Wednesday in Pictures: December 23
See some of the best news pictures of the day.
The sun rises by the lighthouse at Tynemouth, Northeast England as a storm is expect to hit Britain with rain and winds up to 70mph in the run-up to Christmas Day.
A group of lemurs prepare to open a Christmas package filled with food at the zoo in La Fleche, France.
The Washington Monument stands beyond a heavy fog clinging to the Potomac River as a cyclist makes his way along a riverbank path in Washington D.C. Unseasonably warm and rainy weather has created foggy conditions along the eastern seaboard, causing many holiday travel delays.
Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, stand around a large banner with Arabic writing that reads,"Muhammed" during the celebration of Moulid Al-Nabi, the birth of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Sanaa, Yemen.
Mountainous landscape in Pamplona is covered in a thick blanket of smog in northern Spain.
Bicyclists and a jogger cross the Brooklyn Bridge in a heavy fog in New York. A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast.
The child of Kurdish migrants stands outside a tent at the Grande Synthe migrant camp near Dunkerque in northern France. More than 2,000 migrants, mostly Iraqis and Kurds, live in the camp.
People offer prayers beside the grave of Mehmet Tekin, 38, who was killed at his home in Cizre, during his funeral in Sirnak, Turkey. The number of Kurdish rebels killed in a massive Turkish military offensive in the restive southeast has jumped to 102, a security source told AFP.
A U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
A worshiper prays inside the cave, where Virgin Mary is believed to have given birth to Jesus, under the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.