Monday Dec. 22: Our World In Pictures
ENGLAND — People Celebrate Winter Solstice at Stonehenge: People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England, to celebrate the Winter solstice on Monday.
ITALY — Pope Blesses Child at Holy See Event: Pope Francis blesses a baby during an audience with the Holy See employees in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Monday.
FLORIDA — Jewish Men Dance During Chanukah Celebration: Jewish men dance after the lighting of a large menorah during a Chanukah celebration on Sunday at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla.
BROOKLYN — NYPD Officers Participate in Moment of Silence for Two Slain Officers at Nets Game: New York Police Department officers Mark Cava, left, and Jason Muller participate in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons on Sunday in New York. A gunman ambushed NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn Saturday, fatally shooting them as they sat in their patrol car before running into a nearby subway station and killing himself.
CRIMEA — Russian Helicopters Fly Over Monument for Promotional Campaign: A couple of Russian Army helicopters fly over the Monument to Scuttled Ships, during a promotional campaign for contract service for Russian Army in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Saturday. Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, President Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which Russia annexed in March after a hastily called referendum.
OREGON — Hikers Revel at Willamette Valley View: It might have been foggy in the Willamette Valley, but Cerridwen Martin was able to revel in a view of the top of the clouds from the summit of Spencer Butte in Eugene, Ore., on Tuesday. Martin was joined by Joe Martinson, right, for the 1.1 mile trek. Fog shrouded much of the city for most of the day.
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