Brasília, Brazil Adriano Machado/Reuters
A man lights his cigarette with the flames of a burning bus lit by anti-government demonstrators
I am and have always been an anti-smoking zealot. That said, I will now make an exception for smokers who light their cigarettes by the flame of a burning bus in front of a government building. Just promise me to savor that one, sir.
—Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director
Leucate, France Raymond Roig/Getty
An oyster farmer handles an oyster with a message curled inside to deter thieves from stealing
Can we consider for a second the political implications of finally sending the message in an oyster, and not in a bottle? This is the real sexual revolution.
—Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant
Manhattan, New York Andrew Kelly/Reuters
Kanye West poses for pictures with President-elect Donald Trump during his visit to Trump Tower
Kanye West took some time out of his recovery from a November hospitalization stay for exhaustion, in the wake of canceling the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo tour, to visit President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower this week. Was Kanye there to kiss the ring and make a case for Trump to appoint him the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts or to remind Trump that he declared over the summer that he'd be hitting the campaign trail himself in three years to Make America Ye Again? Keep an eye on Kim's Snapchat for details.
—Erin Keane, managing editor
Krasnoye, Russia Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
The sunrise peeks through the antlers of herded reindeer in Russia
Reindeer herding is a way of life in Krasnoye, Russia, and every winter, the herders corral the creatures into open-air pens. Alas, this is not a merry Christmas tale -- they do this to cull the weaker animals, in order to preserve the region's fragile tundra and manage the reindeer population.
—Melanie McFarland, TV critic