December 9, 2013

    Published December 09, 2013


    A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood.


    Anti-government protesters carry a huge Thai national flag as they march in Bangkok. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.


    A young typhoon survivor fetches water from a hand pump at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, central Philippines.


    A prototype "parcelcopter" of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL flies in front of the company's headquarters in Bonn. DHL showed its prototype "parcelcopter," which is a modified microdrone that costs 40,000 euros ($54,900) and can carry packages up to 1.2 kg (2.65 pounds).


    Yemeni honor guards carry the coffins of victims killed in a suicide car bombing and an attack by heavily armed gunmen, during their funeral at the Defense Ministry complex in Sana'a. Among the dead at the Defense Ministry complex, which also houses a military hospital, were soldiers and civilians, including seven foreigners — two Germans, two Vietnamese, two Filipinos and one Indian, according to the Supreme Security Commission.


    Indonesian students react as a police water cannon truck sprays water to disperse a rally commemorating the International Anti-Corruption Day that turned violent in Makassar, South Sulawesi.


    A People's Liberation Army officer looks at his mobile phone as he speaks with two Hui'an tourist guides in Hui'an county, Fujian province, China, Dec. 8, 2013.


    The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China.


    A Tibetan exile is detained by police during a protest over China's rule over Tibet, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India.


    A rare antique doll, Katsina Shalako, circa 1880-1890, from the Native American Zuni tribe in New Mexico is displayed at the Drouot auction house in Paris, France, before it goes to auction.


    A Pakistani child looks for items to be recycled amid garbage on the outskirts of Lahore.


    Policemen fire rubber bullets during clashes between Vasco da Gama soccer fans and Atletico Paranaense fans at their Brazilian championship match in Joinville in Santa Catarina state, Dec. 8, 2013.


    A man playing Santa Claus from Finland sits with children at the Hinomoto nursery school in Tokyo, Japan.

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