Secret Santa II carries on the good works of the original Secret Santa, who handed out money to folks down on their luck during the holidays. This week, Secret Santa II hit the Kansas City area, trying to help out those in need.
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.
Holiday cards mailed. Homes decorated. Gifts bought. St. Louis service firms see rebound in holiday business.
TckTckTck partners, Greenpeace and 350.org stage an underwater installation called "Silent Evolution" in Cancun, Mexico. They are calling for urgent action on the environment during the UN Cancun climate talks.
Jim Carrey stars in 'I Love You Phillip Morris,' another black comedy that too often misses the mark.
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.
People dressed as Father Frost, the central figure in Russia's New Year festival and the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, walk along the street during a contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov (l.) and Mikhail Tyurin, both Expedition 3 flight engineers representing Rosaviakosmos, eat a Thanksgiving meal in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station in 2001.
An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, Iraqi police said. A lawmaker called on Iraq's government Tuesday to better protect its dwindling Christian community and lambasted other nations that have offered asylum to fleeing Christians as meddling in Iraq's problems.