From World AIDS Day to winter arriving in Eastern Europe.
U.S. soldiers blow up a wall of a compound around Kop Ahmed camp near Kandahar city on November 29. Afghan relations with the United States will not be affected by leaked U.S. criticism of President Hamid Karzai as an "extremely weak" and conspiracy-prone leader, his spokesman said.
Photo by Martin Bureau for AFP
People pose for pictures near the Freedom Monument, which has been illuminated with Christmas decorations, on the main square in Tbilisi on December 1.
Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
Afghans heading to work cross a bridge over the Kabul River on November 29.
Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters
Activists hold a banner during a rally on World AIDS Day to protest against government policies in front of the Russian White House, headquarters of the federal government, in Moscow on December 1. The activists say official policies do not protect the rights of HIV-infected people and that they do not supply sufferers with necessary medicine.
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Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh walks to the board of governors meeting at the agency headquarters in Vienna on December 2. The UN atomic watchdog's chief expressed "great concern" over reports that North Korea has built a state-of-the-art uranium-enrichment facility.
Photo by Samuel Kubani for AFP
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (right) pulls himself up as he visits a gym of a newly built school in the village of Izmailovka in the Krasnodar region on December 2.
Photo by Vladimir Rodionov for RIA Novosti
A fisherman casts his line in the Moscow River, covered in frosty fog, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius in Moscow on November 29.
Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
A woman cleans her frozen car windshield on a cold morning in Bucharest on December 2.
Photo by Bogdan Cristel for Reuters
Demonstrators hold a rally to protest against a proposed new Tax Code in central Kyiv on December 2. Political tension is rising over the fate of the proposed new tax-reform plan that has brought thousands of small business owners out on to the streets in protest.
Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
Afghan horsemen compete during a game of buzkashi in Kabul on December 3. The Afghan national sport is played between two teams of horsemen competing to pick a headless calf, goat, or sheep carcass from the ground and throw it into a scoring circle.