Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas fighters more than five years ago, sparking outrage across Israel. Now he's set to be freed in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
Russian writer Ludmila Ulitskaya creates a novel from the real-life story of a Holocaust survivor who became a monk.
Greens/European Free Alliance French members hold crossed nuclear signs and others with wind turbines at the beginning of a debate on the implications of Japan's Fukushima disaster on nuclear safety in Europe during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
As much as 60 percent of the aid was damaged or otherwise unusable. Some still hasn't been distributed.
South Korean Christians sing a hymn in front of a Christmas tree on top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, South Korea, on Dec. 21. South Korean military allowed Christians to erect a Christmas tree on top of the observatory controlled by South Korean marines, which is located about 1.9 miles south of North Korean territory, while the North warned against it, according to local media.
South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus leave the post office headquarters on motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign involves about 50 postmen.