People dressed as Santa Claus gather in McCarren Park during the SantaCon event in New York City on Saturday, December 12.
U.S. sailors embrace their significant others in Norfolk, Virginia, as they return from an eight-month deployment on Monday, December 14.
Frontier scouts jump into snow as they train in below-zero temperatures Tuesday, December 15, in Heihe, China.
A worker holds a fox's head while electrocuting the animal Friday, December 11, in Nanzhuang, China. There are more than 60 households in the village raising animals for the fur trade.
Pop star Selena Gomez performs at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 11.
A reporter holds up a heart-shaped poster to attract the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin during Putin's end-of-the-year news conference on Thursday, December 17.
Animal tamer Vera Blishch sticks her tongue out at a bear in Ussuriysk, Russia, on Friday, December 11. The bear is one of many animals rescued from a flooded zoo earlier this year.
Window cleaners work at the UniCredit Tower, a skyscraper in Milan, Italy, on Friday, December 11.
A protester is detained by police Saturday, December 12, during demonstrations held on the 10th anniversary of race riots in Sydney.
People celebrate their U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Washington on Tuesday, December 15.
Syrian refugee Hagop Manushian is reunited with his granddaughter Rita at the Armenian Community Center in Toronto on Friday, December 11.
Rescuers approach a sunken freighter in the Singapore Strait, off the Indonesian island of Batam, on Thursday, December 17. The freighter sank after colliding with a tanker the day before. Six crew members were saved, but six others were still missing.
An archaeologist in Madrid observes the "Guanche Mummy of Barranco de Herques" upon its arrival at the National Museum of Archeology on Monday, December 14. The 18th-century mummy is from Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands.
A soft-coated wheaten terrier is judged Sunday, December 13, during the AKC National Championship in Orlando.
A person dressed as a "Star Wars" Stormtrooper informs a man about a blood drive taking place at a Madrid hospital on Tuesday, December 15.
Staff members clean up Thursday, December 17, after an apparent burglary at a Louis Vuitton store in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A Bornean orangutan is seen at a zoo in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, on Thursday, December 17.
Pope Francis kisses a child at the Vatican on Wednesday, December 16.
A ship travels through heavy fog by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia on Monday, December 14.
Band members from the U.S. Military Academy gather before the Army-Navy football game Saturday, December 12.
Villagers ride in the back of a truck as Mount Bromo spews volcanic material in Probolinggo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, December 15.
Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebel movement hold their weapons in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday, December 15.