A look at the best news photos from around the world.
Gary Mendoza, and his son Michael pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site honoring shooting victims in San Bernardino, California. Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County are preparing to return to work, five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 people and wounding 21.
Civilians and rescue workers remove a toddler and search for other victims amid the rubble of a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on the Sukkari neighborhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo.
A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, before presenting it to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take place of a French service dog Diesel which died in a special operation held in Paris on Nov. 18.
Lilian Tintori (center - l), wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, celebrates next to candidates of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) during a news conference on the election in Caracas. Opposition won control of the legislature from the ruling Socialists for the first time in 16 years, giving them a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro.