A look at this week in travel for Dec 3-Dec 9, 2010.
People take cover from falling snow as they walk near the Pyramid entrance of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
A girl writes a message on John Lennon's Wall in the historical center of Prague to commemorate the anniversary of his murder in New York 30 years ago.
A street vendor fries noodles at Chinatown in Yangon, Myanmar.
People launch floating paper lanterns into the sky to celebrate Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 83rd birthday in Bangkok.
A girl puts a finished devil piñata on display at a shop in Guatemala City. On Tuesday, Guatemalans will celebrate the annual "Burning of the Devil," setting fire to effigies and trash as a symbolic cleansing of evil spirits.
A man hugs a rabbit sculpture at a market entrance in Beijing. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the year of the rabbit begins on February 3, 2011.
Camels are seen in a farm with the skyline of Doha in the background. Qatar was recently chosen as the host country for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
A 3-wheeled taxi, or "mototaxi," jumps during a race against the clock on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. 96 mototaxi drivers participated in a competition for the fastest driver around a 1-km (0.62 miles) circuit.
Apprentice Whirling Dervishes perform at a ceremony at the tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi in Konya, Turkey. Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was an Anatolian philosopher, poet and the founder of the Whirling Dervish and Mevlevi sect.
A man stands inside a snow globe as part of Christmas decorations near a shopping center in Taipei.
A researcher dressed in a panda costume puts a panda cub into a box before a physical examination at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province.