Lonely Planet Writer

A journey around the world in 8 photos: Sunday's images

A selection of photos from around the world on Sunday show off a multitude of Santas, brides in India, a rocket launch, concerts and more.

Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa ride a chairlift while participating in Santa Sunday at the Sunday River ski resort, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Newry, Maine. The resort hosted 150 Santas who raised $3,014 for the Sunday River Community Fund.
Image by AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa ride a chairlift while participating in Santa Sunday at the Sunday River ski resort, Sunday 6 December in Newry, Maine. The resort hosted 150 Santas who raised $3,014 for the Sunday River Community Fund.

Two divers in Santa suits conduct a fish feeding session as part of the upcoming Christmas celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
Image by AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Two divers in Santa suits conduct a fish feeding session as part of the upcoming Christmas celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

People wearing Santa Claus costumes participate in the Santa Run in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.
Image by Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP

People wearing Santa Claus costumes participate in the Santa Run in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday 6 December.

Indian brides sit for a group photo before a mass wedding hosted by a diamond trader in Surat, India, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. 151 young couples tied the knot at the mass wedding hosted by Indian diamond trader Mahesh Savani, who has been funding the weddings of fatherless women in the city of Surat for several years. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. Hundreds of people, mostly family members and neighbors of the couple, are hosted at lavish meals over a number of days adding to the costs.
Image by AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Indian brides sit for a group photo before a mass wedding hosted by a diamond trader in Surat, India, Sunday 6 December. 151 young couples tied the knot at the mass wedding hosted by Indian diamond trader Mahesh Savani, who has been funding the weddings of fatherless women in the city of Surat for several years. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride’s family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. Hundreds of people, mostly family members and neighbors of the couple, are hosted at lavish meals over a number of days adding to the costs.

A paraguilder watches a gyrocopter fly at sunset at the World Air Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. The World Air Games includes precision aerobatics, skydiving and hot air balloon competitions.
Image by AP Photo/Jon Gambrell

A paraguilder watches a gyrocopter fly at sunset at the World Air Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday. The World Air Games includes precision aerobatics, skydiving and hot air balloon competitions.

Ticker tape falls on fans as Calvin Harris performs on stage during the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2015 held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 6, 2015.
Image by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ticker tape falls on fans as Calvin Harris performs on stage during the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2015 held at The O2 Arena, London.

U2?s performance in Paris on Sunday night wasn?t just about music _ it had a mournful tinge, too. Frontman Bono paid respects to 130 people killed by extremists in Paris on Nov. 13, and 14 people killed in a mass shooting last week in California.
Image by AP Photo/Thibault Camus

U2’s performance in Paris on Sunday night wasn’t just about music – it had a mournful tinge, too. Frontman Bono paid respects to 130 people killed by extremists in Paris on 13 November, and 14 people killed in a mass shooting last week in California.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket is delivering supplies to the International Space Station.
Image by AP Photo/John Raoux

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Sunday, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is delivering supplies to the International Space Station.