December 11  — Mike Castle hugs his daughter Nikki after  a series of unseasonal tornadoes in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, the US.

December 11 — Farmers dance as they vacate a protest site after a months-long sit-in, after the government agreed to their demands including an assurance that it will consider guaranteed prices for all produce, at the Singhu border near New Delhi, India.

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Picture: ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

December 12 —  President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to mourners at the state memorial service for former president FW de Klerk in Cape Town. Ramaphosa said De Klerk played an instrumental role in the transition to democracy but at the same time “we must never forget the injustices of the past”.

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Picture: MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS

December 12 — Foreign ministers Annalena Baerbock (Germany), Luigi Di Maio (Italy), Liz Truss (Britain), Antony Blinken (the US) and Melanie Joly (Canada) remove their masks after a G7 meeting in Liverpool, Britain. The ministers warned Russia of severe consequences if Ukraine is attacked.

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Picture: ANTHONY DEVLIN/REUTERS

December 13 — Miss Universe winner Harnaaz Sandhu from India reacts as the Miss Universe crown is placed on her head by outgoing Miss Universe Andrea Meza of Mexico, at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, Israel.

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Picture: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS

December 14 — A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a shark  at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Picture: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS/THE DAY

December 15 — People dressed as superheroes entertain children in the paediatric ward of a San Paolo Hospital in Milan, Italy.

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Picture: FLAVIO LO SCALZO/REUTERS

December 15 — Jabuben Bharwad receives a jab while working in a field during a door-to-door vaccination drive at Mahijada village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India.

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Picture: AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

December 15 —  A medic vaccinates a woman at a shopping centre near Buwi Secondary School in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. The country has extended a series of measures, including mandatory PCR tests for arriving travellers, an overnight curfew and alcohol bans to combat the Omicron Covid-19 variant.  

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Picture: TAFADZWA UFUMELA/GETTY IMAGES

December 15 — Afghan women carrying packages, distributed by a Turkish humanitarian aid group, leave a distribution centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Picture: ALI KHARA/REUTERS

December 16 — A woman rides a bicycle through Times Square in  New York, the US.

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Picture: JEENAH MOON/REUTERS

December 16 — Migrants arrive at the Port of Dover after being rescued while crossing the English Channel, in Dover, Britain.

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Picture: HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

December 16 — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes the Sultan of Oman, Haitham Bin Tarik al-Said, to No 10 Downing Street in London, Britain.

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Picture: FRANK AUGSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES

December 16 — President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro stands at attention during the change of the presidential guard at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. 

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Picture: ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/GETTY IMAGES
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