BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 23:07 GMT
Day in pictures

Knut the polar bear in Berlin's Zoologischer Garten

Knut the polar bear gets a wooden candle and a fish salad for his first birthday at a Berlin Zoo. Knut made headlines last year, when he was rejected by his mother.

Italian UN helicopter

An Italian UN helicopter launches flares during a training exercise near Naqoura, Lebanon.

West Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Swan boats stand ready for hire on West Lake in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi.

A lifeguard at Manhattan Beach, California

A lifeguard trains in unusually high waves at Manhattan beach, California.

A Working Women's Forum activist of the All India Trade Union Congress in Hyderabad.

Police detain an activist protesting for workers' rights in Hyderabad, southern India.

New York skyline

Part of the New York skyline is captured under cloud from inside Central Park.

Helping an immigrant on Tenerife.

A would-be immigrant is helped after arriving by sea on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Two of the group of 40 died making the trip.

Damien Hirst

All You Need Is Love, a work by British artist Damien Hirst, is on display Sotheby's auction house in London. It is expected to fetch $1.5m (740,000) for Aids relief in February.

Scene of a suicide blast in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan looks through a window broken by a suicide bomb blast in the capital, Kabul.

Libyan model Shaima in a show in Tripoli

Clothing by Libyan designer Basma Ebara goes on show in Tripoli.

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific