A look at some of the stories happening around the U.S. and world in photos.

A Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus distributes Christmas trees along the wall of Jerusalem's Old City, on December 22, 2014, as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus distributes Christmas trees along the wall of Jerusalem’s Old City, on December 22, 2014, as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

 A fan waits for the start of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, Northwest England, on December 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

A fan waits for the start of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, Northwest England, on December 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

Pakistani minority Christian children dressed as Santa Claus pose during a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Karachi on December 21, 2014.  RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani minority Christian children dressed as Santa Claus pose during a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Karachi on December 21, 2014. RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

Poland's Dawid Kubacki soars through the air during the men's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Engelberg, central Switzerland, on December 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Poland’s Dawid Kubacki soars through the air during the men’s FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Engelberg, central Switzerland, on December 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

US Linsdey Vonn competes  in the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Super-G on December 21, 2014 in Val d'Isere, French Alps. Austria's Elisabeth Goergl won ahead of second-placed Austria's Anna Fenninger and third-placed Slovenia's Tina Maze. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

US Linsdey Vonn competes in the FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Super-G on December 21, 2014 in Val d’Isere, French Alps. Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl won ahead of second-placed Austria’s Anna Fenninger and third-placed Slovenia’s Tina Maze. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

US Lindsey Vonn takes a selfie with a calf on the podium after winning the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val d'Isere, French Alps. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

US Lindsey Vonn takes a selfie with a calf on the podium after winning the FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val d’Isere, French Alps. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian children look on as they wait for treatment at a makeshift clinic in the besieged rebel town of Douma, 13 kilometres (eight miles) northeast of Damascus, on December 21, 2014. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian children look on as they wait for treatment at a makeshift clinic in the besieged rebel town of Douma, 13 kilometres (eight miles) northeast of Damascus, on December 21, 2014. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

Choristers rehearse during a photocall in St Paul's Cathedral in central London on December 22, 2014. It is estimated that on 23, 24 and 25 December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul's for Christmas services.  BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Choristers rehearse during a photocall in St Paul’s Cathedral in central London on December 22, 2014. It is estimated that on 23, 24 and 25 December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul’s for Christmas services. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

St Paulís Choristers rehearse in the cathedral in London, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014,  preparing for their busiest days of the year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

St Paulís Choristers rehearse in the cathedral in London, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, preparing for their busiest days of the year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

 A man jumps over a bull during a "recortadores" bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 21, 2014. The recortadores bullfight is an ancient tradition in which men try to dodge the bull without a cape or sword. Bulls are not killed during this type of bullfight. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images

A man jumps over a bull during a “recortadores” bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 21, 2014. The recortadores bullfight is an ancient tradition in which men try to dodge the bull without a cape or sword. Bulls are not killed during this type of bullfight. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting the Kim Jong-Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in Pyongyang. AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting the Kim Jong-Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in Pyongyang. AFP/Getty Images

A couple of Russian Army helicopters fly over the Monument to Scuttled Ships, during a promotional campaign for contract service for Russian Army in Sevastopol, Crimea, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)

A couple of Russian Army helicopters fly over the Monument to Scuttled Ships, during a promotional campaign for contract service for Russian Army in Sevastopol, Crimea, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)

A volunteer uses a brush to clean the skull of a victim before his exhumation inside a mass grave at the cemetery of Puerto Real, Spain. Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves _ a legacy of Spain’s fascist past during the time of General Francisco Franco. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

A volunteer uses a brush to clean the skull of a victim before his exhumation inside a mass grave at the cemetery of Puerto Real, Spain. Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves _ a legacy of Spain’s fascist past during the time of General Francisco Franco. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Skeletons are numbered on what was a hidden mass grave, during an excavation by the Aranzadi Sciences Society searching for the remains of those killed by their political ideology during and after the Spanish civil war in El Estepar, Spain.  (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Skeletons are numbered on what was a hidden mass grave, during an excavation by the Aranzadi Sciences Society searching for the remains of those killed by their political ideology during and after the Spanish civil war in El Estepar, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)