A cold crossing
A skateboarder and an iceboat glide along icy-smooth Lake Wingra on Saturday.
Lighting up the season
Poles watch fireworks as officials lit the city's largest Christmas tree in front of the Stalinist-era Palace of Culture.
O come, all ye cartoons
Marisa Nunez, right, sets up a ceramic nativity scene amid other statuary in Aregua, 20 miles west of Asuncion, on Saturday.
Ready to go
Wildlife rehabilitator Sherri Gee releases this adult male bald eagle back into the wild Saturday, near where it was accidentally trapped Tuesday. A neighbor to the field spotted the eagle in distress and called a game warden. After it was freed from the trap, it was taken to Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine, where it was checked over and given a clean bill of health.