BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010

In today's photo gallery you'll see: [33 Shots]
* Snow and cold weather continues to hamper the movement across Europe;
* Protests were held in Belarus, and Budapest;
* Europe Celebrates Christmas;

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
1. Snow on the roofs of the British capital, where the recent snowfall and cold weather caused chaos at airports and on roads. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
2. Warning sign about the dangers of icicles and slippery roads against the backdrop of a passenger plane taking off at Heathrow Airport in London. (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
3. The aircraft was purified from the ice at the airport in Dusseldorf. Pre frost and snow continues to impede traffic on the roads and flights across Europe. (JULIANA STRATENSCHULTE / EPA)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
4. Snow blankets on the beach in the resort town of Weston-super-Mare, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
5. The car was stuck on the side of a snow-covered roads in Feshene, France. (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
6. Snowy owl named Bouclé in Bronx Zoo, New York. Polar owls live in the Arctic and are especially active at night. Owl named in honor of curls - Owls of Harry Potter. (Julie Larsen Maher / WCS)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
7. A woman in a flooded house in the province of Choco, Colombia. Now Colombia is struggling with one of the worst flooding in history on line, which has already killed 280 people, nearly 2 million lost their homes, and roads, crops and household suffer irreparable damage. (JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ / REUTERS

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
8. The Holy Father among the columns of the Cathedral of the Nativity in Bethlehem , where the Bible says Jesus Christ was born. (AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
9. Skaters at Lake Beltervide in the Netherlands, where soon will be in the Dutch championship marathon. (VINCENT JANNINK / EPA)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
10. Christmas lights on City Hall in Brussels. (Mark Renders / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
11. Icicles on the roof in Lofer, Austria. Meteorologists are predicting cold weather and rain the valleys of Austria, and in the mountains - snow. (Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
12. Chinese in swimming trunks, bathing suits and caps to Santa Claus playing football on the frozen river in Shenyang. Winter swimming is very popular in China, especially among the older generation. It is believed that it helps blood circulation and improves overall health. (AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
13. Father and son ride a hill not far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (FRED DUFOUR / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
14. Foam instead of snow in the shopping center «Orchard Row» Singapore. (STEPHEN MORRISON / EPA)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
15. Opposition supporters arrested during protests in the bus near the police station in central Minsk. On Monday, about seven presidential candidates and hundreds of demonstrators were detained during a protest against the reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko. (VASILY FEDOSENKO / Reuters)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
16. 22-year-old Eric Snow is trying to keep an umbrella in the wind at the Huntington Beach pier, on which he walks with her 21-year-old girl Whitney Elder. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
17. Acrobat troupe of 52 people during the show «Quidam», Montreal, Quebec. «Quidam», premiered in Montreal in 1996, is the ninth staging show of the famous circus Cirque du Soleil. (ROGERIO BARBOSA / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
18. Illuminated ice sculptures in a theme park in Robershagene, Germany. 13 sculptors from Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia have created this landscape of ice and snow, especially for the exhibition, which opened on Christmas Day. (BERND WUESTNECK / EPA)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
19. Speech by the dervishes at a ceremony in honor of the 737th anniversary reunion in Istanbul. (OSMAN ORSAL / REUTERS)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
20. Pupils at a yoga camp in Ahmedabad. To practice it nearly 6,000 children. In adults, the increasing popularity recruit classes pilates . (AMIT DAVE / REUTERS)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
21. Statue of "Savior of the world" against the backdrop of the moon during a total lunar eclipse in San Salvador. The eclipse took place just hours before the shortest day of the year - the day of the winter solstice. (Jose Cabezas / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
22. Mannequin in a red dress by Valentino at the exhibition «Valentino, Retrospective: Past / Present / Future» in Sentosa, Singapore. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
23. Cancer with a broken claw on the dirty sidewalk along the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, Calif., after a night of storms. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
24. A woman from Saudi Arabia to apply makeup model for the contest of beauty and style at an exhibition of cosmetics 2010. This four-day event first took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Amer Hilabi / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
25. Druid cast spells during the ceremony of the winter solstice at Stonehenge in Britain. (Kieran Doherty / Reuters)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
26. Spectators at the presentation of the film "Mystery of the Nile" from the IMAX cinema in Calcutta, India. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP / Getty Images)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
27. Snow in the night the medieval town of Gent, Belgium. (Yves Logghe / Associated Press)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
28. Christmas tree on the background of the full moon over Reno, Nevada, USA. (David B. Parker / Reno Gazette-Journal)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
29. Cat balancing on a fence in the village Petkovic, Belarus. (Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
30. Kalash ethnic girls dressed in traditional costumes during the annual religious festival Chatarmas in Pakistan. Kalash worship the gods, like the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. (HAMMAD KHAN FAROOQI / EPA)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
31. Work installs lighting sculpture made of snow in front of the 27th International Festival of Ice and Snow in Harbin , China. (SHENG LI / Reuters)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
32. An employee of public television jumps off the balcony in the lobby of parliament in protest against government austerity measures, which include cuts in wages and higher taxes, in Bucharest. The protest action took place during his speech, Prime Minister of Romania, Emil Bock. This man is 40 - the father of two children, suffered serious injuries. He was wearing a shirt that says "You killed our children's future, and sold us." (BOGDAN STAMATIN / Reuters)

BIGshots of the week: December 19-24, 2010
33. People walking in the mall in Beijing. Despite the fact that Catholics in China are only 6 million of the total population, Christmas is still very popular in this country. Young people are particularly involved in the celebrations, believing that it is fashionable to imitate western youth, while all the rest is simply an excuse to have fun and buy gifts to friends. (DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA)

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