The world in pictures

Photos from around the world, each highlighting a different story in that part of the globe. -Photos by agencies

Supporters of Pakistan People's Party hold an image of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto during a candlelight vigil to commemorate her death anniversary in Lahore December 26, 2011. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack after an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, weeks after she returned to Pakistan after years in self-imposed exile. -Photo by Reuters

Kashmiri citizens ride bicycles in Srinagar on December 27,2011. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. -Photo by AFP

Nepalese mahouts guide their elephant with grass across the Rapati river before the eighth International Elephant Race at Sauraha in Chitwan, some 150 Kms southwest of Kathmandu on December 27, 2011. The three day long elephant festival is celebrated with elephants, horses, and bullock cart races as well as elephant soccer games and an elephant beauty pageant. -Photo by AFP

Tourists watch the sun setting over a point on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. -Photo by Reuters

A Honda staff member walks between Honda Motor cars after floodwaters receded at the Honda Automobile Plant in Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, about 80 km north of Bangkok, December 27, 2011. Honda vows to get rid of all vehicles and parts which arrived October 8 and were submerged in floodwaters. The vehicles will be demolished in an environmentally friendly way which includes compressing the body and recycling the aluminium and rubber parts. A total of 1,055 vehicles are being scrapped. -Photo by Reuters

An employee of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry displays a pure gold made oval coin designed with Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney on its surface for the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth at the company's main shop in Tokyo. The 10gm oval coin is priced 85,500 yen (1,100 USD) while a set of 50 pieces in a wooden box is priced at 4.05 million yen (52,000 USD) and these coins will go on sale from January 2, 2012 for the New Year. -Photo by AFP

Indian activist Anna Hazare sits during his 3 day-long fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) recreation ground in Mumbai. The 74-year-old former soldier, Hazare, along with volunteers of his India Against Corruption (IAC) organization embarks on a fresh hunger strike against a proposed new law to tackle endemic graft. At least 40,000 people a day are expected to attend the three-day fast in the city's northern suburbs, organisers said, even though lawmakers are still debating the plan

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jalaluddin S. Hussai
Dec 28, 2011 05:42am
Thanks for the photographic tour. All the seven pictures were impressive.
Omair Tanoli
Dec 28, 2011 09:08pm
Shaheed Benazir will remain in our hearts forever... May Allah give him the highest rank in paradise...
Dec 31, 2011 01:00am
BB was impressively bold , dominently attractive and most fearless daughter of the soil. She knew well how to deal with hungry, empty-belly street people.The sudden departure and demise of such a gifted female leader of the east will be remembered alive for-ever in our heart and soul. The PPP(Poor people of pakistan) will always remember her in their dreams with love and respect for the noble cause, she stood for.Long live BB with her lofty dreams.