December 29, 2013
Published December 29, 2013
A novice Tibetan monk gestures to the camera as the spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers the Jangchup Lamrim teachings at the Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, 135 miles west of Bangalore, India.
A Lebanese woman weeps as she looks toward the coffin of Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2013, by a car bomb, during his funeral procession at Martyrs' Square in Beirut.
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, Spain.
Diners take pictures of similar steamed buns that Chinese President Xi Jinping ate at the Qing-Feng steamed buns restaurant in Beijing. Xi showed off the common touch on Dec. 28, 2013, with a surprise visit to a steamed bun restaurant in Beijing where he paid for his food and happily chatted to surprised customers.
A Palestinian rides a horse on Gaza beach as the sun sets in Gaza City, Dec. 28, 2013.
Torch bearers, Marina Tartyshnaya, left, and Musa Galyamov hold their torches during the Olympic torch relay in downtown Yoshkar-Ola, some 600 km (372 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. (Photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com)
Supporters of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League beat a lawmaker and supporter of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during a protest by opposition activists in Dhaka. Security forces and opposition activists clashed in the capital, leaving at least one person dead, as thousands of police took to the streets to foil a mass rally calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel upcoming elections.
Supporters shield their eyes from the sun as Everton play Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England.
Spanish bullfighter David Fandila 'El Fandi' performs a pass during a bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia, Dec. 28, 2013.