23 Aralık 2012, Pazar Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Finland Christmas

People dressed up as Father Frost (2nd L), Snow Maidens and Santa Claus (R) meet at the Nuijamaa border station between Finland and Russia in Lappeenranta, Finland. (Reuters)

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21 Aralık 2012, Cuma Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 3:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong

An End of the World dinner menu, which costs $272 per person, is seen inside a Hong Kong restaurant, China. (Reuters)

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20 Aralık 2012, Perşembe Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 3:59 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil Slum Santa Claus

A police officer dressed in a Santa Claus costume, with the blue color representing the police, walks in Macacos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Pacifying Police Unit, or UPP, organized for Santa to visit the pacified slum to hand out Christmas gifts to young residents. (AP)

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19 Aralık 2012, Çarşamba Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Guatemala Mayan Calendar 2012

A Mayan priest lights a fire at the start of a ceremony at the Kaminal Juyu archeological site, in preparation for the Oxlajuj B’aktun, in Guatemala City Guatemala. The Oxlajuj B’aktun is on December 21, marking a new period in the Mayan calendar, an event only comparable in recent times with the new millennium in 2000. A chorus of books and movies tried to link the Mayan calendar to rumors of impending disasters ranging from rogue black holes and sun-storms to the idea that the Earth’s magnetic field could ‘flip’ on that date. Archaeologists says there is no evidence the Maya ever made any such prophesy. (AP)

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17 Aralık 2012, Pazartesi Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Ecuador Volcano

View of an eruption at Tungurahua volcano, from the city of Banos, Ecuador. (AFP)


North Koreans bow before the statues of late leaders, Kim Il Sung (L) and Kim Jong Il, at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Sirens wailed for three minutes at noon Monday in honor of the first anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP)


South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hy (C) of the ruling Saenuri Party thumbs up to her supporters during her election campaign rally in Suwon, south of Seoul. (AP)

Belgium Havel

View of a large neon heart that is lit above the entrance of Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The heart – 15 meters (50 feet) high and weighing about 275 kilograms (605 pounds) – adorned the facade of the Czech Republic’s Prague Castle before the end of Vaclav Havel’s second presidential term in December 2002. (Reuters)

West Bank

A Palestinian resident of the northern West Bank village of Madama argues with an Israeli soldier after Israeli forces came to intervene in clashes between Palestinian farmers and settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, near Nablus. (AFP)


A Tunisian man prays at the mausoleum of Mohamed Bouazizi, the young fruit and vegetable seller whose self-immolation kicked off the Arab Spring in the central town of Sidi Bouzid, as Tunisia marks the second anniversary of the start of the revolution. (AFP)


A boat carrying tourists travels past wishing spheres floating on the Singapore River. Over 100 elderly and youths from voluntary welfare organizations penned their New Year wishes onto wishing spheres before launching them into the Singapore River. Some 20,000 spheres have been released onto the Singapore River as part of the coming New Year Day celebrations. (Reuters)


An Indian army soldier rides through a wall of glass tubes during the flag down ceremony of Indo-ASEAN Car Rally in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. (Reuters)


This NASA image shows how about 3 million years ago in the nearby galaxy M33, a large cloud of gas spawned dense internal knots, which gravitationally collapsed to form stars. (AFP/NASA)

16 Aralık 2012, Pazar Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 8:34 am (UTC-5)
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Italy Men Ski

Slovenia’s Jakov Fak, center, competes in men 15 km mass start race at the Biathlon World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Fak placed second. (AP)

Spain Financial Crisis

Protesters are seen through a shape of a heart on a banner as they shout slogans during a demonstration against regional government-imposed austerity plans to restructure and part-privatize the health care sector in Madrid, Spain. (AP)

Somalia Religion

Cali Xoosh Mohamed, a Quran teacher from the Sufi Ahlu Sunna faction, teaches his students while armed with an AK-47 assault rifle at a madrasa, or Quranic school, in Dhusamareeb, central Somalia. Cali said he is armed with a weapon at all times for self-defense after losing a close friend and some of his students in battles against fighters from Somalia’s al Shabaab rebel militant group. (Reuters)

Brazil Color Run

Participants are hit by colored powder during the ‘The Color Run’ in Rio de Janeiro, Bazil. The Color Run is a 5-km race where runners are hit with a powder of different colors at each kilometer they pass. (Reuters)

Israel Palestinians Chavez

Worshipers at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity in West Bank hold a special prayer for Venezuela’ s president Hugo Chavez. Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, is an outspoken critic of Israel and supporter of Palestinian independence. (AP)

Japan Politics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of the ruling Democratic Party bows at a press conference in Tokyo after announcing his resignation as the party chief to take responsibility for the party’s loss in parliamentary elections. (AP)

World Ski Men Italy

Fog partially covers the Dolomite mountains before the Men’s World Cup Giant Slalom in Alta Badia, Italy. (AFP)

The carcass of the humpback whale Johannes, which was stranded on a sandbank near the Wadden Sea island of Texel on December 12, 2012, remains on the beach in Den Helder, the Netherlands. (AFP)

Afghanistan Christmas

Christmas decorations made of cartridges are pictured inside a garage of the German Bundeswehr armed forces camp Marmal, near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, December 15, 2012. (Reuters)

14 Aralık 2012, Cuma Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea Missile

This picture taken by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows army soldiers celebrating the successful launch of the Unha-3 rocket, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, at Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang. (AFP / KCNA via KNS)

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13 Aralık 2012, Perşembe Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 5:08 pm (UTC-5)
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India Fire

Indian firefighters attempt to control a fire that broke out at an electronics market in the old quarter of New Delhi. (AFP)

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12 Aralık 2012, Çarşamba Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 2:42 pm (UTC-5)
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One World Trade Center stands in construction in New York as the first of 18 segments of a spire crowning it was hoisted into place. At 104 -storeys, it is the highest building in New York and when the 408-foot spire is complete, it will become the tallest in the western hemisphere. (AFP)

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11 Aralık 2012, Salı Gününden Fotoğraflar

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A policeman speaks by mobile phone at a souvenir shop decorated with suits of armor as he sheltered from heavy snow in Kiev, Ukraine. (AFP)

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