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Strasbourg Christmas Market Reopens to Lively Crowds49s

Strasbourg Christmas Market Reopens to Lively Crowds

Residents and tourists alike returned to the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France, after it was reopened by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday, December 14, three days after a shooting attack. On Friday afternoon, Castaner officially reopened the market for the first time since security forces cordoned the area during the attack on December 11. The minister walked through the area thanking police officers. Video taken on Friday evening showed a group of musicians playing lively tunes outside the Cathedral of Notre Dame while holiday revelers enjoyed the market’s lights and vin chaud. Photos captured memorials placed on several streets in the quarter where victims of Tuesday’s attack were gunned down. The attack at the market claimed the lives of four, according to the Associated Press. Police say at least a dozen were injured. The suspect, identified as 29-year old Cherif Chekatt, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police in the Meinau quartier of Strasbourg on Thursday night. Credit: Eric Arfaux via Storyful

Man Has a Strong 'Finnish' as He Attempts to Cross Frozen Lake35s

Man Has a Strong 'Finnish' as He Attempts to Cross Frozen Lake

Mika Sagulin was about to dive into a local lake in Kangasala, Finland, but upon discovering the lake had frozen over, he sprinted right across the frozen water, as seen in this video recorded by his brother, Marko Sagulin, on December 10. Credit: Mika Sagulin via Storyful

Check Out This Mom Rocking Out to Kelly Clarkson, Fully Embarrassing Son at Basketball Game56s

Check Out This Mom Rocking Out to Kelly Clarkson, Fully Embarrassing Son at Basketball Game

A mom and her very mortified son have gone viral after her epic lip sync performance to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” at a University of Maryland basketball game. The team shared footage of the “fan cam” from the December 11 game on Twitter. The mom can be seen singing along, using her phone as a microphone, before she really lets loose. She begins to sing to her son, who is seemingly embarrassed, covering his face with his hood. Once mom wraps up her performance, the crowd erupts in cheers and applause. The viral footage even caught the eye of Clarkson herself, who retweeted the footage. “This is my kind of mama,” the singer tweeted. As of writing, the post has over 1,000 retweets on Twitter. Credit: University of Maryland Basketball via Storyful

St. Louis Blues Welcome Their Adorable Teammate to Practice1m08s

St. Louis Blues Welcome Their Adorable Teammate to Practice

The cutest thing to hit the NHL may just be the St. Louis Blues’ newest puppy mascot, Barclay, who joined the team for practice on December 13. The team shared footage of the pup on their Twitter page tweeting “Ruff practice.” Barclay can be seen chasing a hockey stick around the ice before he finally manages to retrieve it and drag the stick across the ice. He eventually decides to take matters into his own hands, grabs the hockey puck and trots away. As of writing, the post has over 5,000 retweets. Barclay is living and playing with the Blues while he undergoes training to be a service dog. Credit: St. Louis Blues via Storyful

Low Car Caught in High Water on Charleston Street1m00s

Low Car Caught in High Water on Charleston Street

A towing company truck finally pushed a car out of deep water in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday, December 14, three hours after the car was stopped at a flooded intersection. The car’s driver turned down a rescue from the fire department, preferring to stay with his vehicle until it could be rescued along with him. The top video here shows the final effort to get the car out of the water. The three videos below show the deeper water shortly after the car became stuck. Credit: Brenda J Peart via Storyful

This Sleigh Doesn't Need Rudolph to Light the Way in Scotland32s

This Sleigh Doesn't Need Rudolph to Light the Way in Scotland

Santa’s sleigh made a bright appearance on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, with Santa and an elf in tow. Twitter user @niamhsnotmad shared footage on December 12 of the brightly lit sleigh making it’s way down Lothian Road. “There’s a guy who’s actual turned his car inty a light up sleigh n drivin about Edinburgh wi an elf am no jokin,” she tweeted. According to local media, the vehicle is driven by a mechanic from West Lothian, who transformed his car into Santa’s sleigh. As of writing, the post has over 3,000 retweets and over 15,000 likes on Twitter. Credit: @niamhsnotmad via Storyful

