The day in pictures - 7th December 2012

Sochi, Russia

Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs' short programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi.

Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs' short programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi.
Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs' short programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi. Credit: Reuters / Grigory Dukor

Mumbai, India

Noor Jahan, aged 5, sleeps on chalk drawings she made, as her mother begs for alms at a railway station in Mumbai

5-year-old Noor Jahan sleeps in a train station in Mumbai
5-year-old Noor Jahan sleeps in a train station in Mumbai Credit: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Sanaa, Yemen

Pro-democracy protesters perform Friday prayers on the streets of the city of Sanaa December 7, 2012, before their weekly rally.

Pro-democracy protesters attend Friday prayers in Sanaa. Credit: Reuters / Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi

Sochi, Russia

Japan's Noriaki Kasai soars through the air during a trial round of the Sochi Ski Jumping World Cup tournament, which runs from from December 7 to 9.

Noriaki Kasai from Japan jumps through the air.
Noriaki Kasai from Japan jumps through the air. Credit: Reuters / Michael Dalder

Compostela Valley, Phillipines

Damaged buildings are pictured in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines. Residents have started to bury their dead, as rescue workers continued scouring remote areas for survivors of Typhoon Bopha, the nation's strongest storm this year, which killed 418 people and left nearly as many missing.

418 people have died, and almost as many are missing due to Typhoon Bopha Credit: Malacanang Photo Bureau / Reuters

Honolulu, USA

Pearl Harbor survivors salute during the national anthem at the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Left to right: Archie Gregoery, Victor Miranda, Paul Kennedy and Mickey Ganitch
Left to right: Archie Gregoery, Victor Miranda, Paul Kennedy and Mickey Ganitch Credit: Reuters / Hugh Gentry

Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

A Palestinian boy holding a poster depicting Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal stands next to a member of the al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, as they wait for Meshaal's convoy in the southern Gaza Strip.

Boys surround an al-Qassam fighter in the southern Gaza Strip
Boys surround an al-Qassam fighter in the southern Gaza Strip Credit: Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah