01/12/2011 15:28 GMT | Updated 01/12/2011 17:35 GMT

Pictures Of The Day: From Pakistan Flag-Burning To The Downing Street Christmas Tree

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:

Pictures Of The Day: 1 December