From Pakistan to Germany, onlookers get a spectacular display as the rises over the glass dome of the Reichstag and above the streets of Lahore on 13 December.
Take a break, have a GIANT Kit Kat - that's what students at the University of Tokyo are doing as they display an 80kg version of the snack, which in Japan is known as a lucky food for those taking entrance exams.
Supporters of Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko hold a mass rally, austerity protests continue in northern France and Belgium reels from the tragic grenade attack in Liege - all in the pictures of the day below:
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