Hazer Camp, Iraq Ammar Awad/Reuters
A young Iraqi boy sits in a wheelbarrow at the Khazer refugee camp after fleeing war-town Mosul
In a few days half the world will be celebrating the (alleged) birth of a child, born not far from where this kid is running from. And yet, when it comes to living children that need help today, we seem to shy away from it.
—Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant
Ankara, Turkey Hasim Kilic/Reuters
The Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov lies on the ground after being shot by Mevlut Mert Altintas
Shot dead. Andrei Karlov (62), Russian ambassador to Turkey, lies on the ground after being attacked by off-duty policeman Mevlut Meat Altintas (22). Karlov was speaking at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. During the pandemonium that followed the assault, Altintas invoked the siege of Aleppo. Mr Karlov’s assassination came on the same day the UN Security Council unanimously called for all parties to observe the evacuation of the last rebel-held enclave in that city. Two days earlier a car bomb near a bus in Kayseria (31 miles from the capital) killed 13 soldiers and wounding 55. One week ago 44 people including 37 police officers were killed in bombings in Istanbul.
—Manny Howard, deputy editor
Beijing, China Stringer/Getty
Protective face masks are placed on monkey statues in the Beijing Zoo to protest against heavy air pollution
Social commentary comes in all shapes and sizes, but if you want something in the silent and elegant vein to protest air pollution, you won't do much better than the simple addition of air filter masks to monkey sculptures at the Beijing Zoo.
—Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director
Los Angeles, California Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
A dog with a 'Not my POTUS' sign around his neck helps protest president-elect Donald Trump during a demonstration in L.A.
The protestor carrying the sign definitely didn't vote -- and all but certainly doesn't have a strong opinion about the outcome of the
election. But the sentiment of this California canine nonetheless resonates, in the state in which Trump's popular vote defeat was the greatest.
—Mary Elizabeth Williams, culture writer