December 29, 2012

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm (UTC-4)
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India Candlelight Vigil

1A man participates in a candle-lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi. Police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. (AP)

Egypt Anti-Morsi Protests

2Anti-Morsi protesters and friends of youth activist Gaber Salah, who died last month during clashes with riot police, shout slogans against Egypt’s president and the Muslim Brotherhood during the anniversary of his birthday with a flag bearing his image on the Qasr El Nile bridge near Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Reuters)

Vatican Pope  Youth

3Pilgrims hold candles in St. Peter’s Square, during a meeting of the young people of the community of Taize’ with Pope Benedict XVI. Thousands of faithful from across Europe met in Rome to pray during the 35th European meeting of young people. (AP)

Bolivia Electricitiy Nationalization

4A Bolivian army soldier stands guard in front of the headquarters of Electropaz, a subsidiary of the Spanish energy company Iberdrola, after President Evo Morales announced their nationalization in La Paz. (Reuters)

Montevideo Lightning Storm

5A lightning bolt flashes on the horizon over the River Plate off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay. (AFP)

China Ice Lake

6A man swims in an iced lake on a chilling winter day in central Beijing, China. (AP)

Taipei Doraemon Exhibit

7People take photos at the ’100 Years Before the Birth of Doraemon’ exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Being from the future, the birth date of Doraemon, a famous Japanese cartoon character, is Sept. 3, 2112, meaning 2012 marks the start of the 100-year countdown to his birthday. (AP)

Germany Ski Jump

8Germany’s Richard Freitag speeds down the ski jump during practice for the 61st four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, southern Germany. The prestigious tournament ends in Bischofshofen on January 6. (Reuters)

NYC Confetti Test

9Television personality Allison Hagendorf throws confetti from an office building onto New York’s Times Square as part of a test in preparation for New Year’s Eve celebrations. (Reuters)

Riga Ice Skating

10People skate on an ice skating rink in Riga, Latvia. (Reuters)

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