News In Photos: December 1 2011
NEWS In Photos for December 1 2011:
Prime Minister David Cameron looks at the Downing Street Christmas Tree after the lights were switched on this evening by Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and watched by Blue Peter Gold badge winners Toby Benstead, 8, (centre), Jonah Tyler, 10, (right) and Lauren Booth, 10, (left).
The family of Rifleman Sheldon Steel, from the 5th Battalion The Rifles, stand together after the soldier’s body has been driven through Carterton, Oxfordshire, following his repatriation to RAF Brize Norton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 1, 2011. The family and friends of a soldier with a “big heart” who was killed in Afghanistan supported each other today as they sobbed at his repatriation. See PA story DEFENCE Repatriation. Photo credit should read: Rod Minchin/PA Wire
Swastikas sprayed on top of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the capital Pristina, Kosovo , seen Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The attack is believed to have taken place on Tuesday and has been criticized by local leaders. Police have launched an investigation into the act of vandalism ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )
President Barack Obama speaks during a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Croatia’s ruling conservatives, who have brought the country to the threshold of the European Union but are enmeshed in corruption scandals, are on course to lose power in Sunday’s election. The parliamentary vote will pit the governing Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, against a coalition of center-left parties who have convincingly led in all recent opinion polls. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Michael Collins with his Life time achievement Award at the Travellers pride awards in Dublin City Council offices today. Picture date:December 1, 2011. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
File photo dated 23/10/11 of Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR’s Anton Ferdinand during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London as Scotland Yard has passed a file on John Terry’s alleged racial slur towards Anton Ferdinand to prosecutors, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
A man displays condoms marking the International AIDS day in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. According to a U.N. report released on the eve of World AIDS Day, funding for HIV programs dropped from $15.9 billion in 2009 to $15 billion in 2010, well below the estimated $22 billion to $24 billion the U.N. says is needed in 2015 for a comprehensive global response. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )
Richard J. Beasley appears in Summit County Common Pleas Court on drug charges Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Akron, Ohio. Beasley is a suspect in the deadly Craigslist robbery scheme. Authorities have linked two bodies and the shooting of a man who survived to the Craigslist scheme, which targeted single, out-of-work men in their late 40s or early 50s. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Sam Faiers from The Only Way is Essex takes part in Swan Lakeside to launch the start of Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock, Essex biggest ever Christmas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 1, 2011. Sam’s Black Swan inspired look took 4 hours of make-up to create. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA
The Nuclear capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile is test fired at Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa, India, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. India on Thursday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 700 km, according to a news agency. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT
Iranian dissidents wearing masks of Iranian politicians and ayatollahs during a protest in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The protesters called for prevention of compulsory displacement of the Camp Ashraf residents inside Iraq and the annulment of the deadline for closure of Camp Ashraf by the end of December. Camp Ashraf, an enclave in eastern Iraq, houses more than 3,000 people, many of whom are dedicated to overthrowing the government of Iran. Iraq, whose government has close ties with that of Iran, has said Camp Ashraf must be closed by the end of this year. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
File photo dated 1/9/2008 of Jeremy Clarkson. A leading union is taking urgent legal advice over “appalling” comments made by the BBC presenter about the huge strike by public sector workers, it was announced today.
File photo dated 10/12/1992 of two of the Cardiff Three, Yusef Abdullahi and Stephen Miller (right) after they were freed by the Court of Appeal for the murder of Lynette White. The trial of eight former police officers over the wrongful conviction of three men for the murder of the Cardiff prostitute collapsed today.
The Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square has its lights turned on.
Madame Tussauds hold a 250th celebrity birthday party for their founder Madame Marie Tussaud (centre) with wax guests, (left to right) Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister David Cameron, Russell Brand, David and Victoria Beckham and Helen Mirren at Madame Tussauds in London.