Editor’s choice – December 1

December 1, 2009

Lucian Craita hugs a lion named Richie as it is relocated to South Africa from his courtyard near Urziceni, 55 km (34 miles) northeast of Bucharest, November 30, 2009. Craita said he has been raising Richie since it was a cub and on Monday, he passed Richie to Vier Pfoten, an international animal rights foundation, which will relocate Richie, and three other lions from Romania, to Lionsrock, a big cat sanctuary in South Africa.  REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Tourists walk onto raised platforms for flood waters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 30, 2009. The water level in the canal city rose to 130 cm (4 feet) above normal, according to the monitoring institute.  REUTERS/Michele Crosera

Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province  November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

Children sign their names on a red ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness rally at a kindergarten in Hefei, Anhui province, November 30, 2009.  REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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