December 30, 2015

    Published December 30, 2015

    A look at the best news photos from around the world.


    Submerged roads and houses are seen after several days of heavy rain led to deadly and historic flooding, in an aerial view over Union, Missouri, USA, Dec. 29, 2015.


    Students hold portraits of deceased former South Korean "comfort women" during a weekly anti-Japan rally in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea.


    Thousands of biodegradable balloons in the colors of the Brazilian national flag are released by members of the Commercial Association as a New Year celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


    Children collect bullet shells off the streets of Sur district in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, after a curfew was partially lifted. Tensions are running high throughout Turkey's restive southeast, as security forces have been imposing curfews in several towns in a bid to root out Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels from urban centers.


    New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to police officers during a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in the Manhattan borough of New York, Dec. 29, 2015.


    People walk past Christmas decorations along the city's historic boardwalk in the Pacific beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Dec. 29, 2015.


    Eleven-year-old male sea lion Jay paints the character for "monkey" in calligraphy as part of a New Year's Day attraction at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium park in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan.


    A man points at a glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Dec. 29, 2015.


    A follower of the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda carries offerings for Iemanja, goddess of the sea, in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 29, 2015.


    Young people take a selfie in front of decorations for New Year's celebration on Tverskaya street in Moscow, Russia.


    People wearing bear furs perform during a festival of New Year ritual dances in Comanesti, northern Romania.


    People dressed in Santa Claus costumes celebrate the upcoming New Year and Orthodox Christmas holiday on the main street in Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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