London bomb threat: a bomb threat made by an Irish extremist group forced London police to seal off the mall leading up to Buckingham Palace.
Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.
A Venezuelan poverty program brings its musical discipline to underprivileged youths in the United States.
A girl celebrates at Souk Waqif in Doha after the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. Summer temperatures which can soar to above 50 degrees Celsius and a concern about lack of infrastructure did not deter FIFA on Thursday from awarding the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar.
Airline passengers lie on the floor at Heathrow Airport in London, England, on Dec. 20. Snow and freezing temperatures delayed flights across northern Europe.
An early bout of winter snow across Europe has brought a frustrated Britain to a standstill. London's Gatwick Airport is closed until Friday, while police try to fend off calls about snowball 'incidents.'
Iraqi rower Khalid Ismael loads his boat and oars after rowing practice at dusk at the Riverside Boat Club boat house in Cambridge, Mass. Ismael, along with five other Iraqi rowers, their coach, and their team leader were brought to the United States by rowing booster Bill Engeman and former US national team coach Bruce Smith to train and compete. Smith and Engeman were helping the group prepare for the 2010 Asian Games (Nov. 12-27) by rowing in Boston and competing in the Head of the Charles regatta.