This photo was released by AFP - Getty Images on December 4.
. Winton Elementary fifth graders Juliana Ragan (left), Chloe Windsor (center) and Paisley Ganske (right) wait backstage for their turn to perform as the Andrew Sisters during the Pearl Harbor/Veterans assembly at the school on Dec. 7 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. December 7 was the 74th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
. An aide hangs a presidential seal on the wall before President Barack Obama arrives to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act into law in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington on Dec. 10.
. Gary Mendoza, and his son Michael pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site honoring Wednesday's shooting victims on Dec. 7, in San Bernardino, Calif. Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County are preparing to return to work Monday, 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.
. Swimmers warm-up during the U.S. Winter Nationals swimming event on Dec. 3, in Federal Way, Wash.
. Journalists hang in a cage over fog in Frankfurt to observe the construction site for Henninger tower on Dec. 8.
. A refugee breastfeeds her baby behind a Greek police cordon as she waits to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece on Dec. 4.
. Six-week-old male white Bengal tiger cubs are covered with blankets to keep them warm at a zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta on Dec. 4. A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo's director said Friday. Employees have been struggling to keep all the animals warm, he said, adding that other animals are still in danger while the zoo was waiting for a replacement generator to arrive Saturday from Moscow.
. Mount Etna erupts creating a cloud of smoke near Catania, Italy, on Dec. 3. Mt. Etna is Europe's most active volcano at 10,990 feet and erupts quite frequently.
This image was released by the Associated Press on Dec. 7.
. Two sisters from Syria play on a beach near the town of Mytilene after crossing a part of the Aegean sea on a dinghy, with other refugees and migrants, from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, on Dec. 7. Greece is the main point of entry into the EU for people fleeing war and poverty at home, with the vast majority of the 700,000 people who have entered the country this year reaching Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast.
. An Indian man tries to extinguish a fire by pouring water from a bucket after a fire broke out in the slums of Damu Nagar in the Kandiwali area in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. A massive fire broke out in a slum in India's commercial capital of Mumbai killing two slum-dwellers and gutting some 1,000 shanties after some 30 cooking gas cylinders kept inside homes exploded in the slum in the suburb of Kandivali, area police said.
. A television transmission tower rises above a cloud of fog in Pecs, Hungary on Dec. 7. The photo was taken from the top of the 611-meter high Tubes Mountain belonging to the city.