A collection of the week's best photos from Africa and around the world.
Night view of the ferris wheel set up for the Christmas period on the Place de la Concorde, in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011. Visible at left is the Eiffel Tower.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Environmental activists demonstrate outside the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP17) in Durban December 3, 2011. The protest march was part of a Global Day of Action to demand a fair climate change deal. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A man carries his child in front of barricades built by the Egyptian military at Mohamed Mahmoud street which leads to the Interior Ministry, where clashes between protesters and security force took place in late November, near Tahrir Square in Cairo Dece
Rescuers carry a victim of a bomb explosion in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna December 7, 2011. A powerful explosion struck the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna on Wednesday, killing at least six people, eyewitnesses said. It was not clear what caused