Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Activists rally against human rights violations around the world.
Buddhist monks walk along a street during a march to celebrate Human Rights Day, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [Samrang Pring/Reuters]
Cuban security personnel detain a member of the Ladies in White dissident group during a protest in Havana on Human Rights Day [Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters]
East Timorese activists rally outside the prime minister''s office in Dili, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste. [Antonio Dasiparu/EPA]
The huge artwork featuring a 'flying' Nelson Mandela hangs above arriving passengers at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa on World Human Rights Day [David Harrison/EPA]
The mother of a missing Kashmiri youth takes part in a sit-in protest organised by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. [Danish Ismail/Reuters]
Members of the Center For Human Right Education Pakistan hold earthen lamps during a demonstration to mark Human Rights Day in Lahore, Pakistan [K.M. Chaudary/AP]
Nepalese activists shout protest against the border blockade by India in front of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. [Narendra Shrestha/EPA]
A German artist addresses 'mental blocks' through her art installation, consisting of 50 wooden anti-tank barriers, to mark Human Rights Day in Berlin [Michael Kappeler/EPA]
Cyclists celebrate Human Rights Day in Mandalay, Myanmar. [Hkun Lat/AP]
Ethnic Tamil women hold photographs of their family members who have gone missing, during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka. [Eranga Jayawardena/AP]
Filipino protesters burn an effigy representing President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines. [Mark R. Cristino/EPA]