Armed with rakes, shovels and carts, a group of residents in a suburb of the northern Indian city of Ghaziabad go to clean up an unsightly corner of their neighbourhood. India's government is urging all citizens to come together in a mass movement to clean the nation -- but will people heed the call?
A Tunisian woman calls for a free Palestine as she wins a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. (Cover photo: Reuters)
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.