CNN Site Map for Section World (Galleries) for December - 2020
- 2020-12-29Ancient skull: A Homo erectus skullcap found northwest of Johannesburg has been identified as the oldest to date. The hominin, a direct ancestor of modern humans, moved out of Africa into other continents.
- 2020-12-25Andre Russel, dressed as Santa Claus, speaks to children from the basement of his Chicago home on December 17. Because of the pandemic, some children's visits with Santa Claus went virtual this year.
- 2020-12-25Semi-trailers are lined up at Manston airport on Wednesday, December 23, in the UK. Thousands of stranded truck drivers are waiting to cross the English Channel after France agreed to ease a blockade despite fears over a new Covid-19 variant, but the agre
- 2020-12-18Dr. Michelle Chester administers a Covid-19 vaccine to Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, on Monday, November 14. Lindsay was the first person in New York to get a shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccin
- 2020-12-16Olive ridley turtle -- Sea turtle populations around the world are under increasing threat from factors such as coastal development, overfishing and bycatch (when turtles are caught unintentionally during fishing for other species). The olive ridley -- th
- 2020-12-15Greenland's ice sheet is the single biggest contributor to global sea level rise and recent studies show it's melting faster than expected. Here, on the ice sheet's southwestern side (pictured in summer 2017), water generated by melting ice
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- 2020-12-11King penguins -- King penguins are the second largest penguin species in the world (behind emperors). Although they spend much of their time at sea, where they subsist on a diet of lanternfish, they head to land to incubate their eggs and rear chicks. Ove
- 2020-12-11Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded on Tuesday, December 8, after she became the first person in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine. The United Kingdom was the world's first nation to begin vaccinating its citizens with
- 2020-12-11South Georgia -- Adult king penguins in St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. The colony has grown substantially in the past century, with hundreds of thousands of breeding pairs frequenting the bay every year. Glacial retreat has exposed new land for these seab
- 2020-12-09In Ryrkaypiy, a village in Russia's Far Eastern region of Chukotka, polar bears come in close contact with humans in December 2019. Higher than average temperatures driving coastal ice melt prevented over 60 bears from migrating, forcing them to appr
- 2020-12-09Greenhouse gas emissions don't just come from airplanes, factories and coal power stations. Our environmental footprint is spread across a huge range of everyday goods, from the videos we watch online to the water we drink.
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- 2020-12-09Design student Sorawut Kittibanthorn has created an alternative protein using chicken feathers. He showcases them in high-end gourmet dishes, like this "beef" tartare with smashed avocado, raw egg yolk, red onion, parsley, dill, chili flakes and
- 2020-12-06The interior of Number 36 was from another era. Patterned carpet clashed with embossed wallpaper and the previous owners' love of embellishment had even spread to the ceilings. Alan Brough painted the white plaster, and spent decades touching it up,
- 2020-12-06A lost USB stick found beneath the house revealed a crowded interior packed with antiques and memorabilia collected over 60 years. These photos were taken in December 2018, more than one year before the house was sold to new owners and dismantled, ready t
- 2020-12-04On Thanksgiving Day, Dr. Joseph Varon comforts a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Texas was the first state to pass 1 million coronavirus cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
- 2020-12-01The moon rises over a pagoda in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, November 30.