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.
Antigovernment ''red shirt'' protesters launch floating paper lanterns into the sky during the rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.
Israeli security forces take up positions during clashes with Palestinian youths, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh. The clashes started after a protest against Israel's house demolitions in Issawiyeh.
Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
People in Kiev, Ukraine, protest against the possible cancellation of social bonuses to war veterans next year.
President Obama makes an election night phone call from the Treaty Room in the White House residence in Washington to Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio, who will probably be the next House speaker.
Afghan refugee Aisha Daoud, holds a copy of the Quran while taking part in a daily class to learn how to read verses of the Quran, at a mosque in a poor neighborhood of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Some 35,000 Kashmiris fled from Indian-controlled Kashmir during the 1990s to settle in Pakistan, a country that has not yet granted citizenship to up to 40 percent of the migrants.
Lu Xiaojun of China competes in the men's weightlifting competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey, on Thursday.