World Aids Day 2010 Around The World

Yesterday December 1 was World Aids Day. According to recent United Nations reports nearly 33.4 million people are infected by the HIV virus around the world. The purpose of World Aids Day was, "Universal Access and Human Rights", to provide easy access to information and diagnoses for all humans around the world.

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
1. Spiritual Director Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, left, is silhouetted after positioning the illuminated red ribbon in the window of Toronto's Metropolitan United Church in honor of World Aids Day Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The Canadian Press / Darren Calabrese

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
2. The London Eye turns (RED) on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010 in London England. Getty Images / Clive Brunskill

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
3. In this handout image provided by RED, ST. Paul's Cathedral turns (RED) on World AIDS Day 2010 on December 1, 2010 London England. Getty Images / Handout

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
4. The Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge are lit red ahead of World AIDS Day 2010, on November 30, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images for RED / Lisa Maree Williams

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
5. The Paris City Hall turns (RED) for the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010 in Paris, France. Getty Images / Julien M. Hekimian

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
6. People demonstrate to mark the World AIDS Day, at Bastille place in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Jacques Brinon

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
7. The Puerta de Alcala (Door of Alcala) displays a red ribbon on December 1, 2010 in Madrid, for the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. AFP/ Getty Images / Javier Soriano

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
8. A man holds red symbols of the fight against AIDS in Pamplona northern Spain, Wednesday Dec.1, 2010 during events for World Aids Day. AP / Alvaro Barrientos

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
9. A red ribbon hangs from the the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov., 30, 2010, to commemorate World Aids Day. AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
10. Sister Mary Timothy Simplicity (L) and Sister Jezabelle of the of Enraptured Sling of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence embrace as the names of AIDS victims are read during an AIDS Day memorial service at the National AIDS Memorial Grove on December 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
11. Rose petals and a rosary adorn the engraved names of AIDS victims at the National AIDS Memorial Grove on December 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. World AIDS Day was observed around the globe today. Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
12. Students look over The AIDS Memorial Quilt December 1, 2010 at Borough Hall in Brooklyn in New York City. December first is World AIDS Day, and a collection of New York health services groups gathered at the historic building in downtown Brooklyn to display the quilt and offer free HIV testing and educational outreach. Getty Images / Chris Hondros

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
13. Volunteer Noah Fixelle spreads out a 12x12 ft quilt during the sixth annual World AIDS Day AIDS Memorial Quilt in the R. Dobbs University Center at Emory on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 in Atlanta. AP / Vino Wong

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
14. Shown is Boat House Row illuminated with red lights to commemorate World Aids Day, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
15. A couple walks past a giant 25-meter long condom as people gather inside it during an AIDS awareness event marking World AIDS Day in Budapest on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Atilla Kisbenedek

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
16. A Serbian activist holds balloons on December 1, 2010 during a World AIDS Day rally in the center of Belgrade. AFP/ Getty Images / Andrej Isakovic

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
17. A man walks behind candles form a ribbon touring events for World Aids Day,at the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Nikolas Giakoumidis

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
18. People gather to light candles for those who have died of AIDS, on the international World AIDS Day in Copenhagen, Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Emil Ryge Christoffersen

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
19. Bollywood actress and singer Vasundhara Das, center, participates in a candle light vigil with others during an awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Aijaz Rahi

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
20. Indian children affected with HIV participate in an awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Rajanish Kakade

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
21. Nepalese HIV-positive people and activists hold placards demanding access to adequate medical services during a rally to mark World AIDS Day in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Binod Joshi

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
22. Masked Indonesian activists display a banner and posters during a small rally marking the World AIDS Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Tatan Syuflana

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
23. Students hug each other during the "Free Hugs" campaign as they commemorate World Aids Day at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 AP / Hussein Malla

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
24. A attendee listens to speeches of acting Afghan Health Minister Suraya Dalil, unseen, during a ceremony marking the World AIDS Day in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Musadeq Sadeq

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
25. Red Ribbon HIV/ AIDS awareness banners and leaflets are seen during a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Shah Marai

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
26. An Afghan woman walks past HIV/ AIDS awareness banners displayed outside the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Shah Marai

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
27. Pakistani eunuchs take part in a rally to mark Worlds AIDS Day in Karachi on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Rizwan Tabassum

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
28. Filipino health workers and volunteers release red and white balloons after marching through Manila streets to mark World AIDS Day, Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. AP / Bullit Marquez

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
29. A RED Table Mountain on World AIDS Day 2010 on December 1, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images / Getty Images

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
30. A woman signs a consent form at a mobile healthcare clinic parked in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Passersby were encouraged to volunteer to be tested for the HIV virus in a "Know Your Status" government drive. AP / Denis Farrell

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
31. A Woman holds a candle, lighted for AIDS' victims, during a World AIDS Day Community Dialogue, organized by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Langa, a surburb of Cape Town, on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Rodger Bosch

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
32. People demonstrate to celebrate the World AIDS Day in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP / Ibrahim Usta

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
33. Turkish activists perform on December 1, 2010 during a World AIDS Day rally in the center of Istanbul. AFP/ Getty Images / Mustafa Ozer

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
34. A Turkish activist performs on December 1, 2010 during a World AIDS Day rally in the center of Istanbul. AFP/ Getty Images / Mustafa Ozer

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
35. A Turkish activist performs with a transparent ball on December 1, 2010 during a World AIDS Day rally in the center of Istanbul. AFP/ Getty Images / Mustafa Ozer

World Aids Day 2010 Around The World
36. A woman gets a red ribbon drawn on her face during the commemoration of the World AIDS Day in Tegucigalpa, on December 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Orlando Sierra

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