Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Thai and foreign volunteers release balloon lanterns during a ceremony on a beach in Phang Nga province. With prayers and flowers and tears, from Thailand's beaches to the islands of India, mourners paid tribute to their loved ones on the second anniversary of the Asian tsunami.
A woman walks at sunset on western Vancouver Island's Halfmoon Bay beach, near Ucluelet, British Columbia, December 23, 2006. A series of storms have battered coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest over the last month and further severe weather was expected on Christmas Eve.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Four years old Moritz Fromm admires his traditional Christmas pyramid, an ornamental tower with tiny wooden figures on a rotating disc propelled by the heat of burning candles, at his home in Erfurt, eastern Germany, Friday, Dec. 8. 2006.
Runners dressed as Santa Claus gather in Princes Street Gardens before taking part in The Great Scottish Santa Run in Edinburgh, Scotland December 10, 2006. The 1.5 km charity fun run, now in its third year, has over 2,000 participants taking part.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
An iceberg is seen in the Ilulissat fjord, on Greenland's western coast, in September 2004. Citing "a frightening lack of leadership" to tackle climate change, UN chief Kofi Annan has demanded world leaders give global warming the same priority as they did to wars and to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.