Students hold fireworks as they perform during the opening ceremony of 27th SEA Games in Naypyitaw. Myanmar is hosting the SEA Games for the first time in over 40 years.
Peul women sit in a house across the Nour Islam mosque where they found refuge in Bangui, Central African Republic. More than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting, aid officials said.
Women and police dodge tear gas during a protest at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2013. (Hamada Elrasam/VOA)
A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent in a camp for Syrians who fled their country’s civil war, in the Bekaa valley, eastern Lebanon, as a heavy snowstorm batters the region.