Scars of war in DR Congo, a tour of the new Louvre museum, and more
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
Story 1: DR Congo
We begin today in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the eastern city of Goma, which has been ravaged by on-and-off war for much of the last 15 years. The city was briefly occupied last month by mutinous soldiers. Between the withdrawal of the mutineers, and the return of the regular army, there was a horrific incident of mob violence. Nothing to do with the latest fighting, but, our Observer believes, an indirect consequence of the years of war that preceded it.
Story 2: France
Now to France, and a lighter subject, the new Louvre. It's 200 kilometres north of Paris, in the industrial city of Lens. It's part of an effort to draw visitors to a struggling area. There were concerns about the quality of work that would be shown, but it's first-rate, says our Observer.
Story 3: World
Now for our weekly roundup of images and reports sent in by our Observers.
First stop China, and a rare authorised demonstration. It happened in the heart of the capital Beijing: a protest against the government's plans for a high-speed train line. Our Observer Suy says it's an encouraging move that could be a sign of greater tolerance for dissent. But don't hold your breath, he says, noting that the slogans on the banners were not exactly incendiary - "We're against bureaucracy, but for the 18th Congress of the Communist Party."
Now to Yemen, with our Observer Sarah Ahmed. She joined tens of thousands of her compatriots in a mass demonstration, not for or against President Ali Abdullah Saleh like last year - he is out of office now - but to show solidarity in the post-Saleh Yemen, by cleaning up their capital. "Brooms, not guns" was the message.
Our last stop today is in the US state of Tennessee. This man has found an original way to cut down his Christmas tree. The video was published on YouTube the same day as the horrific school shooting in Connecticut. It's drawn comments from gun fans praising the poster's "responsible" use of his rifle.