Record-Setting Rain Floods Charleston Streets42s

Record-Setting Rain Floods Charleston Streets

Charleston, South Carolina, set a daily rainfall record on Friday, December 14, as heavy rains raised river levels and flooded the streets. The storms in the area also stirred the surf at beaches in the area. Credit: Charleston Beaches via Storyful

Queenslander Makes Most of Cyclone Owen by Skimboarding in Flooded Paddock46s

Queenslander Makes Most of Cyclone Owen by Skimboarding in Flooded Paddock

Queensland man Michael Dunk didn’t let wet weather ruin the start to his weekend on Friday, December 14, when he skim-boarded along a flooded paddock near Airlie Beach. Cyclone Owen, which had not yet made landfall on Friday, had caused heavy rainfall along the north Queensland coast. The region was lashed with heavy rainfall, strong winds and flash flooding when the tropical cyclone did make landfall at around 3 am on Saturday, according to the Townsville Bulletin. Dunk and his housemate seemed unfazed by the looming cyclone, towing one another through the wet paddock with a car. Credit: Michael Dunk via Storyful

Vehicles Travel Along Flooded Road After Torrential Storm in Melbourne26s

Vehicles Travel Along Flooded Road After Torrential Storm in Melbourne

Cars and trams travelled along flooded roads in Melbourne on Friday, December 14, after the central business district was lashed by a severe storm and torrential rain. Victoria SES warned people in Melbourne and the eastern inner suburbs they were in danger due to flooding, and advised people not to travel through floodwaters. The “freak storm” left drivers trapped in cars, train lines suspended and power outages, according to The Age. Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said over 37 mm of rain fell in an hour in the CBD, 21 mm of which fell in 10 minutes. More severe thunderstorms were expected on Saturday, according to BoM. Credit: ayeshasilvia via Storyful

Fitzroy Streets Flooded After Massive Deluge Hits Melbourne51s

Fitzroy Streets Flooded After Massive Deluge Hits Melbourne

Streets in Fitzroy flooded on Friday, December 14, after a severe storm and torrential rain lashed Melbourne. Victoria SES tweeted that people located in Melbourne and the eastern inner suburbs were in danger due to floodwaters. The “freak storm” left drivers trapped in cars, train lines suspended and power outages, according to The Age. Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said over 37 mm of rain fell in an hour in the CBD, 21 mm of which fell in 10 minutes. More severe thunderstorms were expected on Saturday. Credit: Jasper Coffee via Storyful

Flash Flooding in Southbank After Torrential Rain Lashes Melbourne CBD44s

Flash Flooding in Southbank After Torrential Rain Lashes Melbourne CBD

Widespread flash flooding hit Melbourne’s central business district on Friday, December 14, after storms lashed the city. Victoria SES tweeted that people located in Melbourne and the eastern inner suburbs were in danger due to floodwaters. The “freak storm” left drivers trapped in cars, train lines suspended and power outages, according to The Age. Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said over 37 mm of rain fell in an hour in the CBD, 21 mm of which fell in 10 minutes. More severe thunderstorms were expected on Saturday. Credit: Scott Wright via Storyful

Protesters Chant After Police Deploy Tear Gas at Hungarian Parliament42s

Protesters Chant After Police Deploy Tear Gas at Hungarian Parliament

Protesters demonstrated outside Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday, December 14, chanting to register their dissent against a new “slave law” that allows employers to demand overtime. Video shows the demonstrators marching at a Christmas market on Vörösmarty tér in Budapest before gathered outside the Parliament building. Police dressed in riot gear formed a line to hold back the hundreds assembled. At several points, they sprayed tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd. Thousands have gathered outside Parliament for three consecutive days, angrily decrying a law passed by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party. The new legislation allows employers to demand 400 hours of overtime work per year, a 150 hour increase from the previous threshold. Additionally, new laws, passed on Wednesday December 12, create a government-controlled court system. Credit: Lisa Erzsa Weil via Storyful

