A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A dog wearing a Santa Claus hat takes part in the Athens Santa Run, Greece.
Thousands in Father Christmas suits run participate during an annual Santa fun run from Darling Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Australia. The annual event is held each year as a fundraiser to assist disadvantaged children to help them live a fuller life.
The damaged Savur Mogila Monument to Red Army soldiers fallen during World War II is pictured in the snow near the eastern Ukrainian city of Snizhnee.
Blue beams of light are projected following a vigil to remember the victims of a mass shooting in Montreal, Quebec, Dec. 6, 2014. Today marks the 25th anniversary in which 14 women were killed by a lone gunman at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.