The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a Santa dash and the International Space Station.
Zlín, Czech Republic. Participants dressed in traditional costumes walk from house to house during the seasonal St Nicholas parade. Children receive sweets from St Nicholas while the devils get up to mischief.
Paris, France. The Nautic SUP Paris Crossing stand-up paddle competition on the Seine.
Salt Lake City, Utah. A supporter of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments wears a headdress at a rally. Donald Trump is expected to announce next week plans to shrink the two sprawling monuments, reversing actions taken by Barack Obama.
Liverpool, England. Runners dressed as Father Christmas take part in the annual Santa Dash through the city.
Telford, England. A silver laced Wyandotte bantam at the 45th National Poultry Show.
Salisbury, England. Choristers on a candle-lit advent procession through Salisbury Cathedral.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A member of a samba band uses an improvised selfie stick.
Bali, Indonesia. Buildings covered with thick volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Agung.
Qiandongnan, China. Miao women celebrate at a traditional folk festival in Guizhou province.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast. A man transports the body of a car on a two-wheeled carriage.
Pennsylvania, US. A composite image made from six frames shows the International Space Station as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second.
Arbin, Syria. Civil defence crews and citizens conduct a search and rescue after an airstrike in the besieged town on the outskirts of Damascus.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A woman searches the debris of a barricade erected by protesters for plastic bottles to recycle. At least one opposition protester has died in shootings in Honduras during unrest over a disputed election.
Sanmenxia, China. White swans that have migrated from Siberia are fed at a wetland area in Henan province.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Rohingya children at a refugee camp hold objects they use as toys.