A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A protester holds flares during a general strike in Rome, called by several trade unions. Unions are protesting against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Jobs Act legislation, which makesit easier for companies to hire and fire employees.
Activists depicting U.S. President Barack Obama, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, China's President Xi Jinping, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demonstrate on the sidelines of the U.N. COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences being held in Lima, Peru.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and Prince Lorenz leave the funeral service of the late Queen Fabiola, at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St.Gudula, in Brussels. Queen Fabiola passed away December 5 at the age of 86.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko places a poppy in the World War I Honor Roll during a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Poroshenko is on a two-day visit to Australia to attend talks on the downing of MH17 over Ukraine. 38 Australian citizens and residents were on the downed flight.