Fireworks explode above tipis inside of the Oceti Sakowin camp after the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline to pass adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Debris from the fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire is being transported away in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California.
Men look for items to salvage from a building that collapsed following a strong earthquake in Aceh province, Indonesia.
Rescue workers survey the site of a plane crash near the village of SaddhaBatolni, near Abbotabad, Pakistan.
Njama Tipis, a Maasaimoran from Rombo Manyatta, competes in the 2016 Maasai Olympics at the Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, near the Kenya-Tanzania border in Kimana.
An effigy of South Korean President Park Geun-hye is seen behind people marching toward the Presidential Blue House during a protest calling for the president to step down in central Seoul.
A woman steps on a statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the protesters knocked it down from a square outside Tel Aviv's city hall in Israel.
Smog covers the Eiffel Tower as air pollution levels reach intense peak in Paris, France.
President Barack Obama, joined by the first lady and first daughters, participates in his final Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.