Seven fascinating global events you may have missed
Of all the headlines that have hit the stands and screens last week, here are a few that might have escaped your attention.
1. Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City
The streets of Mexico City were filled with thousands dressed as frightening and ghoulish zombies as part of the city's seventh annual Zombie Walk.
2. Delhi Queer Pride parade
Hundreds of participants attended the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi. They demanded freedom and safety of their community.
3. Miss Wheelchair India
A total of 16 women from all across the India participated in the contest. The organisers hope the pageant will open doors for differently-abled women in the fields of modeling, film, and television.
4. Elimination of Violence against women
The transsexual community took part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City last week. Organisers said around 696 women were killed in Guatemala so far this year as a consequence of discrimination against women.
5. Christmas markets Berlin
The beautiful illuminated Christmas markets at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin and in Frankfurt opened to the public. Germany attracts tourists from all over the world every year to these markets.
6. Miss Pole Dance South America 2013
Competitors battled it out to become the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 and Pole Dance Argentina 2013 competitions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
7. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay
The 65,000-kilometer (39,000 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on October 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space.