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PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2013

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2013

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On December 1, the world pauses to remember the devastation of AIDS and to strengthen resolve in the battle.


South Korean students pose in the shape of the AIDS ribbon during an event to promote the awareness of AIDS at Cheonggyecheon on December 1, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Metropolitan Government and other Korea Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention held a AIDS awareness campaign in downtown Seoul to mark the 26th commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1.


Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik gives the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World AIDS Day, as a horseman rides by on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, some 65 kms east of Bhubaneswar on November 29, 2013.


This picture taken on November 29, 2013 shows drug addict inmates watching a music concert named 'Bringing Music Into Hospitals' organised by a group of local artists to mark the World AIDS Day at an official center for treatment of drug addicts in Hanoi. Official reports said drug addicts are among people the most vunerable to AIDS in the Southeast communist nation.


A Nepalese artist paints a slogan across the torso of a participant during an event to mark the 26th World AIDS Day in Kathmandu. Approximately 48,600 adults and children are infected with HIV in Nepal, according to the government's National Centre for AIDS and STD Control.


Princess Stephanie of Monaco (left), president of Fight AIDS Monaco, poses with her daughter Pauline by a painting of her mother Princess Grace before an auction for funds-raising for her foundation on the World AIDS Day in Monaco on December 1, 2013.


Zedd poses during DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES at Stereosonic Sydney on November 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.


Indian workers of a NGO arrange banners and red ribbon cut outs on a boat along the holy river Ganges to highlight AIDS awareness on the eve of World AIDS Day in Kolkata on November 30, 2013.


Indonesian Muslim women from Hizb ut-tahrir Indonesia hold a protest against free sex and a govenment policy of using condom to avoid HIV/AIDS to mark the World AIDS Day in Surabaya on December 1, 2013. A group of Muslim groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir were among those who saw the policy of using condoms to avoid HIV/AIDS as a slippery slope that could open the gateway to adultery and casual sex in society, especially among youths. Data from the Health Ministry said the number of HIV cases from April 1987 to 2013 in Jakarta had reached 24,807, while the number of AIDS cases had reached 6,299.


David Guetta poses during DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES at Stereosonic Sydney on November 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.


Catholic sisters wearing symbols for AIDS awareness, mark World AIDS Day with a mass in a church in suburban Manila on December 1, 2013. The Department of Health in the Philippines recorded a total of almost 500 HIV-AIDS cases in October 2013, or 66 percent higher than the 295 cases in October 2012, making it the highest ever recorded in a month in the country.


Nepalese transgender performers walk backstage during an event to mark the 26th World AIDS Day in Kathmandu on December 1, 2013. Approximately 48,600 adults and children are infected with HIV in Nepal, according to the government's National Centre for AIDS and STD Control.


Three make-up artists wear red ribbon earrings during a press conference at World AIDS Day in Taipei. All the revenue of 'MAC VIVA GLAM' series products will be donated to MAC AIDS Fund to help and care about HIV/AIDS patients.


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a World AIDS Day function at Government House in Melbourne on December 1, 2013.


Armin van Buuren poses during DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES at Stereosonic Sydney on December 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.


Indian volunteers and members of the West Bengal Voluntary Health Association (WBVHA) light candles in the shape of a red ribbon during the closing ceremony of an AIDS awareness campaign on the occasion of 'World AIDS Day' in Siliguri on December 2, 2013.

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