New In Photos: December 8 2011
Riot police, OMON, surround a protester wearing a mock mask depicting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a rally in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. More than five hundreds people have protested in St.Petersburg against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
File photo dated 06/08/03 of Julie Goodyear who is to return to her role as brassy Bet Lynch once more in a Coronation Street musical.
Issue date: Thursday December 8, 2011. She will join cast members past and present in the arena show, which will also see a comeback for Curly Watts, who will be revived by actor Kevin Kennedy. TV presenter Paul O’Grady – a lifelong fan of the soap – will star in the production, which will make its world premiere in Manchester in March. Street Of Dreams is billed as a ‘major live musical event’ celebrating the Street, and hosted by O’Grady. Arch villain Richard Hillman, the notorious Weatherfield serial killer, will also be brought back from the dead by actor Brian Capron. And guest stars will take it in turns to play Elsie Tanner, who was portrayed by the late Pat Phoenix. See PA story SHOWBIZ Street. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
High waves batter the coastline at Helensburgh, Scotland, as the country braced itself for hurricane-force winds.
Picture date: Thursday December 8, 2011. Winds of up to 100mph have been forecast, with the strongest gusts expected to hit the west of Scotland and the central belt from 12pm, and from 3pm in the east, hitting rush-hour traffic. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
An unidentified member of Oodua People’s Congress militia walks with a weapon on a major street, during a protest against Boko Haram in Lagos, Nigeria,Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The militia group from Nigeria’s southwest walked through the streets of the commercial capital firing rifles as police and security forces fled. The group said they were protesting the rise of Boko Haram, a violent Muslim sect in the country’s northeast which they claim are responsible for bombings and assassinations. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
X Factor finalist Amelia Lily poses with her mentor Kelly Rowland during a photo call ahead of this weekends X Factor Final.
Picture date: Thursday December 8, 2011. Judges Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow are to perform with the three acts during Saturday’s edition of the programme, according to reports. See PA story SHOWBIZ XFactor. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
File photo dated 02/12/2011 of Robert Humphries arriving in a wheelchair at Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court, where he was sentenced for five months after he slit the throat of his puppy and left her to bleed to death.
Issue date: Thursday December 8, 2011. Humphries, 40, did not want to pay the £70 bill to have the family pet put down by vets and did the job himself in his back garden.
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a question and answer session with workers at the DHL Express Head Quarters in Hounslow, west London, where he was supporting the Conservative candidate Mark Bowen who is standing in next week’s Feltham and Heston by-election.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the National Literacy Trust, hosts a reception to mark the Trust’s one millionth child beneficiary, with children’s author Michael Morpurgo at Clarence House, central London.
Ringo Starr with his ‘Knotted Gun’ statue at the Gibson Guitar Studio, in central London.
Picture date: Thursday December 8, 2011. The former Beatle’s version of the statue was created for the Non-Violence Foundation and unveiled on the anniversary of the death of John Lennon.
Oxford’s John Carter poses for photographers with the trophy during the Nomura Varsity match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
Crowds gather to demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, against plans to allow people of the same sex to get married.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has his blood pressure taken by Dr Phil Koczan as he visits the Churchill Medical Practice in Chingford to help launch a new website for Londoners called myhealthlondon, which will see patients able to access new information about their GP practice.
A puppet from the television series ‘Spitting Image’ of Rolling Stone musician Keith Richards is displayed at Bonhams auction rooms in London, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. puppet in moulded and painted latex is estimated to realize 600-800 pounds ($950-$1,250/700-930 euro) and will be auctioned on Dec. 15 in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction.
Lord Mayor Andrew Montague joins children dressed as angels, from St Josephs Nursery, for the singing of Christmas carols as the traditional Live Animal Crib, supplied by the Irish Farmers Association, opens at the Mansion House in Dublin.
Actor Tom Cruise poses for fans during a photocall at the premiere of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. During a two-day summit German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will try to build support for their plan for eurozone nations to submit their national budgets to much greater scrutiny. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez dances a traditional dance called “capoeira” during a filming of the reality show “QÂŽViva! The Chosen” on the beach in Montevideo, Uruguay,Thursday Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Yoko Ono performs during a charity concert for underprivileged children and victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)