Bangalore, Jan 7: German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a pelvis injury during ski holidays in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks. She was seen walking with the help of crutches. This comes days after Formula One racer Michael Schumacher was injured in a skiing accident in France.
A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into a police station, killing and wounding scores of people in the northern city of Kirkuk in Iraq.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands on crutches as she attends the annual reception for Carolers at the chancellery in Berlin .
Iraqi firefighters hose down a burned car after a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad , Iraq.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. plays a shot between her legs to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain .