Photo of the day – Dec. 30, 2012

Bolivar, Colombia: a group of riders goad a bull during the Corralejas festivity, in which the animals are teased by hundreds of people but are usually not harmed. Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EPA

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Photo of the day – Dec. 29, 2012

A woman carries a placard protesting against the violent rape that took place in Delhi. People are demanding a safer city with more security for women. Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera

Photo of the day – Dec. 28, 2012

Newar community girls dressed as deities participate in a parade marking Yomari Puni festival in Katmandu, Nepal, on Dec. 28. Niranjan Shrestha / AP

Photo of the day – Dec. 27, 2012

A police officer stood guard outside the mausoleum of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Pakistan, on Wednesday, which was the eve of the fifth anniversary of her assassination in Rawalpindi. (Waqar Hussein/EPA)

Photo of the day – Dec. 26, 2012

China Railway High-speed trains at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan city, central China’s Hubei province, on Dec. 25, 2012. China will open the world’s longest high-speed rail line on Wednesday that links China’s capital Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou. /EPA

Photo of the day – Dec. 25, 2012

Aleppo, Syria: a fighter from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra is seen through a smashed bus window during a gun battle with government forces. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Photo of the day – Dec. 24, 2012

“Zhengzhou, China: Stewardesses stand beside a stationary high-speed train. China is set to open the world’s longest high-speed railway on 26 December, linking Beijing and Guangzhou.” Wang Song/Xinhua Press/Corbis