Smoke and ash billows from Mount Etna framed by the Sicilian town of Zafferana, near Catania, southern Italy.
The eruption of the Mount Etna volcano lasted a few hours and was the first in 2012.
A vendor holds a cigarette pack printed with a picture bearing a striking likeness to Chelsea football player John
at his roadside stall in New Delhi A blurry picture of Terry appears on Gold Flake cigarette packets across the country
with an anti-smoking warning was created by the Indian government's Directorate of Visual Publicity and approved
by the health ministry last year. The advert has triggered complaints from Terry's representatives.
Helicopters fight a massive forest fire in the commune of Quillon, in southern Chile's Bio Bio region. Forest fires in southern Chile,
fueled by intense heat and strong winds, advanced further on Tuesday after destroying nearly 100,000 acres.
South Korea said on Thursday that it wants better relations with North Korea under its new leader Kim Jong-un
despite Pyongyang's fierce criticism of Seoul since the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong-il.
An actor performs during the annual Epiphany parade as it made its way through central Madrid.
The Christian holiday of Epiphany is observed as the date when the
Three Wise Men visited the baby Jesus.
Shy giant panda Qingfeng reacts as a photographer takes a photograph through a window at a zoo in Yantai,
Shandong Province, China.
A couple embrace as high winds cause waves to crash against Brighton beach.
UK was hit by two separate freak winter storms this week
where winds up to 100mph ripped through the country- leaving at least three people dead,
100,000 homes without power, trees uprooted and buildings damaged.
Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben
as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day.
US actress Meryl Streep arrives for the European premiere of 'The Iron Lady.' Prime Minister David Cameron criticised
the timing of Margaret Thatcher's biopic film release, for the way it shows the former British prime minister suffering from
Ringling Brothers' animal trainer, Taba Maluenda instructs the Indian Elephant, named Asia,
how to bat a "home plate" on a makeshift baseball field during a Miami Marlins batting practice
featuring elephants from the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Miami, Florida