts bearing the colours of the European flag are on sale in a pastry shop in Kiev. Ukraine's Russian-backed President, Viktor Yanukovych, has said he strongly opposes Western politicians intervening in the crisis in Ukraine.
Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.
Children wave at commuters as they look out of the back window of an auto rickshaw in Hyderabad, India.
Workers carry bricks at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal
Bode Miller of the US clears a gate during the men's World Cup Super-G skiing race in Val Gardena, Italy.