The fiancee of 20-year-old Ahmad Mahmud, a Shia killed during mass opposition rallies in Beirut, grieves over his coffin during his funeral which thousands of mourners attended.
Villagers make their way on a road covered by volcanic mud and debris in the Philippines after hundreds of people were killed by mudslides triggered by Tropical Storm Durian.
Australia win the second Ashes Test in Adelaide and go 2-0 up in the series against England.
The military in Fiji has seized control of the country in the fourth coup to happen there in two decades.
A tayu (professional geisha) takes part in a Christmas event in Tokyo's fashion district. Geishas are professional entertainers trained in traditional dancing and music.
Hundreds of ruff birds take flight over the fields near Thol Birds Sanctuary in India. This medium-sized wading bird is a common winter visitor to the country.