A man dressed as Santa Claus rides a wave with a stand up paddle (SUP) on November 18, 2014 in Varazze, near Genoa, as the bad weather created good surfing conditions in along a crowded beach in the Mediterranean.
Mexico's first lady announces she was putting her multi-million-dollar private mansion on sale to end a controversy over her purchase of the property from a government contractor. Two days later, President Enrique Pena Nieto made public all his personal assets to quell a furore over the case.
US and ROK Air Forces conduct a week long exercises to demonstrate combat readiness in air and land conflict.
Thousands of wine enthusiasts pack the centre of the French town of Beaujeu for the uncorking of the first batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine.