December 19, 2011

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 2:58 pm (UTC-4)
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1An elderly South Korean man from a conservative, right-wing and anti-North Korean civic group, holds an extra edition of a local newspaper reporting the death of North Korean leader Kim jong-il at a rally in Seoul. (Reuters)

North Korea - Kim Jong Il

2North Koreans cry and scream in a display of mourning for their leader Kim Jong Il at the foot of a giant statue of his father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, after Kim Jong Il's death was announced. (AP)


3A woman holds flowers as she arrives to pay her respects to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (Reuters)

Romania Protest

4Anti-communist fighters, who took part in events that led to the toppling of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, protest in Bucharest, Romania, outside the natural history museum, near the government headquarters. (AP)


5Ancient burnt and damaged books saved from a research center  set up during the three-year occupation of Egypt by France in the late 18th century are seen at a restoration book center in Cairo. (AP)


6An aerial photo shows damage caused by devastating floods over Iligan city in southern Philippines after tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday. (AP)


7An elderly woman negotiates a pedestrian crossing during heavy rainfall in central Athens, Greece. (AP)


8Qatar's Femi Seun Ogunode falls during the Men's 200m final during the 2011 Arab Games in Doha. (Reuters)


9A worker puts on ornaments from inside a Christmas tree in Sidon, southern Lebanon. (Reuters)

Germany Monkey

10A keeper at the zoo in Magdeburg, eastern Germany, holds a mona (Cercopithecus Mona) monkey baby. (AP)

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