Japanese macaque, or 'snow monkeys', take a hot spring bath at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Japan
Michael Matson (81) of the Connecticut Huskies runs onto the field with his teammates ahead of the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats
Thai monks light a lantern during celebrations to pay respect to Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his 85th birthday
Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers players pray after a game - earlier, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend before shooting himself
Canadian Erik Read descends the course during the first run of the men's Giant Slalom at the Audi FIS World Cup in Colorado
Two men walk through Stirling Castle graveyard on 3 December in Scotland
Daniel Jacobs (R) connects on a punch to the face of Chris Fitzpatrick at Madison Square Garden, New York
President Barack Obama with his daughters and first lady Michelle Obama along with actors Neil Patrick Harris and Rico Rodriguez at the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree in Washington DC
Dancer Matty Shields entertains the crowd prior to the 'AIME Strut the Streets' attempt to break the Guinness record for the world's largest swimwear parade in Sydney
Local residents dressed as monsters roam the village streets to chase away the evil spirits of winter and darkness in a pagan tradition known as 'Klausentreiben' in Vorderhindelang, Germany
Uprooted trees and storm debris are scattered around the Auckland suburb of Hobsonville in the aftermath of a tornado
200,000 electric bulbs are lit up for the annual Japanese illumination event to commemorate the victims of the Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake
A flag is burned outside the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood after it was ransacked
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