A guacamaya bird watches over a staging of the nativity scene at the Parque de las Leyendas zoo in Lima, Peru.
A man walks by an advertisement for a Christmas show painted on the side of a bus in New York City.
The US space shuttle Endeavour, mounted on top of a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Local residents enjoy their exercise routine on a foggy morning in Allahabad, India.
A Chinese worker puts the finishing touches on a giant Christmas tree decorated with mock cars in Beijing.
A Chinese paramilitary police officer yawns and his colleagues sleep during a speech by President Hu Jintao.