As the nation open its first advent calendar window on 1 December, Prime Minister David Cameron marks the occasion with the unveiling of a huge Downing Street Christmas tree, ready for festive decorations.
Across the other side of the world, Hillary Clinton is dazzled by the shimmering golden beauty of the Shwedegon Pagoda, a Buddhist temple in Rangoon, Myanmar.
Protests continue around the world, including stripy masked protesters in Athens, a Miss Piggy lookalike at The Hague and flag-burning students in Karachi - all in the pictures of the day below:
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