Photos of the Day (December. 17, 2017)

Posted : 2017-12-17 14:18 Updated : 2018-04-08 10:02
While domestic voices and events in South Korea remain a priority for The Korea Times, significant world events are also vital to subscribers and friends online and offline. From civic protests against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and the aftermath of the Catalonian government's bid for independence from Spain to soccer fever in European football leagues to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, international news is forever on the move.

And a clear eye and informed knowledge about what is happening around the world is required to showcase the most relevant stories and photographs.

Photos of the Day is The Korea Times' selection of pictures that best show what is happening in communities and countries around the world as captured by our partner news agency Reuters.

Greatness is humanity's ability to adapt to diverse and hostile environments, whether man-made wars or catastrophes or those driven by Mother Nature.

Being able to gain insight into such events as well as influences behind them broadens our knowledge and reminds us that the events that shape our world ― from earthquakes, politics and crime to sport, wars, dictatorships and the environment ― are happening every day, everywhere, all around us. One way or another, today or tomorrow, we are all part of this exciting, ever-changing world.

(By Ko Dong-hwan, photos curated by Choi Won-suk)

A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Real Madrid vs Gremio FBPA - Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 16, 2017 Real Madrid?s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the FIFA Club World Cup. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - December 16, 2017 Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Euro Hockey Tour - Channel One Cup - Finland v South Korea - VTB Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia - December 15, 2017. South Korea's goaltender Matthew Dalton allows a goal. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/

Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Wheelchair-bound Palestinian demonstrator Ibraheem Abu Thuraya, who according to medics was killed later on Friday during clashes with Israeli troops, gestures during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian demonstrator uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

An elderly woman holds a torch asking for the release of jailed Catalan activists and leaders during the "March of torches" at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants sleep on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants are seen on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, the morning after being rescued in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rohingya refugees stand in front of their temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Santa's on BMX cycles take part in a charity ride along Oxford street in London, Britain December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A girl dressed as Santa Claus holds a balloon before a Santa Claus Run in Glyfada suburb, Athens, Greece, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Balta