Martin Clare from Wigan raises his arms to celebrate winning the Wigan 2012 Pielympics at Harry’s Bar in Wigan. Martin claimed the title in a new world record time of 23.53 seconds.
A giant yellow rubber duck swims down the River Thames to celebrate the launch of Jackpotjoy.com’s new Facebook FUNdation – www.facebook.com/jackpotjoy – a bursary granting funds and rewards for daft ideas to encourage Brits to have more fun. The 50 foot high, 60 foot long giant duck set sail from London’s West India Dock at Canary Wharf reaching Tower Bridge which opened to allow the huge bird to pass through at 10am.
A man photographs St Marys Cathedral in Sydney as it is illuminated by a 75-metre-high (246 feet) projected display titled “Lights of Christmas”
The Kennedy residence in Ocala, Florida, US, is lit up for Christmas, with a garden full of snowmen of all shapes and sizes.
Christmas Look of a house in Melksham
A Christmas tree is illuminated next to the Colosseum in Rome
A massive slice of a glacier crashes into the sea, scaring a flock of seabirds. The huge slab of ice slipped from the Chenega Glacier into the ocean at Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Pink Trees bloom in Nanjian Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province. Dali, China
Tourists photograph the partly frozen Hukou Waterfall in Jixian County, Shanxi Province, China
A close-up of frozen dew drops on a blade of grass with pink flowers in the background, pictured in Worthing, Sussex.
A train on a narrow-gauge railway line makes its way through a winter landscape near Wernigerode, northern Germany
The Queen tours a vault stacked with £27 billion of gold reserves at the Bank of England in London