A selection of some of the best news photographs around the world.
The moon rises behind the lights of the Christmas market and show the silouhette of a deer statue above the art building in Stuttgart, southern Germany on December 10, 2019. Photo by Sebastian Gollnow / AFP
Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Photo by ULISES RUIZ / AFP
South African actress Charlize Theron arrives for Lionsgate’s special screening of “Bombshell” at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on December 10, 2019. Photo by LISA O’CONNOR / AFP
A demonstrator dressed as a “homeless koala” attends a climate protest rally in Sydney on December 11, 2019. – Up to 20,000 protesters rallied in Sydney on December 11 demanding urgent climate action from Australia’s government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike. Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP
An Iraqi student covers her face with a national flag as she takes part in an anti-government demonstration in the central city of Najaf on December 11, 2019. – Since October 1, Iraq’s capital and its Shiite-majority south have been gripped by rallies against corruption, poor public services, a lack of jobs and Iran’s perceived political interference. Photo by Haidar HAMDANI / AFP
A man dressed as Santa Claus shakes hands with visitors in front of a cake model of St Basil’s Cathedral of Russia, during the 45th Annual Cake Show, in Bangalore on December 11, 2019. Photo by AFP / Manjunath Kiran
People take photographs of an illuminated fountain at night in New Delhi on December 11, 2019. Photo by AFP / Sajjad HUSSAIN
British actor John Boyega (C) arrives at an event promoting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in Tokyo, Japan, 11 December 2019. The film will be released in Japan on 20 December 2019. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
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