12/09/2011 12:40 pm ET Updated Dec 09, 2011

Pictures Of The Day: The Most Striking Images From Around The World

From the tragic shootings at Virgina Tech to rodeo riders getting bucked from broncos, thousands of stories have unfolded around the world in the last 24 hours.

Check out our slideshow of some of the most eye-catching images that photographers have captured during that time.

They include pictures from the attack on a NATO convoy in Pakistan, geese crossing the road in Germany, violence in DR Congo and an unusual protest against the elections in Russia.