A look at this week in travel for Nov 26-Dec 2, 2010.
A horseman rides between snow-covered fields in Muehlethurnen, near Bern, Switzerland.
A giant marionette stands in front of a church during the first day of a street theatre in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 3-day performance is based on a mural by late Mexican artist Diego Rivera.
The 78th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is pictured after the lighting ceremony in New York City.
An elephant and its trainer wait outside the main stage tent before the start of their performance at the Rambo Circus in Mumbai, India.
A couple stand in Heldenplatz (Heroes' square) during the first snowfall of the season in Vienna, Austria.
A tartan-clad salesman clears the snow away from the front of his store in Edinburgh, Scotland. Freezing temperatures were recorded around the country after heavy overnight snowfalls.
A long-tailed macaque holds its baby's tail during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot Temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok. The festival provides food and drinks to the local monkey population to thank them for drawing tourists to the town.
As winter weather hits the region, a man dives into the sea on the beach of Nice in southeastern France.
Students form a red ribbon during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day at Marina Beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
Switzerland's Andreas Kuettel jumps in the qualification round at the World Cup ski-jumping event at Ruka ski resort near Kuusamo, Finland.
A fisherman prepares a net before departing for a catch at Karachi's China Creek.
A farmer takes photos of cabbage flowers in a field in Thuong Hoi village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam.