Astrid, a two week-old Red Lechwe calf, walks with her keeper at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England on Dec. 21. The calf is being hand-reared by keepers at the zoo after being abandoned by its mother, and will be spending Christmas at a keepers house.
Antigovernment ''red shirt'' protesters launch floating paper lanterns into the sky during the rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.
Europe snow: In many parts of Europe, train services continued to see heavy disruptions, but air traffic was returning to normal in many places.
Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.
Two transatlantic pen pals have shared their lives on paper for 70 years.
An East European steppe eagle named Steppi starts from the hand of keeper Didi Wechselberger in Mayrhofen, Austria, on Friday. The eagle is training to star in a daily bird show where he will be able to demonstrate his unique natural behaviors and physical features.
World's Smallest Cow: Swallow, a tiny cow bred in Britain with a taste for contemporary music has been named smallest by Guinness World Records.
A newly sheared alpaca stands in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.
A child wearing a fake mustache and a sombrero hat waits for the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 22.
A young supporter in Cape Town, South Africa, blows on a 'vuvuzela,' Zulu for stadium trumpet, during a celebration marking a month till the beginning of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.