Here's our pick of the best pictures from around the world this week...
Nelson Mandela dies: World mourns the death of South Africa's first black President
Nelson Mandela: From release to retired President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela: Family life
Nelson Mandela: From birth to prison on Robben Island
Pro-EU Ukrainians protest in Kiev
UK Weather: Residents see cliff homes destroyed
Medical marvels: The recipients of full face transplants hail the miraculous procedure
What to buy if you're a billionaire: Absurdly expensive Christmas gift ideas revealed
The best Christmas lights from around the world
World Photography Awards 2014: Early contenders
When diplomacy comes gift-wrapped: Quirkiest presents exchanged by politicians
Teenage Queen Elizabeth II performs Christmas panto aged 15
BBC Sound of 2014: Electronic music dominates respected list
Meet the terrifying horned 'Krampus' who roams villages to 'punish bad Austrian children'
Ready for Cyber Monday: Inside the warehouse where Amazon will shift 41 items per SECOND