Larry Joe voluntarily turned himself in to police in South Africa, then found music in prison. He's turned his life around and now preaches against drugs and gangs.
A cat up for adoption reaches out to paw the camera Oct. 19, 2012, at the Johnson County Animal Shelter in Franklin, Ind. Thanks to the shelter's efforts, fewer cats and dogs have had to be euthanized in the past two years.
On World AIDS Day, French first lady Carla Bruni says she's 'grateful' for Pope Benedict XVI's condom statements, which are giving the Roman Catholic Church some positive attention following its devastating sex scandals.
A red ribbon is displayed on the Paris City Hall in support of the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day on Dec.1.
Polar bear cubs Ganuk and Taiga sleep on their mother's back at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec. They celebrated their first birthday today.
In 2009, more than 33 million people worldwide were living with HIV. That's up from 26.2 million in 1999. Despite that staggering statistic, UNAIDS and other AIDS organizations are making progress in their efforts to control and eventually eradicate HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a chance to take stock of how well these organizations are doing and where the world stands today.
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.
World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a chance to assess the impact of six years of heavy US and international donor funding.