Week in pictures: 29 November - 5 December 2014 :: News photos from around the world
Scenes from the field ::
Twins reunited on Facebook :: Twin sisters Anais Bordier and Sam Futerman were separated at birth 25 years ago and reunites through social media.
Surf's up ... in Alaska :: Alaska's Turnagain Arm water is cold but good surfers can ride the bore for miles.
The car with a jet engine :: Blast off in the 1963 Chrysler Turbine car, which has a jet engine under its hood.
Who runs ISIS? :: Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.
VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution :: New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.
Extreme hikers go the distance :: They had been in Nepal for a week trying to reach Thorong La Pass, 17,769 feet above sea level, when they were caught in a snowstorm, unable to make it to the nearest village.
Football: Pele out of intensive care :: Soccer legend Pele has been moved out of intensive care but remains in a Sao Paolo, Brazil, hospital following treatment for an infection, the hospital said Saturday.
Golf: Tiger unfazed by last place :: He finished joint last in an 18-strong elite field invited to a tournament he hosts and has won five times.
Hope for Nigerian schoolgirls? :: Isha Sesay explains why the Nigerian girls, once seemingly so close to release, still haven't come home.
Therapy on wheels in Sweden :: Taxi Stockholm is offering free therapy sessions in the Swedish capital. CNN's Jim Boulden explains how it works.
The woman with 50 mustaches :: It's Movember, that time of year when men everywhere grow ridiculous looking mustaches to raise awareness about men's health.
I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam :: I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.
China's private education love affair :: In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.
Nightclubs for literature? :: It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.
Louis Vuitton's Paris landmark :: Luxury enthusiasts, rejoice: Louis Vuitton is bringing its upscale sensibilities to the art world.
How Victorians dressed for death :: Today, mourning a death in the family often means donning the most formal black outfit in one's closet for one solemn afternoon. But 150 years ago, it was a reason to stash away one's current best and purchase a whole new grief-appropriate wardrobe.
Motorsport: Trophy room cleared by thieves :: The Red Bull race team has had its trophy cabinet cleared out in a smash-and-grab burglary Friday night.
The downfall of Zhou Yongkang :: At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agencies, court systems and prosecution offices across China -- and the domestic security czar wasn't shy in deploying his vast assets to crush dissent and unrest in the name of "preserving social stability."
Security csar Zhou arrested :: China's former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
Skiing: Vonn leads U.S. clean sweep :: Skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn leads an historic sweep of a World Cup podium for the United States with a stunning comeback victory in the downhill at Lake Louise Saturday.
Football: Messi magic in hat-trick race :: Lionel Messi notches his third hat-trick in four games in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Espanyol. Arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo had also hit a treble for table topping Real Madrid in this weekend's La Liga action.
China's new 'stealth' fighter :: Zhuhai's Air Show has always been a venue for surprises, usually first-time showings of advanced Chinese military hardware.
The Swap :: Photographers pair up to shoot a portrait of each other
Stunning geometric shapes appear in the snow :: If you frequent the pistes of the French Alps, you may see more than just skiers and snowmen scattered around the trails below. For the last 10 years, British artist Simon Beck has been decorating snow-covered lakes and mountainsides with massive geometric designs, often based on fractal patterns, using his footsteps as his implement.
Unseen photos of Churchill, Astaire, Garbo and others :: It all started with some boxes that had not been opened for 80 years.
Strange case of the melting house :: In South London, a life-size wax house is melting. In the city's busy Covent Garden shopping piazza, a building floated above the ground. A 20-minute walk away, a townhouse is flipped on its head.
Your pictures: On the shelf :: Readers' photos on the theme of "on the shelf"
The greatest beards in history :: When it comes to facial hair, there are few more passionate advocates than Phil Olsen.