Sikhs sit near the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar, India.
People carry the coffins of victims as thousands of mourners gathered in Gulyazi village, southeast Turkey for the funerals of 35 Kurdish civilians who were killed in a botched raid by Turkish military jets that mistook the group for Kurdish rebels based in Iraq.
Parvin Ahmadinejad (C), sister of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks to the media as she registers as a candidate for Iran's 2012 parliamentary election at the Interior Ministry building in Tehran.
Amulets known in the Andean world as Ekekos and used to bring luck, are displayed at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.
A pedestrian is soaked while walking through the financial district of Montevideo where workers throw water at each other to celebrate the end of the year.
(Pablo La Rosa/Reuters)
People relax in a public swimming pool as snow falls in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.
Norway's Tom Hilde crashes during the final of the first event of the 60th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Up Helly Aa vikings from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands participate in the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A helicopter flies over balloons released by members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association to celebrate the New Year in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Team Canada captain Jaden Schwartz, left, signs his autograph for a fan before a practice at the IIHF World Junior Championships tournament in Edmonton.
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
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