Madeline Espinosa, 11, of Bethesda, Maryland, places a wreath at a grave as part of Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 17, in Arlington, Virginia. Organizers estimate more than 245,000 wreaths were placed at graves throughout the cemetery.
— Alex Brandon / AP
A surfer rides a large wave at El Bocal during the Vaca Gigante (Big Cow) giant wave surf competition in Santander, northern Spain, Dec. 17.
— Vincent West / Reuters
Syrians walks down a destroyed street in Aleppo's al-Akroub neighborhood on Dec. 17.
— Youssef Karwashan / AFP - Getty Images
A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines during a promotional event for Christmas "Sardines Feeding Show with Santa Claus" at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 17.
— Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters
Street vendors sell chestnuts under the snow at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Dec. 16.