Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010

The best amazing shots from around the world in the past 24 hours.

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
Filipino children play outside a makeshift store that sells Christmas lanterns in suburban Manila, Philippines. Christmas is one of the most festive seasons in the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation, with Filipinos lighting up their homes with bright and colorful lanterns and preparing weeks in advance for big family reunions.Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
Japanese children look at a life-size photograph of an entire whale at a photographic exhibition by California photographer Bryant Austin (second left) in Tokyo. The exchibition presented by the Beautiful Whale Project, will be held in Tokyo until December 18. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
A North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through telescopes at the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea. The top military leaders from the United States and South Korea were holding talks on the Korean peninsula's security worries on Wednesday, as North Korea was apparently holding its regular firing exercises. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
Young Buddhist monks queue to collect alum in front of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar.Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
An elderly man exercises in a park on the outskirts of New Delhi. An MP in India is lobbying for a law that will make yoga compulsory in the country's junior schools, where he says it will help with discipline, fitness and dealing with "computer-related stress". Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
Tibetan Buddhist monks take out a procession during the opening of the year-long commemoration of the 900th birth anniversary of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa or the Karmapa lineage in Bodh Gaya, India. Bodh Gaya is the town where Buddha is believed to have attained nirvana, or enlightenment 2,500 years ago. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
Washington Wizards shooting guard Nick Young dives into the crowd for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game with the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 15-108. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
A Kashmiri vendor arranges 'Kangir' - traditional Kashmiri fire pots - at a market in Srinagar. With the arrival of winter in the Kashmir valley, people are beginning to stock up on traditional fire pots made of clay and twigs. The fire pots are filled with hot coal and placed under the 'Pheran', loose traditional clothing that covers one from the neck to the knees, for warmth.Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
An orangutan stays close to her offspring at Mount Leuser National Park in Gunung Leuser on Sumatra island. One of the biggest nature reserves in the world, Mount Leuser has an area of over 800,000 hectares of virgin rainforest home to highly endangered wildlife. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned on December 7 that the world was missing its last chance to control climate change, appealing to nations at talks in Mexico to ramp up progress. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 8 Dec 2010
An elderly couple sit in front of a Christmas decoration at a shopping mall in Beijing. A Chinese government think tank has warned inflationary pressures are building in the economy and consumer prices will remain "relatively high" in 2011, amid growing expectations of a rate hike. Image Credit: AFP



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