BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 13 December 2007, 19:36 GMT
Day in pictures

Indian road workers in Delhi

Exhaustion is written on the faces of Indian construction workers after a night shift building a road in Delhi.

South Korean volunteers cleaning oil from coastline 100 km ( 62 miles) south of the capital, Seoul.

South Koreans continue to clean a coastal area contaminated with heavy crude oil spilt from a tanker last Friday.

Austrian Markus Rogan at the start of the men's 200-metre backstroke qualification heat

A swimmer dives into the water during the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Hungary.

Adidas football

Adidas shows off the inside of its new football, featuring computer technology which tracks the ball's progress around the field and over the goal line.

Anti-drink driving campaign in London, England

A former drink-driver stands inside a giant beer glass at Paddington Station in London, England, to promote a government campaign.

Afghan boy in the village of Loy Manda Bodee

An Afghan boy near the British army's Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province.

Dancers at Sadlers Wells in London

Dancers perform Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker with music by Tchaikovsky - at the Sadlers Wells Theatre in London.

Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau of Canada at the Ski World Cup Freestyle

Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau of Canada wins the men's event at the Ski World Cup Freestyle in Tignes, France.

Santa Claus cyclists dressed in green

Five men dressed in green Santa Claus costumes, on behalf of The Climate Group, promote energy-saving appliances to help combat climate change.

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