Stunning Snow-Capped Forest in Northern Utah Captured From the Air59s

Stunning Snow-Capped Forest in Northern Utah Captured From the Air

Justin McFarland found himself in a winter wonderland in North Ogden, Utah, in early December, launching a drone to capture the beauty of his surroundings. McFarland said he took the video just in time, writing: “I shot this while riding my mountain bike in the snow, it started to snow so I thought I’d grab a quick shot before it got too bad.” The wintry landscape looks sparse that McFarland asked viewers on Facebook if they could tell whether the video “was produced in black and white, or in color?”. (For those in doubt, he later confirmed on the site that it was indeed shot in color.) Credit: Justin McFarland via Storyful

Lightning Storm Lights up the Sky Over New Zealand's Mount Maunganui37s

Lightning Storm Lights up the Sky Over New Zealand's Mount Maunganui

A thunderstorm in New Zealand’s North Island on Friday, December 14, saw thousands of lightning strikes brighten the skies. NZ Forecaster Metservice recorded 27,000 strikes in the region between Northlands and central North Island on Friday. In these videos taken by Mount Maunganui resident Ceara Prout, flashes of lightning can be seen arcing across the sky. More thunderstorms were forecast for Saturday. Credit: Ceara Prout via Storyful

Spectacular Lightning Storm Over Auckland31s

Spectacular Lightning Storm Over Auckland

Auckland residents were delighted by a stunning display of lightning over the city on Friday night, December 14. The North Island was lit up by more than 33,000 lightning strikes overnight, according to Radio NZ. They reported 80 per cent of the strikes were above land, giving residents a great view of the electric storm. WeatherWatchNZ warned of more thunderstorms on Saturday with the risk of flash flooding. Credit: Sam Finnemore via Storyful

Kosovo Assembly Votes to Create Standing Army58s

Kosovo Assembly Votes to Create Standing Army

Kosovo’s parliamentary assembly voted for the creation of a 5,000-strong standing army on December 14. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, and currently has a 3,000-strong security force, which will be replaced by the full-time army. The plan to create an army angered Serbia, which has not recognized Kosovo’s independence, the New York Times reported. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

Drifting Snow Threatens to Engulf Car in Austrian Resort Town33s

Drifting Snow Threatens to Engulf Car in Austrian Resort Town

Guests at the Hotel Eggerhof in Schonleitenweg, near the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach, could look forward to some good skiing on December 13, when a light covering of new snow was reported. A potentially unfortunate side effect was viewed from the hotel on the same day, however, as a drift of snow threatened to engulf a parked car. Credit: Tarek Adamski via Storyful

Floodwater Gushes Down Steps to Train Station as Deluge Hits Melbourne19s

Floodwater Gushes Down Steps to Train Station as Deluge Hits Melbourne

A huge downpour hit Melbourne during rush hour on December 14. Local news reports said about 35 mm of rain fell in just 30 minutes in downtown areas. The deluge led to flash flooding. Joanna Holman was in the Flinders Street area of the city, where she recorded this footage showing floodwater cascading down the steps of an entrance to the train station there. Credit: Joanna Holman via Storyful

Statue to Navy SEAL Killed in Cave Rescue Erected in Thailand2m25s

Statue to Navy SEAL Killed in Cave Rescue Erected in Thailand

A statue commemorating a former Thai Navy SEAL who died during the rescue of a soccer team from a cave in July was delivered to Chiang Rai on December 13. According to a report from the Chiang Rai Times, the bronze statue of Lt Cmdr Saman Gunan was placed in a memorial pavilion in front of the caves of Tham Luang–Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, where the team went missing. This footage shows the bronze statue’s transport through Chiang Rai. The statue also features, at its base, some wild boars, a reference to the name of the team that went missing. Saman died of asphyxiation while diving into the caves on July 6. His was the only fatality in the rescue effort. Credit: Focus News 24 via Storyful

This Kid Was Amazed and Intrigued by His First Encounter With Snow36s

This Kid Was Amazed and Intrigued by His First Encounter With Snow

Laura Greer’s little boy Josiah experienced snow for the first time outside the family home in Wanaque, New Jersey, this past November. Josiah reacted with hilarious wonderment, staring up at the mysterious flakes and opening his mouth to taste them. Laura wrote on Facebook, “safe to say my kid LOVES the snow!” Credit: LKGalatians13 via Storyful

