PHOTO GALLERY: 24 Hours around the world

Artists perform during the UAE 50th National Day at the Dubai Expo, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. AP

Pope Francis arrives to attend a ceremony at the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Graces in Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Pope Francis trip to Cyprus and Greece is drawing new attention to the plight of migrants on Europe s borders and the disconnect between Francis Gospel-driven call for countries to welcome and integrate them and front-line governments that are increasingly unwilling or unable to let them in. AP

Yemeni grooms dressed in traditional attire dance during a mass wedding, held by the Houthis for thousands of couples in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. AP

People gather outside Tbilisi s city court on December 2, 2021 to support Georgian former President Mikheil Saakashvili during his trial for his alleged role in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in 2007 that was reportedly masterminded by a Kremlin-backed oligarch in order to derail Georgia s bid to join NATO. AFP

Indian Navy commandos descend on a rope from a helicopter over the Arabian Sea as they rehearse for Navy Week in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. AP

A Hindu devotee sits next to oil lamps after performing rituals in memory of his deceased family members during the Bala Chaturdashi festival at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on December 2, 2021. AFP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands as they meet on the sidelines of an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. AP

Anti-crime police squad members take part in a police operation in Le Lamentin on the French Caribbean island of Martinique on December 2, 2021, after days of violent protests sparked by Covid-19 restrictions and social grievances. AFP

Former workers of Japanese company Furukawa protest against alleged modern slavery outside the Ombudsman Office in Quito on December 2, 2021, on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. AFP

NYPD emergency services officers pick up a stack of documents (far right) left by a man who was standing outside United Nations headquarters with a shotgun (top center), Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in New York. Hostage negotiators spoke to the man who appeared to be in his 60s, and hoped to resolve the situation peacefully. AP