See this week in photos, December 10-16, 2010.
A member of a local winter swimmers' club exits the water after a short swim in the Yenisei River amid air temperature of -36 degrees Celsius (-32.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
A young monk holds a parasol as he waits for the arrival of Tibet's exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Pemayangtse monastery in Pelling in the Himalayan state of Sikkim.
The sky at night seen at Killiecrankie, Scotland, during the Geminid meteor shower.
Villagers hold torches during the Divina Pastora procession as part of a festival to honor the Virgin of Los Rondeles in the southern Spanish village of Casarabonela, near Malaga. Villagers celebrate the festival on the eve of the celebration of St. Lucia's Day.
A protective layer of ice forms on oranges in a grove near Dover, FL. Citrus growers in central Florida reported little or no ice damage to their orange fruit and groves on Tuesday after temperatures dropped to near-record lows overnight.
A hoolock gibbon sits on a log during a snowfall at the Shanghai Zoo.
An underwater sculpture installation "The Silent Evolution" by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor lies between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.
A child toboggans down snow-covered steps past sculptures in the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway.
Donald Boyce, dressed as Santa Claus, does a "shaka" as he shares a wave with a surfer while riding in an outrigger canoe off Waikiki beach in Honolulu, HI.
Italian jockey, Lanfranco Dettori, jumps from United Arab Emirates horse, Mastery, after winning the Group 1 race at Sha Tin racetrack in Hong Kong.