Hungary Protesters Chant 'Democracy' in Front of Parliament Building39s

Hungary Protesters Chant 'Democracy' in Front of Parliament Building

For the second evening in a row, demonstrators gathered outside of Hungary’s Parliament in Budapest on December 13 to protest Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s plan to overhaul the country’s labor laws and courts. On Wednesday, Parliament passed legislation that called for the creation of a new court system with judges appointed by the justice minister who would rule over elections and corruption cases, the New York Times reported. The legislators also approved a labor law amendment, called a “slave law” by labor groups and opposition politicians, that raises the maximum overtime employees can work to 400 hours a year, or one extra day a week. According to a report from the Hungarian Free Press, tear gas was used by local authorities on the protesters, and riot police were present at the scene. Credit: Bendeguz Rosta via Storyful

Police Operation Kills Strasbourg Shooting Suspect45s

Police Operation Kills Strasbourg Shooting Suspect

Security forces killed the suspect in the shooting attack at a Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France, after an exchange of gunfire in the Meinau quarter of the city on Thursday, December 13. Police forces recognized the suspect, who had been identified as Cherif Chekatt, 29, as he exited a building on Rue de Lazaret, according to French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. When officers signaled to the suspect to surrender, he shot at police and was killed when police returned fire. He had been sheltering in a warehouse at Plaine des Boucher in Strasbourg, according to FranceInfo. Chekatt has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt since fleeing from the attack near the city’s center on December 11. Three were killed and thirteen injured in the attack, police say Credit: Abdelkarim Ramdane via Storyful

5-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Proves Nothing Will Stop His Fantastic Dance Moves1m48s

5-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Proves Nothing Will Stop His Fantastic Dance Moves

In this video, viewers will see what can only be described as a miracle. That miracle is in the form of a beautiful five-year-old boy in his favorite Spider Man costume, dancing his little heart out as if nothing else in the world matters in that moment. A boy in Seattle, Washington, battling cancer absolutely refuses to let his illness stop him from showing off his best Michael Jackson dance moves . Leni Lutui shared this awesome video on Twitter of her five-year-old son, Solomon, dancing to the legendary song “Bad” by Michael Jackson at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The boy is seen singing along to the music and showing off some of the singer’s legendary dance moves. There is no question that Michael Jackson is smiling down at this beautiful child, and surely he is so proud that one of his songs has given this little angel a few moments to forget about the fact that he is in a hospital bed fighting for his life. Lutui told Storyful that her son was diagnosed with a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a type of cancer, back in May, and he is nearing the end of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. “He is truly a special kid, and all I wanted to do was share his little light of hope with the world because he has gone through more as a five-year-old than anyone else I have known in my whole life,” the boy’s mother told Storyful. As of now, the footage has over 100 retweets and over 300 likes on Twitter. The video is taking the online world by storm and making everyone who sees it smile right along with Solomon. This child provides a valuable lesson that we all need to be reminded of sometimes. That lesson is this: when you think that your world is caving in, and when you feel like you just cannot go one more day, remember children like Solomon who fight for their very lives , literally, on a daily basis who still somehow find a way to be happy, positive, energetic, loving, and full of life. This child is a testament to what the human mind can do, and it brings all new meaning to the old adage of “mind over matter.” If this child can have such strength, positivity, and light while going through everything that he has had to go through already in life, then there is just absolutely no reason that an adult cannot muscle through difficult situations that still do not even hold a candle to this child’s adversity. He is truly an amazing little boy. These kinds of videos are the ones that really can make a difference in the world. Society needs to be reminded of important life lessons like these more often. Too many times do we let ourselves get too worked up over small things that just really do not even matter. Remembering this child’s story puts all of these unimportant things in their rightful place, and it encourages everyone who watches this video.

Lightning Bolts Illuminate Sky Over Western Australia36s

Lightning Bolts Illuminate Sky Over Western Australia

Photographer Geoff Green captured timelapse footage of lightning in Kimberley, Australia, on the night of December 13. Green told Storyful the storm caused blackouts and uprooted trees in Kununurra. “We’re here in the tropics have been experiencing desert-like temperatures now for many days on end, but now the storms are a lot more intense,” said Green. Credit: Geoff Green via Storyful