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.
Thousands of wine enthusiasts pack the centre of the French town of Beaujeu for the uncorking of the first batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
A group of masked people smashed two glass doors of the Legco building with metal railings and bricks at about 1am Wednesday, the 53rd day of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. Pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung and a student protester reacted to the incident.