Fireworks lit the sky during King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday celebrations, in Bangkok. Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked his 86th birthday with a call for national unity, but failed to offer guidance on how his polarized nation might find its way out of its bitter political conflicts.
Palestinian rescue members pulls a car stranded on a flooded street after heavy raining in Gaza City.
Christians from the village of Bouebou, some 40 kms (30 miles) North of Bangui, Central African Republic, flee sectarian violence, Dec. 4, 2013.
Newly-graduated Afghan midwives attend a commencement ceremony at the Governor's House in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.