It's been a busy week across the globe as the holidays approach. In London, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip made a royal appearance, a fashion runway got an icy makeover, and our favorite '90s girl group reunited to celebrate the Spice Girls musical. In the midst of this jolly season, though, people are grieving, too — for both the UK nurse who lost her life and all those affected by the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut. See what's happening around the world by checking out the week in pictures now.
The '90s pop superstars spiced up London at an event for Viva Forever! — the Spice Girls musical.
Michelle Obama held onto Bo before reading to kids at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.
A little girl rode on a man's shoulders during the festive Glasgow Santa Dash in Scotland.
Hundreds of supporters gathered in India for a vigil that honored Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who died after Australian radio hosts pranked the hospital where Kate Middleton was staying.
Queen Elizabeth II joined Prince Philip for a visit to the Bank of England in London.
A model skated down the icy runway during the Catwalk on Ice event at the Tower of London rink.
President Barack Obama was moved to tears as he spoke about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
Artist Andrew Baines created an art installation called "Doors to Potential" in Adelaide, Australia.
To prepare for the holidays, a woman sorted through all kinds of decorations at the Festive Productions factory showroom in Wales.
Actor Jeff McCarthy dressed up as The Grinch for a visit to the Empire State Building in New York City.